Es ist eine anerkannte Tatsache, dass ein Polizist auf Urlaub unweigerlich eine Leiche im Schrank findet. Doch Commander Sam Vimes von der Ankh-Morpork City Watch stolpert nicht nur über eine Leiche, es sind viele, sehr, sehr viele. Eigentlich kein Problem für Sam, doch er ist nicht im Dienst, er ist außerhalb seines Zuständigkeitsbereichs und er neigt zu gedanklichen Ausfällen. The new Discworld novel from the master sees Sam Vimes investigating a countryhouse murder, and is Terry Pratchett's fiftieth book.
"[ Discworld is] Warm, silly, compulsively readable, fantastically inventive, surprisingly serious exploration in story form of just about any aspect of our world... Where other writers are delighted if they come up with just a handful of comic figures with self-sustaining life in them - Don Quixote and Sancho, the three men in the boat, Pooh and Piglet and Eeyore - Pratchettt breeds them by the score...There's never been anything quite like it" Francis Spufford Evening Standard
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven. But not quite all...
Sir Terry Pratchett, the author of over three dozen novels, is one of the worlds best-selling novelists writing in the English language. His books have sold more than 65 milllion copies worldwide. In addition to his phenomenaland hugely popularDiscworld series for adults, Terry is the beloved author several childrens books. He was awarded Britains highest honor for a childrens novel, the Carnegie Medal. In 2008, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature. Terry lives in England, where he writes all the time. The characters and setting of THE TIFFANY ACHING ADVENTURES are dear to the authors heart, reflecting (obliquely) much of his own childhood in Englands Chalk countrythe part of the country where he still lives today. Mr. Pratchett and his wife, Lyn, have one grown daughter and many cats. Anyone can find out more about Terry at Harpers own website: terrypratchettbooks.com. In 2008, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers Disease.