‘Vienna Blood’ Episode 2 recap: What happened in ‘The Queen of the Night’?

The BBC’s new period crime drama Vienna Blood continued in the UK tonight.

The best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis have been adapted for TV by Sherlock writer Steve Thompson.

Vienna Blood is set in 1900s Vienna, starring Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Juergen Maurer (Vorstadtweiber), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Amelia Bullmore (Gentleman Jack) and Jessica De Gouw (Dracula).

Here’s a plot recap for the second episode, which aired at 9pm on Monday 25th November 2019 on BBC Two:

Oskar is called away from Max and Clara’s engagement party to investigate the brutal slaying of three women in a brothel.

Clara understands Max’s eagerness to join Oskar in the investigation and allows him to follow, much to Oskar’s dismay.

At the scene, it becomes obvious that one of the victims has been given special treatment and her body has been washed and ritualistically displayed.

It is determined that the wounds have been caused by a curved blade, but there is no murder weapon at the scene.

Oskar’s team almost immediately arrest Victor Krull, a man who regularly visited the brothel and took a particular interest in the preferential victim.

On the insistence of his boss, police commissioner Strasser, the press are informed of the arrest, but Max is not at all convinced.

Frank Tallis’s Liebermann novels are available on Amazon.