Good morning, Mr. Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was one of the greatest musicians and music patrons of the Romantic movement. Grandson of the great philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, he came from a respected, well-to-do Jewish family that converted to Christianity. His Grand Tour took him not to the "classically" ...


A Postcard to Happiness

Come in and burn out

In his mid-thirties, Jakob is a marketing expert and an incorrigible workaholic - a classic candidate for burnout. A Slow Movement center in a sleepy coastal village in Spain seems to be just the ticket for him - at least, that is what his sister thinks. ...

When the Gondolas Sink

"Venice - it is a stunning gondola filled to the last seat with overweight tourists… Should we wait until the gondola sinks?"

A series of attacks on famous guests sets Venice on tenterhooks. A terrorist attack, or the work of a psycho or a passionate tourist hater? The victims are: ...


The Day Before Spring Came

Sometimes everything happens at the same time

Ellinor is a 52-year-old pastor. Now divorced, she lives alone with her 18-year-old son Dean and plays in a band to counterbalance her day-to-day life. The sudden death of her neighbor causes Ellinor to contemplate not only the ...


The Afterlife Can Stuff It

Ghost meets My Best Friend's Wedding

Since the death of his wife, David has immersed himself in his professional life and in caring for his eccentric father. Occasional attempts at romantic rendezvous fail as a result of David's shyness. Until he falls for Selma. However, ...


The Corpses of Rialto

The agent to the Doge Davide Venier is searching for clues: Within a short time span, three Venetians are murdered. At the same time, Portuguese merchants are striving to undermine Venice's dominance of the spice trade. Davide, disguised as a merchant, he is to uncover the conspiracy - and ends up ...
Volume: 3

The Bone Thieves of San Marco

"You sat in the Doge's prison, your family fortune was seized. And then you were suddenly back again. From what they say, you are now a powerful man."

1570. Carnevale - All of Venice has gone crazy! The city is one single boisterous party, a tremendous orgy. However, Davide Venier ...

Volume: 2

Paris for Beginners

A wildly adventurous journey through the City of Love
Paul adores being in control. Stains make him nervous, and he has absolutely no tolerance for bad manners. His life and his relationship with Annika would be running along an extremely straight track - if it weren't for her ...

The Doge’s Spy

His name is Venier. Davide Venier.

Venice, 1570: Davide Venier, a respected businessman, loses his entire fortune overnight and is sentenced to ten years in the notorious lead chambers, the Serenissima's state prison. Here he meets Hasan the Ottoman, who becomes his chess partner, ...

Volume: 1

Westermann and Fräulein Gabriele

Richard Westermann is an IT executive with a tendency to brood and a penchant for cemeteries. At Höfer's funeral, Westermann falls in love with the deceased author's portable typewriter. And so the machine-an old Gabriele model-becomes an essential part of his life. When Westermann finds ...


Here’s Sand in your Eye!

Maths and physics student Lenny has decided to propose to his girlfriend Zoe on their holiday in the South of France. But then the ring falls into the pool just as he is offering it to her! When Zoe appears supremely unmoved by Lenny's proposal and his gift despite the huge effort involved in ...


Clara Dorn goes Holy

'I'm going to hell.'
'Don't you think you might be exaggerating a little?'

What do you do when you've spent your entire life gushing poison and it suddenly dawns on you that no one's going to come to your funeral? The only answer is sainthood. At least it's worth a try...