Good times, bad times! Up in shining lights or up for the chop, record viewing figures or rock-bottom ratings: nerves are ragged among members of the daily soap’s television crew.Tragedy galore in front of the camera, but even more looms behind the lens. Tomas Prinz invents a new hairstyle for his client, Tina Schmale, who has recently taken on the television soap opera ›That’s Life‹.The producer has stepped in to rescue the series from plunging ratings. She has an idea: what she needs is for her new lead to be a publicity magnet. But where do you find a star willing to lend her face to a daily soap? The hairdresser knows the very person: Charlotte Auerbach, an icon in her youth in the 70s and just back from California, would be up for it. And, as her personal stylist, he finds himself in the very heart of a team of actors, directors, writers, cameramen and set designers who churn out, conveyor belt-fashion, twenty-five minutes worth of evening entertainment every day. Intrigue and petty jealousies have their place, too, of course. There’s a murder to boot. And it’s not in the script. Has been sold to Ediciones Siruela, Madrid.
»This ›Daily Soap‹ is a refreshing crime novel of a special kind – simultaneously exciting and light-hearted!«Unser Magazin
»Lively, realistic and exciting. Schünemann steers clear of clichés and the all too predictable. Instead, this whodunit is written with pleasing restraint and exudes a beguiling, unobtrusive charm.«Frankfurter Neue Presse