The Samantha Series

Chienbäse
Will be published on January 26th 2021

Emons Verlag

Pictures of Chienbäse procession © Robert Braunschweig

During the traditional carnival procession "Chienbäse" in Liestal one of the participians is shot and another man is found dead in his flat in the historical center. Some days later Joel's father has an accident. His car has been manipulated - and Joel comes under suspicion. When he disappears without a trace shortly afterwards this suspicion seems to be confirmed. Only Samantha is convinced of her partner's innocence and she starts to look into things herself – and winds up risking her own life …

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Cherrykilling (Chriesimord)
Published: May 2020 - Emons Verlag / No. 5 on the Swiss bestseller list (paperback books)

In fast succession, Reto Bürgi, CEO of AarePharm, loses his brother and his mother. It seems they were poisoned. When one employee disappears, the others fear for their fate. Samantha, who works for AarePharm, initiates an investigation. Will she find answers in the will and testament of the company's founder, who died some time ago?

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Carrotland (Rüebliland)
Published: August 2019 - Emons Verlag

Indian by blood, Samantha finds her adoptive parents murdered one tragic day. Shortly thereafter, she is contacted by a stranger who claims to be her birth sister. Not knowing where else to turn, Samantha begins her own investigation and finds that her adoption papers have disappeared. Will she find a motive for murder in her own roots? Her search for the truth and her provenance ultimately leads Samantha to India.

Heavy Metals (Schwermetall)
Published: März 2012
Latos-Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-9813683-6-9
Synopsis:
One morning, Marika Wenger – doctoral student in the paleontology department at the University of Basel – finds the lifeless body of her best friend. The victim's thesis has disappeared; that and a previous argument between the two friends makes Marika suspect in the eyes of everyone, including the police. Determined to prove her innocence, she sets out on the trail of the real culprit. She is warned off of it, but not even a death threat and a home invasion can keep her away. The police breathing down her neck, she keeps delving into the matter, but Franca's killer is coming nearer and nearer, placing her at great risk…
"Schwermetall" – a gripping environmental detective novel that leads far beyond Switzerland.

October 2014:
"Schwermetall" has been released in Swedish under the title "Tungmetall"