December 14 @ 1pm
December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Jonathan Dunsky
Moderator: Marty Shichtman
The Auschwitz Detective
In the Adam Lapid Series, Jonathan Dunsky has brought to life a very unique private detective, and the two most recent additions to Detective Lapid’s story, A Deadly Act and The Auschwitz Detective, are chalked full of unique challenges and twists.
Adam Lapid is a retired Hungarian police detective and a Holocaust survivor. A Deadly Act takes place at the end of World War II, finding our hard-boiled detective having just lost his wife, daughters, and siblings to the atrocities of Auschwitz and immigrated to Palestine, where he is trying to help build the state of Israel and return to his work.
The Auschwitz Detective, book six in the series, is a prequel that takes the reader back to the concentration camp where Lapid was a prisoner in the fall and winter of 1944. When a young boy is murdered, the Lageralteste, a fellow prisoner elevated to senior status and given leadership duties, is angered and wants to exact revenge on the culprit. Lapid is given the case and forced to take on the role of detective once again, interviewing other prisoners and guards and working to uncover a murderer in a place where dozens are killed daily.
Jonathan Dunsky is the author of the Adam Lapid historical mysteries series and the standalone thriller The Payback Girl. Before turning to writing, Jonathan served for four years in the Israeli Defense Forces and worked in the high-tech and Internet industries. He resides in Israel with his wife and two sons.