Georg Wilsberg

Created by Jürgen Kehrer (1956--) As popular and influential as the series of novels by German author Jürgen Kehrer about Münster private eye GEORG WILSBERG may be (the author consciously tried to avoid most of the tropes of American detective fiction, presenting an unassuming, decidedly German small town private eye who was neither heroic nor particularly tough), Wilsberg's biggest … Continue reading Georg Wilsberg

Count Heinrich von Alternberg/Henry Altern

Created by Brian Clemens Now here's a name you don't hear everyday: COUNT HEINRICH von ALTERNBERG. No wonder he changed it. It seems Heinrich was the prodigal son, returned home to England to discover that the vast wealth and estate his German father had left him was toast, and that he was virtually penniless. A … Continue reading Count Heinrich von Alternberg/Henry Altern

Gerhard Maier

Created by Tom Vater Born and raised in East Germany before the wall came down, GERHARD MAIER was an international war correspondent stationed in Southeast Asia, and is now a private investigator working the same region for a Hamburg-based agency in a trilogy of books by journalist Tom Vater. He's forty-something, a big-shouldered, green-eyed guy who speaks … Continue reading Gerhard Maier