draft fragment microfiction: hitler's third book
hitler’s third book has been discovered in the library of an old german aristocratic family. an historian had been looking for the book, whose existence had been hinted at. the historian interviews family members about the history of the book. it was owned by the patriarch of the family who was an enthusiastic nazi. a serial killer starts killing members of the family after kidnapping them and questioning them as to the whereabouts of the book. the serial killer learns that the historian has run off with the book, after the first sign that a serial killer was after it. the historian studies the book as he moves from hotel room to hotel room. the book talks of a saint who in discussion with others puts forth his philosophical views. the serial killer catches the historian and tortures him, but can’t get information as to the hiding place the historian has put the book.