Entanglement – Zygmunt Miłoszewski

Entanglement – Zygmunt Miłoszewski review

It’s a murder classic with few suspects who were all in the same place when it occurs. It’s interesting and well carried out, with the novelty that it’s set in Warsaw, a city that is the first time I’ve found in a novel of this genre.

One thing that struck me a lot is the family Constellations, a pseudopsychotherapy invented by Bert Hellinger. I thought they were something absurd and, apparently, they’re also dangerous. In fact, at first, I thought it was the author’s invention. But no, they really do exist.

The main character, prosecutor Teodor Szacki, who leads the investigation, is the best thing in the book. He’s an odd-jobber for prosecution; honest and incorruptible. He doesn’t lack a sense of humor and has a somewhat complicated life but also a happy one, for a change, or at least at first.

The resolution of the case is quite reminiscent of a well-known novel by Agatha Christie, which has been adapted several times for film. I can’t say which one it is, obviously, because it would uncover the whole plot.

In short: interesting, new in terms of location, and entertaining. Well-written and I’d recommend it. I’ll read the second one.

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