Ein Fall für Louise Bonì
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
IM WEIßEN KREIS. Ein Fall für Louise Bonì/ IN THE WHITE CIRCLE.
A Case for Louise Bonì
Crime Fiction, ca. 300 pp.
4 times German Crime Fiction Prize winner
#3 KrimiZEIT Bestenliste December 2015
“Louise Bonì is back. A female chief inspector as we have never seen before. Haunted by avenging angels, herself one of them, unbearable with alcohol, even more when sober, a listening monster, staggering from one failed love to the next, ingenious instinct, unfit teamplayer, rebellious. Our absolute favourite chief inspector. A very hard, a very easy book.” – Elmar Krekeler, Die Welt
Finally a new case for Louise Bonì
Louise Bonì, Chief Inspector of the Criminal Police Department of Freiburg, receives information from an informant that an unknown man has procured two weapons from Russian criminals. Louise follows up on the information in order to prevent a possible violent crime. Before too long, she finds the owner of the car that was used by the buyer to pick up the weapons. The owner, however, has a watertight alibi for the evening in question. The driver was somebody else, Ricky Janisch, a neo-Nazi and member of the extreme right “Southwest Brigade”. Louise and her team observe Janisch and are led to further involved parties, all of whom belong to the right-wing scene. The deeper they go, the more frightening the situation becomes: they begin to wonder whether it might be only one branch of a larger neo-Nazi network. The main question is, however, how they are supposed to stop an assassination when their opponent always seems to be one step ahead of them and they do not even know who the target will be? Then Louise realises who the perfect victim is. But it's maybe already too late...
Oliver Bottini, born 1965, studied modern German literature, Italian studies and psychology in Munich. He received the German Crime Writing Prize (Deutscher Krimipreis) for his books “Mord im Zeichen des Zen” and “Im Sommer der Mörder.” He was nominated for the 2007 Friedrich Glauser Prize in the novel category. His third novel, “Im Auftrag der Väter,” was shortlisted for the 2007 Munich Tukan Prize, in 2010 he published “Das verborgene Netz” also, as the previous titles part of his Louise-Bonì series, which was continued 2015 with “Im weißen Kreis”. Apart from the Louise-Bonì-series, he has published so far three stand-alones, the political thrillers “Der kalte Traum” (2012) for which he received the German Crime Writing Prize the third time, and “Ein paar Tage Licht” (2014) which was awarded the German Crime Writing Prize 2015 and Stuttgarter Krimipreis 2015 and "Der Tod in den stillen Winkeln des Lebens" (2018) for which he received the German Crime Writing Prize once again. Oliver Bottini lives in Berlin. www.bottini.de