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Mystery Writers in German

For logistic reasons, I can't go to German Lessons for a while. I finished at A2-B1 level, probably the latter (optimistic, me).

Since I don't want to completely lose what I've learnt, I thought I'd start with some serious reading. By that, I mean normal books, not just the easy ones with easy vocabulary for foreigners.

What I enjoy reading the most is Mystery (Krimis). I've got a few names (Roger Graf, Felicitas Mayall), but I need your help to find more.

So, Mystery writers in German, no translations, please.

Would you tell me your favourites? Thanks
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Re: Mystery Writers in German

The late Jakob Arjouni´s Kayankaya series.
Frank Schätzing has written a few thrillers.
Wolf Haas as an Austrian writer,
Martin Suter´s Allmen series as a Swiss representative on this list.

This might be a good resource: www.krimi-couch.de
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Re: Mystery Writers in German

I recently bought a book from the Kiosk in Baden called 'Gift im Aargau' by Ina Haller.
My German isn't great so I haven't read much of it yet, but it looks promising.
The author also wrote another "Kriminalroman" called "Tod im Aargau".
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Re: Mystery Writers in German

I'm just about to start a collection called "Death in Venice and Other Stories" by Thomas Mann. In English. But it appears they were originally in German, so might be interesting to look for.
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Re: Mystery Writers in German

If you want to try a Swiss classic

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachtmeister_Studer
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Re: Mystery Writers in German

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The late Jakob Arjouni´s Kayankaya series.
Frank Schätzing has written a few thrillers.
Wolf Haas as an Austrian writer,
Martin Suter´s Allmen series as a Swiss representative on this list.

This might be a good resource: www.krimi-couch.de
Brilliant link. It has a section on German, Austrian and Swiss writers. Thanks!!

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I recently bought a book from the Kiosk in Baden called 'Gift im Aargau' by Ina Haller.
My German isn't great so I haven't read much of it yet, but it looks promising.
The author also wrote another "Kriminalroman" called "Tod im Aargau".
I think I'll be getting those, living in AG and all. Thanks H's A
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Re: Mystery Writers in German

Friedrich Glauser, Wachtmeister Studer.
(and Matto regiert, Die Fieberkurve, Der Chinese, Krock & Co.)
All in one book: ISBN 978-3-86150-892-2.

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Der Richter und sein Henker.
and Der Verdacht, Das Versprechen, Justiz.

just to name the two most important ones.

And there is Hansjörg Schneider and his Kommissär-Hunkeler.
Which I have never read.
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Re: Mystery Writers in German

A while ago I was playing Trivial Pursuit, the Swiss German version, with some friends, and Ulrich Knellwolf came up.
I couldn't find him on the link provided by xkcd.
Has anyone read him?

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulrich_Knellwolf
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