Stasi Child

Stasi Child

Stasi Child
Author : David Young
Publisher : Ullstein Buchverlage
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2015-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9781785770050
ISBN 13 : 1785770055
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stasi Child Book Description:

***WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER*** The bestselling chilling crime thriller - perfect for fans of Child 44 and Deutschland 83 East Berlin, 1975 When Oberleutnant Karin Müller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But when she arrives she realises this is a death like no other. It seems the girl was trying to escape - but from the West. Müller is a member of the People's Police, but in East Germany her power only stretches so far. The Stasi want her to discover the identity of the girl, but assure her the case is otherwise closed - and strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this is not a regime that tolerates a curious mind, and Müller doesn't realise that the trail she's following will lead her dangerously close to home . . . Stasi Child is David Young's brilliant and page-turning debut novel. PRAISE FOR STASI CHILD Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Times Crime Book of the Month Telegraph Pick of the Week 'Chilling' Daily Telegraph 'Extremely engaging' Sunday Express 'Can't get enough cold-war Germany after Deutschland 83? This is your latest reading companion' Shortlist 'Superb. A thrilling Cold War mystery that reminded me of Robert Harris at his best.' - Mason Cross, author ofThe Samaritan. 'Deft, assured storytelling, a compelling new detective and a fascinating setting - I was up late to finish it!' - Gilly Macmillan, author of Burnt Paper Sky 'One of the best reads I've had in ages. With its masterful intertwining of dual storylines and its stark portrayal of life behind the Berlin Wall, this is a cracking debut.' - David Jackson, bestselling author of Cry Baby

Stasi Child

Stasi Child
Author : David YOUNG
Publisher : 12-21
Total Pages : 347
Release : 2016-10-13
ISBN 10 : 9782823843941
ISBN 13 : 2823843949
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stasi Child Book Description:

À Berlin au temps du Mur, la méfiance est la règle et la confiance, un luxe. Vous ne saurez jamais quelle question peut vous trahir. Hiver 1975, Berlin-Est. Karin Müller et Werner Tilsner, officiers de police, sont dépêchés au cimetière près du mur de Berlin afin de mener une enquête sur le meurtre d'une adolescente. Les journaux affirment que la jeune fille a été fusillée par une patrouille frontalière de l'Ouest alors qu'elle fuyait vers l'Est. Toutefois, l'autopsie prouve que la scène de crime a été modifiée et la fille violée et assassinée. On ordonne à Tilsner et Müller de s'en tenir à la recherche de l'identité de la victime, et de rester discrets. Trouver le coupable ne semble pas être la priorité... En dépit de sa loyauté sans faille envers le régime, Müller s'engage corps et âme dans l'enquête. Elle refuse de laisser échapper le coupable. Mais elle est surveillée de très près et ceux qui veulent entraver ses recherches sont nombreux. Lorsque son propre mari disparaît, Karin va se demander qui est véritablement son ennemi et choisir son camp.

Stasi Child

Stasi Child
Author : David Young
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2017-08-01
ISBN 10 : 9781250121769
ISBN 13 : 1250121760
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stasi Child Book Description:

David Young's chillingly intricate Stasi Child was A London Times “Crime Book of the Month” and a Telegraph Pick of the Week. 1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Berlin Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But she soon realizes that this is a death like no other before it - the girl was evidently trying to escape from West Berlin. As a member of the People's Police, Muller's power in East Germany only stretches so far. The Ministry for State Security, the Stasi, assures her the case is closed, all they need to know is the girl's name. Yet they strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this regime does not tolerate curious minds, and it takes Müller too long to realize that the trail she's been following may lead her dangerously close to home ...

Stasi Child

Stasi Child
Author : David Young
Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2015-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9781785770050
ISBN 13 : 1785770055
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stasi Child Book Description:

In the shadow of the Berlin Wall, murder is never an open-and-shut case . . . The award-winning, critically acclaimed Cold War crime thriller set in East Berlin - perfect for fans of Tom Rob Smith, Phillip Kerr and Joseph Kanon. ____________________________________ East Berlin, 1975 - When Oberleutnant Karin Müller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But when she arrives she realises this is a death like no other. It seems the girl was trying to escape - but from the West. Müller is a member of the People's Police, but in East Germany her power only stretches so far. The Stasi want her to discover the identity of the girl, but assure her the case is otherwise closed - and strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this is not a regime that tolerates a curious mind, and Müller doesn't realise that the trail she's following will lead her dangerously close to home . . . Stunningly authentic and brimming with moral ambiguity, STASI CHILD is the thrilling debut thriller for fans of Child 44 and An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris. ____________________________________ Praise for David Young: 'Excellent' The Times 'Thrilling' William Ryan 'Masterful' Daily Express 'Fast-paced' The Sun 'Superb. Reminded me of Robert Harris at his best' Mason Cross 'Up there with Martin Cruz Smith and the other greats of the field' Abir Mukherjee

The Stasi Game

The Stasi Game
Author : David Young
Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2020-11-12
ISBN 10 : 9781838772536
ISBN 13 : 1838772537
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stasi Game Book Description:

The Stasi and MI6 clash in this gripping Cold War crime thriller, from the award-winning author of Stasi Child. ______________________ A man's body is found buried in concrete at a building site in the new town district. When People's Police homicide captain Karin Müller arrives at the scene, she discovers that all of the body's identifiable features have been removed - including its fingertips. The deeper Müller digs, the more the Stasi begin to hamper her investigations. She soon realises that this crime is just one part of a clandestine battle between two secret services - the Stasi of East Germany and Britain's MI6 - to control the truth behind one of the deadliest events of World War II. The Stasi Game brilliantly fictionalises the true story of how Britain's wartime leaders justified the fire-bombing of German city of Dresden, which many have since condemned as a war crime.

