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The Empty Mirror

by J. Sydney Jones

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A solid historical mystery about 1900 era Vienna. Will likely give the second one a try in this series, but this one was a bit over the top. Too many real-life characters, a little over-complex, little too unrealistic. Fun, though, especially as I just returned from a Vienna vacation. Hoping he falls into a nice rhythm as the series rolls on. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Sep 12, 2015 |
Just fine. Moved a bit slow, and the mystery was a bit too obtuse for me. Still, I enjoyed it, and will probably read the sequel. ( )
  jeremyfarnumlane | Apr 3, 2013 |
The Empty Mirror is a bit clumsy as historical fiction. Jones seemed to place famous names and Austrian trivia in a disjointed manner. The first third of the book was tedious with the characters uninteresting. The story began to pick up in the middle of the book, but did not really grab the attention until the last third of the book. Overall I was unimpressed with the Empty Mirror. ( )
  jlynno84 | Feb 11, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312383894, Hardcover)

The summer of 1898 finds Austria terrorized by a killer who the press calls “Vienna’s Jack the Ripper.” Four bodies have already been found, but when the painter Gustav Klimt’s female model becomes the fifth victim, the police finger him as the culprit. The artist has already scandalized Viennese society with his erotically charged modern paintings. Who better to take the blame for the crimes that have plagued the city?

This is, however, far from an open-and-shut case. Klimt’s lawyer, Karl Werthen, has an ace up his sleeve. Dr. Hans Gross, the renowned father of criminology, has agreed to assist him in investigating the murders. Together, Gross and Werthen must not only clear Klimt’s name but also follow the trail of a killer that will lead them in the most surprising of directions. By uncovering the cause of the crimes that have shaken the city, the two men may risk damaging Vienna more than the murders did themselves.

Written by an acclaimed expert on Vienna and its history, The Empty Mirror introduces a new series of stunning historical mysteries that reveals the culture and curiosities of this fascinating fin de siècle metropolis.

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Summer, 1898: Austria is terrorized by a killer who the press calls "Vienna's Jack the Ripper." Four bodies have been found, but when painter Gustav Klimt's female model becomes the 5th victim, the police finger him as the culprit. He has already scandalized Viennese society with his erotically charged modern paintings. Dr. Hans Gross, the renowned father of criminology, has agreed to assist Klimt's lawyer, Karl Werthen, in investigating the murders. By uncovering the cause of the crimes that have shaken the city, the 2 men may risk damaging Vienna more than the murders did themselves.… (more)

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