Wondering which book is next in the series? Here’s a simple list of Max Hertzberg’s books in reading order.
ISBN ebook: 9780993324772
ISBN hardback: 9781913125158
It’s more than twenty-five years since Mara arrived in Britain, yet today she no longer feels safe in the country she thought she knew.
Desperate to prove her right to remain in the country, but trapped between bureaucratic inflexibility and administrative failure, Mara sees no other option than to go underground. There she meets others who have made their home in the UK but are now being forced to lead their lives in the half-shadows of society.
Supported by a secretive group of activists calling themselves the Borises, Mara and her new friends flee across the moors of northern England, hoping to reach relative safety in Scotland—but Immigration Enforcement is never far behind.
Cold Island explores the personal cost of Brexit
The East Berlin Series
Fiona Rintoul, author of The Leipzig Affair
Stealing The Future
#GDR #Revolution #Utopia #Hopepunk
What if the Berlin Wall never fell …
The first book in the East Berlin Series.ISBN paperback: 9780993324703
ISBN ebook: 9780993324710
Behind the Berlin Wall a dissident is on the trail of a killer
1993. After forty years of communist rule it’s time for change in the GDR.
Direct democracy, citizen’s movements and de-centralization are part of the new political landscape.
But when a politician’s crushed body is found a constitutional crisis erupts.
Former dissident, Martin Grobe, is caught up in an investigation that points towards the KGB, the Stasi and the West Germans—but is it really the start of a putsch against the new GDR, or just a murder?
‘An honest portrayal of a young country and the struggle to keep alive the dream of freedom, justice and equality.’ – New Internationalist
Book 1 of the East Berlin Series
Thoughts Are Free
#GDR #Revolution #Utopia #Hopepunk
The second book in the East Berlin Series.ISBN paperback: 9780993324727
ISBN ebook: 9780993324734
1994: Life isn’t easy in the GDR
Fascist skinheads roam the streets of East Berlin, the country is divided by a referendum.
With the start of the East German revolution in 1989 Martin Grobe switched from opposing the state to working for the state.
Four years later, the GDR is in turmoil: in a city ravaged by politics and economic meltdown it’s up to Martin to make the dreamers of 1989 face up to hard reality.
But when an ex-Stasi agent goes undercover on a mission against the fascists, events begin to spiral out of Martin’s control.
Book 2 of the East Berlin Series
Spectre At The Feast
#GDR #Revolution #Utopia #Hopepunk
The third book in the East Berlin Series.ISBN paperback: 9780993324741
ISBN ebook: 9780993324758
East Berlin, Summer 1994
In the wake of a divisive referendum, the people of the GDR are struggling to find common ground.
Concerned that populist leader, Klaus Kaminsky, is poised to take power in East Germany, Karo and Martin come together again to defend the grassroots democracy they are helping to build.
But as Kaminsky holds rallies across the country, the mood of the people of the GDR begins to change. Can the delicate balance of round tables and workers’ councils survive, or will the country be dragged back into the authoritarian rule of the past?
“The Soldiers’ Council of the Border Regiment 33 had a
meeting this morning. We’re on strike.”
“You call this being on strike?”
“Yeah, fun isn’t it?”
Book 3 of the East Berlin Series
East Berlin Series – all the books in an omnibus editionISBN paperback: 9781913125141
ISBN ebook: 9781913125073
The Omnibus edition includes:
- Stealing The Future
- Thoughts Are Free
- Spectre At The Feast
Available as ebook and paperback
Lieutenant Reim of the Stasi
For Lieutenant Reim of the Stasi, life in East Berlin is a satisfying blend of days behind a desk and nights in front of a bottle.
But when a senior officer has a messy affair, it falls to Reim to do the clearing up.
It should be a straightforward job. Lean on a few people to get them to shut up. Intimidate neighbours, bribe officials and appeal to the socialist conscience of Party members. But when Reim starts his interrogations, he realises his boss is hiding more than just a lover.
Lieutenant Reim begins to investigate his superior—and what he uncovers puts his own life at risk.
Book 1 of the Reim Series
Audio ISBN: 9781913125165
Narrated by Kerry Hutchinson
#GDR #Stasi #Spy #Crime
Lieutenant Reim of the Stasi is down in the dumps. Literally.
Sent to Schöneiche landfill site on a punishment assignment, Reim soon discovers Soviet soldiers searching the tip for porn, Westerners smuggling cigarettes and a truck driver with something to hide.
