The Samantha Series


Twilight of Liestal (Liestaler Zwielicht)
Published: May 2024 - Emons Verlag
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Next to Liestal's old town, Samantha and her colleague Giulia find a lifeless woman. The investigators assume a natural death until knockout drops are found in the dead woman's blood during the autopsy. Shortly afterwards, Giulia disappears without a trace and the same substances as in the dead woman's blood are found in her flat. Samantha wants to get to the truth of the matter, but when she realises that she is stepping into dangerous territory, it is nearly too late ...

Liestal in flames (Liestal in Flammen)
Published: February 2023 - Emons Verlag
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No. 2 on the Swiss bestseller list (paperback books)
No. 8 on the Swiss bestseller list (Belletristik E-Books)


Samantha's boss Annemarie Ryser is found dead in her house. At first it looks like a natural death, but the autopsy brings the terrible truth: she was poisoned. Shortly afterwards, several arson attacks are committed in Annemarie's vicinity. Did discrepancies between her and her brother lead to a fatal family conflict? But when witness statements indicate that Samantha herself is involved in the crimes, she is not only in the sights of the cantonal police, but also of the real culprit.

Liestal Gold
Published: March 2022 - Emons Verlag
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No. 2 on the Swiss bestseller list (paperback books)


Samantha's neighbour Josefina is brutally murdered - the house is devastated, and someone was digging in the cellar. Samantha wants to find out what happened in her neighbourhood, but instead of answers she only encounters more inconsistencies: The dead woman's ex-boyfriend gets entangled in contradictions, and abysses also open up in Josefina's past. Then the victim's father is found dead, and suddenly Samantha finds herself in the crosshairs of the police.

Published: January 2021 - Emons Verlag
No. 2 on the Swiss bestseller list (paperback books)
Trailer: 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 …

Cherrykilling (Chriesimord)
Published: May 2020 - Emons Verlag
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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?

Carrotland (Rüebliland)
Published: August 2019 - Emons Verlag
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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.