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3.5Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Andrea Maria Schenkel is Germany s answer to Britain s Ruth Rendell Can I end the review now, I mean whatdo you need to know Schenkel s novel deals with a sexual murderer during the late Weimer period If you have read Maria Tatar s Lustmord, you should check this book out Told in a variety of voices, the book is as compelling as Rendell at her best At one level the book is a psychological study of a killer, at another level it is a study of a girl w 3.5Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Andrea Maria Schenkel is Germany s answer to Britain s Ruth Rendell Can I end the review now, I mean whatdo you need to know Schenkel s novel deals with a sexual murderer during the late Weimer period If you have read Maria Tatar s Lustmord, you should check this book out Told in a variety of voices, the book is as compelling as Rendell at her best At one level the book is a psychological study of a killer, at another level it is a study of a girl wanting , and at a third level it is a look at those who are either killed or those who are left behind The reader is placed in the position of listening investigator While at the beginning, it almost seems too multi perspective but as the reader gets use to the format, as the format evens out, whichever it is becomes the only way to tell this story And it is grippingly told Schenkel aptly deals with the differing perspectives without making any one character too much of a dislikable idiot or too much an unbelievable stellar of perfection The only change to the pattern is the reader s interaction with the murderer With that character Schenkel walks the fine line of presenting the character while not justifying his behavior She walks this line very well, and the passages of the book involving this character work It s not your average murder mystery that s for show [[ FREE EBOOK ]] ☜ Kalteis ⇯ M nchen, Ende der er Jahre S und sehns chtig ist der Traum vom Gl ck in der gro en Stadt auch Kathie tr umt ihn und entflieht der Enge des d rflichen Lebens Manch eine ist hier schon unter die R der gekommen, aber sie wird es schon schaffen Oder Dunkelhaarig, kr ftig und h bsch ist sie, wie die Frauen, die seit einiger Zeit in M nchen und Umgebung spurlos verschwinden Der Teufel scheint auf dem Fahrrad unterwegs zu sein Whilst ICE COLD is the second book from German writer Andrea Maria Schenkel, it s the first book THE MURDER FARM that I have to start out mentioning I still remember my reaction to that book mesmerised, enthralled, vaguely stunned Needless to say, trying not to set expectations for ICE COLD was a tricky undertaking.Set in 1930 s Munich, ICE COLD is the progression of a rapist serial killer Various viewpoints are told chapter by chapter, each voice eerily intimate, and personal, distingu Whilst ICE COLD is the second book from German writer Andrea Maria Schenkel, it s the first book THE MURDER FARM that I have to start out mentioning I still remember my reaction to that book mesmerised, enthralled, vaguely stunned Needless to say, trying not to set expectations for ICE COLD was a tricky undertaking.Set in 1930 s Munich, ICE COLD is the progression of a rapist serial killer Various viewpoints are told chapter by chapter, each voice eerily intimate, and personal, distinguished by a change in font to give the reader a visual queue, as well as a clear change in voice The killer moves aimlessly, passively through a life punctuated suddenly by extreme violence and depravity ICE COLD tells a story that is brutal, hopeless, stark, bleak and extremely discomforting It s dark, intense and extremely uncomfortable reading It s also jarringly different in that there is no discernible plot, heading for a resolution or at the least, an explanation This is a series of short, sharp punches to the readers sensibility, finalising in no resolution, no closure, no analysis, no neat ends and no explanations There are a lot of similarities to THE MURDER FARM, in the style, the structure and the tone of ICE COLD But there s something much bleaker andconfrontational about ICE COLD Just in case it sounds like this is a book that I hated, exactly the opposite is true It s short, sharp, tight as hell, uncomfortable, strange, brutal, and extremely memorable It s October 1939, and Josef Kalteis, an ethnic German, an Aryan, and in addition a member of the National Socialist Workers Party, has confessed to atrocities not even the Reich wants on its hands His death warrant declares, Noxious parasites on this nation, like this man, ice cold in his crimes as in his very name, must therefore be removed from it In Ice Cold, Schenkel lays out narrative with the cool authority of a Vegas blackjack dealer Snap Memorandum Scene Interrogation Police It s October 1939, and Josef Kalteis, an ethnic German, an Aryan, and in addition a member of the National Socialist Workers Party, has confessed to atrocities not even the Reich wants on its hands His death warrant declares, Noxious parasites on this nation, like this man, ice cold in his crimes as in his very name, must therefore be removed from it In Ice Cold, Schenkel lays out narrative with the cool authority of a Vegas blackjack dealer Snap Memorandum Scene Interrogation Police report Snap First person Third Present tense Past But make no mistake Schenkel s a shark Having stacked the deck, she keeps you at the table by holding the ace until the very last hand.It s rarely springtime in this chronicle of Germany from 1931 to 1939, and from the moment young Kathie Hertl steps off the train in Munich, the reader feels the chill Kathie s search for a job takes her nowhere, and her search for a warm place to sleep takes her to Soller s Inn, where, like the other women she meets, she searches for a fianc who will put a roof over her head As she moves from man to man, losing sight of her dream