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Forget about boring textbooks! Battle monsters, explore dungeons and learn German one sword-fight at a time with this interactive fantasy story for intermediate German learners.
Death By Gaming: A New Murder Mystery For German Learners
About a year ago I launched a little experiment of writing a detective story for German learners, intent on combining both fun and methodical learning. Little did I know that it would become so popular. It has been on the Amazon bestseller charts almost since the beginning and I received a lot of positive feedback and calls for more, so I followed it up with a second episode this summer and now I’m proud to present the third episode, now available on Amazon (iBooks, Barnes&Noble, Kobo coming soon).
For those of you who haven’t read any of the episodes yet, the main protagonists are Kommissar Baumgartner and his colleague Kommissarin Katharina Momsen. He is a grumpy old-fashioned flatfoot with an infallible instinct for catching killers, she’s a sassy sleuth and a cold sober markswoman. In the two previous episodes (“Mord am Morgen“, “Die Dritte Hand“) they had to solve crimes that ranged from small-town conspiracies to international Mafia killings, yet nothing prepared them for their third case.
In a seedy internet café the dead body of a teenager is found. What caused his death? Did he die from exhaustion or was it murder? Help Kommissar Baumgartner and his colleague Katharina Momsen unravel this mystery and improve your vocabulary along the way!
This book contains:
- a page-turning story crammed with humor and suspense
- special emphasis on idioms and natural German
- vocabulary sections with difficult and important words translated to English
- ready for on-demand translation
- exercises for comprehension training
- hand-drawn illustrations by the author
To get the ball rolling, the story will be available for purchase at only $0.99 per copy during the first few days. As usual, I’d also like to ask anyone who downloads it to leave a short review on Amazon to help me improve this series.
Have a nice day and happy crime solving!
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