Lake Eternity

Reads: 493  | Likes: 0  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 0

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

In 1969, at the height of the Cold War, historians Adrian Coombe and Tulpe Vellum are cruising down the Rhine in search of mediaeval artefacts for their University. Eccentric Carolingian Judge von Metzenburg persuades them to take him immediately to the Black Forest Frankenrichter Court House in exchange for valuable antiques. In the village of Ewigkeit, Adrian and Tulpe find a converted Monastery, a 16th century Coaching Inn and the railway station but no village and no villagers. Before they learn the terrible wartime fate of Ewigkeit village, undercover detective Horst Thielmann, suspecting fraud by the Judges, enlists Arian and Tulpe in his investigation. A Cold War communist plot to destroy the West German economy tests Thielmann to the full.
Tulpe, desperate to cross the Rhine to the Alsace in France in search of her lost mother, discovers in the home village of Vellum an extended, splintered family torn apart by their affiliation either to Germany or to France. This pales into insignificance when she discovers the truth about what happened to her mother when she went to Vellum years previously, and disappeared.

Table of Contents

The Judges

The Judges   A Village in the Black Forest, West Germany, August 1969   On a warm afternoon in August, deep in ... Read Chapter

Sunday September 21st 1969

Sunday September 21st 1969   Tulpe was sitting at the reading table on the fourth floor. Finally, she heard the creak of the... Read Chapter

Monday September 29th 1969

Monday, 29th September 1969   Tulpe’s new strategy called for iron discipline, based on the principle “less haste, more ... Read Chapter

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite


Facebook Comments

More Historical Fiction Books

Other Content by John Trethewey

Book / Historical Fiction