Category Archives: Germany

The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach

The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach translated by Anthea Bell Penguin/Michael Joseph 2012 (first published in Germany 2011) Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012. Advertisements

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The Other Child by Charlotte Link

Link, Charlotte – ‘The Other Child’ (translated by Stefan Tobler) Hardback: 416 pages (Mar. 2012) Publisher: Orion ISBN: 1409123375 It is unusual to read a book set in England but written by a German author and translated into English. I … Continue reading

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The Winter of the Lions by Jan Costin Wagner

Wagner, Jan Costin – ‘The Winter of the Lions’ (translated by Anthea Bell) Trade Paperback: 272 pages (June 2011) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846553466 THE WINTER OF THE LIONS is an ethereal book: a police-procedural novel with an other-wordly quality … Continue reading

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A Jew Must Die by Jacques Chessex

Chessex, Jacques – ‘A Jew Must Die’ (translated by W Donald Wilson) Paperback: 92 pages (Feb. 2010) Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press ISBN: 1904738516 In a small rural town in Switzerland, people are usually more concerned about the quality of the … Continue reading

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Bunker by Andrea Maria Schenkel

Bunker by Andrea Maria Schenkel, translated by Anthea Bell, Quercus 2010. BUNKER, the third brief novel by Andrea Maria Schenkel to be translated into English, again by the sensitive pen of Anthea Bell, differs from the author’s previous two novels … Continue reading

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Silence by Jan Costin Wagner

Silence by Jan Costin WagnerTranslated by Anthea BellHarvill Secker Silence begins with the description of a murder that took place in 1974, in which a young teenage girl disappeared while riding her bicycle in the Finnish countryside. Her body is … Continue reading

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Dark Matter by Juli Zeh

  Dark Matter   Translated by Christine Lo. DARK MATTER is a detective story with a physics theme. The basic story is an apparently simple one. A happy family consisting of Sebastian, a professor of physics at Freiburg University; Maike, … Continue reading

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The Lie, by Petra Hammesfahr

Translated by Mike Mitchell. THE LIE is an "identical twins" thriller, though the two women concerned, Suzanne Lasko and Nadia Trenkler, are apparently not related. Suzanne is down on her luck – her marriage has failed, she's lost her job … Continue reading

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Ice Cold, by Andrea Maria Schenkel

  Ice Cold ICE COLD (translator: Anthea Bell) is the second novel by the acclaimed author of THE MURDER FARM; both novels have won the German Crime Prize in consecutive years. ICE COLD tells the story of a serial killer … Continue reading

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The Sinner, by Petra Hammesfahr

  The Sinner The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr (translated by John Brownjohn) fulfils its early promise: it is a brilliant portrait into the dark places of one woman's memory. There are one or two hints that things are not as … Continue reading

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