Der Richter und sein Henker

Dürrenmatt, Friedrich.

durrenmatt richterGastmann makes a bet with his childhood friend, Bärlach as to whether it is possible to commit a crime without being prosecuted for it. It was never proven that he actually murdered their mutual friend, Nicole. Inspector Bärlach, who in the meantime has fallen terminally ill, no longer has much time to convict the master criminal Gastmann. Then another murder gave him the chance to settle old scores.

The novel Der Richter und sein Henker (title of the English translation: The Judge and his Hangman) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt has been translated into Romanian (excerpt) by Ioana Cristina Pop under the title Judecătorul şi călăul său and published by Univers in Bucharest.