“Die Arien des Commissario Scalzi”
Detective Novel. Verlag Edition Laurin
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Magdalena Pattis and I were married, we have two children together. When she died at a far too young age in 2007 after years of illness, she left behind a wealth of texts, including the sketches for two satirical crime novels and many miniature studies. We had discussed our texts regularly, read them to each other, discussed concepts, spun plots, and laughed a lot. It was unthinkable to publish the fragments from the estate, most of them without context, finished brilliant scenes interspersed with buzzwords, storylines that went into emptiness, some with a beginning but no end, others with an end but no beginning. Some time after Magdalena’s death, I started to look at these lyrics. Leaving them to oblivion seemed as unthinkable to me as publishing them unedited. So I started to spin the threads further and got deeper and deeper into writing novels. Notes from her diaries, which had also been preserved, were added, the texts slowly merged into a whole, and something new also grew from my side. There is a documentary version that shows which parts of the text originate from whom; in the end, almost exactly half of the text originates from each of us, but everything is interwoven. I am solely responsible for the composition. Creating it step by step over the years has led me to embark on a completely different project that had been smouldering for a long time: my first own novel, Spiegelfuge.