Determined to find out more, Reim is soon caught up in a case that takes him over the Berlin Wall to the capitalist West. But when the KGB and the British occupation forces in Berlin take an interest, Reim begins to question whether Operation Oskar is worth risking his life for.
Book 2 of the Reim Series
Berlin Centre – part 1 of the Bruno Trilogy
#GDR #Stasi #Spy #CrimeISBN paperback: 9781913125028
ISBN large print paperback: 9781913125066
ISBN ebook: 9781913125035
When a West German police officer defects to the GDR, he brings news of a mole in the Stasi.
Lieutenant Reim leads the initial inquiry but is unconvinced by the defector’s claims.
As news of the affair spreads through Berlin Centre, Reim is sent to Bonn on a mission to catch a mole he doesn’t want to find – does his reluctance to investigate have anything to do with the secrets he’d prefer remained hidden?
Book 3 of the Reim Series,
part 1 of the Bruno Trilogy
Baltic Approach – part 2 of the Bruno Trilogy
#GDR #Stasi #Spy #CrimeISBN paperback: 9781913125080
ISBN large print paperback: 9781913125103
ISBN ebook: 9781913125097
When the West German, Werner Seiffert, crosses the Berlin Wall to ask for an agent by name, the Stasi want to know why.
Lieutenant Reim is haunted by the deaths of two of his colleagues, but has to leave his ghosts behind when he’s ordered to trace Seiffert.
He follows the trail north to a seaside hotel populated by spies and winter holiday makers, but is the man Reim tracks down the one he was sent to find? And can the West German force the Stasi to re-open a case that Reim had hoped was closed forever?
Book 4 of the Reim Series,
part 2 of the Bruno Trilogy
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Rostock Connection – part 3 of the Bruno Trilogy
#GDR #Stasi #Spy #CrimeISBN paperback: 9781913125110
ISBN large print paperback: 9781913125134
ISBN ebook: 9781913125127
He spied for the KGB, now they want him dead
Rumours of a mole in the Stasi’s foreign intelligence wing just won’t go away, and once again Lieutenant Reim is tasked with investigating.
But six months after he first heard reports of a Western agent in the ranks of the Stasi, he’s no closer to finding enough evidence against the officer he believes to be responsible for the leaks.
To find the traitor and close the case, Reim has to go deeper undercover than ever before—but will he survive the final showdown with the agent he’s tracked through East Germany and across the Iron Curtain?
Book 5 of the Reim Series,
part 3 of the Bruno Trilogy
The Lieutenant Reim Collection Set (Reim 1 – 5)
#GDR #Stasi #Spy #Crime
All five Reim books in one collection – available as ebook, paperback or collector’s hardback.
The collection contains:
- Stasi Vice
- Operation Oskar
- Berlin Centre
- Baltic Approach
- Rostock Connection
NB – this is a really nice edition (not only for collectors), but at nearly a thousand pages is pretty heavy (the hardback even more so!). Also I can only apologise that there’s no large print version of this edition – we tried really hard to make it work, but it was just too big to print in one volume. If you struggle with smaller print sizes then I’d recommend you get the individual large print paperbacks or the ebook version.
Non-fiction (co-written by Max Hertzberg)
Co-operative decision making for activists, co-ops and communities by Seeds for Change.ISBN paperback: 9780957587106
ISBN ebook: 9780957587113
Download low-resolution PDF for free from https://www.seedsforchange.org.uk/handbook
Practical guide to facilitating the consensus decision making process
- Skills and tools for facilitation and decision making
- Small and large groups
- Face to face or virtual meetings
- Spirit and philosophy of consensus decision making
- Troubleshoot your consensus process – a guide to dealing with common pitfalls and problems
- Consensus in the wider world – how can consensus decision making be used outside small groups?
Whether you’re new to consensus or are experienced; whether you think it’s the best way to make decisions or are struggling to make it work: this book is for you!
‘Excellent – clear guidance, thoughtful reflection on power and conflict’ – The Guardian
Published by Radical Routes.
A practical guide to setting up and running a workers’ co-op, with information and tips on equitable working, legal issues and running a business.
- What is a workers’ co-op
- Setting up your co-op, business planning and raising finance
- Running a business and working together
- Choosing your legal form (includes Coops UK approved model articles for a Workers’ Co-op (Company limited by guarantee))
- Sample employment contracts, grievance and disciplinary procedures etc