Mord im Zeichen des Zen

Oliver Bottini

Mord im Zeichen des Zen

Ein Fall für Louise Bonì

370 pages, Erstmals mit der Vorgeschichte von Louise Bonì
First day of sale: 23.09.2015
ISBN 978-3-8321-6311-2

MORD IM ZEICHEN DES ZEN. Ein Fall für Louise Bonì/

A crime Novel, 384 pp., new edition, Autumn 2015

German Crime Fiction Prize 2005

»It has been a long time since anyone started out so strongly, so visually.« Die Zeit

»Exceptional crime novel« taz

The first case for Louise Bonì

Louise Bonì, Chief Inspector with the crime squad, 42 years old, divorced, is faced with a dreary winter weekend and the shadows of the past. The memories of the dead and old flames are disrupted by a call from the department chief, and Louise gets the strangest assignment of her career: She is to find a Japanese monk, who is wandering through the snowy winter wasteland to the east of Freiburg in sandals and cowl, and find out what he is up to. Reluctantly she sets off. When she catches up with the monk, two things become very apparent: He is injured and he is on the run. Louise manages to dig up the background information with some difficultly and comes across a terrible crime, in whose wake her own life will undergo significant changes.

Rights sold to: People’s Press (Danish); Standaard Uitgeverij (Dutch); MacLehose Press (English World); Éditions de l’Aube (French); Alexandra - Pecsi Direkt (Hungarian); Beit Casa (Italian); Dolno?laskie (Polish); Tritonic (Rumanian)

Oliver Bottini

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.