The morning after a gruelling psychotherapy session in a Warsaw monastery, Henryk Telak is found dead, a roasting spit stuck in one eye. The case lands on the desk of State Prosecutor Teodor Szacki. World-weary, suffering from bureaucratic exhaustion and marital ennui, Szacki feels that life has passed him by, but this case changes everything.
He must steer his way among a gallery of colourful characters: a flirtatious young journalist, an eccentric psychiatrist, a lecherous police colleague and a paranoid historian. Szacki’s search for the killer unearths another murder that took place twenty years earlier, before the fall of Communism. The trail leads to facts that, for his own safety, he’d be better off not knowing.
Zygmunt Miłoszewski, born in Warsaw in 1975, is a rising star of Polish fiction. This is his first novel published in English...
Antonia Lloyd-Jones is a well known translator from the Polish having published translations of of works of fiction such as 'Castorp' and 'Mercedes-Benz' by Pawel Huelle and celebrated non-fiction, including 'The Other' by Ryszard Kapusciński.
Praise for Entanglement
'A superb procedural crime novel of revenge from Poland...' Blogcritics.org
'Part procedural, part puzzle, part secret-police intrigue, and in the end, a coherent whole that's funny, engaging, and even profound...' International Noir Blogspot