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Foreign Rights 2013 / 2014
CONTENT
NON-FICTION
ALBRECHT
SCHONHÖFT
RIEDERLE
AHR
BARTENS
EHRHARDT / JOHNEN
BONELLI
MOESTL
SPITZER
MÜLLER
KISTNER
ABDEL-SAMAD
KUHN
OTT
TEMELIE
BERGER
Patient of My Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Childhoods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Who We Are and What We Want . . . . . . . . . . .
The Promise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Keeps Couples Together / Happy Children . . . . . . .
To Be Honest, I’m a Really Good Liar . . . . . . . . . .
It’s Your Own Fault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Way of the Tiger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mental Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Showdown
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FIFA Mafia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Islamic Fascism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Everything a Man Needs to Know by Heart / Every Skill a Man Must Have
Yoga for Sceptics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Five Element Wellness Diet . . . . . . . . . . .
The Bible Forgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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The Nightwalker . . . . . . .
Glance of Death . . . . . . .
Death in Seconds . . . . . .
Buried Under the Dunes / Deathly Moon
Death Mask . . . . . . . .
Devil’s Gang / Toxic Trail . . . . .
Dead Drunkards . . . . . . .
Blood on the Ice . . . . . . .
Sunday of the Dead . . . . . .
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Bullwhip . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Metzger Heads for Paradise
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Your Dead Daughter . . . . . .
Little Dead Riding Hood . . . . .
Germania . . . . . . . . .
The Golden Shore / Flames from the Sky
1813 . . . . . . . . . .
Seduction . . . . . . . . .
The Master Builder’s Love . . . .
The Roses of Montevideo / The Dream of
The Forbidden Story . . . . . .
The Scent of the Nutmeg Flower . .
Stars of the Caribbean . . . . .
The House on the Island of Flowers .
Like Sun and Moon . . . . . .
Traveling with Russians . . . . .
Ever Since that Moment . . . . .
Time Is Waiting up There . . . .
Infinite Blue . . . . . . . .
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FICTION
FITZEK
HEITZ
MATTFELDT
KOCH
HENKE
HOLBE
TURHAN
RITTER
FÖHR
ANI
BUCHHOLZ
RAAB
BERG
FLEISCHHAUER
GILBERS
LORENTZ
EBERT
KINKEL
REHN
FEDERICO
DUTTON
EL OMARI
FABREGAS
LIND
WALTER
FRÖHLICH
AHRENS
LINDNER
HOHBERG
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NON-FICTION
BARTENS
Albrecht
AHR
Berger
EHRHARD / JOHNEN
BONELLI
Moestl
SPITZER
Müller
Riederle
KUHN
NON-FICTI
ON
LEAD TITLE
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SCHONHÖFT Childhoods
HOW SMALL PEOPLE GROW UP IN OTHER COUNTRIES
A worldwide perspective on raising children
© Marcus Gruber
Korea (Hansmedia)
Bernhard Albrecht
Patient of My Life
272 pages
978-3-426-27594-8
August 2013
Of Doctors who Dare All
African babies cry much less than German ones do; in
Japanese day care the little ones feel much better
than in ours; in Finland there’s »first aid« for children
who aren’t succeeding in school … And there are
many more examples of successfully raising children
in this world. Michaela Schonhöft has been to Southeast Asia and South America, to Scandinavia and
France and elsewhere, and has spoken with parents
all over the globe. Her advice: dear parents, look to
the good experiences of other countries for inspiration!
There’s never only way to go.
Michaela Schonhöft, who has degrees in Sociology
ALBRECHT Patient of My Life
PEOPLE WITHOUT HOPE.
DOCTORS WHO GO TO THEIR LIMITS.
MILESTONES OF MODERN MEDICINE.
What do you do when you’ve done everything that can
be done and your patient is still dying? See what
happens when deeply committed doctors face their
cases of a lifetime: Take the pediatrician who is able
to deliver a baby the experts said had no chance to
live, the youngest premature baby in history, delivered
after 21 weeks and five days. Take the two doctors
whose sensational mission is to create an artificial
windpipe, to let a patient who has been considered
sure to die have a chance at a normal life. And take
the ward doctor who becomes the first ever to cure a
patient of AIDS.
Each of them reached the point where they could either give up or keep fighting using unusual methods.
Each of them took the risk and won the battle.
• Incredible cases of doctors and patients who broke
new grounds in the world of science
• An award-winning author, science journalist and
doctor who knows his subject to the core
• As thrilling to read as a crime novel, as beautifully
written as literature
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Bernhard Albrecht studied Medicine and Journalism
in Bochum, Uppsala, Barcelona and Strasbourg. He
began his career as a practicing physician, writing on
the side for daily newspapers and magazines. Since
2000 he has been a full-time journalist, writing for
television and magazines and has won numerous
prizes. Albrecht is currently a science editor of the
magazine stern. He lives in Hamburg and Munich.
and Journalism, is a freelance TV journalist and author. As part of her duties for the Andes regional office
of Terre des Hommes she has reported on projects by
charitable organizations in South America. Michaela
Schonhöft lives in Berlin with her husband, two
daughters of her own and two stepdaughters.
Michaela Schonhöft
Childhoods
384 pages
978-3-629-13037-2
September 2013
RIEDERLE Who We Are and What We Want
THE GENERATION OF DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE
Philipp Riederle knows what appeals to people born
in the Digital Age, and what expectations they have
for their future careers. After all, he’s part of that
generation himself! They make use of modern communications technology. They know the fastest way to
access information. And for them it goes without saying that they take advantage of the digital community.
Riederle describes how this generation sees itself and
its mission. It’s a generation that’s well-educated,
very much »networked,« and very creative. It’s a
generation that is going to accomplish massive change
in the structure of society as well as working life.
