Fiction Spring 2021



Rena Rosenthal

The Royal Gardener – The Dream of Spring

The Royal Gardener saga (Vol. 1)


Date of publication: March 22, 2021
Paperback | 688 pages
Oldenburg, 1891. All her life, Marleene has dreamt of being a gardener, working with nature and growing the most beautiful flowers in the world. But her dream seems out of reach: only men are al...

Emily Walton

Miss Hollywood – Mary Pickford's Year of Love

Date of publication: May 10, 2021
Paperback | 544 pages
1918. From Hollywood to New York City, one woman's name is on everyone's lips: Mary Pickford. The glittering Jazz Age is still just a faint glow on the horizon, but Mary is already being blinded ...

Robert Hültner

Lazare and the Trail of Death

Inspector Lazare (Vol. 2)

Crime novel

Date of publication: June 14, 2021
Hardcover | 320 pages
Inspector Lazare is summoned to Sète in the south of France, where a young Muslim girl has gone missing. At first, it looks like Nadia may have been radicalised and travelled to Syria, but then L...

Angélique Mundt


If she remembers, she'll become a murderer


Date of publication: April 13, 2021
Paperback | 352 pages
Leila experiences her own personal nightmare: she can't remember the night her music producer was killed. Yet, neither her family nor the police believe her when she says that she remembers nothi...

Sarah Nisi

I Want to Be Close to You

Psychological thriller

Date of publication: May 10, 2021
Paperback | 336 pages
In London Underground's lost property office, Lester Sharp looks after abandoned objects: mobiles, keys, wallets – he particularly likes taking care of clothes and medical gadgets. He's a collect...

Bettina Storks

Klara’s Silence


Date of publication: March 8, 2021
Paperback | 400 pages
Freiburg, 2018. Following a stroke, Miriam's ancient grandmother suddenly starts speaking French – a language that she supposedly never learnt. Miriam soon realises that Klara is hiding something...

Bernhard Aichner

Dark Room

A Bronski crime novel (Vol.1)

Date of publication: March 22, 2021
Paperback | 352 pages
Winter in Innsbruck. A homeless man seeks refuge in a long abandoned house in the woods. In the bedroom, he finds a dead body. It has been lying there for twenty years. It's just what the press p...

Derek Meister

Death Freight

Patrician Rungholt (Vol. 4)

Historical crime novel

Date of publication: May 17, 2021
Paperback | 400 pages
Lübeck 1393: A prostitute is found dead in a cesspit. Her arms and legs have been fettered and it looks as if she has been tortured during interrogation. During his investigations, Rungholt stumb...

Clemens Murath

The Man from Lebanon

Date of publication: March 1, 2021
Paperback | 480 pages
Frank Bosman and his team from the State Criminal Police are conducting a hopeless fight against Arslan Aziz, head of the extended Lebanese family that has cornered the drugs market in Berlin. Wh...

Christa von Bernuth

Deep Under Ground

Crime novel based on a true story

Date of publication: March 15, 2021
Paperback | 384 pages
A village in Upper Bavaria, 1981. Ten-year-old Annika is cycling home, but never arrives. Following unbearable days of waiting, the police make a shocking discovery: They unearth a chest in the f...

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