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Lost in Salsa fever
Cuba, Havanna, Berlin, Crime, passion, Salsa, dancing.
For a long time her passion for salsa has dictated her life. Simone and Julia enjoy island life in the Caribbean, go for walks on the Malecon, listen to one of the best Cuban bands, travel by bus through Havana. When during the last hours of her vacation Simone meets a nice attractive young man, who is also virtuoso dancer, she falls head over heels in love with him. The fact that he wants to marry straightaway is flattering for a woman in her late forties and spontaneously she decides to embark on an affair with the salsero. Just a few weeks later the wedding takes place in Havana. In her excitement over her new relationship she neglects her friend Julia and doesn’t notice that Julia has very mixed feelings about her friend’s plans.
After arriving in Germany Simone and Orlando face exactly the same problems as innumerable other couples who come from different cultures. But their love is great and they’re willing to make it work together.
For a time everything goes well, but then Orlando starts leaving his wife alone night after night and finally begins a relationship with an attractive young businesswoman, Veronika Pieler. One day all four of them meet together and fate runs its course. A crime is committed.
Detective Inspector Ela and her colleague Singe try to shine a light into the darkness of this confused story. In the course of the investigation the two charismatic detectives not only draw the readers with them into the salsa scene and celebrity venues, but also turn into guides through the new cosmopolitan Berlin.
Eva Kowalski was born in 1956 and grew up in the Ruhr Valley and Frankfurt/Main. She left home at an early age and at that time she was the first girl ever to train as an auto mechanic. In order to satisfy her hunger for intellectual challenges, she studied education at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, where she was happiest attending lectures on philosophy, psychology and economics and she was politically active.
After finishing she worked as an instructor for auto mechanics in Hamburg. An attempt to settle in New York failed due to the lack of a Green Card. Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall she was attracted to Berlin as a large city and she moved there, a step she has never regretted. Since then she has been working as a social worker. In addition to her work she spend her time taking photographs and doing salsa. In 1995 she visited Cuba for the first time and she succumbed to the fascination of the island, which she has since visited more than 20 times. During this time she has developed an in-depth knowledge of the island and its music scene. The novel “Lost in Salsa fever” is her writing debut and has evolved out of her gratitude to her two favorite places, Cuba and Berlin. At the moment she is working on her second novel.