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 ...

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 ...


The Ice Angel

The angel is the only witness...

The New Year's Eve celebrations on the banks of the Isar in Munich come to an abrupt end when the body of a dead man is discovered at the foot of the Friedensengel (the Angel of Peace). The senior consultant of an exclusive fertility clinic in the ...


Jessica’s Dream

"There are some dreams you have to let go before they kill you."


Two women, two friends, two very different approaches to life. Anne lives an ostensibly normal existence with all the usual ups and downs. But she is deeply concerned about the fate of her friend Jessica.


All the Tomorrows

Suddenly, nothing is the way it used to be

A young woman travels to the Danish island of Fanø with her mother. Their relationship is strained and they evidently consider the trip as a make-or-break experiment. But on the island they are implicated in a serious car crash and the ...


Fairy Fat

Jill (whose real name is Gundula) is a forty-something woman struggling to kick-start a career as a comedian in Berlin. Her new agent takes her to Cologne, where she sniffs out the chance of a lifetime-but her new show needs to go with a bang! For the time being she moves in with ...


On Dangerous Ground

Summer in Upper Bavaria: a man's body is found near the Schliersee waterfalls. What initially appears an accident turns out to be a devious and cold blooded murder when it emerges that his death was caused by an overdose of insulin. Journalist Stella, protagonist of Bus's first ...


Elderberry Blood

As summer draws to a close, Detective Constable Katharina Berger returns to Weil, her hometown in Upper Bavaria, transferred from Munich a few days ago for disciplinary reasons. But it soon becomes clear she's not destined to enjoy a quiet life in the country. What started out as a ...


The Bramble Summer

Germany in the early 1950s: the memory of war is still fresh but the people's hearts are full of hope. Against this background, childhood friends Karl and Theo find themselves in love with the same woman. Although Viola is Theo's wife, Karl begins an affair with her after his own ...


Portrait Of A Girl

Historical Novel

In the summer of 1896, a grand Swiss spa hotel becomes a refuge for Nika, a penniless beauty whose tortured past has left her unable to speak. While working in the manicured gardens, she becomes a muse to the celebrated painter Giovanni Segantini, who takes her under his wing.
Although he's ...
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Dream On, Baby!

The fast-paced, witty and thought-provoking story of a modern young couple

Melanie made it in the nick of time. It all began as her biological clock started to tick loud and clear, around the time of her thirtieth birthday: she got together with irresistible Sascha, and soon after Baby ...