Kim Amber
lives in Berlin

new in 2006/2007:

 

The Idiot Whisperer. Ellen Kant and Sebastian Dünow investigate
288 pages, Eur 10,- ISBN 978-3-88769-358-9

The second case of the gay-lesbian duo. This time Ellen Kant and her dreamy office help Sebastian Dünow have to throw light on the case of a killed waitress, who worked in well-known scene bar in Berlin-Kreuzberg….This waitress was called "the idiot whisperer" by her colleagues, because with her gentle way she got rid of even very difficult or completely drugged guests … One day she is found - killed.

Press Commentaries about the first case:
"The jaunty and the especially well readable crime story from the konkursbuch Verlag is an enthralling read for the pool side. The team Kant/Dünow plays around funnily with the most common clichés about tough lesbians and poncy gays, the plot is thrilling and densely structured. Ellen Kant has good chances to become a female Phillip Marlowe..." (Lesbenring-Info Dez 0/Jan 06)

"Kim Amber, the author from Berlin confronts her reader with a lot of tough stuff. It's just the catchy narrative flow that keeps you from getting dizzy. With a lot of esprit she creates socially acceptable tabula rasa. And she teaches us: the real gangster rarely wear baggy pants."


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Ellen Kant and Sebastian Dünow investigate, 288 pages, cover photos by Mascha Lohe, Eur 10, ISBN 978-3-88769-716-7.
The first crime story of the new series with the crime hunting duo Ellen Kant and Sebastian Dünow. The lesbian detective and her gay office help get into a case with a surprising background. Shayn Aslan falls from the roof of his school into death. The police investigates but puts the case back to the files. Suicide. The assumedly gay boy escaped from the harassment of his fellow pupils. His father isn't satisfied, though. He commissions the detective agency Ellen Kant to deal with the case. Turbulent investigations begin for the though detective and her dreamy office help. The greeting they receive at the school is everything else than friendly. They have to face an explosive cocktail of entirely different cultures and extreme political viewpoints. Trapped in this social combustion point, they have to take up a position. Shortly afterwards, it becomes hard to distinguish between the hunter and the hunted.

Press commentaries:
"Kim Amber wrapped this highly controversial conflict, which could have happened like this or just like this in Switzerland, into a thrilling story." (Kontakt, Sept./Oct. 2005)
"The jaunty and the especially well readable crime story from the konkursbuch Verlag is an enthralling read for the pool side. The team Kant/Dünow plays around funnily with the most common clichés about tough lesbians and poncy gays, the plot is thrilling and densely structured. Ellen Kant has good chances to become a female Phillip Marlow, I'm already looking forward to a second part." (Lescriba- Sept. 2005)
"Kim Amber, the author from Berlin confronts her reader with a lot of tough stuff. It's just the catchy narrative flow that keeps you from getting dizzy. With a lot of esprit she creates socially acceptable tabula rasa. And she teaches us: the real gangsters rarely wear baggy pants."
The creator of this thrilling crime story, Kim Amber, convinces with her racy and lively style" (Aviva Berlin Sept. 2005)
"Amber presents a very entertaining crime story with surprising turns and a thrillingly constructed ending. Let's hope this unlike duo will have to deal with more cases. (Silke Schröder, unterhaltung themenguide)
"This solid crime story of good writing and strong dialogues provides a nice little distraction." (lesben-heute, Juli 2005)

 


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