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Friedrich Ani

All The Empty Rooms

In Friedrich Ani’s new novel, »the four« must spring into action: Polonius Fischer (the former monk), Tabor Süden (the returned missing person’s investigator), Jakob Franck (the former inspector, now retired, but still the deliverer of the worst news) and Fariza Nasri (the civil servant with Syrian roots, saved from her banishment to the provinces). All of them must employ their unique methods to solve the murder of a woman and the beating death of a police officer, incidents which receive great attention after igniting social and political debates (coming from the right) about the incompetence of the police, migrant children, east and west Germany, and »the system«.

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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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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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Friedrich Ani

The Fool and His Machine

Tabor Süden started out as a policeman before moving into private detective work, becoming an experienced specialist in missing persons cases. What he really wanted was to walk away forever from investigative work after the last case in which one of his colleagues lost his life.

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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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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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Simone Buchholz

Hotel Cartagena

A chilly hotel bar in the Port of Hamburg. Down on the docks, the lights are shimmering, above the tables are rather sparsely occupied. Suddenly the doors open, twelve heavily armed men hijack the bar, take patrons and staff hostage. Right in the middle of it all: Chastity Riley, who had actually been bracing herself for a painful reunion with old friends, but now she and all the other hostages have to learn that there are injuries that just can’t be repaired…

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Simone Buchholz

Mexico Ring

In Hamburg cars are burning. Set alight at random every night. But one night on the Mexico Ring, a ghetto of office high-rises to the north of the city, a person is still in his Fiat as it starts to blaze: Nouri Saroukhan, the lost son of a Bremen gangster family. Did he regret running away from his family? Had they started the blaze? And why are gangster youths from Bremen turning up dead in Hamburg?

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Juan Danilo

Ceviche. The Cookbook

The legendary Peruvian dish ceviche – fish marinated in lime juice and salt – is currently becoming a major trend in international gastronomy. This is not surprising, as ceviche is a culinary sensation: a sophisticated and fresh dish with lots of possible variations – a true explosion of flavour and colour.

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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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Gabriele Diechler

Lavender Dreams

A picturesque village in the Provence, not far from Grasse, the world capital of perfume. But Julia isn’t here to enjoy the beauty of the landscape: her life is falling apart, and she has come here in search of the truth …

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Gabriele Diechler

Chocolate Days

Alwy is newly in love, the smart-looking lawyer Leon is her dream man. And it’s looking promising in her job, too. Life could be glorious – if the young patissière didn’t have to fear for her professional existence all of a sudden. The building that houses her cake studio has been sold to an investor who wants to renovate the property and evict the tenants. Her friend and partner Bettina is of little help to Alwy, because she’s got problems of her own: She is pregnant and the future baby daddy’s reaction is not the one she had hoped for. Alwy fights for her shop, not knowing the impact this is going to have on her life …

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Ellen Dunne

Hard Landing

Patsy Logan, 38, German-Irish detective chief inspector with the State Office of Criminal Investigations in Munich, is investigating 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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Ellen Dunne

Black Soul

A drowned Irish man is fished out of the Schwabinger Bach – a stream in the English Garden in Munich. There is no evidential material, but motives galore. Not the ideal starting position for Patsy Logan, the German-Irish detective chief inspector with the Munich homicide squad. She has to call on her instincts more than ever – but those instincts are wavering just when she needs them.

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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

Autumn Storm

Investigations in two murder cases lead the unflappable Munich Detective Reitmeyer into the circles of Russian Monarchists in exile who had settled in the city after the October Revolution. And it is these very circles that his best friend, lawyer Sepp Leitner, has his eye out for the daughter of a distinguished Russian nobleman, to top up his salary.  But what does the disappearance of Anya Alexandrova have to do with the two dead men?

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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

The Last Terrorist

A young woman is caught in the clutches of terrorism and is sent on a risky mission. Chased by the BKA, the Federal Criminal Police Office, and put under pressure by her comrades, she is forced to make a difficult decision …

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André Georgi

The Last Terrorist

A young woman is caught in the clutches of terrorism and is sent on a risky mission. Chased by the BKA, the Federal Criminal Police Office, and put under pressure by her comrades, she is forced to make a difficult decision …

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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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Johannes Groschupf

Berlin Preppers

As an online-editor for a large daily newspaper, Walter Noack is in charge of eliminating rude remarks and hate speech from various comment sections. He is confronted with the most odious insults a thousand times a day. His nerves become even more frayed after he and subsequently a colleague are beaten seemingly at random by strangers, and his private life is shaken by loss.

