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Friedrich Ani

Killing Happiness - Novel

Happiness is extinguished completely when 11-year-old Lennard Grabbe doesn’t come home one night during the cold November days in Munich. 34 days later, he is found the victim of a murderer. Former Detective Chief Superintendent Jakob Franck, protagonist of Ani’s previous novel Day Without a Name, delivers the most horrible news of all to the parents – and so, happiness disappears from their house. And so does the happiness of other people connected to Lennard.

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Italy (Emons)

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Friedrich Ani

Naked Man Burning

At the age of fourteen, a boy flees from the southern German village of Heiligsheim. Forty years later, he returns under the name of Ludwig »Luggi« Dragomir. The tough times he has had to live through since leaving his native village are not enough to prevent the constant reliving of something even more sinister: the abuse perpetrated on him and his childhood friends by some of the most influential people of Heiligsheim.

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Friedrich Ani

Day Without a Name

Detective Chief Superintendent Jakob Franck has been retired for two months and feels that he can now start to lead a life in which he leaves behind the dead - until a case from his past catches up with him.

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Zoë Beck

The Supplier

London, in the not too distant future: A drug dealer is floating down the Thames – dead. A protection racketeer disappears without a trace. And Ellie Johnson is certain that she is in danger too.

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Klaus Bittermann

Furniture at Home, But No Money for Alcohol

Kreuzberg nights are longer than ever – and world-famous. When the young people of this neighbourhood in the centre of Berlin declare a bridge over the Landwehr canal to be a must-visit, even the New York Times takes notice.

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Detlef Bluhm

Ship’s cats

The map of the world today would look very different were it not for cats. Without them the great sea expeditions and voyages of discovery would never have been possible: on the weeklong trips across the Atlantic cats were a necessity, for they protected the food from rats and mice.

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Italy (Corbaccio)

Simone Buchholz

Beton Rouge

Chastity Riley is chasing a madman. Or at least that’s what it seems like. Because who else would lock high-ranking executives in a cage in the middle of Hamburg? And so Chastity experiences one of the rare occasions where her bosses stop trying to rein her in and confine her to the tediousness that is her desk. Her investigations take her into the world of publishing and the institutions that form elites. And all the while her friends are driving her crazy, because of all people it’s those that usually give her support who suddenly prove to be a fickle bunch.

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Simone Buchholz

Blue Night

»Just for the record: This is an extremely strange night. And strange nights are always a harbinger.«   Due to an unfortunate incident where she convicted a superior of corruption and shot a gangster all at once, district attorney Chastity Riley has been transferred to victim protection and thus – officially been put in the backwater. Her private life doesn’t offer any consolation either: her formerly favourite colleague sets out, what with his midlife crisis and all, on his own personal vendetta, while her most faithful ally in the police department descends into the depths of his broken heart.

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Eva Demski

Garden Stories

In many religions paradise is described as a garden. Countless people would love to have something resembling paradise in this life already. From this moment on, a question arises every day: Does the garden own us or do we own the garden?

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Ellen Dunne

Hard Landing

Patsy Logan, 38, German-Irish commissioner with the State Office of Criminal Investigations in Munich, is investigating in a renowned online company. The case quickly attracts attention, media and internal pressure is huge. And Patsy’s private life also becomes increasingly troubled…

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einzlkind

Billy

Billy enjoys a sheltered childhood in his aunt and uncle’s family in Duffmore, a small town in Scotland. His hippie parents have split from the world with an overdose shortly after his birth. From them, he inherited his love for music: for the Beatles, the Ramones, Joy Division. From his uncle, on the other hand, he receives the love for philosophy.

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Angelika Felenda

Iron Summer

June 1914: two shots are fired in Sarajevo and the world marches on toward the abyss. Franz Ferdinand, Austria-Hungary’s heir apparent, is dead. At the same time, Commissioner Reitmeyer has a difficult choice to make. He is tired of being the puppet of the Chief of Police.