of making a life in Munich, she recalls the warmth of her girlhood summers and knows that they would always be the best summers of her entire life Into Kathie s wanderings Schenkel splices police reports, first person interviews, and third person accounts of other German women and girls, as well as excerpts of police interviews with both Kalteis and his wife, Walburga Time is nimble, and narrators often go unnamed But the close reader is rewarded with story tragedy unencumbered with sentiment, and brutality served up cold as ice This is the first book I ve read from German author Andrea Maria Schenkel The organization, structure of the novel and the author s writing style made me feel like reading a TV documentary re enacting these crimes, which occured early 1930 s in Munich.Through 7 chapthers dispersed within the entire book, readers follow during one week one of the victims, a young german girl coming from rural area to work in Munich, but fell victim of a serial criminal Through several single chapters, readers f This is the first book I ve read from German author Andrea Maria Schenkel The organization, structure of the novel and the author s writing style made me feel like reading a TV documentary re enacting these crimes, which occured early 1930 s in Munich.Through 7 chapthers dispersed within the entire book, readers follow during one week one of the victims, a young german girl coming from rural area to work in Munich, but fell victim of a serial criminal Through several single chapters, readers follow the path of other victims until they re attacked by the criminal These chapters are narrated by family members, witnesses, and victims.Then a couple chapters follow the criminal, his wife, and people who made the arrest.The story is very concise, clear, and direct to the facts Readers are not meant to feel for victims, or be scared of the criminal or anything else Like I said in the beginning, readers are like TV viewers watching a documentary about these crimes Thus, readers may lack interest in learning about these stories as the author doesn t highlight a certain perspective that could make it worth reading them Ice Cold is a collage of at times unrelated events surrounding a serial murderer and rapist While a person is caught and executed the reader is left uncertain on if there are.An aspect to the story I did not like was that as the story switched between narrators that the font, font size, and margins changed This was distracting While it did not happen often another distracting element was random phrases that were in bold For example, on page 16 I cycled along beside him for quite a way Ice Cold is a collage of at times unrelated events surrounding a serial murderer and rapist While a person is caught and executed the reader is left uncertain on if there are.An aspect to the story I did not like was that as the story switched between narrators that the font, font size, and margins changed This was distracting While it did not happen often another distracting element was random phrases that were in bold For example, on page 16 I cycled along beside him for quite a way I believe these were done by the person that translated the work from UK English to US English as a reminder to research words and phrases The translator forgot to do a final pass and to remove their reminder marks The U.S English hardcover copy that I read is missing the Acknowledgments section that s available other editions This is where he reader discovers the novel is based on a true story.I m rating the story as 4 but the production value of the U.S hardcover edition is 3 Not what I was expecting when I read the inside flap A very quick read and compelling A tale of rape and murder involving a member of the National Socialist Party in Munich, late 1930s, but it s not really political at all other than the first few pages and then the NSDAP is mentioned perhaps a few times later offhand The way the story is told is a series of interviews of the convicted murderer, those who knew the victim, people who or interacted with her in various situations prior, as well Not what I was expecting when I read the inside flap A very quick read and compelling A tale of rape and murder involving a member of the National Socialist Party in Munich, late 1930s, but it s not really political at all other than the first few pages and then the NSDAP is mentioned perhaps a few times later offhand The way the story is told is a series of interviews of the convicted murderer, those who knew the victim, people who or interacted with her in various situations prior, as well as stories of other women who had disappeared around the same time It s short and difficult to put down because you truly feel like you can witness the series moving up to the murder even though some of the chapters are other victims I thank the person who gifted this to me and plan to seek out other books by the author Final note I read the English translation ICE COLD by Andrea Maria SchenkelThis read a lot like one of those reenacted documentaries Interrogation logs, witness statements and unbelievably detailed descriptions of personal accounts and actions, made this crime novel unlike any that I have read so far This is a hard read for so many reasons But thankfully, it was a quick one Honestly, I probably wouldn t have wanted to finish it if it had been any longer A chilling, sparse and somewhat hypnotic tale set in Hitler s 1930 s Munich Told using witness statements, interviews and first person insights a story of a violent rapist and killer plaguing Munich in the 1930s 7 out of 12 A chilling, sparse and somewhat hypnotic tale set in Hitler s 1930 s Munich Told using witness statements, interviews and first person insights a story of a violent rapist and killer plaguing Munich in the 1930s 7 out of 12 I read it to get a feel for German thriller writing, and it was okI will probably seek out and read Murder Farm.