- Romy Fölck - Hardcover

Bastei Lübbe
mystery novel
430 pages
Ages 16+
ISBN: 978-3-7857-2654-9
Release Date: 30.09.2019

Death Chamber

DEATH LANE and THE HOUSE OF BLOOD, the first volumes of Romy Fölck’s crime series featuring investigator duo Frida Paulsen and Bjarne Haverkorn, were on the Spiegel bestseller list for weeks and inspired critics and readers alike. With DEATH CHAMBER, the author now presents the third volume in the series, and readers can once again expect interesting characters, an atmospheric setting, and a riveting story that invites readers to participate in solving the puzzle.

The body of an old man is found in a lonely wind mill in the marsh. Until his mysterious death, the eighty-year-old lived as a recluse and had little contact with people in the village. When Frida Paulsen, who now works for the Itzehoe Homicide Unit, becomes aware of the case, she is immediately fascinated by the eerie atmosphere in the old building. Who was this solitary old man whom the villagers avoided just as much as he shunned them? When Frida comes across a concealed trap door in the mill, what she discovers surpasses her worst fears. The door leads into a secret chamber where, until recently, a woman was held prisoner.
When Chief Inspector Bjarne Haverkorn learns about the mysterious chamber from Frida, it awakens disturbing memories. In 2010, a young woman disappeared in the marsh. To this day there is no trace of her. Everything indicates that the kidnapped woman was held captive in the chamber.

While the police comb the old mill and its surroundings and make another appalling discovery, hopes of resolving the case quickly soon dwindle in light of a terrible new suspicion.