Here’s something for those of you who have read and enjoyed Christian David’s fabulous KK biography, Kinski die Biographie, and the Du dumme Sau! interviews with the author (parts one and two are here in case you have not already seen them). Christian David’s new book, a novel entitled Mädchenauge, will be published on 28 January 2013 by Deuticke Verlag.
Christian has sent a few words to Du dumme Sau! about his book:
“It’s a thriller set in Vienna. Young women are found dead in their apartments, brutally stabbed by a mysterious serial killer who strikes every second Saturday night. A young female prosecutor gets the unexpected chance to hunt down a mysterious serial killer. She has to cooperate with the cynical, arrogant head of the homicide unit. There seems to be no reasonable motive behind the killings, there are no reliable witnesses, and the search for useful traces leads to nowhere. The case turns out much more complex than originally thought, and it also involves political intrigues, overambitious journalists, and shadowy whistleblowers. Lily Horn, the prosecutor, soon finds herself confronted with the biggest challenge of her life, but she turns out tougher than everyone else had believed…
It was really great fun – but also hard work – writing it, and being a big admirer of the Italian Giallo, I’ve also wanted to create a little homage to this wonderful genre, aside from the usual thriller and crime fiction elements. But this information is just for the Giallo aficionados. One doesn’t need to know anything about the Giallo in order to enjoy the book.”
As it turns out, Du dumme Sau! is also a big fan of Giallo films – the book sounds excellent and DdS wishes Christian David great success with this new project. You can find out more and buy the book on the publisher’s site, here:
I love films (anything from exploitation stuff to stylish Eastern European cinema, but I'm not really into blockbusters and modern Hollywood), music (Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Michel Polnareff, Left Banke, Francoise Hardy, The Seeds, Love, The Zombies, etc) and books (Kurt Vonnegut, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Michel Houellebecq, Patrick Hamilton, Alan Sillitoe, and more). I take photographs with my Lomography Diana F plus or my Olympus Trip and like making stuff in my spare time.