Petra Oelker

IN BLACK WATERS

Hamburg, 1772: when an apprentice enters the tannery in the city centre near the Alster in the early hours of the morning, there is a body floating in the caustic tanbark liquid. The dead man was an inventor and new in town – might he have got in someone’s way? Comedian Rosina and her partner Wagner focus their investigations on the Eimbecksche Haus, which contains the morgue of the city’s female undertaker who is responsible for dead bodies as well as rescuing abandoned babies. The inquisitive undertaker has discreet connections to all levels of society and shortly afterwards she disappears…

Petra Oelker

Petra Oelker

Petra Oelker, born in 1947, worked as a journalist and author of non-fiction books before she started writing her first bestselling historical crime novel Death at the Tollhouse. Nine novels with the same female protagonist followed in this succesful series. With her further crime novels. She established herself as a bestselling author.

 

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