Karen Sander worked for many years as a translator and taught at the university level before she decided to focus on writing. She lives with her husband in the Rhineland region of Germany and wrote her doctoral dissertation on the writer Val McDermid.
BEWARE OF THE BIG, BAD WOLF
Chief Inspector Georg Stadler meets his French colleague Isabelle Hernier at a detective conference. She tells him of a creature, half man, half wolf, that’s wreaking havoc in the woods around her constabulary in the Jura mountains. According to reports, the wolfman has already savaged a young, female backpacker. The next morning, Stadler hopes to find out more but Isabelle has already left.
His curiosity roused, Stadler follows her back to France, but he’s in for a big surprise when he arrives: the real Isabelle Hernier is a lot older and less than thrilled that he’s there. When a woman is found dead, Hernier accepts Stadler’s help and, together with the heavily pregnant criminal profiler Liz Montario, they embark on a hunt for the mysterious wolfman.