The Shark has Pretty Teeth, Dear

Fiction, Women's Fiction, Historical Novels

Strong women in hard times

Berlin 1922. Medical consultant to the police, Magda Fuchs is called to a horrifying crime scene: having been stabbed a young mother died at the side of her child. Magda and Inspector Kuno Mehring wonder if this seemingly pointless murder belongs to a series of brutal crimes against young women. All of the victims were prostitutes. Times are hard at the moment; the unimaginably swift inflation is rapidly consuming the money required for daily needs.
Magda, too, needs work with which she can support herself, and so she decides to open her own practice in Charlottenburg. Newly married, she poses to herself as well as her patients the one great question: Is it possible these days to believe in a future with children? Her friends, medical student Celia and actress Doris also have to face their own challenges. And then suddenly things turn bitterly serious...

• Love and hate, poverty and glamour, ups and downs: the second book about police doctor Magda Fuchs and her friends
• Third volume in preparation

Helene Sommerfeld

Helene Sommerfeld is the pseudonym of a married couple who write together from their home in Berlin. Their trilogy about Dr. Ricarda Thomasius has won the hearts of their readers, landing them at the very top of the SPIEGEL bestseller list. The captivating combination of historical precision and passionate, believable characters makes Helene Sommerfeld’s novels a gripping experience for readers.

The Shark has Pretty Teeth, Dear

Strong women in hard times

Berlin 1922. Medical consultant to the police, Magda Fuchs is called to a horrifying crime scene: having been stabbed a young mother died at the side of her child. Magda and Inspector Kuno Mehring wonder if this seemingly pointless murder belongs to a series of brutal crimes against young women. All of the victims were prostitutes. Times are hard at the moment; the unimaginably swift inflation is rapidly consuming the money required for daily needs.
Magda, too, needs work with which she can support herself, and so she decides to open her own practice in Charlottenburg. Newly married, she poses to herself as well as her patients the one great question: Is it possible these days to believe in a future with children? Her friends, medical student Celia and actress Doris also have to face their own challenges. And then suddenly things turn bitterly serious...

• Love and hate, poverty and glamour, ups and downs: the second book about police doctor Magda Fuchs and her friends
• Third volume in preparation

Bibliographic Data
560 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-26307-8
First published 2021