By Ignat Avsey, Alexander Lernet-Holenia
Author note: Ignat Avsey (Translation)
Title note: unique name Ich conflict Jack Mortimer
Publish yr note: First released in 1933
A taxi-driver in Thirties Vienna impersonates a homicide victim-with unsettling consequences
"One doesn't step into anyone's lifestyles, now not even a lifeless man's, with no need to dwell it to the end."
A guy climbs into Ferdinand Sponer's cab, supplies the identify of a inn, and sooner than he reaches it's been murdered: shot throughout the throat. And notwithstanding Sponer has to this point devoted no crime, he's drawn into the overdue Jack Mortimer's lifestyles, and may no longer have the capacity to get away its tangles and intrigues ahead of it's too late...
Twice filmed, I was once Jack Mortimer is a story of misappropriated identification as darkly eye-catching and twisting because the books of Patricia Highsmith.
Alexander Lernet-Holenia used to be born in Vienna in 1897. He served within the Austro-Hungarian military within the First global struggle and have become a protégé of Rainer Maria Rilke. in the course of his existence he wrote poetry, novels, performs and used to be a winning screenwriter. His uneasy dating with the nationwide Socialist get together ended in his elimination from prominence in 1944, yet after the top of the second one international conflict, he back grew to become a necessary determine in Austrian cultural existence. He died in 1976.