FOREIGN INTRIGUE BOOK CLUB at Books Inc. Laurel Village

Cover photo of Ashes in the Snow by Oriana Ramunno

Do you like to travel? Experience a country through the eyes of a local? Try the food of another country?

Then join The Foreign Intrigue Book Group at Books Inc. Laurel Village, 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of the month.

This month we're reading Ashes in the Snow by Oriana Ramunno!

A spellbinding murder mystery with the plotting and characterization of Louise Penny or Agatha Christie set in Auschwitz at Christmas, 1943. 

Auschwitz, 1943. It’s snowing outside and Block 10 looks even bleaker than usual. Gioele Errera, a young Jewish boy imprisoned in the camp, finds the body of an SS officer.

Detective Hugo Fischer is sent to investigate the unexplained death of the renowned Nazi. But Hugo is hiding a secret – he is suffering from a degenerative disease. The only way for him to survive is to give his support to the Reich and hide his condition.

In Auschwitz, Hugo comes face to face not only with a complex murder, but with a truth – that of the Final Solution. And he is forced to decide what is most important to him – and who, if anyone, he should try to save…

Inspired by the author’s family history, this wonderfully atmospheric page-turner, set during World War II, introduces a memorable hero—the flawed and fascinating Hugo Fischer.


“A novel that moves … beyond the crime genre to which it appears initially to belong”  -London Times

“There is no doubting the power of the story and the righteous anger of its telling”  -Shots magazine

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Laurel Village
3515 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118
Ashes in the Snow: A Novel By Oriana Ramunno Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063335943
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Published: HarperVia - September 5th, 2023