Philipp Riederle is only 17, but he’s a star of the
Internet scene and Germany’s youngest business
consultant. He has presented at numerous media
conferences, and his successful podcast »My iPhone
and Me« is already a legend.
Philipp Riederle
Who We Are and What We Want
978-3-426-78611-6
272 pages
May 2013
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BARTENS
What Keeps Couples Together / Happy Children
Werner Bartens
AHR The Promise
WAS
PAARE
ZUSAMMENHÄLT
A STORY OF LOVE AND OBLIVION
It was love at first sight when Ria and Edwin met in
1945. But he had promised himself to another.
When Edwin and his bride tied the knot, Ria sat in
the church, crying. The two then lost touch, but
they could never forget one another. Many years
later, they met again – and swore this time never to
be parted. And they stayed together, for 39 happy
years. But then Ria was diagnosed with dementia.
She couldn’t recognize her beloved husband, even
worse, started being scared of him. When Edwin
tried to approach his wife, she began to cry, fearing
he was going to hit her. When Ria’s condition continued to deteriorate, Edwin realized: he would lose
the love of his life for the second time, this time to
a malicious illness that had set about destroying all
memories of their happy life together.
Nadine Ahr, born in Hannover in 1982, attended
journalism school in Berlin after finishing her studies. She went on to win the Süddeutsche Zeitung’s
»scholarship for talented journalists« and received
a number of awards for her ZEIT dossier »The
Promise« about the story of her grandparents.
NUMBER 1
BESTSELLE
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Werner Bartens
Happy Children
320 pages
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October 2013
What Keeps Couples Together
Warum man sich riechen können
muss und Sex überschätzt wird
Nadine Ahr
The Promise
192 pages
978-3-426-27596-2
November 2013
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256 pages
978-3-426-78602-4
June 2013
WHY YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SMELL EACH OTHER,
AND WHY SEX IS OVERRATED
WHAT MAKES THEM STRONG AND HEALTHY
Almost everyone dreams of it, many try it, and more
than a few fail at it: carrying on a relationship over
many years. Why do some succeed at it while others
don’t? What are the secrets of long relationships?
Love? Force of habit? Tolerance? Or is it just knowing
how to act in the right situation: stressed-out women
love to have their necks massaged in silence, while
tensed-up men need to talk – and ideally to be in the
right. In a book that’s as entertaining as it is useful,
Werner Bartens tells us what psychology, medicine
and behavioral research have found out about longterm relationships.
Dr. Werner Bartens, renowned scientific journalist for
The new book by the bestselling author and »Science
Journalist of the Year«.
the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, is himself the
father of five, and he knows the insecurities that put
pressure on worried parents. And precisely because of
these insecurities, many parents behave the wrong way.
Werner Bartens offers an easy-to-understand overview
of the newest research findings from various disciplines.
He compiles the things that let children mature into
strong people with healthy minds, souls, and spirits
who are able to ride out the storms of life over decades.
Robustness in the face of stress and psychological and
physical illnesses, an optimistic view of life, and joie de
vivre often have their roots in a happy childhood.
Following the bestsellers »Happy Body« and »Happiness Medicine« Werner Bartens has turned his
attention to »Happy Children« and their parents. It’s
a book that has no peer in its holistic and interdisciplinary approach.
Werner Bartens is a »goddamn genius«! (stern)
Michèle Gareus © 2013
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Medicine and Madness
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EHRHARDT / JOHNEN
To Be Honest, I’m a Really Good Liar
TRUTH DOESN‘T GET US EVERYWHERE
Ute Ehrhardt and Wilhelm Johnen are licensed
psychologists who have worked as therapists, lecturers
and trainers. Their point of emphasis is positive
psychology. The book that made them famous was
»Good Girls Go To Heaven, Bad Girls Go Everywhere«.
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Erhardt / Johnen
To Be Honest, I’m a Really Good Liar
304 pages
978-3-426-65517-7
March 2013
BONELLI
It’s Your Own Fault
A WAY OUT OF THE SOUL’S DEAD ENDS
Nothing hits as close to home as being at fault – it’s
a taboo that is never talked about. But repressing this
isn’t the answer! The Vienna psychiatrist Raphael M.
Bonelli shows ways out of the emotional dead ends
we run into when we suppress our guilt. Blaming
others and self-pitying make you bitter and sick. You
get rid of guilt by accepting it. There’s nobody who
never makes a mistake. To err is human and failure is
part of life, that’s the author’s comforting message.
We overtax ourselves if we fail to accept this and demand perfection of ourselves.
Raphael M. Bonelli, born 1968, is a neuroscientist at
the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, as well as a
psychiatrist and systemic psychotherapist. He has
done research at Harvard University, the University of
California at Los Angeles, and Duke University,
authored numerous publications in the area of
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neurological research, and earned post-doctoral
qualification in the subject of Neuropsychiatry. Now
he combines his knowledge of the subject and his
experience as a therapist in one easy-to-understand
book.
Bernhard Moestl
The Way of the Tiger
208 pages
978-3-426-65531-3
November 2013
© Heidi Mischinger
Nobody would readily admit that he or she lies. But
we do it every day. We don’t want to insult our girlfriend, so we compliment the dress with the garish
pattern. We laugh at our boss’s unfunny jokes. To be
considerate, we don’t always tell our lovers the truth.
And also: we lie to ourselves to boost our own sense
of self-worth. Clever fibbing gives us an edge in everyday life. Relationships, career success, health and
being happy about our lives are all tightly connected
to our ability to lie intelligently. Always telling the
truth would bring us problems. The renowned
psychologists and bestselling authors Ute Ehrhardt
and Wilhelm Johnen get us ready to help ourselves
with untruths. They show that a good lie is an intellectual and emotional tour de force and a necessary
component of coexisting socially. Love and a happy
life aren’t possible in the long run without sophisticated manipulation of the truth.
