Friday, 19 August 2016

Three New Otto Braucher German Detective Stories

'Braucher and the Ransom'; 'Braucher and the Victim' and 'Braucher and the Trap'

Just to announce that I have just self-published on Amazon, the 15th, 16th and 17th books in the Otto Braucher detective series: 'Braucher and the Ransom'; 'Braucher and the Victim' and 'Braucher and the Trap'. They follow on chronologically from each other and come after 'Braucher and the League' published last June. I can only apologise for the gap, though in October, I did get out 'Munich White' featuring Braucher but set before this series,

The latest trio of books are set between June 1923 and October 1923. They feature Kommissar Otto Braucher and his team of detectives with Obersekretär Alfred Zeiler now well-established as his sergeant. 'Braucher and the Ransom' is set among the rich families of the Grünwald on the southern outskirts of Munich and into the Deisenhofener Forest, where someone is abducting the grown children of those able and willing to pay.

In 'Braucher and the Victim' the focus moves to Johanneskirchen lying beyond the Munich city limits to the North-East where a man's body stabbed through the eye with a pen is found in a deserted house. As Braucher investigates he finds he has to determine not only who was the killer but whether the dead man was truly a victim or a perpetrator himself.

The death of two bankers as the result of an accident on a road in the Berchtesgaden district of southern Bavaria takes Otto Braucher back to his beloved Alps for 'Braucher and the Trap'. Working with Austrian police from across a border that surrounds him on three sides; with an unusual victim and in an area where repossessions are turning farmers out of their homes, Braucher has to see through the range of possible suspects to find the one who has the skills to bring about the deaths whether intentionally or not.

I trust that fans of the Braucher books will welcome these additions to the series which combines the interesting elements of Germany under pressure in the early 1920s, well-realised settings and authentic characters with which to engage.

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