Stasi 77

Stasi 77
Author : David Young
Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2019-04-18
ISBN 10 : 9781785767159
ISBN 13 : 1785767151
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stasi 77 Book Description:

A secret State. A dark conspiracy. A terrible crime. Karin Müller of the German Democratic Republic's People's Police is called to a factory in the east of the country. A man has been murdered - bound and trapped as a fire burned nearby, slowly suffocating him. But who is he? Why was he targeted? Could his murderer simply be someone with a grudge against the factory's nationalisation, as Müller's Stasi colleagues insist? Why too is her deputy Werner Tilsner behaving so strangely? As more victims surface, it becomes clear that there is a cold-blooded killer out there taking their revenge. Soon Müller begins to realise that in order to solve these terrible crimes, she will need to delve into the region's dark past. But are the Stasi really working with her on this case? Or against her? For those who really run this Republic have secrets they would rather remain uncovered. And they will stop at nothing to keep them that way . . . A gripping and evocative crime thriller, moving between the devastating closing weeks of the Second World War and the Stasi-controlled 1970s, STASI 77 is David Young's most compelling and powerful novel yet.

Stasi State

Stasi State
Author : David Young
Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2018-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9781785760716
ISBN 13 : 1785760718
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stasi State Book Description:

A gripping thriller set in 1970s East Germany, perfect for fans of Child 44, Phillip Kerr and Martin Cruz Smith. FOR THE STASI, IT'S NOT JUST THE TRUTH THAT GETS BURIED . . . The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake. Karin Müller, newly appointed Major of the People's Police, is called to investigate. But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi. Then, when the son of Müller's team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast lead Müller and her young family into real danger. Can she navigate this complex political web and find the missing boy, before it's too late? ----- Previously published as A Darker State ----- Praise for CWA Award-winning David Young 'Young is excellent at describing terrible injustice, mass and personal, by way of a strong plot and a sympathetic woman' The Times 'A Darker State is gripping, thrilling and very, very good' William Ryan 'Masterful. . . an intricate, absorbing page-turner' Daily Express 'This fast-paced thriller hooks the readers from the start' The Sun 'Superb. A thrilling Cold War mystery that reminded me of Robert Harris at his best' Mason Cross 'Up there with Martin Cruz Smith and the other greats of the field' Abir Mukherjee

Stasi Wolf

Stasi Wolf
Author : David Young
Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2017-02-09
ISBN 10 : 9781785760693
ISBN 13 : 1785760696
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stasi Wolf Book Description:

How do you solve a murder when you can't ask any questions? The gripping new thriller from the bestselling, award-winning author of Stasi Child. East Germany, 1975. Karin Müller, sidelined from the murder squad in Berlin, jumps at the chance to be sent south to Halle-Neustadt, where a pair of infant twins have gone missing. But Müller soon finds her problems have followed her. Halle-Neustadt is a new town - the pride of the communist state - and she and her team are forbidden by the Stasi from publicising the disappearances, lest they tarnish the town's flawless image. Meanwhile, in the eerily nameless streets and tower blocks, a child snatcher lurks, and the clock is ticking to rescue the twins alive . . . 'This fast-paced thriller hooks the readers from the start' The Sun 'A masterful evocation of the claustrophobic atmosphere of communist era East Germany . . . an intricate, absorbing page-turner' Daily Express 'The perfect blend of action, suspense and excitement. This is top notch crime! I will be shouting about this book to everyone, everywhere. Northern Crime 'One of the most fascinating and original detectives in contemporary crime fiction . . . a hugely accomplished novel' (For Winter Nights) 'For me David Young has cemented his place on the bookshelf alongside my Cold War thrillers by John le Carré and Len Deighton' The Quiet Knitter

Stasi Winter

Stasi Winter
Author : David Young
Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2020-01-09
ISBN 10 : 9781785765483
ISBN 13 : 1785765485
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stasi Winter Book Description:

IN EAST GERMANY, SOLVING A MURDER CAN GET YOU KILLED . . . A gripping and intelligent thriller set in East Germany, during the worst winter in one-hundred years. Perfect for fans of Tom Rob Smith, Phillip Kerr and Joseph Kanon. ____________________________________ In 1978 East Germany, nothing is as it seems. The state's power is absolute, history is re-written, and the 'truth' is whatever the Stasi say it is. So when a woman's murder is officially labelled 'accidental death', Major Karin Müller of the People's Police is faced with a dilemma. To solve the crime, she must disregard the official version of events. But defying the Stasi means putting her own life - and the lives of her young family - in danger. As the worst winter in living memory holds Germany in its freeze, Müller must untangle a web of state secrets and make a choice: between truth and lies, justice and injustice, and, ultimately, life and death. Stunningly authentic and brimming with moral ambiguity, Stasi Winter is the thrilling new novel from the award-winning author of Stasi Child. ____________________________________ Praise for David Young: 'Excellent' The Times 'Thrilling' William Ryan 'Masterful' Daily Express 'Fast-paced' The Sun 'Superb. Reminded me of Robert Harris at his best' Mason Cross 'Up there with Martin Cruz Smith and the other greats of the field' Abir Mukherjee