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Amongst Loners

What constitutes a family today and who is actually part of it?

Angela and Erich are the parents, Simon and Katrin the children. Together they make up a family. But just listing the members doesn't mean it is a proper family. Erich and Angela have ...


Tupolew 134

In her new novel, Antje Rávic Strubel gives us a highjacked plane and a difficult, if not impossible, quest for the truth. She has taken a real story as her inspiration: in 1978 a Tupolew 134 was hijacked by two citizens from East Germany who were on a flight from Gdansk to West Berlin. The ...
Rights sold: Slovenia, China

Maxi and Mo - Love & Co.

Maxi is in love. Totally crazy about the guy. And Patrick, of all people! Who thinks he's Casanova and has just stood her up for the third time in a row! But, this time, he's going to be sorry. Really, really sorry. She's going to make damn sure of that with the help of her best friend Mo. So ...

Rights sold: Latvia, Bulgaria

Johnny Lackland

A girl named Johnny

Early on, Joana Wolkenzin knows that she is different. She spends hours reading and learns song lyrics by heart. As she grows older, she falls in love with both boys and girls. In the No Man's Land of Western Pomerania in the 1990s, she gives herself a new name: ...


The Museum of the World

An extraordinary adventure and an unforgettable hero

Bartholomew is an orphan from Bombay, he's twelve years old and speaks almost as many languages. This is why, in the year 1854, he is hired as a translator by the brothers Schlagintweit from Germany, who, with the support of ...


The Immortal Family Salz

A beer cellar, a luxury hotel and a grandmother who dies twice over…

Resplendent with glamour but overcast by many a shadow, the story of the Salz family centres on Leipzig's up-market Fürstenhof hotel. Salz Sr. buys it in 1914, but his actress daughter Lola refuses to ...

Rights sold: Persian language

Things We Said Today

Western Pomeranian, 1999, in the small village of Bresekow. When old Frau Hanske dies, her daughter Ingrid flies in for the funeral with her family from Ireland. Ingrid had fled Bresekow many years ago. Her visit brings about many changes in the village, raising questions old and new, ...


Tannenstein

Time of revenge

When the Hiker comes, people die: eleven in the remote town of Tannenstein near the Czech border, then a gas station attendant in the Harz region, and a real estate agent in the Allgäu area. The killer materializes out of nowhere, murders without warning, and ...

Volume: 1

The Air Raid Killer

Detective Inspector Max Heller’s first case

"What is this war turning us into?"

Dresden, 1944-a brutal killer terrorises a war-torn city


"A few minutes was all it took to turn a quiet, frosty winter's night into a raging inferno. Heller found himself alone in a completely alien world. No longer his ...

Rights sold: English World Rights, Arabic language, Dutch language, Greece, Hungary, Italy (Fanucci)
Volume: 1

Leo Berlin

Leo Wechsler's first case

Berlin 1922. Germany is divided into two rival political factions; with their defeat at the end of the First World War, the people seem unable to settle down and come to terms with peace. Detective superintendent Leo Wechsler, a widower with two children, has to investigate a mysterious murder: a ...
Volume: 1

How I Set Out to Buy some Milk and Came Home with a Bicycle

The deeper truth behind our decisions

Many of our decisions have no major influence on our lives, while others are a matter of do or die. And some of them are so insane in retrospect that we can hardly believe we took them. A single good or bad decision can change the course of our lives forever. But what influences our decisions?

Rights sold: PR China, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Latvia, Czech Republic, Turkey

Home Made in India

A love story between Delhi and Berlin

"In order to love India, I had to get to know Germany again."

Indians, Germans, and an author seeking to answer the question: What is home? Since his marriage to Indian native Saskya, Christopher Kloeble is a notarized "Person of Indian Heritage." In this insightful, ...