Neighbours

Anne Liebert fled to the West as a child just before the Wall came down. Later on she returned to East Berlin, eking out a living for herself and her daughter Marie as a geriatric nurse. One of her charges is quietly waiting for the end of his life-but when Anne coerces pensioner Karl Fritzsche ...


Together Can be Even Harder

There are new adventures in store for the likeable gang of senior squatters. Rosa (71), Konrad (72) and Leo (73) live in a dilapidated old villa, along with the money they have acquired by underhand means - money they intend to launder through a variety of fanciful ventures. When granddaughter ...

Volume: 2

The Revenge of the Christmas Pickle

A holiday mystery

The darker, twisted side of Christmas - murder included

In the village of Eliasborn, a new season kicks off on December 1. The mayor has ordered the town to be transformed into a Christmas wonderland, reflecting the theme of a living Advent calender. Even Christmas curmudgeon Adam ...


Death is the Only Justice

How far can you go in the name of Justice?

On his way to the altar on his wedding day, a prominent businessman is shot in front of all his wedding guests. This is a spectacular case for Superintendent Rolf Schellenberg. His team includes psychologist and journalist Ina Reich, who ...


A Little Nice Mowing

The gardener isn't always the murderer

Dietmar and his wife's marriage is like many others: she enjoys gardening, and he has to help out. And yet, he is more of an indoors kind of guy, who would rather observe the bushes he is supposed to be clipping from his desk. This is why they ...


Love is the Best Cook

People don't kiss amateur cooks...

Against her better judgment, Miriam decides to do a favor for her ex-boyfriend Felix. She agrees to take over a shabby, chaotic bistro for a few days. Fortunately for her, Selim (a chatty Turkish bus driver and dreamy amateur cook), Joannis (an ...


Among Strangers

"My today consists of three simple words: I. Am. Alone."

After being forced to flee her Syrian homeland, Madiha lands in a German refugee home. The physically disabled woman has survived the grueling flight, but only as a result of the help she received from a stranger, Harun. One ...


Marzipan Butterflies

The sweetest seduction since the invention of cakeNina stares distractedly at the little bakery's shop window: "Intern wanted" it says. Bakeries have always been places of longing for Nina. She has just never given in to that feeling. Now, with forty well behind her, she applies, takes an ...

Immortality Isn’t a Solution Either

A Goethe-Schiller disaster

In 2014, the crisis-shaken book market causes even the sales of works by German classics Goethe and Schiller to plummet, which is why their publisher Cotta sends the two gentlemen (now 265 and 255 years old) on a reading tour. The itinerary will culminate in an open-air reading of Faust. Only ...

Don’t Forget a Single Word

Three eras, three women, three fates
Set in the Silesian town of Gleiwitz, the stories of Martha, Maria, and Magda trace the history of this border region: following the Germans, Poles, and Czechs, Christians and Jews, who loved and hated each other, were expelled and whose ...

The Book Cat

About people, cats and books

The cat, the unfathomable creature. We think we know everything about them, yet we actually know nothing. Cats are knowledgeable about peculiar things that remain hidden to us. They have purred their way through the millennia, and are acquainted ...


All for One

One really quirky group!

Everything would have worked out just fine if they had simply bought the old villa on the Rhine and been able to turn it into a legally acceptable residence. But, of course, that plan came apart, and the colorful, multi-generational flatshare is now faced ...

Volume: 3