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Goldschatz

Good as Gold

Published by Diogenes as Goldschatz
Original Title: Goldschatz

A lovingly concerned, ironic, and dark crime tragedy on the question of why some treasures are better left undiscovered, and why not every end justifies the means.

»Many of our fellow students look like bankers, neat and tidy, boring, and conventional. Not a trace of opposition, all working hard, and striving for good degrees and lucrative jobs.«

Five young people want to show our throwaway society how to do better: Aunt Emma’s old farmhouse won’t be demolished but turned into an alternative student house. Except for one thing – the necessary renovations cost money. Then a sack of valuable gold coins turns up at Emma’s junk shop. But the treasure doesn’t spell the end of their problems. Instead, it leads them into more trouble, introducing them to the less attractive impulses of the human heart.


General Fiction, Crime fiction
368 pages
2019

978-3-257-07054-5

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». . . playfully light yet thought-provoking, this novel leaves an impression not least by treating fairytale motifs with superior ease.«

 

Thomas Groß / Mannheimer Morgen

»In this respect, Ingrid Noll is a little like J.K. Rowling: her characters are clear and unambiguous; if she can’t stand someone, she denounces them in every comment, if someone is deserving of pity, they earn it consistently.«

Alexander Wasner / lesenswert Magazin, Baden-Baden

»A little gem of subtle black humour with a pinch of social criticism. [. . .] Ingrid Noll is the undisputed master of the suave crime novel. [. . .] Gold itself might not make you happy. But Noll’s Good as Gold probably will.«

Dagmar Kaindl / Buchkultur, Vienna

». . . playfully light yet thought-provoking, this novel leaves an impression not least by treating fairytale motifs with superior ease.«

 

Thomas Groß / Mannheimer Morgen

»In this respect, Ingrid Noll is a little like J.K. Rowling: her characters are clear and unambiguous; if she can’t stand someone, she denounces them in every comment, if someone is deserving of pity, they earn it consistently.«

Alexander Wasner / lesenswert Magazin, Baden-Baden

»A little gem of subtle black humour with a pinch of social criticism. [. . .] Ingrid Noll is the undisputed master of the suave crime novel. [. . .] Gold itself might not make you happy. But Noll’s Good as Gold probably will.«

Dagmar Kaindl / Buchkultur, Vienna
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