The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death is the third in Oliver Bottini’s Black Forest Investigations series featuring detective Louise Bonì. When, on a foggy Saturday afternoon, an…

The Dance of Death

Written by Oliver Bottini, translated by Jamie Bulloch — On a foggy Saturday afternoon an armed man appears in the garden of the Niemann family…

Beton Rouge

Simone Buchholz is one of the freshest, funniest voices in crime fiction to come out of Germany since Jakob Arjouni. In this story about caged…

Beton Rouge

Written by Simone Buchholz, translated by Rachel Ward — If you haven’t read the first book to appear in English by award-winning German author Simon…

The Sinner

Written by Petra Hammesfahr, translated by John Brownjohn — The first season of the twisty crime show The Sinner, starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman,…

The Forger

Written by Cay Rademacher, translated by Peter Millar — Frank Stave begins this novel as a chief inspector in Hamburg’s Homicide division. But having been shot…

Blue Night

Simone Buchholz’s Blue Night was a book we loved earlier this year and is one you will love too. When Chastity Riley is assigned the…

Blue Night

Written by Simone Buchholz, translated by Rachel Ward — Chastity Riley, once a hotshot state prosecutor, has suffered a demotion after bringing down one of her…

Five of the best German crime shows

Compared to France, Italy, Spain and the Nordic countries, German crime fiction doesn’t have a big presence in the English-speaking world. The country is better…

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