Original title: Názory na vraždu
1990, 199?, Petrov 1996, Petrov 2003
Rights sold to:
Poland (Stara Szkoła)
A mystery story set in a small central Bohemian town. One summer night during the annual outdoor carnival a young teacher is murdered. The investigation into her death proceeds slowly, and the local residents quickly take on the roles of self-appointed judges; each has his or her own theory, and some are more closely involved with the teacher than appearances would suggest. More than a classic mystery novel, this is a poignant meditation on unrequited love and the meaning of prejudice.
Over 60,000 copies sold in the Czech Republic alone.
"This work of prose captures one's attention thanks to the excellence of its style (which includes the narrator maintaining his distance from the action as well as the text itself). This complements perfectly both the composition and the overall intent."
Petr Nový, Mladá Fronta