DER FÄLSCHER/ THE FORGER
A Crime novel
about 336 pp.
“The story is gripping, the language forceful, the setting absorbing.”
New Books in German on “Der Trümmermörder”
“A gripping crime novel, a riveting history book.”
Brigitte on “Der Trümmermörder”
The monetary reform of 1948: chief inspector Stave investigates in the forger milieu
Hamburg: While on a routine assignment, chief inspector Frank Stave is gunned down. He sur-vives, but he resigns his post at the homicide division in order to finally restore some peace to his life. But the dead do not leave him in peace. He has only just transferred to Department S, which battles the black market, when Stave is confronted with a puzzling case: the women who are clearing the war-time debris in the ruins of a counting house discover works of art from the Weimar period – right next to a corpse whose identity the colleague from the homicide squad apparently does not want to clear up. Shortly thereafter, Lieutenant MacDonald familiarises Stave with a further problem: mysterious bank notes are turning up on the black market, the existence of which are disturbing the secret plans of the allies. The chief inspector soon discovers curious parallels between the two cases. When day X arrives, the day the new currency is to be introduced, which has been rumoured about for weeks in the city, Stave seems to be close to solving the two cases. But the truth is dangerous, and not only for him …
Cay Rademacher, born 1965, studied Anglo-American history, ancient history and philosophy in Cologne and Washington. He has been an editor at Geo since 1999 where he participated in establishing the history magazine Geo-Epoche, whose managing editor he has been since 2006. His first novel in the Inspector Stave series is „Der Trümmermörder“ / The Rubble Murder (2011), followed by Inspector stave’s secand case “Der Schieber” / The Trafficker (2012). Cay Rademacher lives with his wife and three children in Hamburg.
Rights sold to: French World (Le Masque)
Cay Rademacher, geboren 1965, ist Redakteur bei GEO Epoche. Bei DuMont erschienen seine Kriminalromane ›Der Trümmerm.rder‹ (2011), ›Der Schieber‹ (2012) und ›Der Fälscher‹ (2013) sowie ›Mörderischer Mistral‹ (2014) und ›Brennender Midi‹ (2016), der erste und der dritte Fall für Capitaine Roger Blanc. Cay Rademacher lebt mit seiner Familie in der Nähe von Salon-de-Provence in Frankreich.