Who Killed Christopher?

Accident or suicide? Who was really responsible for the death of a teenage boy who seemed to have everything in his favor? His best friend decides to find out. • Longlist German Children’s Literature Award; Silver Feather of the German Women’s Medical Association

The Reluctant Heroes

There were several moments when the whole story could have taken a very different direction. But, I think the minute we set eyes on Marie, the course of events was set in motion .

At first the narrator Magnus, his best friend Sebi and the others involved in the ...

Belle – The Curse of Balmoral Castle

Scotland, 1877: in a misty Highland glen, a coach tumbles into a ravine and its passengers-sixteen-year-old Belle Mc Bean and her father-find themselves in the clutches of a mysterious creature in derelict Kinord Castle. On Belle's insistence, the creature sets her ailing father free, but in ...


Fake Violets

Leon meets Laura's friends at long last - all of them from good families and upper-class backgrounds. So Leon, who has spent time in a young offender's institute and whose father is off meditating in some ashram in India, feels about as comfortable in her clique as the proverbial ...


A Night in Distant Motion

When seventeen-year-old Regine, a Nazi supporter, falls in love with a Polish prisoner in 1944, she notices for the first time the injustices and horrors going on around her and learns she can no longer be silent.

  • A story about the difficulty but necessity of questioning ...
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Pool Party

Cap is 17, good-looking, and thinks the world owes him. He wants it all - parties, girls, fun: the sort of cool lifestyle other boys have. It's just too bad that he grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Hamburg-Veddel, a multi-cultural island on the River Elbe where his African ...


Before He Does it Again

What Johanna really wanted was to spend the summer holidays trying to come to terms with what happened to her a year ago-something she's never spoken about to anyone. Then she comes across an article about a girl called Kim who is in hospital being treated for serious injuries ...


Wake Up and Scream!

They used to be inseparable-an entity, like three leaves of a clover. But then Laura slipped into a coma in the wake of an accident and a few months later the experienced mountaineer Kim plunged to her death from an apparently innocuous summit. When Miriam starts to investigate she has a ...


Dead Tulips

16-year-old Leon spent time in a young offenders' institute for a crime he didn't commit. Now out on parole, he's about to start a new job in a florist's when he - of all people - stumbles across the corpse of a beautiful young woman. It goes without saying ...

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Sunny was Yesterday

What makes a person who they are? What would have become of them if they'd had a different start in life?

Sunny, the school's head boy, is not only fantastically handsome but also incredibly popular. Everyone likes Sunny, so Laura simply can't believe it when her ...


Because it's Not to Be

Vienna, April 1914: in order to avenge his mother's death, 17-year-old Oskar Heller takes a job as a stable boy in the stately household of the Grayn family. And then the unthinkable happens: despite his liberal minded attitudes - he abhors snobbery and the aristocracy's arbitrary ...


Dark Idyll

When her mother moves in with her new boyfriend Thomas, it looks like everything could work out perfectly for Teresa, who is secretly in love with Thomas' son Leo. But their new house by the canal seems to be ill-starred: the four-year-old son of the family who lived there before them ...