Monday, November 27, 2006

The Night of The Generals, Hardback Novel

Hans Hellmut Kirst, The Night of The Generals, Translated from the German by J. Maxwell Brownjohn, First American Edition, New York: Harper & Row, 1963, pp319. No dustjacket, nice used. SOLD!

This is a rare book, and its story has been made into a movie, starring Peter O' Toole, Omar Sharif, and Christopher Plummer.

This is a powerful World War 2 thriller about a German general who becomes a serial killer. When a Polish prostitute is brutally murdered in German-occupied Warsaw, her killer is identified as a German general.

The investigator, Major Grau narrows the suspects to three generals in the German high command: the heroic Tanz, the cynical Kahlenberge, and the weak Von Seidlitz-Gabler. For years the crime remains unsolved, until the killer strikes again, bringing this mesmerizing mystery to its unforgettable finish. Read this book and find out the full story.

I recall way back to the late 1960s when I was a schoolboy then, the movie was screened in Odeon Cinema at North Bridge Road. But I didn't see it.

By the way, I am looking for the made-in-USA NTSC1 DVD movie. If you have a used DVD and would like to offer it to me at a reasonable price, please post me an email anytime. Please do not offer me those Region Free DVDs made-in-Hongkong, or VCDs made-in-Philippines, or those bootleg copies.

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