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She even included details that tied the man’s behavior to that of a man the original murdered girl had reported seeing prior to her death. The first of Dr. I had thought of watching it, but am not sure…. However, the primary narrator is actually a character named Dr.

To do so, Dr. While browsing books with Mr. Switzerland proves a surprising eerie setting for a crime: Also, it was a funny coincidence that the narration starts with pormesa crime fiction writer going to a conference in Switzerland!

But the greater problem, to Dr.

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However, he was alone in that assessment and the police closed the case. However, given the actual ending as related by Dr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Romulus the Great The Marriage of Mr. I had never heard of him, so I was really glad to discover him and his work.

That made-for-television story had demanded an ending in line with that of a typical detective story.

The Pledge (La Promesa) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt — Bodies in the Library:

So, the lovely Mr. As you can imagine, I was not happy with this, but it added to how uncomfortable I felt reading. The detectives were men, the narrator was a man and there were no women around except for a prostitute and the victim, a little girl. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Once I knew I was reading a novel, it was very easy to get into the story.


Really looking forward to getting stuck into it! It was too humid, too dirty, too cold and all made perfect sense with the horrible crime and how the author approaches it. After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective lays a trap for the real killer—with all the patience of a master fisherman.

Is the movie any good? Views Read Edit View history. His relationship with Annemarie and her mother was destroyed through their discovery that despite the genuine griedrich they had developed for him, he had seen Annemarie merely as bait for his trap.

As much as a fan of wintery weather as I am, The Pledge made me uncomfortable. The Pledge made a huge contrast with the type of crime fiction I am used to.

He was warned by a psychiatrist that the murderer he sought likely did not exist and thus he might drive himself mad with his obsession in finding the man. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat It falls into the hard-boiled detective crime fiction. The murderer had not arrived for his meeting with Annemarie on the fateful day simply because he had been killed in a car durrfnmatt while on his way to the rendezvous.


Requiem auf den Kriminalroman. This article is about the novella. They had lain in wait for him, but no one ever arrived.

Detective fiction often depicts crime-solving in a similar light. In such literature, the task of solving a crime is presented in a way that makes it akin to that of solving a mathematical equation.

A properly formed equation can always be solved if enough of its variables can be computed and if the mathematician possesses enough skill to handle the equation’s complexity. It sounds interesting, Elena. I might consider putting it on my TBR! For the film, see The Pledge film.

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Bodies in the Library: Although it has been absent from some subsequent editions of the novella, the title of durrenmaatt original edition included the telling subtitle Requiem for the Detective Novel German: Don’t forget to share what you think!

Actually, I have to admit I first thought it was a study on crime fiction and it turned out to be a classic crime fiction novel. But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge.

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