The 2022 must-have international mystery novel, an old shrew, a tortured soul and everyday angels, contains many unique characters that will keep readers entertained.
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New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – September 2, 2022) – Located in Bavaria, An old shrew, a tortured soul and everyday angels is the story of a bitter feud between Olga, a tough and mean octogenarian, and Agnes, the anti-authoritarian mother of three delinquent teenagers. Three murders are committed and, once the culprit is determined, Olga and Agnès lose their lives prematurely, largely because of their mistakes. They could have lived longer if they had accepted the support so freely and easily given by Olga’s wonderful neighbors, Sylvia, Hilde, Hans and Frieda; Sister Maria, a Catholic lay sister born in Turkey; Zora, an adorable gypsy who delights everyone with her beautiful songs and flowers; her friend Adi was rescued as a child on a grueling journey from Poland to the West; Bastl and Ulli, rescued from homelessness by Bastl and now his junior partner in their community workshop widely known for their exquisite handcrafted masks; Liesl, the factotum of the cemetery; and Police Inspector Michael Stein.
Book cover of An Old Shrew, a Tortured Soul, and Everyday Angels
A number of characters are based on people the author personally met in Germany, some so outrageous and vicious that their existence almost defied belief and, at the other end of the spectrum, some of the nicest people ever. never crossed his path. They were so compelling and the contrast between them was so stark that they continued to live on in her mind until she sat down to weave their stories together in hers.
While An Old Shrew, a Tortured Soul, and Everyday Angels is primarily a work of fiction, it addresses the plight of the countless displaced persons and families of foreign workers who found new lives in Germany after World War II.
Author Rosina Anderson was born in Bavaria and now lives in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She has taught modern languages at various American universities, worked as a scientific and technical assistant at a psychiatric research institute in Munich and worked as an interpreter in the emergency room of a Californian hospital. She likes to travel and paint.
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