Bitter Chianti

a Wine and Crime Novel

Hamburg-based photographer Frank Gatow is delighted when he receives an assignment to work on a guidebook on the wines of Tuscany. His preparations are going smoothly, but just before his departure a vintner and his son disappear without trace. Another winery has its power and water supplies cut and a third goes up in flames. As if that wasn’t enough, Gatow discovers that the wine samples have been tampered with. At first he simply observes these mystifying events, but when the vintner and his son still fail to turn up, he falls under suspicion himself. A private investigator attaches himself to Gatow’s heels – but then two female vintners unexpectedly come to his aid...


dtv Allgemeine Belletristik
352 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-21537-4
1. September 2014
Rights available again: France