Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Vienna crime fiction?

I'm visiting Vienna in the second half of September to attend a meeting.  What I'm seeking is suggestions for good crime fiction set in or around the city.  Any recommendations?  I'll probably also re-watch The Third Man sometime in the coming weeks as well.  Been a while since I've seen it.


Sarah said...

Rob, I would recommend William Boyd's 'Waiting for Sunrise'. Rather than précis it, you can see my review here: http://crimepieces.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/review-william-boyd-waiting-for-sunrise/

pattinase (abbott) said...

We LOVED Vienna. I am thinking a spy novel might be the ticket. How about A DEATH IN VIENNA by Frank Tallis.

Kathy said...

I love the Frank Tallis novels set in Vienna.

Declan Burke said...

The first part of John Lawton's excellent A Lily of the Field is set in pre-WWII Vienna. In terms of Austria, I'd hugely recommend Brenner and God by Wolf Haas.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

In a literary sense, Vienna always reminds me of John Irving's novels.

crimeficreader said...

Also Matt Rees's new Mozart series with Corvus.
Lawton's Second Violin (immediately before Lily in the series) also covers off Kristellnacht in Vienna.
Hope that's useful, Rob.
Something else is gnawing away at my brain...

Rob Kitchin said...

Thanks everybody. To recap, here are all the recommendations I got through the blog and friendfeed:

Frank Tallis: A Death in Vienna
Matt Rees: Mozart's Last Aria
John Lawton: Second Violin
Jodi Shields: The Fig Eater
William Boyd: Waiting for Sunrise
Wolf Haas: Brenner and God
Nicholas Meyer: 7.5 percent Solution
Phil Andrews: Goodnight Vienna Laurence Payne: Vienna Blood
Leo Perutz: Master of the Day of Judgment
Daniel Silva: A Death in Vienna
John Irving: The World According to Garp
Jonathan Carroll: Sleeping in Flame