Vienna, before the First World War: A mysterious series of deaths shatters the community. Was it suicide? Or murder? Trivialities, which have hardly been noticed, gradually intensify into signs against the first-person narrator of the novel, who seems to be left only with the choice of suicide due to his profession’s code of honour. A masterfully constructed insight into the depths of Vienna before the last days of humanity.

The novel Der Meister des Jüngsten Tages (title of the English translation: The Master of the Day of Judgement) by Leo Perutz has been translated into Bulgarian by Frossina Georgieva Parashkevova under the title Майстора на Страшния съд, published by Emas, Sofia.