Non-Fiction Autumn 2021

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Michael de Ridder

On Our Own Terms

Why I help seriously ill people to end their lives

Date of publication: October 11, 2021
Hardcover | 224 pages
If someone wants to die, should they be allowed to do so with medical help? Michael de Ridder is a specialist in internal medicine, co-founder of a hospice and chair of a palliative care foundati...
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Christine Brand

True Crimes

A court reporter's most sensational cases

Date of publication: September 27, 2021
Paperback | 352 pages
An unobtrusive couple becomes a deadly duo for ludicrous reasons, a man confesses to murdering his wife but is acquitted, and a small village is shaken to its core by a horrific crime – Christine...
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Philipp Fleiter

Crime on Your Doorstep

The most sensational cases from the No. 1 podcast

Date of publication: October 18, 2021
Paperback | 368 pages
When your friendly neighbour is supposedly on holiday, but actually lying encased in cement under the garage; when a little girl suddenly disappears without a trace from her parents' farm – cases...
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Axel Petermann

On Behalf of the Dead

Cold cases: a profiler investigates unsolved murders

Date of publication: September 13, 2021
Paperback | 384 pages
A man is sentenced to life for murdering his wealthy aunt – but the investigation's files reveal that there's considerable evidence to suggest that he's innocent. The death of a vivacious woman i...
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Bartholomäus Grill

Africa!

A look back to the future of a continent

Date of publication: September 27, 2021
Hardcover | 288 pages
Bartholomäus Grill, the Zeit and Spiegel's legendary Africa correspondent, assesses the continent's position today, and asks what its future has in store. Despite poverty and rampant corruption, ...
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Marcus Weber, Judith Weber

Fantastic Physics

How physics is sometimes annoying, but always brilliant – and does nothing less than explain everything

Date of publication: October 11, 2021
Paperback | 208 pages
Do you know why there's always a headwind when you ride your bicycle – and what you can do about it? Do you know how cavitation stops ships, but helps us to open jam jars? Do you know how to hood...
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Giuseppe Di Grazia (Editor)

Stern Crime – True Crimes

16 sensational cases

Date of publication: December 13, 2021
Paperback | 320 pages
They come along every year: crimes that, despite months of police investigations, remain unsolved. The disappearance of Frauke Lieb in Paderborn in 2006 was one such case. For seven days, she sen...
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Karsten Krogmann, Marco Seng

The Angel of Death

How did Niels Högel become Germany's most prolific post-war serial killer?

Date of publication: September 20, 2021
Paperback | 320 pages
It's June 2005. In the Delmenhorst clinic, the ICU night shift has just started. The nurse Niels Högel enters the room of a comatose patient and gives him an unprescribed injection. Shortly after...
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Christiane Tramitz

Death in the Village

A crime novel based on real events

Date of publication: September 13, 2021
Paperback | 288 pages
An idyllic village in Upper Bavaria, 1995. Shortly before Christmas, a brutal murder is committed: four people die in a murder-suicide, and the case is closed after the police determine that the ...
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Heike Abidi, Lucinde Hutzenlaub

I Thought I Was Already Perfect

Survival training for all who yearn to remain normal

Date of publication: November 9, 2021
Paperback | 336 pages
Is there anything women aren't supposed to be these days? Friend, mother, partner, businesswoman, lover, top athlete, culture vulture, beauty, housewife, queen of multitasking, cab driver, coach ...

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