Moestl’s books have sold more than 250.000 copies
MOESTL The Way of the Tiger
KNOWING YOURSELF GIVES YOU STRENGTH IN LIFE
Bernhard Moestl, born 1970 in Vienna, has lived in
In his new book he confronts the reader with exciting
questions: What am I really good at? What are my
strengths? What are my hidden talents? Many of us
are not able to answer these kinds of questions about
our own personality, at least not right away. We’re too
unaccustomed to holding ourselves up to constructive
scrutiny. But anyone who knows himself and his own
merits can make a strong case for his own point of
view, does not let himself be influenced, and gets
things done. The Shaolin monks have always known
how this worked. They realized that all strength comes
from within, from ourselves. Bernhard Moestl makes
this Asian wisdom useful to us. He shows how we can
find the path to energy within ourselves, even given
our hectic everyday lives. So that we can survive
everyday life with healthy self-confidence.
Asia for many years. The things he experienced in the
famous Shaolin monastery in the Chinese province of
Henan, where he studied the monks’ everyday life
and the power of their thoughts, were key influences
on his life and his way of thinking.
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It’s Your Own Fault: A Way
Out Of The Soul’s Dead Ends
336 pages
978-3-629-13028-0
March 2013
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The Shaolin Principle
If You Set Limits, You Can Open Doors
The thirteen Seals of Power
How to Ride a Dragon
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MANFRED
SPITZER
DIGITALE DEMENZ
Wie wir uns und unsere Kinder
um den Verstand bringen
Mental Strength
368 pages
978-3-426-27608-2
December 2013
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Our mental potential is inexhaustible
SPITZER
Mental Strength
Dr. Manfred Spitzer, born 1958, studied Medicine,
More and more adolescents suffer from attention
Psychology, and Philosophy, and subsequently qualideficit disorders. They fail at school because they let
fied as a university lecturer in the subject of Psychiaoutside impulses and their own inclinations control
try. He runs the University Psychiatric Clinic in Ulm
them. They lack willpower and self-control. Mentally
and the Center for Neurological Sciences and Learnstrong people act deliberately. They have markedly
less stress, they are aware of themselves and others,
ing. He has had many books published, including the
they are capable, they’re socially competent and they
bestseller »Digital Dementia«. He hosts the weekly TV
pursue their goals. They go their own way.
series »Mind and Brain« on the channel Bayern
We can do much to train our own minds and especially
Alpha. Manfred Spitzer is one of the most important
those of our children to be successful in life, says the
German neurological researchers.
famous neurological researcher Manfred Spitzer. With
the aid of new studies he clearly describes the processes that make us mentally fit, healthy, and happy.
Because our minds are strengthened by the right
exercises, just as our bodies are. We just have to
actually do those exercises.
»Manfred Spitzer has mastered the art of illustrating an idea.
His didactic method is that of entertaining as he instructs.«
The newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Showdown
In his trademark straight, no-nonsense style, Germany’s most popular economic
expert and bestselling author explains the second act of the ongoing monetary and
economic drama. He recaps the fundamental mistakes in the birth of the euro,
pointing out who has a massive interest in the collapse of the strong European
currency and economic zone. Because the current crisis isn’t just the result of
excessive national debt. It’s the expression of a US vs. Europe economic battle
that’s raging behind the scenes. Müller spells out opportunities and dangers, and
he explains how the reader can best get his or her money, retirement fund, and
investments through a crisis that’s moving toward a dramatic peak.
Dirk Müller is Germany’s »face of the stock exchange«. He has worked as pension
trader for several companies, official sworn deputy exchange broker and later on
lead broker. The bestselling author’s specialist knowledge and experience are
highly esteemed by the media.
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MÜLLER
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Showdown
978-3-426-27605-1
272 pages
April 2013
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2014 World Cup Brazil Edition: updated and extended
KISTNER
FIFA Mafia
In Kistner’s »FIFA Mafia» the story is told of how a highly corrupt clique has managed
to place itself, in the course of the past four decades, at FIFA’s head – under the
pretext of reporting on the sporting public’s most popular event that takes place
every four years. A History of Crime in the world’s greatest sports association!
Thomas Kistner has an international reputation as one of most highly acclaimed
investigative journalists in the field of sports and organized crime in the field.
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Preview on a non-fiction highlight in spring:
HAMED ABDEL-SAMAD MAKES OBVIOUS THE ALARMING
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN RADICAL ISLAMISM AND FASCISM
Out of the ashes of the first World War arose not only Italian Fascism and German
National Socialism - but also the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. All three political
currents have significant ideological likenesses: The idea of a national, racial or
religious ‘chosenness’, the forcible exclusion of others, the imperialist striving for
world domination. In his lucid, alarming investigation, Abdel-Samad draws striking
parallels between the totalitarian movements of the 1930s and today’s extremists’
interpretation of Islam.
Hamed Abdel-Samad, born 1972 in Cairo, is a member of the German Conference
on Islam (DIK) and one of the most accomplished Islamic intellectuals of the
younger generation. His criticism of political Islam, more especially of Islamism,
has earned him massive criticism in his native Egypt and other Islamic countries.
Following the presentation of his thesis on the fascist character of radical Islamism
earlier this year, a death fatwa has been issued against him. Despite this threat to
his life, Hamed Abdel-Samad continues defending his opinion in numerous public
appearances.
Thomas Kistner
FIFA Mafia
978-3-426-78548-5
464 pages
March 2014
Hamed Abdel-Samad
Islamic Fascism
An analysis
978-3-426-27627-3
March 2014
© Droemer Knaur Verlag
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Everything a Man Needs to Know by Heart
Every Skill a Man Must Have
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Oliver Kuhn
Unnützes Wissen für alle Lebenslagen
Oliver Kuhn
Everything a Man Needs
to Know by Heart
304 pages
978-3-426-78537-9
September 2013
Men tend to remember the most unusual things. Who
missed a penalty kick in which cup final? Who spoke
which famous last words when he died? Useless and
not-so-useless pieces information are of particular
interest to a man, especially when he can use them to
brag to his pals.
