Deep In Shallow Water

Fiction, Thriller / Crime

With a surprisingly simple ruse, art student Harry Oldenburg snatches an oil painting and three watercolours by Emil Nolde from a local museum. High-tailing it to the island of Amrum, his plan is to lie low until the commotion has died down. But it isn’t long before he finds himself being chased by a boorish ferryman, a lovestruck tourist and his prying landlady. Harry disposes of these inconvenient pursuers, but getting rid of their dead bodies proves difficult. Eventually, he is forced to leave the oil painting behind as he makes a dramatic escape across the Wadden Sea. Eighteen years later, now a successful art dealer and thief, he returns to track down the missing picture...

Krischan Koch

Krischan Koch was born in 1953 in Hamburg, where he works as a film critic for the NDR (North German Broadcasting Corporation) and "Die Zeit" amongst others. He and his wife livesin Hamburg and also on the North Sea island of Amrum, where he has the perfect view on the North Sea mud-flats and writes his successful crime novels. 

Deep In Shallow Water

With a surprisingly simple ruse, art student Harry Oldenburg snatches an oil painting and three watercolours by Emil Nolde from a local museum. High-tailing it to the island of Amrum, his plan is to lie low until the commotion has died down. But it isn’t long before he finds himself being chased by a boorish ferryman, a lovestruck tourist and his prying landlady. Harry disposes of these inconvenient pursuers, but getting rid of their dead bodies proves difficult. Eventually, he is forced to leave the oil painting behind as he makes a dramatic escape across the Wadden Sea. Eighteen years later, now a successful art dealer and thief, he returns to track down the missing picture...

Bibliographic Data
400 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-25403-8
First published 2019