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Leo Berlin

Leo Wechsler's first case
Berlin 1922. Germany is divided into two rival political factions; with their defeat at the end of the First World War, the people seem unable to settle down and come to terms with peace. Detective superintendent Leo Wechsler, a widower with two children, has to investigate a mysterious murder: a faith healer, whose wealthy patients were mostly women, has been found dead – the murder weapon a jade sculpture of Buddha. There are no witnesses, and no further clues. But the healer had his secrets: it turns out that he was supplying many of his patients with cocaine. Soon after, a prostitute is murdered. Leo suspects the two murders are connected. His investigations take him to elegant mansions, squalid tenements, cocaine dens and red light districts, but every time he thinks he’s on to something, the trail goes cold. Leo’s tenacity, however, is legendary…

A thriller steeped in the atmosphere of ’20s Berlin.
Volume: 1


dtv Allgemeine Belletristik
288 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-21390-5
1. Juli 2012