Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9781908323965 Published February 2016 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
E-book $9.95 ISBN: 9781908323972 Published February 2016

Cornflower Blue

A Case for Milena Lukin

Christian Schünemann and Jelena Volic

Cornflower Blue

Christian Schünemann and Jelena Volic

Distributed for Haus Publishing

Translated by Baida Dar
297 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9781908323965 Published February 2016 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
E-book $9.95 ISBN: 9781908323972 Published February 2016
Based on true events, Cornflower Blue is a tense thriller that explores the troubled legacy of the Bosnian War.

On the night of the eleventh of July, two elite Serbian soldiers are on sentry duty at the Topcider military camp. The next morning, they are found dead. A military court declares them victims of a ritual suicide, and the investigation is closed. But inconsistencies in the official tribunal draw criminologist Milena Lukin to the case. What did the two guardsmen see on that fateful night, a date marking the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide? Up against a military complex with a history to hide, Milena soon finds herself in grave danger. Meticulously researched and rich in historical detail, Cornflower Blue is a gripping tale that bravely addresses one of the darkest hours in Europe’s recent history.

“An exciting thriller, a story about the worst depths of human nature—but also a clever, nostalgic, loving homage to Belgrade and its inhabitants.”—Der Tagesspiegel, on the German edition
Contents
Cornflower Blue
A Case for Milena Lukin
 
Review Quotes
Publishers Weekly
“Milena’s struggle to find answers and justice amid the chaos of an embattled Serbia is both grim and heartening.”
 
Foreword Reviews
“This mesmerizing novel provides an incisive look at how the Bosnian War marked its survivors. . . . Milena is sympathetic, resolute, occasionally awkward, and ultimately loving—a winsome combination."
Tribune (UK)
“A classic page-turning thriller.”
Spectator
“The authors unflinchingly examine a country’s guilt, and the subsequent attempts to forget, or even deny, the acts that led to the guilt. . . . Milena makes a beguiling detective, and the details of her everyday life afford as much pleasure as her investigation. And the fact that the story offers no easy closure only adds to its power.”
Sydney Morning Herald
“This book  gives valuable insight into the Bosnian war and its aftermath. It is well written, and it demonstrates that the conventions of crime fiction, intelligently followed, produce highly readable and  similar kinds of stories across a range of languages and cultures.”
Die Welt, on the German edition
“Milena Lukin is a wonderful, enigmatic woman who remains shrouded in mystery.”
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