The Seven Lives of Anton Busch

"I was five years old when I first realized that I could read minds."

Little Anton inherited the gift for reading minds from his beloved grandfather, a goose keeper who had always dreamed of being a violinist. With this gift, Anton saved his mother's life. This is the memory ...


Days of Light

How can you become the woman you want to be?

One mild summer's night in 1906, young, headstrong Lisette, the daughter of wealthy builder Otto Winter, secretly runs away from her parents' home and everything she previously knew as her life. Her heart belongs to fashion design and to ...

Volume: 1

But Some Did

»My greatest hope is that you are happy when you think of me.«

This is the first novel ever published about the lives and deaths of the women and men involved with the so-called Red Orchestra. They all met the same violent fate, but their paths to that point were quite ...

Volume: 1

The Forgotten

Dresden 1948: a hot summer, three years after the end of the war. The great currency reform throws occupied and divided post-war Germany into a crisis. In the midst of the arduous reconstruction work, Detective Inspector Max Heller finds himself entangled in a case involving a fourteen-year-old ...

Volume: 3

The Devil’s Handwriting

"This mysterious book contains formulas which can defeat death."

Pirna, 1544: Ever since the book with strange writing in it crossed her path as a child, Sophia has been devoted to solving its mystery. Master Heinrich Fuchs stands solidly by her side, having married Sophia ...

Volume: 2

Summer Act

A darkly humorous family saga from the successful crime fiction author

On a hot summer weekend the old and critically ill patriarch Joseph invites his family to his villa on the Baltic coast. Th e extremely rich man with a colorful past accepts death as what it is. However, before ...


The Devil’s Snares

A strong woman. A powerful man. Linked by a seemingly unsolvable puzzle.

Pirna, 1541. The number of mysterious deaths are multiplying, almost as if the Devil himself has a hand in them. Nineteen-year-old Sophia has just returned to her hometown, grown up into a young woman ...

Volume: 1

Immortality Isn’t a Solution Either

A Goethe-Schiller disaster

In 2014, the crisis-shaken book market causes even the sales of works by German classics Goethe and Schiller to plummet, which is why their publisher Cotta sends the two gentlemen (now 265 and 255 years old) on a reading tour. The itinerary will culminate in an open-air reading of Faust. Only ...

Red Raven

The spy inside your own borders

In late summer 1951, Detective inspector Heller and his family are returning to Dresden from their state-authorized vacation on the Baltic Sea. His wife Karin will be leaving again immediately, having unexpectedly received permission to visit their ...

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Volume: 4

The Bone Thieves of San Marco

"You sat in the Doge's prison, your family fortune was seized. And then you were suddenly back again. From what they say, you are now a powerful man."

1570. Carnevale - All of Venice has gone crazy! The city is one single boisterous party, a tremendous orgy. However, Davide Venier ...

Volume: 2

The Doge’s Spy

His name is Venier. Davide Venier.

Venice, 1570: Davide Venier, a respected businessman, loses his entire fortune overnight and is sentenced to ten years in the notorious lead chambers, the Serenissima's state prison. Here he meets Hasan the Ottoman, who becomes his chess partner, ...

Volume: 1

Nighttime at Ascanian Square

Leo Wechsler's sixth case

Berlin, 1928. A dead man is found in the shed behind the Ascanian High School, which is located right next door to the variete and sensationalist theater, The Cabaret of Evil. Here the theater owner puts his severe facial injuries from the war on shocking display. Shortly before the body is ...

Volume: 6