DER SCHIEBER / THE TRAFFICKER
A Crime novel
about 336 pp.
“A close-up look at modern history. And told very touchingly as well. In his continuation of ‘Der Trümmermörder’ Rademacher has again succeeded in providing a fascinating glimpse at a world that is not all that far away, a world where everyone has to fight to survive.” – Brigitte
“Rademacher knows how to draw a vivid picture of the post-war period. He enables his readers to get a sense of the times without lecturing, but packed in an exciting crime novel instead.”
“In ‘Der Schieber,’ Cay Rademacher draws an equally concentrated and thrilling image of the second post-war year, a time full of upheaval. With in-depth characterisations and an exacting knowledge of Hamburg, he takes us back to a time that in truth is not a theme for a crime novel. But the deeper the reader enters the story, the more captivated he is by it. Thrills blossom between the ruins.” – Neue Presse
“Rademacher impressively describes life in 1947 with all its distresses and hopes. A piece of history comes alive and touches the reader.”- Hambuger Morgenpost
“A gripping crime novel, a riveting history book.” Brigitte on “Der Trümmermörder”
Hamburg 1947: It is the year of extremes. After the icy cold “hunger winter,” the bombed-out city is already moaning under the hot springtime temperatures. And Chief Inspector Frank Stave is confronted with a new case. The body of a boy is discovered in the ruins of the shipyard. Together with Lieutenant MacDonald and Doctor Czrisini, Stave sets of in pursuit of the murder, and their investigation leads them to the world of the “wolf children” – orphans who had fled from the occupied sectors in the East and have formed gangs involved in coal thieving, prostitution and smuggling.
But Frank Stave is not only puzzled professionally: In the midst of his investigation, his son, a former POW, has now suddenly shown up. They are faced with a painful rapprochement while Stave fights to save his relationship to his girlfriend Anna.
The chief inspector stands under additional pressure when two more bodies are discovered. It will be decided in a dramatic night at the harbour whether Stave will capture the murderer …
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 Trümermörder“ / The Rubble Murder (2011). 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 Trümmermörder‹ (2011), ›Der Schieber‹ (2012) und ›Der Fälscher‹ (2013) sowie ›Mörderischer Mistral‹ (2014) und ›Tödliche Camargue‹ (2015), die ersten beiden Fälle für Capitaine Roger Blanc. Zeitgleich erscheint der neue Fall ›Gefährliche Côte Bleue‹ als Klappenbroschur. Cay Rademacher lebt mit seiner Familie in der Nähe von Salon-de-Provence in Frankreich.