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Jürgen Ehlers

Jürgen Ehlers. Author and scientist.

Jürgen Ehlers studied Geography at the University of Hamburg. In 1978 he did his PhD with a study in glacial geomorphology. Since then Ehlers has been working at the Geological Survey of Hamburg, where he is in charge of the geological mapping. He is also involved in ice age and coastal research.

In 1986 the University of Cambridge invited him for a six month research project in East Anglia. He has published numerous scientific articles and several textbooks including such titles as ‘The Morphodynamics of the Wadden Sea’ and ‘Quaternary Geology’.

In 1992 Jürgen Ehlers published his first crime story ‘Flucht’ (Escape). Since then numerous other short stories have come out in anthologies and journals. For his story ‘Weltspartag in Hamminkeln’ (World Savings Day in Hamminkeln) Jürgen Ehlers was awarded the prestigious Friedrich Glauser Prize in 2005. More recently he specialised in writing historical crime novels, the latest of which, ‘The Spy of Dunvegan Castle’ (2012), is set in Scotland of 1745.

Jürgen Ehlers is a member of the ‘Syndikat’ and the ‘Crime Writers' Association’. He lives with his family in Witzeeze, near Hamburg.

Jürgen Ehlers is also an author of scientific books.