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Angelika Felenda

Winter Storm

Munich 1920. Commissioner Reitmeyer has returned from the war and is trying to hide the traumata incurred there from his surroundings, muffling the panic attacks by playing the violin, despite the fact that the police has their work cut out for them: food shortage and inflation have lead to a theft plague sweeping the city and to thriving business for black-marketeers and traffickers.

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André Georgi

Tribunal

»Metal, glass, blood. All dead. Why am I still alive?«   In order to convict a war criminal and get justice for thousands of victims, Jasna Brandic is putting her life on the line. Her last hope is a man who himself has blood on his hands. She is faced with an impossible decision.

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Ursula Heinzelmann

Monsieur Vuong

There is a restaurant in the Alte Schönhauser Straße 46 in Berlin-Mitte that became an international place of pilgrimage many years ago: Monsieur Vuong’s restaurant.

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Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The Lives of Others

East German culture scene, mid-1980s. State power entrenches on the lives of two artists, a couple, initially seemingly untouched by politics – Georg is a playwright, Christa-Maria an actress. Minister Hempf sets the Stasi onto Georg and wants him out of the way, as he has fallen in love with Christa-Maria.

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English world rights (Pushkin Press), France (Saint Simon Editions), Italy (Fandango), Denmark (Tyskforlaget), Korea (KSI)

Rafael Horzon

The White Book

The unusual biography of an entrepreneur in the form of a picaresque novel Rafael Horzon’s Das weisse Buch grants us compelling insights into his fast-paced life as a furniture magnate, original genius and apple-cake tycoon.

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France (Attila), Italy (Scritturapura), Netherlands (Warenmagazijn), Serbia (Plato Books / B&S)

Andreas Izquierdo

Miss Hedy Dreams Of Flying

»Lady in her prime seeks cavalier to drive her to the nudist beach. Payment guaranteed.« – An ad in the local newspaper sets the ball rolling: Hedy von Pyritz, 88 years old, disciplined, sharp-tongued, vain. Keen mind, dry humour, at times offensive. An old lady, who usually sits in a wheelchair, causes a substantial scandal in the small town in the region of Münster, where she resides in grand style.

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Andreas Izquierdo

Romeo & Romy

No job, no boyfriend, no prospects – it’s not with a rosy outlook on life that Romy arrives in her native village in the proverbial middle of nowhere. Being a failed actress, and surrounded by quirky pensioners, she devises a bold plan: she is going to transform the barn behind her house into an Elizabethan theatre. And stage Romeo and Juliet in it. With a motley crew of old-age pensioners as the cast.

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Gabriela Jaskulla

Love at the Baltic Sea

A research assignment on a long-forgotten poet brings young German philologist Julia Völcker to a small island in the Baltic Sea. On first glance: the perfect idyll! But here, other rules apply than on the big city on the mainland – as Julia soon experiences first hand.

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Gabriela Jaskulla

September Sea

A sailing boat in the storm, the sailors’ fight against the waves warily watched by the inhabitants of a small island in the Baltic Sea. Just another pair of inexperienced landlubbers that were clueless enough to venture out to sea during a storm like this! They have no idea that their tightly-knit group is about to be stirred up by the pair that is about to be shipwrecked on their island.

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Sarah Khan

The Fortune Teller’s Babblings

Apartment clearance and tabula rasa, fire or impulse sale – what drives people to sell their things for small change via classifieds? In all seriousness, with an intention to buy, Sarah Khan met numerous people who advertised and listened carefully when they started to recount their life stories – and created literature from oral history. The outcome is a series of stories about separation and new beginnings, happiness and unhappiness, of rising or already-burst dreams.

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Tatjana Kruse

It Wasn’t the Gardener

Konny and Kriemhild, both over sixty, are running – rather unsuccessfully – a bed & breakfast in the countryside. One day, the idyll is disturbed by murder – and the sisters turn out to be true master detectives...

