Hamburg 1947: It is the year of extremes.
After a bitterly cold winter of starvation, the bombed city groans under excruciating heat. And Chief Inspector Frank Stave is confronted with a new case.
In the ruins of a shipyard, the corpse of a boy is found and Stave’s hunt for the killer leads him into the world of wolf children- orphaned children who have fled from the Occupied Eastern Territories and now united in gangs.
When two more bodies are discovered Stave is under even increasing pressure as he struggles to keep his personal life together too…
About Cay Rademacher
Cay Rademacher was born in 1965 in Northern Germany but lives now in Southern France. (Anybody who has seen both places knows why.) He has studied history and philosophy in Cologne and Washington, D.C. and is working as a journalist. He is also the author of several thrillers – including the trilogy on “Oberinspektor” Frank Stave, who is fighting crime in the ruins of British-occupied Hamburg in the 1940s
Describe yourself using three words?
Traveller ~ Family Man ~ Stubborn
What inspired you to write your first novel?
The first Stave-novel: a real murder case in Hamburg in 1947
What time of day do you like to write?
Anytime is ok, but the best is early morning
What is your favourite book and why?
Always the next one
How did you pick the title of your book?
For the Stave-series I picked up slogans from 1947/48: ‘Trümmermörder’, ‘Schieber’, ‘Fälscher’ (and also their English titles) were kind of common currency in these years
Are the characters in your book based on real people?
What’s your favourite word?
Leo, Julie, Anouk – the names of our children. Francoise, the name of my wife
If you were a colour what would it be?
Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?
Who is your favourite Author?
There are too many out there to mention them all here. And to boil it down to just one or two: impossible
If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose?
Are you working on a new project?
Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?
In the UK: Newcastle Noir, Sat., April 29th – really looking forward to being there.
You can buy you copy here ~ AMAZON UK
Thanks to Cay Rademacher and Cassie Lawrence from Arcadia Books.
We have two copies to giveaway ~ CLICK TO ENTER