Behind Clouded Windows
Polonius Fischer, detective superintendent with the Munich murder squad, confronts his second case. Through him, Friedrich Ani raises the questions that lie behind every crime: about good and evil, forgiveness and revenge.
Cornelius Mora, owner of a small shop in Munich, is dead. He hangs, tied up and bloodied, on a cross which stands in the backroom of a seedy suburban club known for its sadistic specialities. No crime, therefore, but an accident. But Polonius Fischer does not settle for quick solutions. What brought the inconspicuous little man to this environment? What is Clarissa, the club owner, hiding? And what is the meaning of the victim's last, enigmatic words: "Stop the train!"
Fischer's questions lead nowhere. The homicide division has no time for cases with neither murdered nor murderer. And Polonius Fischer himself realizes only slowly that his intuition has served him well, and that there is a connection between apparently disconnected events. When a young girl is kidnapped, he is sure: behind the grey facade of bourgeois apartment blocks, a terrible drama, long unnoticed, is unfolding.
Once again, Friedrich Ani explores the thin line which separates ordinary life from a constantly encroaching terror.
"Crime novels are books about people in distress." (Friedrich Ani)