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Svenja Leiber

The Last Land

The beginning of the 20th century in northern Germany. Ruven Preuk, the youngest son of the village wainwright, has an extraordinary musical gift: he sees notes, and can play incredible melodies on his violin. This, however, does not only bring him admiration from the village where life is simple and tough.

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Andreas Pflüger

In the Dark

In her previous life, Jenny Aaron was a police detective of exceptional physical ability and belonged to a group of distinguished policemen, a special task force so secret and elite that one could not apply but had to be called upon to be a part of it. But ever since a catastrophically unsuccessful operation in Barcelona, Jenny Aaron is blind.

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Andreas Pflüger

Never

Police officer Jenny Aaron, blinded during a failed mission in Barcelona years ago, has escaped death only barely after the worst thirty-six hours of her life and is looking for shelter with her father’s friend in Sweden. Aaron doesn’t know which way to go: She has the standing offer to re-join the Department, the secret elite unit she used to belong to before she lost her eye-sight. But at what cost? She clings to the hope of regaining her sight – without knowing whether that will remain nothing but a dream. Then Aaron receives a message that shatters all her dreams for the future: Her mortal enemy has left her an enormous fortune – behind which a gruesome secret is hiding. In order to be completely certain, she needs to go to Marrakech. And that’s where all hell breaks loose...

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Andreas Pflüger

Operation Rubicon

A seemingly hopeless fight against a power-hungry cartel – perfectly choreographed and thrilling until the end. An explosive thriller with an elegantly woven plot filled with insider knowledge that leaves a lasting impression.

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Ilke S. Prick

Done With Forget-Me-Nots

A happy relationship, a steady job, a comfy couch… Everything seems to be perfect in Marieke’s life – until she finds herself alone with seventeen moving boxes in a strange apartment on New Year’s Eve.

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Martin Prinz

The Last Princess

When Elisabeth Petznek dies in Vienna in 1963, the fierce Alsatians in her bed also come to rest. She has just reached the age of 80. Hotheaded, vulnerable, unrestrained, open-hearted, blunt and headstrong. A woman who fit neither the roles intended for her nor those she willed for herself her entire life.

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Matthias Sachau

Skipping Off Into the Sunset in Flip-Flops

Nina is happy with her boyfriend Sami. He know what she likes and sometimes it seems he knows her better than she does herself. No doubt: he is the guy she wants to grow old with.

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Hg.: Friederike Schilbach

The Bathroom Chronicles.

Friederike Schilbach about »The Bathroom Chronicles«: Last spring, I visited a friend in Italy when I found the inspiration for this book. She lives in Monopoli, a little city in Puglia by the sea, in an apartment that used to belong to a captain. My friend renovated it herself, in a very gentle and thoughtful manner. Where once stood the fireplace where pulpo was grilled now stands the bathroom. When you step into the shower, you can look up a meter-long shaft – and like in a James Turrell artwork, see the open sky way above. I realized this bathroom resembles my friend in character. Both are airy, open, minimalistic, beautiful. Before I left, I asked my friend to send me a picture of her bathroom, for the memory. She did, and wrote a few lines about it. I went back to Berlin and asked some other friends to do the same. In the beginning, I thought of four or five. But day after day mails arrived, with photos and emotional stories about yucca palms, foreign travels, glamourous grandmothers and ex-boyfriends. Almost every one of these friends sent the task to another friend. Only a few months later, I had a collection of more than a hundred pictures of bathrooms and stories.

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English world rights (Black Dog & Leventhal/Hachette Books)

Sarah Schmidt

Far Away is Something Else

A gruff Berliner and a small-town northern German with a penchant for yoga and handicrafts. Other than a mutually felt aversion, Edith Scholz and Christel Jacobi have nothing in common – and yet, the two 70-year-olds take off on an adventure that will wind up taking them all the way through Germany.

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Bettina Suleiman

Return to the Wild

Free time? Sleep? No comment. Young, thirty-something Marina is living the dream of an entire generation of researchers. She and her mentor Griffin are working on a UN project worth millions that is to experiment with raising gorillas to be like human beings.

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