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

Young Woman, Standing by the Window, Evening Light, Blue Dress

The heritage of our mothers

Berlin, 2017: 27-year-old Hannah finds a letter from a lawyer, identifying her grandmother and her as possible heirs to a Jewish art collection which had been confiscated under the Nazi regime. However, this is the first time the young student hears ...

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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 ...


Jakob’s Silence

So much love, so much hate: One family's drama

"He knew whose finger was on the trigger. But why… The darkness descended with the fourth bullet."

A sixteen-year-old boy shows up at his father's office, an esteemed Bremen attorney, and shoots him. The final shot is fatal. ...


Two Distant Lives

Two women on a lifelong search for the truth

Ricarda Raspe and her fiancé are delightedly expecting their first child. But then the birth at a Dresden hospital takes a turn for the worse, and Ricarda's baby dies. According to the regulations, she can't even see her child's body one ...


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 ...


But Some Did

»My greatest hope is that you are happy when you think of me.«

This is the first novel ever published about the lives and deaths of the women and men involved with the so-called Red Orchestra. They all met the same violent fate, but their paths to that point were quite ...

Volume: 1

Empty Stockings, Cold Fireplace

Christmas XXL

The Bachmanns never dreamed of a Christmas like this! None of their grown daughters, who are now scattered around the globe, can make it home for Christmas this year. And so the Bachmann parents decide to take an adventurous international trip. Along with an elderly ...


Gregor Knows

Welcome to Gregor's World

"You look very pretty today," Gregor told the clerk at the indoor pool. A tiny, astonished smile brightened the woman's face…"

Gregor is fourteen and somehow different. He wears strange clothes, has a very strict sense of tidiness, ...


The Letter

Imagine receiving a letter that questions everything you previously held to be true. This is precisely the predicament Marie, a woman in her early 30s, finds herself in as she reads the missive an old school friend has sent her. The letter describes Marie's life in Paris-her husband Victor, the ...


Red Raven

The spy inside your own borders

In late summer 1951, Detective inspector Heller and his family are returning to Dresden from their state-authorized vacation on the Baltic Sea. His wife Karin will be leaving again immediately, having unexpectedly received permission to visit their ...

Volume: 4

Lennart Malmkvist and Olaf Tryggvason’s Surprisingly Perfidious Plan

The enchanting finale in the series featuring Lennart Malmkvist and his talking pug
The happy ending to Lennart Malmkvist´s adventure is just as unpredictable as a sunny winterday in Sweden. Pug Bölthorn has been severely wounded in a fight with the black wizard has almost ...
Volume: 3