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Amok did not sell particularly well when first published by Bala’s friend, despite the enticing cover catch-line that it was intended ‘for adults only’. Zofia Wichlacz in Amok () Amok () . Stanislaw Bala a police inspector suspects he has found evidence in a newly-published book entitled ” Amok”. In his debut novel Amok, Polish author Krystian Bala describes the torture and murder of a young woman whose hands are bound behind.

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Stranger than fiction

Hojenska said it was not clear who actually did the killing and who might have aided Bala in the crime, but the evidence overwhelmingly pointed to Abla involvement in the events that led to Janiszewski’s disappearance. But it was another two years before an anonymous tip-off about the contents of the book prompted police to reopen their investigation. Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed.

James Seward rated it did not like it Dec 18, The corpse bore livid bruises from repeated beatings and a series of knife wounds. Where can I get this in English? In real life, however, Bala got his comeuppance, even though it was seven years after the disappearance of the advertising executive whose murder confounded detectives until they read the book.

He was good-looking and bwla with the girls – his friends nicknamed him Amora, the Polish equivalent of Casanova.

Polish Murder Stranger Than Fiction – TIME

November 13, Date of arrest: I t seems curious, given the circumstances, that Krystian Bala should feel the need to be polite. All along, Bala protested his innocence, insisting that he derived the details for the Amok thriller from media reports of the Janiszewski murder. A telephone card recovered in the search was later shown to have amoo used on the day of Janiszewski’s disappearance to make calls to the victim’s mother and his place of work.


Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her. I look back to see him grinning, one of his arms outstretched, his thumb pricked up like an over-excited tourist on a day-trip to Disneyland. His body showed signs of starvation and torture. Murderpedia has thousands of hours of work behind it. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options.

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Resentenced in December Yusuf Kasar rated it really liked it Nov 15, Calls were made the same day using the same card to Bala’s girlfriend and to his parents. Dariusz Janiszewski, 35 Method of murder: Use the HTML below. Jacek Sokolski Zofia Wichlacz No one knows whether he suffocated in this way before being thrown in the Odra or whether he drowned there. Bala has denied knowing him.

Bala, a highly intelligent philosophy graduate with a seemingly unblemished past, now found himself accused of killing his balq boyfriend in a fit of jealous rage. Leave a Reply Blaa reply Your email address will not be published. Start your free trial. Bala age 4 Kosma Press Krystian Bala Lukasz Simlat The judge, Lidia Hojenska, further admitted that it was unlikely Bala had acted alone – Janiszewski was 6ft 3in and broadly built.

This means that Bala continues to have freer access to books, clothes and family visits than regular inmates in the main prison. Now I’ve lost my life. Want to Read saving….

Paperbackpages. The service provider traced his SIM card and, astonishingly, discovered that it was being ammok by an unsuspecting businessman who had bought the mobile from an internet auction site on 16 November – three days after Janiszewski’s disappearance and several weeks before his body was found.


Retrieved 10 February Jealousy – S uspect that the victim was sleeping with his baala. Krystian abandoned his university studies and set up a specialist cleaning company, but the marriage started to crumble.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What made Bala the man he became? The body of the victim, Dariusz Janiszewski, showing signs of torture, was discovered by fishermen in the river Oder four weeks after he went missing in Over the subsequent days, the police pathologist would find that Janiszewski had been denied food and water for three days before his death.

That’s where things get weird. A doctor was called and declared there was nothing physically wrong with Bala. A few years later a police inspector suspects he has found evidence in a newly-published book entitled “Amok”. When Krystian moved out of the couple’s Wroclaw apartment inhe hired a private detective to monitor his wife’s movements. Refresh and try again. Krystian Bala is a Polish writer, photographer, and convicted murderer.

In their arguments, prosecutors said that Janiszewski was believed to be seeing Bala’s ex-wife at the time of the businessman’s disappearance. Bala has already been languishing in custody here for 20 months – under UK law, serious crime suspects can be detained for a maximum of days.