When crime reporter Hannah Vogel discovers her beloved brother. a transvestite, has been murdered, she vows to find out who did it and why. Oh, and the big hitch? This is 1931 Berlin. The Nazis are gaining power and their presence is widely felt. Overall I enjoyed this book, especially the sense of place and time, which were extremely well-executed. I don't want to give away too much, but I had trouble accepting the ending -- it feels a bit farfetched to me, and makes me wonder how a sequel taking place in Germany will be possible (but I am interested enough to find out). It's been a short while since I've finished this so I can't give specifics, but the book is also uneven -- parts flow well and smoothly and others feel contrived or a little bit forced. I was also hoping for a little more interaction between Hannah and the Berlin queer world.