Open and free to all literature friends we discuss the novel 'Tally-Ho (Halali)' by Ingrid Noll. Books are available to buy from the library beforehand.
In this zany mixture of crime comedy and spy novel the grand dame of German crime literature has her heroines spy in both their private and professional lives.
Karin and Holda are on a manhunt; after all, they do not want to be left on the shelf. But someone is hunting for them, too: in post-war Bonn, a very particular kind of Romeo is on their trail. Big politics encounters the longing for a little bit of happiness. Tally-Ho – the life of the two friends becomes an adventure, boring everyday life is a thing of the past. Woe betides he who comes into their sights . . .
A journey through time and into the minds of young women in the 1950s.
, born in Shanghai in 1935, studied German philology and art history in Bonn. She has three children and four grandchildren. After her children left home, she began writing crime stories, which all became instant bestsellers. In 1994 she received the ›Glauser Prize‹ for Head Count and in 2005 the ›Glauser Prize of Honour‹ for her oeuvre.
Source: Diogenes Verlag