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In search of the culprit

A crime has been committed. The perpetrator is on the run. The police collect the clues, question witnesses and tries to solve the mystery. This is how a typical crime story sounds. Although such stories focus on evil, present blood and violence, it seems as if, crime stories never go out of fashion. People are fascinated by the dark side, by evil, they love the suspense that is in such stories. In Germany, too, crime stories have enjoyed great popularity for ages. 

That's why we're focusing on such stories in May. Together with you, we want to dive into the world of detectives and villains, become authors ourselves and invent our own crime stories. 

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For young learners of German from 15
Writing Workshop | Crime-Time

Do you have a passion for writing? Are you interested in crime stories? Have you always wanted to write a crime novel in German? Then this is the right place for you.