Oliver Kuhn’s bestseller »Everything A Man Needs to
Know« established the author as someone who understands men. Upon the 50th anniversary of Knaur
paperbacks, the author presents indispensable male
knowledge. Belly laughs are guaranteed.
Every Skill a Man Must Have
320 pages
978-3-426-78512-6
December 2013
Oliver Kuhn has every man’s dream job: reporter for
Playboy. You cannot be him, but you can buy his
book.
Everything a Man
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Meditation for Sceptics
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Psychologist Dr. Ulrich Ott has been researching
altered states of consciousness, yoga, and meditation
at the university in Giessen for 15 years. With his
bestseller »Meditation for Sceptics« he made the
latest research and practical applications accessible
to a broad readership.
Ulrich Ott
Yoga for Sceptics
288 pages
978-3-426-29214-3
October 2013
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TEMELIE The Five Element Wellness Diet
EAT YOUR FILL AND LOSE WEIGHT
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How yoga works, and what science knows about it.
The only science-based beginner’s handbook. With
revealing first-person accounts and expert interviews.
The combination of science and practice was an
extremely successful innovation of the book »Meditation for Sceptics«. And again in Ulrich Ott’s new book,
practical instruction is always combined with a portrayal of scientific findings that’s understandable for
the layman. Also, »Yoga for Sceptics« has important
information about the side effects of yoga.
Oliver Kuhn is more successful than anyone when it
comes to understanding and training men. Here he
has put together everything that today’s guy often
doesn’t have handy but desperately needs to survive
in the wild and in relationships.
The Swiss army knife of books
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A quick introduction to the popular 5-element-diet by
the leading expert in the field. Based on ancient
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Instead of adhering to strict rules and diet plans, you
learn to listen to your body and appetite to help you
reach your lasting feel-good figure. With easy tests for
an increased body awareness and some healthy menu
ideas to help you change your diet.
Previous edition:
Barbara Temelie is a dietary consultant on the basis
BARBARA TEMELIE
of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
Her previous books on the topic have sold over
185.000 copies and have been translated into several
languages.
Get Your Personal Wellness Weight:
the Five-Elements-Diet
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Abnehmen mit der
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Sich satt essen und genießen
Barbara Temelie
The Five Element Wellness Diet
192 pages
978-3-426-87642-8
March 2013
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FICTION
Klaus Berger
The Bible Forgers
352 pages
978-3-629-02185-4
May 2013
BERGER The Bible Forgers
»What some theologians write about Jesus Christ
these days is absolutely intolerable!« says Klaus
Berger, the combative old man of New Testament
exegesis. Berger takes on myths that have been circulated by his colleagues. His findings: Biblical research
is full of ignorance, frowns on free thought, and uses
unsound philosophical methods. Worse still, in this
manner many theologians unintentionally do the
atheists’ work for them: they block the path to faith.
Berger responds that Jesus wasn’t merely a good
person who prayed for people’s health and gently
imparted his wisdom, but rather the living God who
has become part of our history. His book shows the
reader a path to Jesus of Nazareth that looks at both
perspectives: his human and his godly nature.
FITZEK
HEITZ
Holbe
Föhr
Klaus Berger is one of the leading experts on the New
Testament and the writings of early Christianity and a
groundbreaking historian. The Professor of New
Testament Theology in Heidelberg is considered –
a rarity for an academic – a brilliant author, whose
many books and controversial articles have sought to
spark public debate time and again.
Brilliant, incisive, fascinating: Berger is cult!
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Born in 1971, Markus Heitz studied linguistics,
literature and history, and went on to work for the
Saarbrücker Zeitung. He sets out to provide his
readers with an escape from everyday life. Fantasy?
Horror? Thriller? Markus Heitz will not be limited to
one genre only.
HA
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writing. The big question that motivates him is: what
if ...? What if things have an entirely different
meaning than we usually ascribe to them? What if
we are hopelessly wrong about the causes of certain
events? Sebastian Fitzek sets out to entertain his
readers and his stories almost seem to write themselves. His books are anchored in the real world but
the stories throw doubt on the latter’s veracity.
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Sebastian Fitzek is the star of German thriller
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As a young man, Leon Nader suffered from insomnia.
As a nightwalker, he even turned to violence during
his nocturnal excursions and had psychiatric treatment for his condition. Eventually, he was convinced
he had been cured – but one day, years later, Leon’s
wife disappears from their flat under mysterious
circumstances. Could it be that his illness has
broken out again? In order to find out how he behaves in his sleep, Leon fits a movement activated
camera to his forehead – and when he looks at the
video the next morning he makes a discovery that
bursts the borders of his imagination. His nocturnal
personality goes through a door that is totally unknown to him and descends into the darkness …
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»Truth is in the eye of the beholder.« This is the
message a serial killer leaves behind at his carefully
staged crime scenes copying pictures of the dead:
old paintings, modern photographs or pictures from
the internet. At the beginning, the investigators are
convinced that there must be clues hidden at the
crime scenes or a connection between the pictures
used as models and the victims. Then, however, they
make a gruesome discovery: There are more and
more dead bodies on the model pictures – and that
is not all: The clues for the investigators have been
hidden by the killer in a very special place …
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Glance of Death
528 pages
978-3-426-50591-5
August 2013
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Death in Seconds
Falko Cornelsen, a police detective in northern
Germany, is married and in his mid-forties. His special
investigative methods have brought him an enviably
high success rate. At the scene of a crime, he puts
himself in a state of meditative concentration to get a
feel for the crime and the criminal, then later in his
basement he makes a detailed reconstruction of the
crime scene. Here, the investigator has to solve the
brutal murder of a successful female mystery author
who has been murdered in the same despicable way
as a character in her latest novel: her mouth and nose
were glued shut with super glue. Alarmed, Falko
Cornelsen realizes that he must be dealing with a
serial killer when a similar case from the past comes
to the fore.
