Monday, December 14, 2009


Is it my imagination or are these weekly challenges coming round quicker, and are they getting more difficult? I am posting a day earlier this week but it does seem as if it was only yesterday that I posted about John Lawton.

My contribution to this week's Crime Fiction Alphabet meme at Kerrie's Mysteries in Paradise is K is for Krajewski. Marek Krajewski.

Marek Krajewski has written the Eberhard Mock series of books, featuring a very quirky detective and the German city of Breslau, which is now the Polish city of Wroclau. Marek is a lecturer in Classical Studies at the university, and the books are a homage to the city and its turbulent history.

Unfortunately so far only two of the Eberhard Mock have been translated into English by Danusia Stok. Click below for my reviews.

In a previous post I described Eberhard Mock, as an alcoholic, depressive, brutal wife-beating policeman, who is interested in the classics, astrology, chess and prostitutes, and who administers harsh justice without recourse to the legal system.

You could smell the beer, bratwurst, sex and blood in these books and Mock, the hero/anti-hero is so eccentric and so horrible that I do hope Quercus intend to publish the rest of the series.

You can read my interview with Marek Krajewski here part one and part two.


Blogger Maxine Clarke said...

He sounds fun, Norman! Eccentric and horrible, great combination.

Sounds like he is even worse than Cracker, before the series makers caved in to commercialism and gave him a heart of gold.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Kerrie said...

I have a conspiracy with the calendar to make the intervening days between postings to run faster Norman! :-) Thanks for this contribution.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Dorte H said...

Yes, the weekly challenges also seem to hit me every other day. DonĀ“t know when I will have time to write my K-post. But at least I have had time to read yours now. Interesting personality you have found there :D

12:46 PM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Interesting contribution. I am enjoying this meme as I find new authors to read!

Here is my Crime Fiction Alphabet: K post!

6:19 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Mock is great fun on the pages of a book but not so good in real life I would imagine.

Gautami I am going to have to read some more new authors over Christmas to meet the requirements of the meme.

4:35 AM  

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