Krimi Book Club

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Get ready for the first Friends of Freiburg book club! We’ll be diving into the genre of Krimis with a Freiburg-based thriller. Dr. Bruce Campbell, an Uni-Freiburg alumnus and retired professor of German Studies at William & Mary, will lead our discussion. German detective novels, otherwise known as “Krimis,” are Dr. Campbell’s specialty, and we’re excited to hear his insights. We’ll be reading Im Sommer der Mörder (A Summer of Murder) by Oliver Bottini, which is set in Freiburg.

The book is available both in English and in German on Amazon.

Wednesday, March 3 at 5.00 PM EST
This event has already passed, but you can view the recording by clicking here

Advanced registration is required to attend.
It’s suggested that you read the book in advance in order to participate in the discussion, but we will welcome all attendees!

In addition, Dr. Campbell has provided a character list, a short summary of the book, and explanatory information about the German police, which may help with your understanding of the story. You can view the guides by clicking here.

About Im Sommer der Mörder:
“Kirchzarten ist der friedlichste Ort der Welt. Bis eines Tages im Morgengrauen ein Holzschuppen in Flammen aufgeht – und plötzlich ein Inferno losbricht. Verheerende Explosionen überraschen die freiwillige Feuerwehr und fordern ein Menschenleben. Wie sich herausstellt, hatten Unbekannte unter dem Schuppen ein Waffenlager angelegt.
Die Freiburger Hauptkommissarin Louise Bonì steht vor dem bislang schwierigsten Fall ihrer Karriere. Die Spuren führen zurück in das zerfallende Jugoslawien der Neunzigerjahre. Doch als ein kaltblütiger Mord geschieht, beginnt Louise zu begreifen, dass der Fall weitaus größere Dimensionen hat.”

English teaser:
It has been a long dry summer in the Black Forest idyll of Kirchzarten. When the local fire brigade is called to a burning farm shed, a volunteer is killed as a weapons cache beneath it explodes. The small community is shocked to the core. Louise Bonì, back with Freiburg Kripo after a period of withdrawal, is assigned to the task force dealing with the case. The meagre evidence they gather points to a possible connection with German neo-Nazis or illegal arms dealers from the former Yugoslavia, but the appearance of secret service agents marking out the forest suggests more is at stake. Acting as her partner in the case is Thomas Ilic, whose allegiances are as conflicted as Bonì’s. Who is in fact working for whom? In the most challenging case of her career – and one that puts her in mortal danger – Bonì must to overcome the ghosts of her past that continue to haunt her.”

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