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This allegorical thriller describes the case of a convicted murderer, who persuades a young lawyer, Spat, to re-investigate his case. Seduced by the notion of justice Spat decides to murder the murderer. The author also wrote "The Assignment" and a play "The Visit".
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'The Swiss master of the astounding plot' --Sunday Times Crime Club
'It's not that Dürrenmatt always took the road less chosen, more that he carved out an entirely different and perverse path through the literary undergrowth' --Crime Time
Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990) was a Swiss author and dramatist, most famous for his plays The Visit and The Physicists, which earned him a reputation as one of the greatest playwrights in the German language. He also wrote four highly regarded crime novels - The Pledge, The Judge and His Hangman, Suspicion and The Execution of Justice, all of which will be published by Pushkin Vertigo.
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Book Description Picador, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110330308432