Christoph Gottwald


Die unglaubliche Geschichte des Geldfälschers Jürgen Kuhl

352 pages

First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-9532-8

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Christoph Gottwald
Die Geschichte des Geldfälschers Jürgen Kuhl
[Pipe Dreams
The Story of the Counterfeiter Jürgen Kuhl]

The Unbelievable Story of Germany’s most Brilliant Dollar Forger

He challenged a world power from his workshop and brought three dozen observation teams, the GSG 9 and the Secret Service onto the scene: Jürgen Kuhl counterfeited United States dollar bank notes better and in larger numbers than ever before in Germany. In “Blütenträume,” Christoph Gottwald tells the spectacular life story of the Cologne counterfeiter. Born in 1944 as the son of a middle class family, Kuhl developed a predilection for the dubious at an early age. He established himself in the milieu quickly, initially earning his living, however, legally, as a repro photographer, camera assistant, fashion designer and artist, painting pictures largely in Warhol’s style. But at some point the large-format paintings were not selling well. The silkscreen equipment in his studio could be put to a different use. In March 2007, Jürgen Kuhl was arrested during the handover of six million counterfeit dollars in a spectacular action by the BKA. He is presently imprisoned in the JVA Euskirchen.

¿ “The Warhol of counterfeiters.” Der Spiegel
¿ Jürgen Kuhl’s biography is now being made into a movie

Christoph Gottwald, born in Cologne in 1954, studied German literature, sociology and philosophy. He debuted as a crime novelist in 1984 with “Tödlicher Klüngel,” which was followed by the Cologne crime novels “Lebenslänglich Pizza” (1986) and “Marie Marie” (1994) as well as the novel “Endstation Palma” (1998). Christoph Gottwald wrote teleplays and worked as a freelance radio and television journalist and writer.

Christoph Gottwald

Christoph Gottwald, geboren 1954 in Köln, studierte Germanistik, Soziologie und Philosophie. 1984 erschien sein Krimidebüt ›Tödlicher Klüngel‹, dem die Köln-Krimis ›Lebenslänglich Pizza‹ (1986) und ›Marie Marie‹ (1994) sowie der Roman ›Endstation Palma‹ (1998) folgten. Christoph Gottwald arbeitet als Drehbuchautor für Fernsehproduktionen und als freier Rundfunk- und TV-Journalist und Schriftsteller.