Petra Mattfeldt, born 1971, trained as a paralegal and
then became a freelance journalist. She lives in a small
town near Bremen with her family.
Petra Mattfeldt
Death in Seconds
384 pages
978-3-426-51445-0
January 2014
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HENKE
Death Mask
ZOE: YOUNG, PRETTY, SMART. OCCUPATION: UNDERTAKER.
Journalist Sven Koch was born in 1969. He has also
made a name for himself as a photographer and a
musician, and he’s been playing gigs all over the
country with various punk and rockabilly bands for
many years. He lives in Detmold.
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Twenty-one-year-old Zoe is masterful when it comes to preparing the dead for burial.
When her grandfather dies, she takes over the family business. She respectfully prepares the dead for their »last voyage« and quickly makes a name for herself as the
youngest undertaker in Germany. But the residents of the small village in Hunsrück
quickly deem the unusual young woman to be an eccentric. One day the corpses
brought in for embalming are those of a fellow named Boris and his two friends. Zoe
soon finds herself on the list of murder suspects, because one of the young men almost
raped Zoe a few years previously. The justice department investigates. The atmosphere
in the village is like a boiling cauldron when Zoe suddenly vanishes without a trace.
• Purple Dragon
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Buried Under the Dunes
THE HORROR ON THE IDYLLIC NORTH SEA COAST
One night in the small village of Werlesiel on the
North Sea, a young girl disappears in the thick fog.
Femke Folkmer, head of the small police department,
doesn’t think this is a normal missing persons case.
But she also thinks the horror story that the residents
of this coastal region are telling her is made up. Wolf,
a criminologist, joins her team. But instead of finding
the missing girl, the investigators find the hidden
graveyard of a serial killer …
Helene Henke, born 1964, tried training for two different vocations before she discovered her true passion: writing. The author is married and lives in Krefeld with her family.
Death Mask
432 pages
978-3-426-22632-2
November 2013
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Devil’s Gang
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Sven Koch
Buried Under the Dunes
416 pages
978-3-426-51322-4
August 2013
The horror on the idyllic North Sea coast
The scene is Frankfurt am Main. On a bridge over the freeway Detective Julia Durant is
presented with a disgusting sight: a burned-up motorcycle, and on it is the remains of
a scorched corpse. The victim of a gang war in the biker scene? The investigators run
into a wall of silence. It’s high time to call in their colleague Brandt from the neighboring
precinct.
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SAVE YOUR DAUGHTER?
DANIEL HOLBE
Teufelsbande
Ein neuer Fall für Julia Durant
Daniel Holbe has captured the exact »voice« of the late, great Andreas Franz. Holbe
lets the legendary investigators Julia Durant and Peter Brandt live on.
Books in the Julia Durant series have been sold to:
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Deathly Moon
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• Lithuania (Musu Knyga)
Daniel Holbe
Devil’s Gang
512 pages
978-3-426-51357-6
September 2013
Toxic Trail
Ulf Reitmeyer, head of a large organic farm in southern Wetterau, collapses out on the
street. Everything points to a sudden heart attack, even though the victim was athletic
and seemed to be fit as a fiddle. A second corpse is found, and the victim was, of all
things, an employee of Reitmeyer’s farm. Sabine Kaufman gets involved. She had left
the Frankfurt precinct a short time before to be closer to her very sick mother. For her
first case in the »boondocks« she has to deal not only with a colleague named Ralph
Angersbach who takes some getting used to, but also with a perpetrator who kills in
despicable fashion…
A serial killer is playing an underhanded game with
Police Psychologist Alexandra von Stietencron,
sending her song lyrics as clues to his murders. The
police are investigating at full tilt. Then the daughter
of Alex’s new boyfriend suddenly falls into the clutches
of the beast, and the killer confronts Alex with a
choice: her life or that of the girl.
THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR THIS NEW BESTSELLING AUTHOR!
Sven Koch
Deathly Moon
400 pages
3-426-50856-5
November 2013
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Helene Henke
Daniel Holbe, born 1976, lives with his family in Wetterau, not far from Frankfurt.
Holbe, an avid reader, has been particularly fascinated by mysteries set in and around
Frankfurt and the state of Hesse for some time.
Daniel Holbe
Toxic Trail
464 pages
978-3-426-51374-3
March 2014
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TURHAN
Dead Drunkards
Zeki Demirbilek, alias Detective Pasha, has his hands
full when the corpse of a drunkard is fished out of the
Isar river. A blood alcohol level of 0.42%: that’s going
to knock out even the stoutest Turk. The investigations lead to an independent brewery in Munich – and
to a major revolt in the Bavarian capital. The brewery
wants to start brewing beer in Istanbul! »First the
Turks take away our jobs, and now our workplace too,
including our most holy cultural assets!« It’s Ramadan and time for fasting, so stomachs are growling
and beer is tempting… making circumstances tougher for Detective Pasha and his Turkish-Bavarian
team…
A skeleton in a box,
a corpse in the refrigerator…
young Detective Wallner and his
stubborn colleague Kreuthner
are caught up in an especially
tricky case.
Very dry,
very funny,
totally Föhr.
lies, he was given the prestigious Max Ophüls Award.
»Dead Drunkards« is the second case he has written
for Detective Pasha, »A rough-and-ready but lovably
authentic figure whom one quickly grows attached to«
(Westdeutscher Rundfunk).
