Lenz Koppelstätter

The Silence of the Larches (Commissario Grauner 2)

Die Stille der Lärchen

The Silence of the Larches (Commissario Grauner 2)

One spring morning, on the outskirts of a village of 200 souls, the body of a girl is discovered. Covered in blood, she lies by the ancient larches of St. Gertraud, familiar to every schoolchild in South Tyrol. For generations, these trees have withstood everything – wind, weather and people; it is said that the entrance to hell lies beneath their roots. For their new case, Grauner and Saltapepe investigate in the Ulten Valley, whose inhabitants are taciturn, proud and god-fearing. Astoundingly quickly, someone comes forward and confesses to the crime: Haller, an architect and newcomer to the town. Yet the village community claims that Haller is just covering for his son Michl, who’s odd and makes everyone a bit uneasy. And Grauner, too, suspects it’s more complicated. Especially when seemingly antique papers are found not far from the scene of the crime – possibly from the lost journals of one of the famous guests of the Ulten Valley’s spa. They tell of a cold-blooded murder that occurred over a hundred years ago – a murder that continues to haunt the village today.

Crime Novel


ISBN: 978-3-462-04734-9
release: 13. October 2016
320 pages, Broschur


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About the Author

Lenz Koppelstätter, born in Bolzano in 1982, grew up in South Tyrol. After studying politics in Bologna and social sciences in Berlin he graduated from the German School of Journalism in Munich. He works as an author and media developer for numerous renowned publishers, magazines and newspapers. Der Tote am Gletscher (Death on the Glacier) was his first book and a big success with readers and critics alike.

Further titles by the author:
Der Tote am Gletscher
Nachts am Brenner