Erstmals im Taschenbuch
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
DER FÄLSCHER/ THE FORGER
A Crime novel, about 336 pp.
“The story is gripping, the language forceful, the setting absorbing.” New Books in German on “Der Trümmermörder”
“The novel provides a meticulously researched, disturbing and always instruc-tive piece of post-war German history. More continuations, please!” - Emmanuel von Stein, Kölner Stadtanzeiger on „Der Fälscher“
The monetary reform of 1948: chief inspector Stave investigates in the forger milieu
Hamburg: While on a routine assignment, chief inspector Frank Stave is gunned down. He survives, but he resigns his post at the homicide division in order to finally restore some peace to his life. But the dead do not leave him in peace. He has only just transferred to Department S, which battles the black market, when Stave is con-fronted with a puzzling case: the women who are clearing the war-time debris in the ruins of a counting house discover works of art from the Weimar period – right next to a corpse whose identity the colleague from the homicide squad apparently does not want to clear up. Shortly thereafter, Lieutenant MacDonald familiarises Stave with a further problem: mysterious bank notes are turning up on the black market, the existence of which are disturbing the secret plans of the allies. The chief in-spector soon discovers curious parallels between the two cases. When day X arrives, the day the new currency is to be introduced, which has been rumoured about for weeks in the city, Stave seems to be close to solving the two cases. But the truth is dangerous, and not only for him …
Rights sold to: English World (Arcadia); French World (Le Masque)
Cay Rademacher, born in 1965, is a freelance journalist and author. His mystery novels set in post-war Hamburg ‘Der Trümmermörder‘ (The Murderer in the Ruins), ‘Der Schieber‘ (The Wolf Children), ‘Der Fälscher‘ (The Forger) are published by Dumont. His Provence mystery novel series includes ‘Mörderischer Mistral‘ (Murderous Mistral), 2014, ‘Tödliche Camargue‘ (Deadly Camargue), 2015, ‘Brennender Midi‘ (Burning Midi), 2016, ‘Gefährliche Côte Bleue‘ (Dangerous Côte Bleue), 2017, and ‘Dunkles Arles‘ (Dark Arles), 2018 and 'Verhängnisvolles Calès' (Fateful Calès), 2019. His stand-alone 'Ein letzter Sommer in Méjean' (One Last Summer in Méjean) was published in 2019. Cay Rademacher lives with his family in the vicinity of Salon-de-Provence, France.