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Detective Pasha
Su Turhan, born 1966 in Istanbul, came to Germany
in the Seventies as the son of guest workers. Today
he’s a successful director. Most recently, he directed
the series »The Borgia Affair« for the television network ZDF. For his theatrical feature »Ayla,« a dramatic love story about forced marriages in Turkish fami-
Andreas Föhr
Sunday of the Dead
400 pages
978-3-426-21361-2
November 2013
Su Turhan
Dead Drunkards
320 pages
978-3-426-51364-4
January 2014
FÖHR
RITTER
Blood on the Ice
How it all began:
Detective Wallner’s baptism of fire
This is going to freeze the blood in your veins
The Engadin, Switzerland, a bright winter’s day. More
than 1.000 leading lights of the business world are
on the frozen surface of Lake St. Moritz for the famous horse race. In the midst of them is the pregnant
Sandra, girlfriend of the world-renowned sports photographer Thien Baumgartner. Suddenly the surface
of the ice explodes, and hundreds of streams of water
shoot toward the sky, as the ice shatters and turns
blood-red. Terrorists have blown up the ice. Immediately helicopters begin circling, to attempt to rescue
survivors from the bitter cold water and then fly them
to the hospital. But one helicopter focuses on the super VIPs. It also scoops up Sandra, and rotors thumping, it disappears behind a mountain crest… and
doesn’t reappear. Thien, who was aghast as he observed the goings-on from the shore, knows that if he
wants to save Sandra he’s going to have to investigate
on his own.
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Sunday of the Dead
Marc Ritter spent his early years as a photographer,
gas-station attendant, roofer, and ski instructor,
among other things. In 1995, without being assigned
or receiving permission, he started the first online
presence of the newspaper publisher Süddeutscher
Verlag. He now is a management consultant who
makes time to write.
1993: Clemens Wallner, 24 years old, has just been
named a detective. He’s celebrating this with an allnight party in front of a huge bonfire on a peak of the
Mangfall Alps, along with police constable Leonhardt
Kreuthner and the boss’s daughter. As the new day
dawns, »Cadaver Kreuthner« finds the first corpse of
his career. Under the ashes of the fire there’s a buried
metal chest containing a dead person …
Andreas Föhr, born 1958, educated as a lawyer, has
been successfully writing scripts for television since
1991. He has written for the series »SOKO 5113«,
»Ein Fall für Zwei« and »Der Bulle von Tölz«, among
others. For his first novel he was presented the
»Friedrich Glauser Award«. Thanks to »Black Slope,«
Andreas Föhr’s name was found among the Top Ten
on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for months on end.
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A NDR E AS
FÖHR
ANDREAS
FÖHR
A NDR E AS FÖHR
A NDR E AS
FÖHR
Schwarze
Piste
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Marc Ritter
Blood on the Ice
460 pages
978-3-426-22629-2
November 2013
The Princess Killer
Holy Week
Shuffled Cards
Black Slope
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THE PEOPLEWATCHER
»Something about him has been different lately.«
With these words the editor Mia Bischof hires the
Liebergesell Detective Agency to search for her
missing friend. Süden and his colleagues find the
woman strange from the start. Their uneasy feelings
are confirmed as irritating clues appear in the work
environment of the missing man. It is said that he
had contact with Neo-Nazis, but Mia disputes this
vehemently. Süden ignores his personal reservations … until his colleagues are put in grave danger
and he has to fear for their lives.
Friedrich Ani lives as a writer in Munich. He works as
a journalist, police reporter and script writer for
television films.
In Bullwhip, district attorney Chas Riley is not having
a good summer. There’s rain, rain, and more rain,
plus the brutal murder of a policeman in the suburbs.
Chas and her fellow police investigators are propelled
into a seedy carousel of corruption, influence-peddling and connections. At the end another colleague
is dead, a woman is missing, a girlfriend is married.
And a big-time gangster learns that no gun can deal
with the ultimate loneliness.
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Bullwhip
224 pages
978-3-426-22643-8
October 2013
Simone Buchholz has lived in Hamburg since the
Nineties. At first she was a magazine writer there,
writing about love, youth, and business. Nowadays
she prefers to write about murder and mayhem.
Simone Buchholz lives in the St. Pauli district of
Hamburg with her husband and her son. She loves
summer but hates summertime. Frau Buchholz was
once a wild thing. Now she herself lives a very healthy
life. Instead of indulging in vices herself, she has her
emotionally edgy character, district attorney Chastity
Riley, drink and smoke as much as possible … with a
few exceptions.
Welcome to the ›Kiez‹ – Chastity Riley is back!
»Ani has an uncanny feel for his characters, as broken as
some of them may be.«
Italy: whether it’s Jesolo, Caorle, or Bibone, hell is a
sea of beach umbrellas and gold chains on well-oiled
skin, if you ask the restoration expert Willibald Adrian
Metzger. He’s there against his will and hating every
minute of it, surrounded by annoying sun-worshippers
and persistent seaside peddlers. On top of all of that,
corpses are being dug up in the sand. All Metzger
wants is to get out of there, but he investigates the
story that has come to light, and
he’sMETZGER
not the
only one
»DIESER
IST KULT!«
FREUNDIN
doing so.
Thomas Raab, geboren 1970, lebt nach
abgeschlossenem Mathematik- und
Jesolo, Caorle, Bibione, egal, das Fegefeuer ist ein Meer aus
Sportstudium als Schriftsteller, Kompo-
Sonnenschirmen und Goldkettchen auf öliger Haut – zumindest
Thomas Raab, born 1970, studied Math and Physical
nist und Musiker mit seiner Familie in
Wien. Zahlreiche literarische und musikalische Nominierungen und Preise, zuletzt
seinem eigenen Untergang nahe, bekommt er es am Ufer der
Adria mit einer Ausgrabung zu tun. Einer dermaßen makabren,
Education. Today he’s an author, composer, and
musician who lives with his family in Vienna. He has
won many prizes and been nominated for many more.
