The Heiress

Historical Novel

Germany, 1900: To save her childhood sweetheart Nicholas from the guillotine, Salome sets out from Berlin to Munich. Although a terrible accident has left her unable to walk without crutches, the wealthy young woman undertakes the arduous journey on her own – she is determined to use her inheritance to prove Nicholas’s innocence. He has been accused of murdering his housekeeper with an axe in the most brutal fashion imaginable. When Salome arrives in Munich, she finds he has been badly beaten up by the prison guards. And what’s more, it seems that both the Bavarian and Prussian courts are somehow mixed up in the murder…

A gripping novel about a young woman’s independent spirit and a riveting criminal case, set against the backdrop of Munich in the summer of 1900.


dtv Allgemeine Belletristik
336 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-24782-5
1. Mai 2010