“Veit Heinichen is far more than a skilled storyteller of engaging criminal novels. He is to a certain extent a reporter of Europe’s changes. Who reads Heinichen takes pleasure in observing Europe with different eyes”
Welcome to Veit Heinichen’s world
Veit Heinichen is the writer who has created Proteo Laurenti, chief of police in Trieste, the border city in Northern Italy. His novels take us on a discovering tour of the world where the Mediterranean Sea meets Central Europe – a place where the mental, political, historical and geographical borders are the main features of the location.
Veit Heinichen’s novels draw a map where Europe finds itself at home as it was in the past. Thanks to the writer’s words you can travel through the landscape, history, taste and friends that make this part of the world the favourite point of view of Veit Heinichen’s poetic.
Veit Heinichen’s latest book
When the businessman Franz Xaver Spechtenhauser blows up with his Cessna, nobody thinks of murder. The spectacular robbery of some gold bars leads the detectives to follow a line of investigation involving organized crime. But from the man's past clues emerge that cast great doubts on his history and identity. Who was Spechtenhauser in reality? A respectable family man or a tyrant? A nazi criminal or a man of charity? A corrupt politician or an ambassador of peace? A professional charity man or an international trader?