Berlin Monster - Nachts sind alle Mörder grau
 - Kim Rabe - PB

Lübbe Belletristik
413 pages
Ages 16+
ISBN: 978-3-404-18418-7
Release Date: 27.08.2021

The Berlin Monster

All Murderers Are Gray at Night

A thrilling fantasy mystery with a tough female investigator and a dash of humor.

Lucy, a 30-year-old private investigator, lives in Berlin, the international meeting place for superstifs. Stifs are humanity’s superstitions come true. They were set free by a bomb that exploded in Berlin in 1989 and released omega radiation. Although Superstifs and humans have coexisted side by side in the world ever since, not everyone can adjust to the new order. As a result, conflicts often arise, and Lucy is happy to handle them.

When she accepts an assignment from a fairy who reports a friend missing, Lucy's investigation takes her into the clubs frequented by high society. She learns that the missing fairy was blackmailing the country's politicians. 

At the same time, Berlin is repeatedly shaken by brutal murders of superstifs. The murderer is said to be a werewolf. Lucy recognizes similarities between the victims of the werewolf and the missing fairy. This is the only reason she accepts an assignment from her ex-boyfriend – head of the Ministry of Supernatural Affairs – who asks her to conduct a discreet investigation into the murders.

As Lucy’s hunt brings her ever closer to the killer, a person in her immediate environment is murdered. Working together with her ex-boyfriend, she continues to investigate and uncovers a neo-racist conspiracy that reaches into the highest levels of society.  Yet the murders were committed by a group of Superstifs who want to stir up conflict between humans and Stifs. Their leader is the missing fairy – who is actually not a fairy at all but rather the ancient Egyptian goddess Ammit. Until now, no one knew anything about her. Her enemies are the Stifs, who are pandering to the humans and not reflecting on their own superiority.

For fans of Ben Aaronovitch and Genevieve Cogman

Modern Berlin meets fairy tale motifs that have come to life, with Kim Rabe cleverly interweaving the two.

Atmospherically dense and action-packed. Features an authentic and likeable heroine.