11 Feb David Grann writes about Krystian Bala, a Polish intellectual accused of He began to work intensively on “Amok,” which encapsulated all his. 6 Sep In his debut novel Amok, Polish author Krystian Bala describes the torture and murder of a young woman whose hands are bound behind. Amok Poster. A man is murdered, but the Amok () Zofia Wichlacz in Amok () Amok () Add Image · See all 4 . Krystian Bala. Lukasz Simlat.

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According to Liliana A,ok, a lawyer who worked with the prosecution team, the only time Bala showed any emotion during the trial was when the judge said that he must be taken straight to his cell without being allowed to speak to waiting journalists.

Polish Murder Stranger Than Fiction

The man on the line sounds agitated, so she gives him her son’s mobile number. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But before anything happened, she confessed to him that she was married and left. The Polish author Krystian Kryystian was sentenced to 25 years in jail for directing the killing of Dariusz Janiszewski.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Pawellas rated it really liked it Mar 30, When he finds the phrase he is searching for, he slides it through a letterbox-sized slot cut into the metal bars.

Even so, Stasia explains to the detective that her husband learned about what had happened through a private detective he’d hired to follow gala wife. Buket rated it really liked it Nov 05, Teresa scurries upstairs, then brings down a sheet of cardboard on which they have drawn a felt-tip sketch of their house, surrounded by flowers and a large smiling sun. He is even working on his second novel, which he promises with some relish will be ‘even more scandalous’ than the first.


He claims he found Janiszewski’s mobile in a cafe and brushes aside inconvenient facts as ‘lies’.

Stranger than fiction

Helen rated it did not like it Aug 11, nala He talked easily to people and made friends. After his wife, Stasia, left him due to infidelity, he moved to the United States, also spending a lot of time in Japan and South Korea.

By chance, Janiszewski’s wife had kryxtian the receipt from his old cell phone, which makes it possible for the detective to trace the phone.

Stuart Taylor rated it did not like it Mar 12, Can rated it it was amazing Nov 07, But it’s all in vain. I think he had too much responsibility too young. Hello, Konbini and I would love you to check this out!

Amok by Krystian Bala

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. She didn’t feel comfortable getting involved with a married lrystian, remembering the pain she had felt when Bala cheated on her.

James Seward rated it did not like it Dec 18, They got married in There were other slivers of evidence, too. InGrann’s article was optioned to be made into a movie by Focus Films.

The detective finally has some tangible evidence, and Stasia confirms her friend’s story. Janiszewski’s dead body was discovered floating in a lake. Burak rated it it was ok Mar 18, This page was last edited on 2 Julyat You can read Grann’s full article at The New Yorkerbut the reason I bring this up now is because a baoa adaptation is in the works, and recent reports from The Wrap have linked Jim Carrey to the lead role. As he talks, Bala bends back its spine and thumbs through the volume urgently, his eyes, framed by square krystizn spectacles, skimming rapidly across the page.


The man who sold the phone online was Krystian Bala, and further research into Bala unearthed a recently published book, Amok. The detective, Jacek Wroblewski, unwillingly inherited the case of Dariusz Janiszewski, who ajok found dead floating in a lake.

Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession What made Bala the man he became?

So how did Krystian Bala become bbala most failed writer in the history of humanity? Krystian Bala born is a Polish writerphotographerand a convicted murderer. Prosecutors believed the motive for the murder was jealousy — Bala supposedly thought that his estranged wife was having an affair with Janiszewski.

The man was nude. In response, Bala jokes: He then began to harass Stasia for her encounter with Janiszewski, threatening to go to his home and hurt him.