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Kabaty Press is a micro-press publishing translated fiction and non-fiction. Named after the Warsaw suburb of Kabaty, Kabaty Press’s mission is to make out-of-print or never-translated gems of literature available to a worldwide, English-speaking audience.
THROUGH THREE ROOMS
When an old schoolfriend whisks private detective Asbjørn Krag away by train to an isolated snow-covered manor house, his curiosity is aroused.
John Aakerholm, a wealthy landowner with peculiar tastes, refuses to disclose why he is utterly terrified. Every evening at midnight he retires to bed, locking himself within three different chambers - and access is strictly forbidden. When a shocking murder takes place, Krag must use his sharp wit and skills to uncover the killer before he strikes again....
A brilliantly ingenious story, Through Three Rooms amply displays Elvestad's gift for storytelling and style.
THE GRAND DUKE'S LAST CHANCE
Grand Duke of Minorca Ramon XX doesn’t let his permanent state of near-bankruptcy interfere with the simple pleasures of life: a good lunch, a cigar and a glass of cognac. But trouble is on the horizon when his island is visited by a German businessman who will stop at nothing to get his hands on potential sulfur mines. At the same time, a moneylender in Paris threatens to expose a devastating secret, leaving Ramon on the verge of losing not only his beloved island, but his honor and reputation as well.
It's not until he crosses paths with Mr Collin, gentleman thief and swindler, that a gleam of hope appears. But who is the mysterious and beautiful woman pretending to be Mr Collin’s wife, and does she hold the key to solving the Grand Duke's financial problems once and for all?
BEWARE OF RAILWAY-JOURNEYS
When Allan Kragh impulsively follows a beautiful grey-eyed woman onto a train, he doesn’t expect to be sharing a compartment with a notorious master criminal – or to be arrested in his place. Still, he doesn’t bear a grudge, until he realises that his hotel in London is hosting not only the same fellow-travellers, but the Maharajah of Nasirabad and his fabled jewel collection…
First published in 1923, Beware of Railway-Journeys will take you from a Paris-bound railway car to a glittering London hotel, in the company of an unassuming hero with a knack for observation. This new edition features an introduction by the author of the Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction, Mitzi M. Brunsdale.
THE MAN WHO PLUNDERED THE CITY
When a series of audacious thefts take place in the city of Christiania (current-day Oslo), Detective Asbjørn Krag must deal with a master criminal who has his measure – or does he? From the dark brickyards on the city’s outskirts to the bright lights of the Grand Hotel, Krag must use all his skill to turn the tables on the gang and their mysterious leader.
With an introduction by Mitzi M. Brunsdale, author of the Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction