Jim Snowden, author of The Summer of Long Knives, on tour September/October 2014

Posted By on July 14, 2014

The Summer of Long KnivesAbout The Summer of Long Knives

Paperback: 320 pages

Publisher: Booktrope Editions (July 26, 2013)

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?

Readers love The Summer of Long Knives:

“Jim Snowden’s The Summer of Long Knives is a powerful murder mystery whose historical placement within Hitler’s Germany adds layers of depth to an already-rich assemblage of personalities, both good and evil. Crisply written and fast-paced, Long Knives is intriguing with its mix of cruelty, to be expected from the nationalist Germans during the height of Nazi control, and unpredictable outcomes surrounding the main characters’ professional and personal lives.”

“The author has done an immense amount of research about the Third Reich of the 1930’s… Hitler, Goering, Heydrich, and Himmler are portrayed authentically, and so are their interactions.”

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jim-snowden-author-picAbout Jim Snowden

Bellevue author Jim Snowden has published short stories in Pulphouse, Mind In MotionThe Seattle ReviewThe King’s English, and MAKE. His novella, Escape Velocities, was named a 2004 notable story by the editors of StorySouth. Jim received his MFA from the University of Washington in 2004, where he won the David Guterson award for his work on his debut novel, Dismantle the Sun. He also runs a small press, MMIP Books, which published its first short story collection, Coming Unglued: Six Stories About Things Falling Apart, in May of 2011. Its second collection, Blood Promises, And Other Commitments was released in April of 2013.

 

 

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Jim Snowden’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, September 15th: Nightly Reading

Wednesday, September 17th: The Year in Books

Thursday, September 18th: Maurice on Books

Tuesday, September 23rd: Words by Webb

Thursday, September 25th: 5 Minutes for Books

Friday, September 26th: Mystery Playground – Drinks with Reads guest post

Monday, September 29th: JulzReads

Wednesday, October 1st: Back Porchervations

Monday, October 6th: Diary of an Eccentric

Monday, October 6th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Wednesday, October 8th: Books and Movies – spotlight/giveaway

Thursday, October 9th: Sarah’s Book Shelves

Monday, October 13th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, October 16th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Monday, October 20th: Omnimystery News – author guest post

Wednesday, October 22nd: From the TBR Pile

Monday, November 3rd:  Musings of a Bookish Kitty

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