Kettenbach is 78, lives near Cologne in Germany and is still writing. He was a somewhat late bloomer: A football journalist at 28, he earned a history and philosophy degree at 36 and published his first novel at 50. Previous jobs he held include construction worker, court stenographer, foreign correspondent in New York and, most recently, newspaper editor. His latest roman noir was published in Germany in May 2006. Kettenbach has published twelve novels, five of which, including 'Black Ice', have been made into films. Bitter Lemon Press is proud to introduce Kettenbach to English-speaking readers.