Ein Fall für Louise Bonì
First day of sale: 20.07.2016
IM AUFTRAG DER VÄTER Ein Fall für Louise Bonì/
ON BEHALF OF THE FATHERS. A Case for Louise Bonì
A Crime novel, ca. 300 pp.
“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
On a rainy, foggy October weekend, a man suddenly appears in the garden of Nie-mann family in Freiburg. He is armed and attempts to break into the house. He only disappears after the Niemanns call the police. However, the man returns later that night - and makes a strange ultimatum. The Freiburg Police Chief Inspector Louise Bonì and her co-workers pursue their investigation under significant pressure. A rumor is circulating that the perpetrator comes from the Balkans. Bonì’s investigation leads her into a dangerous No Man’s Land and to a criminal who seems capable of anything.
Rights sold to: MacLehose Press (English World); Éditions de l’Aube (French); People’s Press (Danish); Fraktura (Croatian); Alexandra bei Pecsi Direkt (Hungarian);
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