First day of sale: 24.10.2020
STILLE NACHT IN DER PROVENCE /
SILENT NIGHT IN PROVENCE
A Novel, ca. 250 pages
Imprisoned by Snow in Miramas-le-Vieux …
Andreas and Nicola Kantor hardly dare dream any more; their marriage is stuck in the ruts of daily routine. So it comes as a nice surprise when a friend offers them his holiday home in Miramas-les-Vieux over Christmas. December holidays in Provence, just the two of them...
The hope for the revival of their relationship comes alive again. And indeed they move to the picturesque village: the house is old and cosy, the few neighbours are friendly. Suddenly snow falls in a landscape where snow hardly ever falls. And slowly but relentlessly Miramas-le-Vieux is cut off from the outside world. As Andreas walks alone through the village one morn-ing, he discovers a collapsed shed - and in the rubble lies a decaying coffin with a skeleton. In panic, Andreas runs through the village looking for help. No one responds to his call until he finally finds Milène Tanguy, who makes Santons, the Provençal nativity figurines. Together they hurry back to the shed - but there the coffin and skeleton have disappeared without a trace ...
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.