Der Trümmermörder

Cay Rademacher

Der Trümmermörder


336 pages
Original edition
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-6154-5


A Crime Novel
Ca. 352 pp.
Autumn 2011

English sample translation available!

“A compelling read, as much a historical novel as a crime novel, "The Rubble Murders" creates life in post-war Hamburg under British occupation. (...) The story is gripping, the language forceful, the setting absorbing. A spine-tingling portrayal of how the defeated interact with their victors.” New Books in German

“Cay Rademacher has not only written a gripping crime novel, but also a riveting history book.” Brigitte

“A highly worthwhile example of German crime literature.” ORF

“A gripping, in-depth historical crime novel.” Ostthüringer Zeitung

A serial killer in post-war Hamburg
Contemporary German history packed in a thrilling crime novel
Based on an authentic case

Hamburg 1947: the city lies in ruins. It is the coldest winter of the century. The people try to sur-vive as best they can. And then a corpse is discovered between the rubble: a young woman, na-ked, no clues. Chief inspector Stave has little hope of solving the case amidst the post-war tur-moil despite the assistance offered him by Lothar Maschke from the vice squad and Lieutenant MacDonald from the British administration. A second body is soon discovered. And then a third – Stave is grateful for any help he can get in his hunt for a savage killer.
Cay Rademacher brings an exciting and authentic case from Hamburg in the 1946/47 winter of hunger to life.

English sample translation available!
Rights sold: English World (Arcadia Books); French World (Le Masque); Spanish World (Ediciones Maeva)

Cay Rademacher

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), ›Brennender Midi‹ (2016) und ›Gefährliche Côte Bleue‹ (2017), der erste, dritte und vierte Fall für Capitaine Roger Blanc. Cay Rademacher lebt mit seiner Familie in der Nähe von Salon-de-Provence in Frankreich.