The Judge

Judith S is a woman of 46. She has striking red hair that she wears loose; she lives alone and has no children. Judith is a judge - an excellent judge, soon to be promoted, but that doesn't bring her any closer to her colleagues. Her parents died several years ago. On ...


A Love Out of Nothing

Ultimately, this is the story of a father and daughter. Barbara Honigmann describes her childhood in East Berlin, the perpetual travelling back and forth between her separated parents, and why she turned her back on the GDR and moved to Paris.

Berlin, Weimar, Paris: just place names and ...


Story of a Child

'It's so hard to live in so many worlds at once. Nothing really seems to fit. I often wonder if you feel the same.' In the title story, a young Jewish woman born in post-war Germany recounts her story in epistolary form. She conjures up the times spent with her boyfriend Joseph, reflects on their ...
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Flying Sparks

a novel

"We're all just flying sparks, Curly, for the brief moment we call life."

Elvira wasn't even seventeen when she had her first child, and eighteen when she had her second. The father has long since returned to Jamaica by the time she gives birth to Curly, her ...


Venison Ragout Rendezvous

Eberhofer's eleventh case: A murder without a body ...

Dammit all! What has gotten into the Eberhofer women recently? After baking about 2,000 cakes and cooking even more pork roasts, dumplings and sauerkraut, Grandma has decided to give up all domestic activities for good - at ...

Volume: 11

Mathilda, or Someone Always Dies

Dettebüll - where appearances are the most deceptive

Mathilda loves Dettebüll. She has lived here on her mother's farmstead since infancy - and for over forty years with her husband Gunnar. Changes are torture for her. Her children have long since fl own the proverbial coop. ...


Kaiserschmarrn Drama

The body of a naked woman is discovered in the forest near Niederkaltenkirchen. She had recently moved into Simmerl's first-floor apartment, from where she had offered online strip shows under the name "Mona." Eberhofer is on the verge of a juicy case, since the circle of suspects includes a ...

Volume: 9

Wherever the Road Leads

Four people, five fates and an adventurous trip in a camper ...

Former coffee producer Jakob (72) sets off on a trip to smuggle one million Euros of illegal money into Switzerland on behalf of his son. Jakob is accompanied by his friend Thomas (40), a detective and the owner of a ...


Something Worthwhile

"Isn't a deep passion the only justification for living?"

Clarita von Trott zu Solz sets a pail beside her bed in which she can quickly burn dangerous documents if needed. Annedore Leber has fought for years to get her husband freed from prison. Freya von Moltke and Marion von ...

Volume: 2

Dear Child

And he called the light Day and the darkness he called Night. Just like God.

A windowless shack in the woods. Lena's life and that of her two children follows the rules set by the father: Meals, bathroom visits, study time are strictly scheduled and meticulously observed.

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The Lingering Traces of Wanderlust

A woman caught between beginnings and endings

Alexandra and Markus' daughter Lou has just graduated from high school and is preparing to spend a year abroad in Madrid. Alexandra also worked there in 1989 as an au pair. In that place of longing, she experienced her first taste of ...

Marta, Asleep

Her past makes her the perfect victim. And the perfect murderer...

A murder has occurred, and it must be undone. This leaves only one possibility. The murder has to happen again, and the real culprit has to provide the police with a different course of events - as well as a ...

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