Book Spotlight and Giveaway: The Summer of Long Knives by Jim Snowden

summeroflongknivesTitle: The Summer of Long Knives
Author: Jim Snowden
Genre: Historical fiction, mystery
Publisher: Booktrope
Number of pages: 319
First line: As his car crunched the gravel on the side of the road next to the Epp Farm, Kommissar Rolf Wundt once again had to lean forward, pinch the bridge of his nose, and force his eyes open.

Goodreads blurb: In the summer of 1936, the racial and political climate in Munich are growing tense, and Kommisar Rolf Wundt and his wife Klara are increasingly desperate to leave Nazi Germany while they still can. But when a member of the League of German Girls is found brutally murdered and posed in the yard of a dilapidated farmhouse, Rolf’s supervisor declares that they can’t leave until he’s solved the case. Rolf’s investigation leads him from the depths of the underground Communist movement to the heights of Germany’s elite Nazi society, exposing the cracks in Germany’s so-called unified society as well as the unspoken tensions in Rolf’s complicated marriage. Ultimately, long-buried secrets and overwhelming evidence are laid bare, but how can Rolf bring the killer to justice in a country devoid of justice? And how can he protect himself, his wife, and his former lover from the barbarism of a corrupt and power-hungry government?

If you would like to win a copy of The Summer of Long Knives, please leave a comment below. US mailing addresses only. One entry per person. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., Friday, October 24th.

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6 Responses to Book Spotlight and Giveaway: The Summer of Long Knives by Jim Snowden

  1. anne says:

    Thanks for this captivating and unforgettable novel which interests me greatly. I have read many novels and non-fiction set during this era since this was meaningful, important and had long-lasting effects. Being Jewish this book would be a treasure to read and cherish. Many thanks for this great giveaway.

  2. Sheila (Book JOurney)
    Twitter: bookjourney

    Wow this sounds really good! Thank you for the chance!

  3. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Really interesting premise! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  6. Anita Yancey says:

    I love historical mysteries, and the fact that his one has secrets just makes it that much better. I would really enjoy reading this book. Thanks for having this giveaway.