Summer in Upper Bavaria: a man’s body is found near the Schliersee waterfalls. What initially appears an accident turns out to be a devious and cold blooded murder when it emerges that his death was caused by an overdose of insulin. Journalist Stella, protagonist of Bus’s first thriller Death Comes in Threes, recognizes the dead man as an affiliate of the wealthy and influential Hochstetten family. As Stella embarks on her research, she befriends investigating police detective Harriett. They discover the dead man was the lover of the Hochstetten patriarch’s daughter – but what part does she play in all this? A story of jealousy, fraud, blackmail and art forgery – an evil game with links to the Mafia underworld.
a fast-paced and entertaining summer thriller laced with satirical sideswipes at the world of tabloid media