Don’t Forget a Single Word

Three eras, three women, three fates
Set in the Silesian town of Gleiwitz, the stories of Martha, Maria, and Magda trace the history of this border region: following the Germans, Poles, and Czechs, Christians and Jews, who loved and hated each other, were expelled and whose ...

Damn it, Eberhofer!

Niederkaltenkirchen is everywhere! Four twisted stories from Eberhofer

Twisted, hilarious and heartwarming tales from Franz: trouble with Susi, an asinine murder case in Ruhrpott, a weekend in Austria with Simmerl, Flötzinger, and at least 17 glasses of raspberry brandy. ...


A Thousand Devils

Max Heller's second case

"This was the price of survival. He would pay for it with his dreams and his deepest, most unfathomable fears."

A freezing winter, an occupied city, abandoned children, a brutal murderer on the loose-and Max Heller's second case

Dresden, 1947: the city lies within ...

Volume: 2

Three Women at the Lake

Three friends, four lives - and a house by the lake

They had been close friends since childhood: Marie, Alexandra, Friederike, and Jule. Regardless of where their lives took them, they gathered every Friday before Pentecost, at Maries´ enchanting house by the lake. Marie, the ...

Rights sold: Italy

Fortune’s Travelers

The Boysen family celebrates life
During a major celebration at Tide House - Inge Boysen is turning 80, while her granddaughter Inka is turning 18 - Fortune's Comet soars over the North Sea island. Inge, her children, and her grandchildren become Fortune's travellers. Enno is ...

Rioja For The Matador


Journalist Henry Meyenbeeker, who is reporting from the most famous of all Spanish wine regions, inadvertently finds himself in the midst of a dispute raging between a large winery and a young highly committed co-operative. When the co-operative's oenologist dies in a car crash, ...
Rights sold: Poland, Greece

The Air Raid Killer

"What is this war turning us into?"

Dresden, 1944-a brutal killer terrorises a war-torn city -
Detective Inspector Max Heller's first case

"A few minutes was all it took to turn a quiet, frosty winter's night into a raging inferno. Heller found himself alone in ...

Rights sold: English World Rights, Greece, Arabic language, Dutch language
Volume: 1

The Apple Collector

a novel

Germany, 1965. Elizabeth has had a strict Catholic upbringing in a small village and dreams of leading an independent life in the city. That summer, she falls in love for the first time: with Giorgio, a young Italian guest worker. But shortly before his departure, Giorgio confesses that he is ...

Rights sold: Latvia

The Semolina Dumpling Affair

Franz Eberhofer's fourth case

There's trouble afoot in Niederkaltenkirchen once again. A policeman is found dead - and the last person who saw him alive was Franz Eberhofer! The dead cop was Eberhofer's immediate superior and arch-enemy, and the two of them had just had a huge row. Worse still, the murder weapon ...

Rights sold: Turkey, Latvia, Hungary
Volume: 4

We Might Still Be Hot

What could be worse than the prospect celebrating your 50 th birthday in a humdrum suburban restaurant in the company of your entire family? Especially if you suffer from cataclysmic mood swings and occasionally find yourself glowing like burning embers even in the snow. Doris (49.

Rights sold: Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic

Steam-bread Blues

A Bavarian crime thriller

It's business as usual: crime is rife in Niederkaltenkirchen...

Franz Eberhofer's relationship with Susi is ticking along quite nicely and his pigsty of a home is finally approaching something resembling order. But then things start spinning out of control in Niederkaltenkirchen.

Rights sold: France, Turkey, Latvia, Hungary
Volume: 2

Forgotten by Autumn

Three women, three lives.

It's too late for reconciliation: for ten years Maja Sternberg has had no contact with her mother Lilli - and now Lilli is dead. The police in Vienna suspect suicide, but Maja doesn't want to believe it. In her mother's flat, she finds Lilli's birth ...