Christoph Spielberg, physician, cardiologist and author, lives in Berlin, Germany. Drawing from his experiences as a hospital doctor, Spielberg has created a series of fast paced mysteries featuring the dedicated doctor and reluctant detective, Dr. Felix Hoffmann. The first novel in this series, The Russian Donation, was awarded the highly esteemed Glauser Prize from the German Crime Writers Association. Other Hoffmann books have followed, including He who Dies Last, 101 Nights and The Fourth Day.
Now, late in 2011, crime seems to run low at Dr. Hoffmann's hospital and Spielberg's attentions have turned to a new protagonist, Heinz Buscher, in his latest novel, Heinz and the Dog Murderers. Heinz has two big problems - he is over fifty, and nobody wants to employ an engineer of this age. Thus his interest in Julia, the intriguing and attractive new neighbor, seems pure folly. When Heinz begins courting Julia with a lie, the consequences are a tangled web. However, despite his mounting lies, Heinz solves a vexing crime.
Spielberg has a hunch that before long, Dr. Hoffmann will again be confronted with some criminal intrigue. And as before, Dr. Hoffmann's girlfriend, Celine, will insist they solve the case together, leaving Spielberg with two protagonists to take care of....
Literary awards for Christoph Spielberg:
Agatha-Christie-Prize, Friedrich Glauser Prize