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Das Schlangenmaul

The Snake Mouth

Published by Diogenes as Das Schlangenmaul
Original Title: Das Schlangenmaul

Grubby backyard clubs, dark gambling dens, and in their midst politicians and wheeler-dealers.
Dangerous and wanton.

»The sun played in her hair and she played with her pearls and looked like the cover of a fancy woman’s magazine – or like a million bucks, a million you would have a harder time getting to than that in the bank.«

»Search expert for unusual cases« is what Heinz Harder calls himself in his small ad. In real life an unemployed, burnt-out glossy magazine hack, his first client is rich and beautiful and looking for her disappeared daughter. For the »journalist, detective and knight in shining armour«, things get increasingly dangerous in the Berlin of fly-by-night businessmen, illegal clubs and dubious political and financial dealings where the trail leads him.

Now in a new edition, with a foreword by Friedrich Ani.


General Fiction
320 pages
2019

978-3-257-07036-1

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»It’s all about the city as beast, a place where no crime goes unpunished; about burnt-out dreams of honour and justice; about scraps of a jazz track blown by the wind through night streets wet with rain . . .«

Martin Compart / (German author)

»The plot has got everything it takes to make it a riveting novel. And it also has the special note of being based on a true story.«

Birgit Ruf / Nürnberger Nachrichten

»It’s all about the city as beast, a place where no crime goes unpunished; about burnt-out dreams of honour and justice; about scraps of a jazz track blown by the wind through night streets wet with rain . . .«

Martin Compart / (German author)

»The plot has got everything it takes to make it a riveting novel. And it also has the special note of being based on a true story.«

Birgit Ruf / Nürnberger Nachrichten
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