Archive for April 2, 2009

I would like to thank all those who took part in the quiz and especially in alphabetical order Donna, Dorte, Iasa, Lauren, Mack and Philip who got the correct answer. Several people thought it was Eugen Rosenstock-Huessey, who was a Professor at Harvard and died in Norwich Vermont, but he did not have successors who fulfilled the other criteria. 

The question was four men held a job in succession A,B,C,D 

A. Was subsequently a Professor at Harvard and died in Norwich Vermont? 
B. Served time in prison for war crimes.
C. Was murdered.
D. Committed suicide. 

Who was A and what was the job?  The answer Heinrich Bruning who was Reichskanzler of Germany during the period of the book A Trace of Smoke which is set in 1931. For full details about the book and an interview with the author Rebecca Cantrell click here and scroll down.

B. Franz von Papen
C. Kurt von Schleicher murdered on the Night of the Long Knives 30 June 1934.
D. Adolf Hitler

And the winner after a completely fair draw conducted by Mrs Crime Scraps is Dorte.

Dorte if you email me your address at I will post the book off to you, and I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

I only wish I had more copies to send to all those who got the correct answer.