Twilight of the Gods

The third case for criminal profiler Wencke Tydmers

Wencke Tydmers has to go to Iceland to stand in for her boss at a symposium – but as things stand, the criminal profiler really has no time for this kind of thing. Her job is on the line, her lover’s wife is just about to have a baby, and who’s supposed to take care of her son while she’s off on official business? Meanwhile, a series of mysterious missives has opened up some old wounds. Who could be sending her copies of her deceased friend Doro’s handwritten notes? Up till now she has managed to suppress the memory of Doro’s tragic death and little Jan’s mysterious disappearance twenty years ago.

The flight to Iceland is absolute purgatory for Wencke. Everyone who was involved in Doro’s case is on board! Instead of filling in for her boss at the conference, Wencke find herself stranded in a distant country, embroiled in a perfidious conspiracy with clues that stretch back into the distant past...

The third case featuring criminal profiler Wencke Tydmers – this time set against the impressive backdrop of Iceland’s spectacular scenery…

Press acclaim for War of the Doves

“A galvanizing, deeply absorbing crime thriller. A profoundly disturbing novel that strikes at the very heart of our society. Lüpke’s investigators are real characters – rough edges, idiosyncrasies and all. This is a breathtaking tour-de-force – a crime thriller that holds you spellbound page after page.”


dtv Allgemeine Belletristik
336 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-24964-5
1. August 2013