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Birgit Haustedt

Venice

First, you have breakfast in the hidden Caffè del Doge, where you get the best coffee in the city, before you dive into the hustle and bustle of the Rialto fish market. Afterwards, you marvel at fashion and perfume art in the sumptuous atmosphere of the Palazzo Mocenigo and then take midmorning refreshments of cicchetti, Italian tapas, and an ombra, a breath of chilled wine, in Venice’s oldest bacaro.

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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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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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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

The Autumn Cook

Gianna is young, vivacious and ambitious – and she is determined to become a chef. And to be one of the best. Where better to learn the ropes than with those Michelin-starred chefs? Thus her journey leads her from her hometown of Regensburg, via Copenhagen and Navarra, all the way to New Mexico. At four enthralling locations, she learns not only an array of cooking styles from famous and independent-minded colleagues, but also experiences the ebb and flow of emotions: she is in love – and not just with one man, but with two at the same time, two brothers who could hardly be more different from one another. While one promises security and steadfastness, the other entices her into new, risky adventures. Gradually Gianna discovers what really matters in life…

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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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Bledar Kola, Ursula Heinzelmann

New Albanian Cuisine

From cooking at Noma to revolutionising the Albanian cuisine: The traditional cuisine of Albania, shaped by the country’s Ottoman past as well as by Italy and Greece, yet still distinct and authentic, reinterpreted here in 70 recipes by Bledar Kola and the team at his restaurant Mullixhiu.

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Merle Kröger

The Experts

The 1960s have started and with them the Age of Aquarius. Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death in Tel Aviv. Konrad Adenauer agrees on military aid for Israel. At the same time, however, German aeronautical engineers, engine builders and rocket scientists are drawn to Egypt in great numbers.

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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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Tatjana Kruse

Some Like it Dead

Konny and Kriemhild see the most powerful man of their village kill a woman. Realising he’s been made, he intends to get rid of Kriemhild. But Kriemhild survives and decides to fake her own death so she can catch the murderer on her own. For without a body, the police are hesitant to investigate such a prominent citizen.

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Tatjana Kruse

Mermaids Murder Better

Three strangers demolish Konny and Kriemhild’s bed & breakfast and demand that the sisters hand over the millions that the Commodore, Kriemhild’s deceased husband, owes them. Did the Commodore really unearth a treasure illegally, scam his crew, sell the treasure and stash away the money in a secret place?

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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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Prof. Dr. Andreas Michalsen

Healing Through Nutrition

Andreas Michalsen dedicates his new book to his biggest concern: making us healthier. In his very personal, knowledgeable and convincing style, he guides the reader towards a balanced and improved diet that can prevent illnesses or be directed at healing them. The book contains detailed schedules for regular fasting that are easily implemented into one’s daily routine. The author shows that the right diet not only provides the body with stimuli to activate regeneration and self-healing. It’s nothing less than the key to a longer life.

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Thomas Montasser

A Heavenly Catastrophe

An old monastery in a magical and forgotten corner of Burgundy. Three elderly nuns barely managing to keep the place going. And a young woman, Louise, from the banlieues of Paris, with a talent for getting into trouble.

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Thomas Montasser

The Summer of the Penguins

A small bookshop in London’s Mayfair borough. Mrs. Annetta Robington finds herself completely absorbed in a fascinating book about penguins and has lost track of time. Just as she is about to leave the bookshop, she makes a sudden, incredible discovery: the shop owner is a penguin! The elderly gentleman denies it at first, but then admits to it: yes, he is a penguin – one of many that live among us humans.

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Mareike Nieberding

When We Forgot How to Speak

Throughout her childhood and teenage years Mareike Nieberding would be picked up by her father no matter where she was, if she was drunk, or who she was with. From a party at one in the morning, at seven after a shift at the bar. Her father was her protector, her comforter, an incurable optimist. When she sits in front of him today she asks herself who this greying man with freckles really is, what he thinks and feels, whether he’s happy. At some point between then and now the two stopped getting to know each other. These days, once he’s picked her up from the train station and they’re on their way, they talk about neighbours and other acquaintances until all of a sudden they’re home, and silent. They don’t argue. They just have nothing to say to each other.

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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

Blindsided

Blind Special Agent Jenny Aaron pins all her hopes on a therapy that is meant to give her back her eyesight. But the men who died for her last winter won’t let go of her.

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Andreas Pflüger

A Shadow Falls

Imagine inheriting 2 billion Dollars. From your mortal enemy. 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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