was born in 1961 and received a doctorate in the history of art and architecture. In addition to his scholarly work he has published several historical crime novels with great success. He lives with his family in the north of Germany.
SIGNS OF THE STORM
A pilot and journalist, Ilka Bischop is a wealthy and emancipated woman. And she has recently discovered that she’s pregnant, although she can’t be certain who the father is.
One day, a Jewish banker who had been renting one of her houses is found murdered. Was this an anti-Semitic crime? Ilka investigates and makes a painful discovery: her younger brother Robert has contact with one of the new right-wing parties, the NSDAP.
Their leader, Adolf Hitler, is being courted by Hamburg’s rich Hanseatic business community. Ilka doesn’t recognise her own home town and is increasingly convinced that this was a political killing. She is forced to ask herself what role her brother played in this murderous plot…