MEER DES SCHWEIGENS/ THE SEA OF SILENCE
ca. 450 pp.
A thrilling mixture of family drama and crime novel on the backdrop of Cornwall scenery
»Complex characters that you can’t get out of your mind, packaged in a thrilling story. A wonderful debut novel.« Oliver Bottini
A Dark Secret, a Fateful Lie, Devilish Revenge
Within a few days a dead dog and the corpse of a man are washed ashore in the bay of a small coastal town in Cornwall. The homicide severely shakes the village’s peaceful world and is pushing Detective Inspector Collin Brown hard. His beloved sculpturing as well as his family are missing out.
The dead man was a Scottish millionaire about whom not much is to be found out. One trace is leading to the late Anthony Polodny, the son of a Polish immigrant. Detective inspector brown is hoping for more information from Elisabeth Polodny who just returned home from Australia for her brother’s funeral. Soon it becomes clear that the key to the solution of the case lies in the past of the Polodny family.
A bloody tragedy which now twenty years later, might cost the lives of many more…
Iris Grädler was born in 1963 in Halle (Westphalia). She has published poetry and short stories and edited several anthologies. She now lives in Swakopmuns, Namibia. “Meer des Schweigens” is her first novel.