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Anatomy of a Killer

Anatomy of a Killer
  • Author(s): Romy Hausmann
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): 2017

They say he’s a murderer. But how could he be? Berlin, 2017: several young girls have been disappearing for the past fourteen years. Red ribbons show the police the way to their bodies, but there’s no trace of the...

Kairos

Kairos
  • Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck, Michael Hofmann (translator)
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction, In Translation
  • Era(s): 1986

Berlin. 11 July 1986. They meet by chance on a bus. She is a young student, he is older and married. Theirs is an intense and sudden attraction, fuelled by a shared passion for music and art, and heightened...

A Death in Denmark

A Death in Denmark
  • Author(s): Amulya Malladi
  • Location(s): Berlin, Denmark
  • Genre(s): Noir, Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary looking back

Meet Gabriel Præst, an ex-Copenhagen cop (who dresses with panache), jazz aficionado, and relentless pursuer of truth as he explores Denmark’s Nazi-collaborator past and anti-Muslim present in a page-turning Nordic murder mystery with a cosmopolitan vibe Everyone in Denmark...

I Laugh Me Broken

I Laugh Me Broken
  • Author(s): Bridget van der Zijpp
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A fearless novel that tackles a difficult subject, I laugh me broken tells the story of a woman finding the courage to face her genetic heritage.   When Ginny makes contact with her estranged relatives and discovers that her genetic...

The Berliners

The Berliners
  • Author(s): Emma Harding
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Mainly 20th Century

Original published as Friedrichstrasse 19 https://www.tripfiction.com/books/friedrichstrasse-19/

Winter Work

Winter Work
  • Author(s): Dan Fesperman
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Spy, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1990

BERLIN, 1990. On a chilly early morning walk, Emil Grimm finds the body of his neighbour, fellow Stasi officer Lothar, lying dead with a bullet wound to the temple. Despite the appearance of suicide, Emil suspects murder, for as...

Siblings

Siblings
  • Author(s): Brigitte Reimann, Lucy Jones (Translator)
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960

1960. The border between East and West Germany has closed. For Elisabeth – a young painter – the GDR is her generation’s chance to build a glorious, egalitarian socialist future. For her brother Uli, it is a place of...

Victim 2117

Victim 2117
  • Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Location(s): Berlin, Copenhagen
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In the heart-pounding new installment of the No.1 bestselling Department Q series, a terrifying international investigation reveals the complex backstory of one of the department’s own – the enigmatic Assad. The newspaper refers to the dead body only as...

Blackout

Blackout
  • Author(s): Simon Scarrow
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Early WW2

Berlin, December 1939 As Germany goes to war, the Nazis tighten their terrifying grip. Paranoia in the capital is intensified by a rigidly enforced blackout that plunges the city into oppressive darkness every night, as the bleak winter sun...

Dead of Night

Dead of Night
  • Author(s): Simon Scarrow
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): WW2

BERLIN. JANUARY 1941. Evil cannot bring about good . . . After Germany’s invasion of Poland, the world is holding its breath and hoping for peace. At home, the Nazi Party’s hold on power is absolute. One freezing night,...

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