The War of the Doves

Criminal profiler Wencke Tydmers' second case

On the banks of Lake Pinnow in East Germany, a pool of blood is congealing on the floor of a brutally wrecked clubhouse owned by the notorious Devil Doves motorcycle gang. But there is no trace of a body. DNA analysis identifies the blood as that of Leo Kellerbach, hotshot solicitor and ...


Death's Bride

Even when she's asleep, she looks guilty…

... Shameless. Stripped of petals like a rose… Shirin Talabani, 31, is dead. The strangulation marks on the Kurdish single mother's throat speak for themselves. Suspicion immediately falls on her ...


Federico

Nobody would have thought that the grandson of Barbarossa who grew up in the narrow streets of Palermo would become such a famous Emperor. Frederic the Second of Hohenstaufen (1194 to 1250) impressed his contemporaries as an outstanding and versatile personality. He was a statesman of high talent, ...

The Other Kosmos

70 texts, 70 places, 70 years: 1789 - 1859

Renaissance man, scientist, citizen of the world, first environmental activist, international publicist His articles and essays were distributed around the world in an extraordinary manner: over 1,000 texts in fourteen languages in 30 scholarly disciplines in 250 media platforms ...

Scorched Almonds

How Climate Change Is Reaching Our Kitchen Tables

What foods will the future serve up?

We've become blithely accustomed to a whole range of foods and drinks due to their ready availability: from staples such as meat, early crop potatoes, cereals, coffee and tea to almonds, tomatoes, citrus fruit and red wine. But this agreeable ...

Rights sold: France

If it Hadn’t Been for Luther

The downside of the Reformation

How would German-and indeed European-history have turned out if it hadn't been for Martin Luther? In Luther's day, the Renaissance and humanist movements had evolved critical thinking to spawn a more self-confident conception of mankind. Luther's critique had an electrifying impact on the whole ...


Philosophy for Beginners

from Socrates to Sartre

The title speaks for itself: this book offers a lucid and accessible summary of the history of Western philosophy from the pre-Socratics all the way up to the 20 th century. Conceived as a chronological encyclopaedia, the book proffers a synthesis of the subject, its history and terminology.


Three Lives. A Memoir

Max Mannheimer spent an untroubled youth in the Sudetenland. Yet his old life came to an end when the German Wehrmacht invaded in 1938. Restrictions and petty mistreatment increased and the Jewish family had to leave their home. In 1943 Mannheimer's parents, three siblings and his young ...


When My Soul Went Dark

Merle Leonhardt is 26 and has just graduated in psychology when suddenly and for no apparent reason she loses all pleasure in life. The massive decline in mood is compounded by physical weakness, extreme fatigue, utter despair and panic attacks culminating in suicidal thoughts. Therapy as an ...

Rights sold: Russia

Kant For Beginners - The Critique of Judgment

A Reading Introduction

The beautiful and the sublime, perception and art and the development of judgment in questions of taste are at the centre of this final and particularly complex Kantian work. In this guide to Kant's third philosophical masterpiece, Ralph Ludwig offers the readers careful assistance which will ...


Who's Who in Opera

All about Don Giovanni, Aida and company.

They suffer, they laugh, they love each other and separate again, they quarrel, they rape and they murder. And they sing at the time. These characters have fascinated audiences in opera houses all over the world, attracting their sympathy, ...

dtv-Atlas Bible

Includes 115 coloured illustrations

The bible is not a book, it is a collection of books, which were written centuries ago by a range of different people, living in different times and writing with different aims in mind. And it is perhaps this complexity that has led to a degree of confusion over the ages . For ...
Rights sold: Hungary, Spain (cat., cast.), Portuguese language (Brazil)