Anwalt Fickel ermittelt
352 pages, Mit bedruckten Umschlaginnenseiten
First day of sale: 23.08.2017
GRILLWETTER. Anwalt Fickel ermittelt/
BARBECUE TIME. Attorney Fickel investigates
A new case for the laziest attorney in the world
It’s all going through the grinder – this time for real
“A masterfully quirky debut novel from the trained lawyer Hans-Henner Hess. Rarely have I laughed so much about the justice system.” Kester Schlenz, STERN on “Herrentag”
“Hans-Henner Hess tells all of this [...] in a light flaky conversational voice, which turns the reading of this second Fickel volume into a uniquely enjoyable experience.” Petra Pluwatsch, Kölner Stadtanzeiger on “Bobmörder”
ATTORNEY FICKEL AND THE RESCUING OF THE THURINGIAN ROASTED BRATWURST
Attorney Fickel would like to put aside for a while his activities as local counsel at the district court, in order to finally devote sufficient time to his private life, to be more specific: Astrid Kemmerzehl, the woman he so carefully and tenderly grew close to last summer. But Bad Kissingen is far away, and now, of all times, things have grown dicey in Meiningen.
The Wagenschwanz Thuringian Sausage Wares Company in Meiningen has declared bankruptcy. Mass layoffs are pending, and the worst part is: a production stop seems unavoidable. - The repercussions for southwestern Thuringia and its populace would be devastating: sudden bratwurst deprivation, tofu shock, orphaned grills, and a glut of grill-extinguishing beer varieties. An entire region on the verge of drifting away.
To top it all off, the bankruptcy trustee has vanished without a trace. Has he ab-sconded with a suitcase full of money, as Rudi Wagenschwanz, the CEO of the com-pany, fears, or was he sooner ground up into sausage stuffing by an angry employ-ee, as Criminal Attorney Recknagel suspects? At first glance, a messy situation - whom, if not Fickel, would anyone trust to sort everything back out again? Now he’ll have to choose: love or sausage. - For someone like Fickel, there’s not all that much to consider...
Hans-Henner Hess, born in Berlin-Mitte in 1973, trained there to become a fully-qualified jurist. Because the state did not require his services, he turned his back on jurisprudence and kept himself busy as a writer and dramaturg for varying television formats in Munich, Leipzig and Berlin. On the side he wrote long and short stories, plays and contributed texts for the spoken word project “Schwindel” that only insiders are familiar with. After a phase of contemplation, he has recently been devoting himself to the art of crime again.