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Berlin Gothic



Original Language: German | approx. 2 x 350 pp. | June 2013

2 Seas Represents: World translation rights, except English.

Rights sold: World English (Amazon Crossing, publication fall 2013), Czech Republic (Host).

Full English Translation available! Check Amazon’s description and cover for volume 2, entitled DOOMED CITY, here.

Droemer Knaur published in one single volume, and Amazon Crossing will publish the series in two volumes.


Originally published independently as 7 installments, BERLIN GOTHIC was the first self-published series to have sold over 100,000 copies in Germany! Current sales reach 125,000 copies.

Long after the Iron Curtain has crumbled, an invisible wall remains between the good citizens of Berlin and those who dwell in the city’s dark underbelly. And one family—the Bentheims—straddles the line between good and evil.

Taken in by the Bentheims, orphan Till Anschütz quickly befriends his new brother, twelve-year-old Max. Together, the boys explore the office where their cold, distant father, horror novelist Xavier Bentheim, writes his novels. They discover a secret door that leads to a dark hallway connecting with the city’s underground tunnels. The boys are horrified by what they encounter and soon realize Xavier has been leading a disturbing double life.

Meanwhile, Berlin Police Inspector Konstantin Butz discovers the mutilated corpse of a woman; beside her lies a power drill freshly wrenched from her stomach. This latest in a series of related murders launches Butz on an obsessive search for the killer, but the key could lie hidden with his own girlfriend: Claire Bentheim.

A runaway bestseller when first self-published by Jonas Winner in seven installments in Germany, the Berlin Gothic series is being released for the first time in English in two volumes by AmazonCrossing. The second volume is scheduled for publication in 2014.