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Who Killed Christopher?

Accident or suicide? Who was really responsible for the death of a teenage boy who seemed to have everything in his favor? His best friend decides to find out. • Longlist German Children’s Literature Award; Silver Feather of the German Women’s Medical Association

Fake Violets

Leon meets Laura's friends at long last - all of them from good families and upper-class backgrounds. So Leon, who has spent time in a young offender's institute and whose father is off meditating in some ashram in India, feels about as comfortable in her clique as the proverbial ...


A Night in Distant Motion

When seventeen-year-old Regine, a Nazi supporter, falls in love with a Polish prisoner in 1944, she notices for the first time the injustices and horrors going on around her and learns she can no longer be silent.

  • A story about the difficulty but necessity of questioning ...
Rights sold: Japan

Wake Up and Scream!

They used to be inseparable-an entity, like three leaves of a clover. But then Laura slipped into a coma in the wake of an accident and a few months later the experienced mountaineer Kim plunged to her death from an apparently innocuous summit. When Miriam starts to investigate she has a ...


Dead Tulips

16-year-old Leon spent time in a young offenders' institute for a crime he didn't commit. Now out on parole, he's about to start a new job in a florist's when he - of all people - stumbles across the corpse of a beautiful young woman. It goes without saying ...

Rights sold: Czech Republic

Dark Idyll

When her mother moves in with her new boyfriend Thomas, it looks like everything could work out perfectly for Teresa, who is secretly in love with Thomas' son Leo. But their new house by the canal seems to be ill-starred: the four-year-old son of the family who lived there before them ...


A Leap in the Sky

The two girls are like chalk and cheese. You'd expect Yamina's shy and retiring nature to clash with Zip's maladjusted eccentricity - yet they become best friends more or less overnight. Yamina is over the moon: at long last there's something going on in her boring life.


Busted

The caretaker of the building where Christoph's girlfriend Isabel lives has been murdered. One thing is immediately clear: Isabel and her mother must go into hiding. They are illegal immigrants, and if the police find out they will be deported. It's just as well Christoph knows of a ...


The Mummy's Secret

Egypt, in the year 2 BC: Hekab, the father of twins Tamut and Nefret, is murdered during a business trip. The orphaned sisters are forced from their home - Heriset, their father's greedy sister, has sold it behind their back. What will become of them now? Luckily, the priestess ...


Black Snow

dtv pocket crime

Lara's brother Simon has disappeared. Just vanished, seemingly into thin air. Overnight, Lara's safe and secure world is unravelling . While at first her neighbours, friends and acquaintances are full of sympathy, this abruptly turns to suspicion when blood is found in the cellar of ...

Rights sold: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic

SMS: Sarah Meets Sam

"There will be no secrets between us!" Sarah gets talked into agreeing to make this promise to her group of girlfriends. It's not long before she realises that although she has definitely experienced a great deal this summer, she doesn't feel much like revealing every last detail to the gang. ...
Rights sold: The Netherlands

Back to the Stone Age in Jeans

A Holiday Adventure in the South of France

13-year-old Isabelle spends four weeks in south France with relatives. Together with her cousins Suzanne, Regis and Philippe she makes a great discovery: a cave from the Stone Age. With passionate enjoyment and Regis' knowledgeable guidance, they find 20,000 year-old evidence of the Cromagnon man: ...