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Fresh Pick / June 16, 2014

Fresh Pick for Monday, June 16th, 2014 is THE MURDER FARM by Andrea Maria Schenkel #SuspenseMonday Quercus June 2014 On Sale: June 3, 2014 208 pages ISBN: 1623651670 EAN: 9781623651671 Hardcover Add to Wish List Suspense, Literature and Fiction Literary, Mystery Buy A Copy Powell’s Books Indiebound The Murder Farm by Andrea Maria Schenkel   The Times Literary Supplement said of The Murder Farm, “With only a limited number of ways in which violent death can be investigated, crime writers have to use considerable ingenuity to bring anything fresh to the genre. Andrea Maria Schenkel has done it in her first novel.” The first author to achieve a consecutive win of the German Crime Prize, Schenkel has won first place for both The Murder Farm and Ice Cold. The Murder Farm begins with a shock: a whole family has been murdered with a pickaxe. They were old Danner the farmer, an overbearing patriarch; his put-upon devoutly religious wife; and their daughter Barbara Spangler, whose husband Vincenz left her after fathering her daughter little Marianne. She also had a son, two-year-old Josef, the result of her affair with local farmer Georg Hauer after his wife’s death from cancer. Hauer…