Der schwedische Reiter - Leo Perutz
A breathlessly entertaining historical novel, with uncanny moments and a melancholy (but beautiful) end. It's true that I could tell from the beginning what the entire plot was going to be, but that's not a bad thing, it's just that all the pieces fit together so that they're inevitable. The ingredients, from the switched identities to the otherworldly encounters, are old-fashioned in the best way; it's like hearing a good old song in a lovely new arrangement. The main character, the nameless thief, kept my sympathy all the way to the end.