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The Cement Is Just for the Weight, Dear

Historical Novels, Women's Fiction, Fiction

Is Magda chasing an obsession?

Berlin 1924: Newcomers are flocking to the city in droves to get rich quickly. This is also the case for the severely injured woman examined by police physician Magda. When the unknown woman unexpectedly dies, Magda blames herself. Was her diagnosis wrong? A friend identifies the dead woman as a millionaire who had enjoyed life in wild Berlin to the fullest, with ladies and gentlemen from the highest echelons of society. 
When Magda tries to unearth the truth, she ends up at odds with powerful people. 

  • Love and hate, poverty and glamour, ups and downs: the third book about police doctor Magda Fuchs and her friends
  • Helene Sommerfeld’s novels unfolds as a plethora of strong women struggle to find their place in a world of extremes – Berlin in the Roaring Twenties
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 Cement Is Just for the Weight, Dear

Is Magda chasing an obsession?

Berlin 1924: Newcomers are flocking to the city in droves to get rich quickly. This is also the case for the severely injured woman examined by police physician Magda. When the unknown woman unexpectedly dies, Magda blames herself. Was her diagnosis wrong? A friend identifies the dead woman as a millionaire who had enjoyed life in wild Berlin to the fullest, with ladies and gentlemen from the highest echelons of society. 
When Magda tries to unearth the truth, she ends up at odds with powerful people. 

  • Love and hate, poverty and glamour, ups and downs: the third book about police doctor Magda Fuchs and her friends
  • Helene Sommerfeld’s novels unfolds as a plethora of strong women struggle to find their place in a world of extremes – Berlin in the Roaring Twenties
Bibliographic Data
528 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-22011-8
First published 2022