The End of the Song

The End of the Song

Alfred Bodenheimer

A woman is run over by a train at Zurich-Enge railway station. Rabbi Klein knew her well and his instinct tells him it was neither accident nor suicide. A new case for the erudite, tenacious and compassionate rabbi (and husband) who just can’t seem to shrug off a second career in detection.

Carmen Singer was an active member of the Jewish community, but she was a difficult woman to get on with and she’d played havoc with Klein’s nerves a few years previously. In the wake of her violent death, investigating police commissioner Karin Bänziger targets Rabbi Klein’s close associates – but then Klein uncovers vital evidence that could help solve the crime. Could it be that the long-established president of the Jewish community — Klein’s erstwhile mentor and benefactor – has something to hide? And how is the wealthy Julia Scheurer involved, whose father wrote moving love letters to the dead woman? The case becomes ever more complex as the investigation continues. In the end, a line from the Talmud that Klein quotes to his daughter proves apposite: while one good deed begets another, so a breach of law brings further transgressions.

The End of the Song

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