His detective stories starring restoration expert
Willibald Adrian Metzger are among Austria’s most
successful, and the character is already being adapted
for the screen.
»Buchliebling« 2011. Die Kriminalromane
rund um den Restaurator Willibald Adrian
Metzger zählen zu den erfolgreichsten
in Österreich, an deren Verfilmung wird
Friedrich Ani is to Munich what Georges Simenon was to Paris
für den Restaurator Willibald Adrian Metzger. Entführt und
versteht sich, da scheinen die alles andere als harmonisch
urlaubenden Alpenländler und Teutonen, allen voran ein vorlauter
Berliner unbekannter Profession, das geringste Übel zu sein,
bereits gearbeitet.
möchte man meinen. Und weil es höchst ungesund ist, vom
Weiteres zum Autor:
wird für den Metzger und seine Danjela aus dem Fegefeuer
www.thomasraab.com
DER METZGER
KOMMT INS PARADIES
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368 pages
978-3-426-19953-4
October 2013
Mr. Metzger Heads for Paradise
Liegestuhl aus Dinge zu beobachten, die einen nichts angehen,
dann die reinste Hölle.
THOMAS
RAAB
Friedrich Ani
RAAB
© Simone Heher-Raab
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Volker Albers of the newspaper
Hamburger Abendblatt
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THOMAS RAAB
Die Hölle ist ein Meer aus Sonnenschirmen und Goldkettchen auf öliger Haut,
zumindest für den Restaurator Willibald
Adrian Metzger.
Genau dorthin hat es ihn verschlagen,
entführt und betrogen: ins Land der bissfesten Nudeln, an den schlimmsten aller
Strände. Dort sieht er sich dem eigenen
Untergang nahe und bekommt es dann
auch noch mit einer Ausgrabung zu tun.
Einer dermaßen makabren und ziemlich
toten, versteht sich, da wird selbst seinem
heißgeliebten Prachtweib Danjela gewaltig flau im Magen. Der Metzger will nur
noch eines: heim – und begibt sich auf die
grauenhaften Spuren der ans Tageslicht
DER METZGER
KOMMT
INS PARADIES
Kriminalroman Droemer
beförderten Geschichte, allerdings nicht
als Einziger ...
Thomas Raab
Mr. Metzger Heads for Paradise
288 pages
978-3-426-19955-8
March 2013
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Alex Berg
Your Dead Daughter
352 pages
978-3-426-51345-3
May 2013
Crime – punishment – love: the haunting analysis of a woman’s psyche
Your Dead Daughter
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»Your dead daughter« is a stand-alone;
the next title in the Valerie Weymann series,
»Exitus«, is scheduled to appear in January 2014.
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Wolfram Fleischhauer
Roman
Rights to Wolfram Fleischhauer’s
books have e.g. sold to:
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• Estonia (Inverstion OÜ)
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• Poland (Otwarte)
• Slovenia (Videotop)
• Serbia (Zlatni Zmaj)
• Croatia (Skolska Knjiga)
• Greece (Psichogios)
• Spain (Ediciones B)
• Italy (Longanesi)
Wolfram Fleischhauer
Little Dead Riding Hood
400 pages
978-3-426-19854-4
September 2013
Germania
A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
Knaur.
Caroline still can’t believe that her daughter Lianne is
dead. A deadly traffic accident ended it all for the
26-year-old. Days later the driver who was responsible
dies as well. Torn up by grief and anger, Caroline flees
Hamburg for the solitude of the forests of Sweden.
When she reaches her family’s lake house, she is
overcome by memories. Her last visit was 28 years
ago, but it’s as if she had never left. And it soon
becomes clear that Caroline is plagued by feelings of
guilt that go way beyond grief. Surrounded by the
profound quiet of the snow-covered forests, Caroline
distances herself ever further from reality. Until police
detective Ulf Svensson appears, armed with a horrible
suspicion…
Knaur.
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Wolfram Fleischhauer, born 1961,
is a master at creating wonderfully
written, insightful, literary works
while still appealing to a broad audience of readers.
SA
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DEIN
Anja Grimm is a 28-year-old student of forest science.
By a twist of fate she finds herself working on a project
in the remote region where she used to spend her
summer vacation with her parents. Anja has very
mixed feelings about this forest where her father
disappeared on a hiking trip twenty years ago. Soon
her dark premonitions prove to be well founded. Just
two days into the work, the nightmare of her childhood
seems to repeat itself. Deep in the woods she runs into
Xaver, the village idiot, who reacts strangely when he
recognizes her. Just hours after they meet he hangs
himself. His suicide will not remain the only disturbing event connected to Anja’s reappearance. Before
long, Anja’s persistent questions about the circumstances of her father’s disappearance become the talk
of the town. She meets with reserve and even hostility
from the villagers. Even the police are strangely reluctant to reopen what for them is a closed case. When
the villagers realize that her scientific skills allow her
to »read« their forest in ways they could not even begin to imagine, they are faced with a terrible decision.
Little Dead Riding Hood is an emotionally charged
page-turner about guilt and denial. It is set in the
present day, in an idyllic German region that is still
haunted by what happened in the last days of the
war– a moving story about a young woman who can
»read« the long forgotten horrors written in the silent
language of nature.
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Alex Berg, born 1963, worked as a journalist for
many years before she started writing fiction.
