Brenner and God

Paperback $14.95

Melville International Crime | Jun 26, 2012 | 224 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781612191133

  • Paperback$14.95

    Melville International Crime | Jun 26, 2012 | 224 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781612191133

  • Ebook$14.95

    Melville International Crime | Jun 26, 2012 | ISBN 9781612191140

Praise

“Brenner and God  is one of the cleverest—and most thoroughly enjoyable—mysteries that I’ve read in a long time. Wolf Haas is the real deal, and his arrival on the American book scene is long overdue.”
—Carl Hiaasen, NY Times bestselling author of Skinny Dip


“Simon Brenner, the hero of Wolf Haas’ marvelous series of crime thrillers, is a wildly likable and original character—a delightful and unexpected hero to show up in this noble and enduring genre. That Brenner struggles his way—always humanistically, often humorously—through Haas’ acutely suspenseful narratives without the aid of a firearm, armed only with his smarts and sometimes fallible intuition, is a monumental plus.” 
—Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs

“A must for crime fiction lovers with a sense of humor: In Simon Brenner, Wolf Haas has created a protagonist so real and believable that I sometimes wanted to tap him on the shoulder and point him in the right direction!”—Andrey Kurkov, author of Death and the Penguin

“Drolly told by an unidentified yet surprisingly reliable narrator, Brenner and God is very funny, leavened throughout with a finely honed sense of the absurd.”
—Lisa Brackmann, author of Rock Paper Tiger and Getaway

“Haas brings a wry sense of humor to this familiar story line with his detached, conversational style. American readers will look forward to seeing more of Simon Brenner.” 
—Publishers Weekly

“Brenner and God is a humdinger … a sockdollager of an action yarn, revealed via the smart-ass, self-effacing narrative voice that’s a sort of trademark of author Wolf Haas.” —The Austin Chronicle

“Wolf Haas presents us with one of the most thoroughly likable characters I’ve come across in a very long while … the book is a meticulously plotted, dark, and often very funny ride.” —The Millions

“[A] superb translation of one of Austria’s finest crime novels. This is the first of the Brenner novels in English. We can only hope for more, ”[Brenner] has been brilliantly brought to life by Mister Hass’ subtle yet masterful prose, with just the right balance of dark humor.” —New York Journal of Books 

Publisher Melville House is to be commended for translating the Brenner series into English, and bringing it to a wider audience. Mister Hass may not yet be a household name, this side of the Atlantic, but all that is about to change, thanks to Simon Brenner.—Globe and Mail

“A gleaming gem of a novel” —Crimespree Magazine

“Thanks to Simon Brenner, the Austrian Wolf Haas is one of the German-speaking world’s premier crime writers, beloved by critics and readers alike.” —Der Spiegel
 
“This is great art, great fun.”—Germany Radio
 
“Wolf Haas writes the funniest and cleverest mysteries.”—Die Welt

“I liked the way Haas set up the narration of this story (and I LOVED Brenner)…quite funny, very well done.  I will definitely be wanting to pick up the next Melville House Brenner release The Bone Man.” –Crime Segment

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