The Sparkling Isle
In the course of her rounds, while cleaning the villa of the respected lawyer and local politician Dr Schwarz, Irma makes a chilling discovery: locked away in a tiny cellar she finds Nelly, the care-dependent, neglected mother-in-law of the ambitious lady of the house. Without a thought for the consequences, Irma rescues Nelly and takes her back to her own place. There, the two very different women cook up an elaborate plan of revenge and put it into action with the help of Irma’s offbeat clientele. In less than no time the previously spotless reputation of the Schwarz family has been forever sullied and Dr Schwarz’s legal and political career lies in tatters. After their victory Irma and Nelly make off for Majorca, only to discover there is plenty on the island that could do with a clean too… Die Putzfraueninsel – bestselling author Milena Moser’s big breakthrough as a writer – was a huge success, published in many editions and made into a film by Peter Timm in 1996, starring Jasmin Tabatabai. At long last it is available again in hardback.