Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Next Up For David L. Hoof-"A Death In Munich"

In late September 1931, Adolf Hitler’s niece and live-in lover Geli Raubal was found dead in his Munich apartment, his gun nearby. A scandal involving incest and murder could have halted Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. Battling a false claim of suicide created by the SS and supported by the Munich police, a secret unit of German patriots led by a Jew, Dieter Fahrlich, risks betrayal and death to discover the truth, and break the story before Hitler’ can draw Germany into another catastrophic war. This is a starkly realistic, dark and terrifying tale framed by historic facts about the bungled investigation and Nazi cover-up of a haunting death that remains unexplained to this day. An inescapable web of interwoven genres, A Death in Munich is a suspense mystery, a dark political thriller, a biographical revelation, an unpredictable whodunit and an intricately unraveled locked-room murder story. More than that, it is a time machine skillfully built from words, catapulting the reader into the terrifying heart of a desperate nation posed on the brink of madness.
The award-winning author of screenplays, short stories and seven published novels sold in thirty-five countries, David L. Hoof has also written nonfiction and written scientific articles and papers appearing in peer-reviewed professional journals that cover areas as diverse as nanotechnology to nuclear proliferation. He was taught creative writing with the Writers Digest School and at Georgetown University. His novels and stories include satires, thrillers, suspense mysteries, historical mysteries, action adventure, horror and dabblings in the paranormal . Three novels, the ecohorror Landfill, the rollickingly irreverent satire Triple Jeopardy, and the historical mystery, Little Gods, will join several intriguing short stories in Trestle Press’s impressive 2012 line-up. Deeply interested in the music and magic of the English language, he can be reached at or via Facebook. Among his friends and inspirations he counts William Goldman, Elmore “Dutch” Leonard, Don DeLillo, Cormac McCarthy, James Lee Burke and Dennis Lehane. He lives with his wife, Marsha, in Washington, DC, and is at work on his next novel, which should be complete by mid April, this year..

For more see:

(1) Authors Guild web page at
(2) Wikipedia article, David L. Hoof

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