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|title=Detective Story
|author=Imre Kertesz
|date=January 2009
Antonio Martens is a monster. He was a police interrogator but the former regime has been overthrown and, in the way of such matters, he's now in prison awaiting trial on multiple counts of murder. He's almost certainly facing a death sentence for his crimes. We're used to hearing about crimes from the point of view of the victim, but Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész uses Martens' own voice to tell his story. Used to being the one in charge, the one who instilled fear in others he now finds himself fearful of what the future might hold for him.

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