The latest fast-paced thriller by bestselling author Max Bentow
(The Butterfly Boy)
by Max Bentow
Goldmann, July 2019
Berlin detective inspector Nils Trojan has already seen a lot, but when he is called to the scene of a crime in Berlin Kreuzberg he can hardly believe his eyes: the woman who has been murdered is lying naked on the bed and her back is decorated with the colourful picture of a huge butterfly. Only two days later a second murder is committed, and again the perpetrator leaves his bizarre work of art on the victim’s body. Trojan desperately tries to unravel the murderer’s cryptic message, but his adversary has long since entangled him in a perfidious game of cat and mouse. And Trojan knows only too well that he must understand the obsession that is driving the perpetrator on if he is to put an end to the gruesome killings …
Max Bentow has been awarded many prestigious prizes and stipends for his work as a dramatist. The crime novels he has hitherto written featuring the Berlin detective inspector Nils Trojan have all made the Spiegel bestseller lists.