A Vineyard for His Silence

Fiction, Thriller / Crime

Security expert Georg Hellberger feels right at home on the Moselle, having become a good wine connoisseur. But now he has been asked to put his investigator hat back on: a vintner friend asks him to look into events that occurred during the Reunification period. The supervisory Treuhand organization had awarded the Rothenstein Vineyard near Meißen to a certain M., rather than to his relatives, who had been running the place as an agricultural production cooperative. This turns out to be a good opportunity for Hellberger to look into Saxon wines and wine culture during the East German period. At Rothenstein, wine and technical discussions bring him and the locals together, but when Hellberger begins to bring up the past, the mood there takes a turn for the worse. And when the owner of Rothenstein dies shortly afterwards, the “Wessi” even gets accused of murder.

Book 17 in the successful wine crime series

• In an upgraded edition with professionally designed inside flaps and a map of the wine-growing region
• Paul Grote with dtv: 450,000 total sales

Paul Grote

After training as a management assistant in advertising, Paul Grote studied sociology and political science in Hamburg. He spent 15 years living in South America, from were he reported for the press and radio on wine and cookery.

A Vineyard for His Silence

Security expert Georg Hellberger feels right at home on the Moselle, having become a good wine connoisseur. But now he has been asked to put his investigator hat back on: a vintner friend asks him to look into events that occurred during the Reunification period. The supervisory Treuhand organization had awarded the Rothenstein Vineyard near Meißen to a certain M., rather than to his relatives, who had been running the place as an agricultural production cooperative. This turns out to be a good opportunity for Hellberger to look into Saxon wines and wine culture during the East German period. At Rothenstein, wine and technical discussions bring him and the locals together, but when Hellberger begins to bring up the past, the mood there takes a turn for the worse. And when the owner of Rothenstein dies shortly afterwards, the “Wessi” even gets accused of murder.

Book 17 in the successful wine crime series

• In an upgraded edition with professionally designed inside flaps and a map of the wine-growing region
• Paul Grote with dtv: 450,000 total sales

Bibliographic Data
384 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-21953-2
First published 2021