Her series of political thrillers revolving around
prosecutor Valerie Weymann and agent Eric Mayer is
celebrated by a growing fan base and critics alike –
and rightly so: her writing is precise, intelligent,
highly topical and full of suspense …
GN
BE RG
Little Dead Riding Hood
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ALEX
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• France (Editions Jacqueline
Chambon)
Gripping, immersive, suffocating: The hunt for a murderer in the war-torn Berlin of 1944 …
In the bombed-out capital of the Reich, a serial killer is
preying on women and laying the mutilated corpses in
front of war memorials. All of the victims had a
connection to the Nazi party. But according to one
witness’s account, the perpetrator is not an opponent
of the regime, but rather a loyal Nazi. The Jewish
detective Richard Oppenheimer, once a successful
investigator for the Berlin police, is reactivated by the
Gestapo. Oppenheimer is not just concerned with helping others survive, but also very much with his own
survival. And very possibly, solving this case is what
would put him in the most jeopardy. He feverishly
searches for a way out of this dangerous game.
Harald Gilbers, born 1970, studied English and
History in Augsburg and Munich. He was a television
editor before becoming a director for the theater.
Harald Gilbers
Germania
400 pages
978-3-426-51370-5
November 2013
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INY LORENTZ
The Golden Shore
FATE
Walther and Gisela share the same fate. Both have
lost their parents and are now growing up as wards
of Count Renitz. But the Count’s biological son
despises the new family members. Years later, both
boys fall in love with Gisela, but she only has eyes
for Walther. There’s a scandal, and the lovers’ only
option is to flee to other shores. Off to faraway Texas!
Iny Lorentz’s historical novels have had monumental
success. On the occasion of Knaur’s golden
anniversary, »The Golden Shore« shows us the
dramatic story of immigrants in the 19th century.
Sensational sales figures are guaranteed.
Iny Lorentz books have been
translated into 14 languages:
Korea (Book21 Publishing), Czech Republic
(Euromedia), Hungary (General Press Kiado), France
(Presses de la Renaissance), Poland (Sonia Draga),
Italy (Sperling & Kupfer), Latvia (Zvaigzne), Turkey
(Pegasus), Lithuania (Musu Knyga), Spain (Edicones
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Muenster, Germany, in the 16th century. Young
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when a notorious Inquisitor arrives in the city,
Frauke’s father doesn’t recognize the danger. When
the citizens have to offer up a victim to »the Pope’s
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they decide on the Hinrichs family. Frauke is able to
flee, with the help of Lothar. He’s the son of a close
confidant of the prince-bishop, and he secretly
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Angiola Calori was the first of just a handful of women
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goals. The author knows what talented young people
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succeeded in paying an appropriate tribute to two of
the most unusual such people.
Sabine Ebert grew up in Berlin. She studied linguistics
and Latin American Studies. »The Midwife’s Secret«,
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literary prizes at the age of 18. Herr books have all
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Prussia, 1544: Young Dora has one great dream: she
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it … very much unlike her brother, whom their father
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almost 30-year-old Urban, she initially thinks all of her
dreams have been shattered, but despite these expectations the marriage is a happy one, and her husband
even supports her goals. But then Urban loses his life
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Montevideo, Uruguay, 1843. Albert Gothmann, son of a Frankfurt banker, falls head
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the women strong enough to fight for their passion?
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Carla Federico
The Roses of Montevideo
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July 2013
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When she receives an invitation to the funeral of someone named »Miti« in Papua
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Emma to life.
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April 2013
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The House on the Island of Flowers
Laura’s husband Fabian died in an accident six
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great-aunt’s home near the lighthouse. Here she
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ancestor had drawn the fascinating flowers of the
island, and like her relative, she becomes enchanted
by Madeira.
Christiane Lind received her doctorate in sociology. In
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historical novel and a book for young adults. Travel is
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The House on the Island of Flowers
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June 2013
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Traveling With Russians
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whom Birgit hasn’t seen in 20 years. Suddenly Birgit
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the right decision by choosing a bourgeois existence
of family life and affluence? Isn’t there something
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what happened that night 20 years ago when she lost
her lover and her life was destroyed… by her sister.
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Her husband has disappeared, and Paula sits alone in
Kiev, a city where she can’t even read the street signs.
It was supposed to be a vacation to help the two of
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Without responsibilities. And above all, without his
mother. Instead, Paula’s only hope is, of all people, her
Russian mother-in-law Darya. Darya travels to see her,
glamorous and nutty as ever, with Paula’s mother Luise
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husband is in Donetsk, Ukraine, they follow him. It’s
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Alexandra Fröhlich is a journalist and author. She
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Nicole Walter
Nicole Walter studied Foreign Languages in Munich
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novel, »What’s Important Is What You Can’t See«,
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Like Sun and Moon
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Ever Since that Moment
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Paula doesn’t know much about her father Georg. This becomes that much clearer
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is shaken up, and she needs to learn to find her way in a world that has suddenly
changed. But soon she encounters secrets that bring something abominable to the
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Renate Ahrens gives an intense account of a woman’s search for identity and
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Ever Since that Moment
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October 2013
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»Jenny looks up at the dark sky. Her thoughts fall outside the time frame of the
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Time Is Waiting up There
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Lilly Lindner was born in Berlin in 1985. At age 15 she had already begun to write
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Infinite Blue
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September 2013
When the journalist Martha disappears on her 50th birthday right before her own
party, her friends and her daughter Lina are puzzled: Why did she leave the house
without a word?
Martha had set out without a plan, and packing nothing but a few dreams… and in
Italy she finds the answers to questions she had never asked herself before. She finds
laughter, as well as the joie de vivre that’s been missing for so long… and she meets
a man named Michele. With him she experiences the love of her life, and the last
great love of her life. Because what neither her friends nor her family know is that
she doesn’t have very long to live and wants to relish every day as if it were her last.
Because she has realized: you only regret the things you have never done!
Annette Hohberg is a section editor at one of Condé Nast’s major magazines, based
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