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Millie's Magazine: cutting-edge couture…

Air stewardess Millie is really hacked off: with her 30 th birthday drawing near, a serious ear infection has her grounded for weeks on end - when she's longing to be up in the clouds.

To make up ...


Cold Store for Rent

The third book in the cult Cold Store series:

Evil is always and everywhere - even in cold stores

Cologne is in the grip of a midsummer heatwave, and people are dying like flies. But that's not the only reason things are frantic at ...

Volume: 3

Dirt Angels

Job gone, boyfriend gone, and home as good as gone. But 31-year-old Corinna wouldn't be resourceful Nana's granddaughter if she didn't immediately throw herself into rebuilding her life, and so it's not long before she has a brilliant business idea. She starts up ...

Rights sold: English language

Cold Store Next Door

Ghost Pascha from "Cold Store 4" is back …

… and is continuing exactly where he left off: while the only living person he can communicate with, Coroner Dr. Gänsewein, is in hospital, Pascha is left languidly haunting the corridors of the pathology institute, ...

Volume: 2

Hilgensee

Northern Germany - 1907. At Hilgensee, a seminary for well-bred protestant ladies, a series of mysterious incidents takes place - an unexplained death, a decapitated rooster found in a tree, a strangled canoness. The whole business makes for a dreadful scandal.

Our ill-assorted heroines, ...


Hendrikje – Down But Not Out

To be honest, Hendrikje had her life pretty well under control. In the daytime she slogged away as a waitress in a café, and at night she would paint in her cheap studio. It looked as though she would soon be able to hold an exhibition of her work, until suddenly her whole life starts to collapse ...

The Enigma of the Chiemsee Cauldron

Myth, madness and reality: The Nazis' Holy Grail

In the summer of 2001, two divers discovered a cauldron weighing 11 kilos at the bottom of Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria. At first, the treasure hunters considered their find worthless junk or at best tarnished bronze, but later analysis revealed they had literally struck gold. Today, the value of ...


Horses

»You can become just as addicted to horses as to chocolate or alcohol. Their smell is intoxicating, the way they move is exhilarating. And spending time with them is meditation in its purest form. Believe me, as a devoted horse-obsessive I know all about it! It all started twelve years ago, with ...

1967 - Scenes from an Unforgettable Year

When women were banned from running marathons…

Keith Richards is busted for the first time and Che Guevara is shot dead. The Beatles release Sergeant Pepper and the "Colonel's Coup" takes place in Greece. In Germany they are working on emergency laws. Martin Luther King ...

Crazy Russia

Putin, my family and other outsiders

Much ado on the Eastern front

"Do you feel German, Ukrainian, Russian or Jewish? Or maybe a bit of each?" Filipp Piatov is, as it were, a merge of all these cultures. His Russian father and Ukrainian mother left the Soviet Union as it fell apart around them and Piatov grew up in a ...


The Spark from Prague

How the courage to fight for liberty changed the course of history

A cry went through the crowd camped outside the German embassy in Prague when on the evening of September 30 th 1989 Hans-Dietrich Genscher appeared on the balcony and announced that an agreement had been reached on refugee travel to West Germany. Many thousands of East German ...


And Suddenly We Were Criminals

The story of an escape from East Germany

In the summer of 1983, a group of people attempted to flee from East Germany: siblings Michael and Dorothea, both musicians from Dresden, as well as Dorothea's husband and an art student friend of theirs. Telling not even parents or friends, they planned to cross the border between Bulgaria and ...