Why German Thrillers are Not Popular in US

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Between 400 and 500 crime novels or "krimis" are published each year in Germany, but the thrillers have never cracked the US market unlike their Scandinavian cousins.

  • German author Nele Neuhaus' 'Snow White Must Die' is a best seller in Europe and South Korea.

  • A sign promoting Nele Neuhaus's newest thriller at the Frankfurt Book Fair. (Photo: Susan Stone)

  • Ulrike Rodi of Grafit Verlag. (Photo: Susan Stone)

  • German Thrillers - A sign promoting Nele Neuhaus's newest thriller at the Frankfurt Book Fair - Credit - Susan Stone

  • Nele Neuhaus signs her newest book for fans. (Photo: Susan Stone)