German journalists refer to Gisa Klönne as one of Germany´s top crime writers.
Born in 1964, Klönne studied English and German Literature and Politics and also worked as an editor and journalist. Her highly acclaimed novels centre on the headstrong and vulnerable superintendent Judith Krieger attached to the Cologne murder squad. These novels have been translated into numerous languages and have won several awards including the Friedrich-Glauser-Award for the best crime novel of 2009 for NIGHT WITHOUT SHADOWS. This award is the most important prize for crime literature in German speaking countries.
"High-class - gripping - tense - psychological - unputdownable" say reviews of Klönne's series currently of five detective novels. However, Gisa Klönne decided to explore other literary genres.
Her first family saga STARLING SONG AFTER FROST was published in 2013 and became a best seller. German critics praised this novel as magic, poetic and compelling. Gisa Klönne´s latest novel THE PROBABILITY OF HAPPINESS appeared in September 2014: a love story which leads its main characters back into one of the dark chapters of German post-war history.
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