It is mentioned that three people have recently left Germany: Mr. Norris, Herr Issyvoo, and Sally Bowles. This novel is the first of three Inspector Lohmann books by Jack Gerson. Lohmann is from Fritz Lang’s films M and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse. The three individuals who have recently departed Germany appear in two short novels by Christopher Isherwood collected as The Berlin Stories, the basis for the musical Cabaret. Norris is from Mr. Norris Changes Trains, while Issyvoo (a fictionalized version of Isherwood himself whose surname was mispronounced by the Germans) and Sally Bowles appear in Goodbye to Berlin.
While the first two names were not familiar, I recognized Sally Bowles immediately and Insp Lohmann I an familiar with as I am a big fan of Lang's filmsReplyDelete