Northern Germany – 1907. At Hilgensee, a seminary for well-bred protestant ladies, a series of mysterious incidents takes place – an unexplained death, a decapitated rooster found in a tree, a strangled canoness. The whole business makes for a dreadful scandal.

Our ill-assorted heroines, Änne, Alwine and Gertrud, disparate in both age and temperament, rummage amongst the dusty old manuscripts and come across details of an unholy ancient ritual. They can only draw the most ghastly conclusions! It’s just as well there’s always time for a nice cup of tea in the afternoon or an evening sherry to help them raise their spirits. In the end, though, the self-appointed detectives find things begin to get rather messy…


dtv Allgemeine Belletristik
480 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-24697-2
Dezember 2008