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Across The Sea And Beyond

In July 1904 a big ocean liner is docked in Antwerp, ready to start its journey to New York. While people come and go on the ship, a lady in a white evening dress is able to board the ship unnoticed. Not quite unnoticed, however - due to her fabulous dress and her beauty, some people do ...

Rights sold: The Netherlands, Poland, World English Rights

Who We Are

"STOP STARING AT THE MURDERERS!

Stop asking over and over how evil comes into the world. It has always been here. Let go of Hitler, be pitiless and deny the perpetrators their dark glory. Despise them.

Over here! Look at these people, face the real mystery:

HOW DOES ...


Children Of Disobedience

The Love Story of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora

One of the most scandalous love stories of history: a renegade monk marries a run-away nun, and in the process our understanding of love between man and woman takes on a historically new meaning. So too the love between God and people, and with it our very understanding of religion. This is the ...

Rights sold: Korea, USA

The Immortal Family Salz

A beer cellar, a luxury hotel and a grandmother who dies twice over…

Resplendent with glamour but overcast by many a shadow, the story of the Salz family centres on Leipzig's up-market Fürstenhof hotel. Salz Sr. buys it in 1914, but his actress daughter Lola refuses to ...

Rights sold: Persian language

The Red Orchestra

The first novel to be written about the lives and deaths of the women in the Red Orchestra.
Sabine Friedrich, author of the resistance novel Who We Are dedicates her work to the fates of those who resisted Hitler, with particular focus on the women. She deftly knits the lives and deaths of ...

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 after ...

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, ...


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 ...
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