First day of sale: 13.01.2016
DER DUNKLE SEE/ THE DARK LAKE
A Crime Novel, ca. 300 pp.
“The authors have managed once again to create a description of state that results in upmarket fiction.” Hans Jörg Wangner, Stuttgarter Zeitung
“Authentic character descriptions, clichés used sparingly, and inclusion of current political events.” Badische Zeitung
Thea Dombrowski and the dead man in the forest
Local reporter Thea Dombrowski has managed to fit back into her old and now new hometown Wartenburg. Which might be due to the fact that a lot more happens in the idyllic small town than she had expected. One day her neighbour Mrs Ullreich rings her doorbell and asks for her help – her son Benjamin has disappeared. Thea starts making enquiries and discovers Benjamin’s almost fantastical interest in conspiracy theories. The high-school graduate was part of a school project team that discussed the repercussions of 9/11, and an active member at that. Did this have anything to do with his disappearance?
While Thea gets more and more involved in Benjamin’s social surroundings, strange things begin to happen in Wartenburg. A herd of cattle and pigs gallop through the main shopping street at dawn, the river overflows its banks and floods entire districts. Burglaries take place where nothing is stolen.
When Benjamin’s teacher and school project team leader is eventually found dead in the forest, it quickly becomes clear that something has to happen to stop the sit-uation getting out of control …
Conny Schwarz ist das Pseudonym des Autorenduos Kristin Uhlig und Martin Maurer. Beide sind in Süddeutschland aufgewachsen, schreiben Drehbücher für Film und Fernsehen und leben, mit einigen Unterbrechungen, seit fast zwanzig Jahren in Berlin. Bei DuMont erschien bislang ›Das Mädchen im Feuer‹ (2014).