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Hartkäs-Crime

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Hometown:
Berlin, Germany
About Me:
I'm a freelance editor and translator of crime fiction. My passion is anything popular culture, from erotica to fantasy to crime. I love hard-boiled and queer crime. I am with Rotbuch Verlag Berlin which publishes the German edition of Hard Case Crime. My latest translation was a historical novel by debut author Barbara Pope, Cézanne's Quarry.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Editor
Website:
http://www.hardcasecrime.de
Books And Authors I Like:
Current fave crime novels:
Lawrence Block, Grifter's Game (HCC), Oliver Bottini, Mord im Zeichen des Zen, Ken Bruen/ Jason Starr, Bust (HCC), Elisabeth Herrmann, Das Kindermädchen, Stephen L. Carter, New England White, Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk about Kevin

All-time fave crime author:
CARL HIAASEN

Quote of the Month

There were three cops I talked to. One was a local plainclothesman, a comic relief clown who chewed cut plug. One was from the county District Attorney's office, a ferret with delusions of grandeur. And the third was a State CID, an ice-grey man with no tear ducts.

from: Donald E. Westlake, 361

Lisa's Blog

Introduction to my life as a crime editor

This is an introductory post starting this blog. I love the idea of CrimeSpace, of having an international, blog-based community to share our thoughts and love for crime fiction. Thus I joined. Having said that, I won't have much time ... you are likely to find here once-in-a-while posts relating to my professional life mostly. And perhaps rants about the German crime scene ;-).



This is what made my life hell put bread on my table since January 1st:



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Posted on March 19, 2008 at 4:30am — 12 Comments

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At 12:37am on August 15, 2008, Stephen D. Rogers said…
Hey Lisa,

Thanks so much for the research tip.

Stephen
At 1:42am on August 9, 2008, Stephen D. Rogers said…
Hey Lisa,

Question for you - I'm researching German mysteries published before 1941. In particular, I'm looking for protagonists who would now be called private investigators.

Any suggestions?

Stephen
http://www.stephendrogers.com
At 9:34am on June 6, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
It's great to have someone of your caliber in CrimeSpace. I had a couple of historical articles published in Germany when Tom Jeier was editor of I-wish-I-could-remember the magazine name. :-)
At 3:00am on April 17, 2008, Robert Freemyer said…
Welcome Lisa. I was an Army house husband in Germany and taught a fifth grade class of German children in Wertheim in the 80's. It was a great experience. My son is stationed there now and plans on doing as many years there as they'll let him.
At 11:04pm on March 24, 2008, L. A. Starks said…
Welcome! I visited Berlin for the first time last summer. What a fascinating place.
At 2:32pm on March 20, 2008, Karen from AustCrime said…
Lovely to see a translator join in - I'm very partial to translators without whom I wouldn't be reading anywhere near the range of books that I love :)

Hope you enjoy Crimespace.
At 11:50am on March 19, 2008, Grant McKenzie said…
Welcome, Lisa. Nice to see you here. My debut thriller, Switch, will be introduced to international publishers by Bantam UK at the London Book Fair in April. Looking forward to it.
At 5:47am on March 19, 2008, Ludger said…
Hey Lisa,
nice to meet you here and thanks for your friend request.;-)

Liebe Grüße
Ludger
 
 
 

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