Murder alert in the imperial summer resort: A body lies on the top of Siriuskogl in Bad Ischl. A tragedy unfolds, because it is the peak season and the dead person is a celebrated Hollywood star. On top of that she was acting in the new „Sissi”-movie about the Austrian Empress. It is the case of his life for Inspector Gustl Brandner. The offspring of a venerable dynasty, investigates on the film set with the help of the blundering constable Birngruber, at tables for regulars in pubs and in the local posh hotels – and digs deeper and deeper in the swamp of aristocratic circles.
Bernhard Barta, born in Upper Austria, art historian, lives and writes in Salzkammergut and in Vienna. Many publications, amongst those, bestsellers like Künstler & Kaiser in Salzkammergut. Anekdotisches zur Sommerfrische (2008) and ... da kann man gut lustig sein“. Neue Geschichten von Künstlern und Kaisern in Salzkammergut (2010). Sissis Tod is the first part of his Salzkammergut-crime series about inspector Gustl Brandner from Gmunden.