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Crime reading
Jan van Ridder Series

In the book series by author Johannes Rosenboom, murders, assaults and violence of all kinds prevail in Bonn. The protagonist Jan van Ridder is an amateur investigator and solves the particularly tricky cases in five exciting novels. 

After the successful reading of his debut novel "Mammon", Johannes Rosenboom presents the remaining books in his crime series on four dates in our lounge.

"ASMODEUS: Jan van Ridder steps on the gas" - The second case

Reading on 05.05.2023 at 7 pm

The rocker war for supremacy in the Cologne-Bonn area, accompanied by violent conflicts and murder cases, confronts Bonn's chief inspector Klaus Ebner and the international special commission "Rocker" with unsolvable puzzles. To solve them, amateur investigator Jan van Ridder embarks on his personal hell trip.

"Beelzebub: Jan van Ridder finds happiness" - The third case

Reading on 27.10.2023 at 7 pm

When he witnesses the murder of a member of the German Armed Forces on Bonn's banks of the Rhine and the man slips him a USB stick with sensitive insider information shortly before his death, Jan van Ridder's third case begins entirely involuntarily. He takes a look behind the scenes of the industrial-military armament sector and the role of politics.

"Satan: Jan van Ridder loses faith" - The fourth case

Reading on 17.11.2023 at 7 p.m.

A serial killer terrifies Bonn: Three murdered Muslim women, strange letters written in blood on their bellies. Bonn's chief inspector Klaus Ebner and his investigative team are confronted with a mystery they cannot solve without Jan van Ridder.

"Belphegor: Jan van Ridder gets lost" - The fifth case

Reading on 08.12.2023 at 7 p.m.

The Corona pandemic has the world in its grip when Europe and Germany are suddenly threatened by attacks. A devastating fire is set at the Ministry's headquarters in Bonn, killing one person. Through his personal connection to the case, Jan van Ridder embarks on a journey into the past.

Johannes Rosenboom is the author of the Jan van Ridder series and an active manager in leading international and national IT corporations. His thrilling novels draw the reader into exciting criminal cases that convince with sophisticated and meticulously researched storytelling as well as extraordinary plots. In the process, current political and social topics are repeatedly taken up and processed. Rosenboom has now published five books in his series about the likeable Bonn amateur investigator Jan van Ridder.

Admission free - make yourself comfortable with us!

We look forward to an exciting evening in our cozy lounge to listen intently to the investigation of the case.

Admission to the reading is free - but we ask that you register in advance by email to, as places are limited. In return, we would be happy to receive a small donation that will benefit the Bonner Tafel.
Drinks and small snacks are provided (not included).


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