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Strangled

Strangled
Wurde die erfolgreiche Journalistin Tessa wirklich von ihrem
Liebhaber erdrosselt? Ihre Schwester ermittelt auf eigene Faust
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Diese Geschichte ist bereits als Lernkrimi Kurzkrimi Motive for Murder im
Band Blood & Breakfast, ISBN 978-3-8174-7760-9 erschienen.

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Redaktion: Helga Aichele
Fachkorrektur: Fiona Cain
Produktion: Ute Hausleiter
Titelillustration: Karl Knospe
Lernkrimi-Logo: Carsten Abelbeck
Gestaltung: EKH Werbeagentur GbR, textum GmbH
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Vorwort
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Inhalt
Chapter 1: Strangled ...............................................................
Chapter 2: Threatened ............................................................
Chapter 3: Scared ....................................................................
Chapter 4: Hunted ...................................................................
Final Test .................................................................................
Answers ....................................................................................
Glossary ...................................................................................

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Zu diesem Buch
Wurde die erfolgreiche Journalistin Tessa wirklich von
ihrem Liebhaber erdrosselt? Der Verdchtige hat kein Alibi
und damit ist fr die Polizei in Glasgow der Fall klar. Doch
Tessas Schwester zweifelt an seiner Schuld und stellt selbst
Nachforschungen an. Schon bald entdeckt sie, dass ihre
Schwester einer heien Story auf der Spur war. Und diese
Story ist so brisant, dass auch Clea bald in hchste Gefahr
gert

Die Ereignisse und die handelnden Personen in diesem Buch sind frei erfunden.
Etwaige hnlichkeiten mit tatschlichen Ereignissen oder lebenden Personen
wren rein zufllig und unbeabsichtigt.

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Strangled

Hands are around her neck, slowly pressing the life out of her
body. She knows shes going to die. She wants to scream but
cant. She cant even breathe. The world turns black and
theres a ringing noise in her ears. The ringing doesnt stop.
Clea woke up with a shock. She
to scream
schreien
was in her own bed. The clock
to breathe
atmen
on the bedside table said 4:26
ringing noise 
Klingela.m. Someone was ringing her
gerusch
doorbell. For a moment, she
to move
sich bewegen
couldnt move. She felt like a
to drown
ertrinken
finally
schlielich
swimmer who had nearly
to
switch
on
anschalten
drowned in deep water. The
except for 
auer, abgedream had been so real, death
sehen von
so close. Finally, she switched
sudden rush 
pltzlicher
on her bedside light. Her hands
Anfall
went up to her neck as she
emergency
Notfall
to pick up 
abheben
looked around her bedroom.
(Telefon)
Everything seemed normal,
entry phone 
Gegensprechexcept for the ringing. Whoever
anlage
was at her door was still there.
Clea had a sudden rush of fear. People only rang doorbells or
phones so early when it was an emergency.
Something terrible has happened, she thought as she jumped
out of bed. At the door, she picked up the entry phone.
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Hello? she said. She felt like


she was still dreaming.
immediately sofort
Clea, its us, said her mothers
pale
blass
voice. She sounded strange.
pain
Schmerz
Mum? Dad? Clea asked.
to collapse 
zusammenbrechen
What are you doing here?
elderly
ltere(r), betagt
We have to come in, her
still
noch
father said. Then well tell
to murder
ermorden
you.
to pour
eingieen
Clea immediately pressed the
crime scene Tatort
buzzer and opened the door of
investigator Ermittler
her flat. She heard her parents
come up the stairs. When they arrived, their faces were pale.
Her mother immediately started to cry. Her fathers eyes
looked full of pain.
Its your sister, he said. Shes dead.
At that moment, Cleas mother collapsed. Together, Clea and
her father helped the elderly woman to the sofa.
It cant be true, said Clea. It was like shed never woken up.
It must still be a dream, she thought.
She was murdered, said her father. His eyes filled with tears.
Our beautiful Tessa was murdered.
strange

seltsam

That night, Tessa had had a visitor. Shed poured two gin and
tonics. Both glasses were
Achtung!
still full when the police crime
Nicht alle englisch klingenscene investigators arrived
den deutschen Begriffe
forty minutes later. A neighwie Gin Tonic sind korrektes
Englisch. Richtig heit es
bour had heard screaming at
gin and tonic.
midnight and called the emergency number. The police found the gin and tonics, made with
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lemon and ice. Theyd also found Tessa, strangled to death,


lying on the sofa. Within an hour, journalists and photographers had arrived at the house. Tessa McGowan was a
well-known news presenter. She read the big news stories to
thousands of television viewers throughout Scotland. Now
her own murder was the big news.
Later that day, the police called Clea. They wanted to talk to
her. She went on the bus to Pitt Street Police Station. The
Glasgow streets looked grey
and cold. Cleas head felt light,
strangled 
erdrosselt,
like a balloon. She took out
erwrgt
her mobile phone and looked
news
Nachrichtenpresenter
sprecherin
at Tessas number. They were
murder
Mord
not only sisters; they were best
to answer
ans Telefon
friends. They talked every day
the phone gehen, abheben
and told each other everyglue
Klebstoff
thing.
officer hier: Polizist
Now Tessa would never answer
she wasnt
ihr war nicht
feeling like it danach (zumute)
her phone again.
Clea got off the bus. Everything she did felt slow. It was like moving through glue. Inside
the police station, an officer showed her into a small room. It
had a desk and three chairs. After a few minutes, he put his
head around the door and asked her if she wanted coffee or
tea.
No, thank you, she said. She hadnt eaten or drunk all day,
but she wasnt feeling like it at all.
A short while later, two police officers came into the room.
They both sat down.
Im Detective Inspector Shannon Binlow, said the woman.
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Then she switched on a tape


recorder. She said the time
to go on 
fortfahren, weiterand the date.
machen; andauern
Im sorry about your sister,
to arrest sb. jmd. verhaften
married
verheiratet
she said in a serious voice.
to break
mit jmd. Schluss
Clea did not reply.
up with sb. machen
Now, Ms McGowan, DI Binto believe glauben
low went on, what can you tell
to exclaim ausrufen
us about Colin MacDougal?
Colin MacDougal? Clea repeated. What has he got to do
with this?
Weve arrested him for murder, DI Binlow said.
Clea looked at her in shock. Colin was a married man, but he
was having an affair with Tessa. It had been going on for more
than a year. Clea knew all about Colin. She wasnt happy about
the relationship, but he wasnt a bad person. In fact, Clea
would have liked him if things had been different. Tessa
wanted him to leave his wife. He told her he would, but it was
taking him a long time to do it.
Tessa was going to break up with Colin, wasnt she? the
inspector asked.
Yes, but said Clea.
It was true that her sister wanted to end the relationship. The
day before the murder, Tessa had called Clea.
I cant go on like this any more, she had said. Im going to
break up with him tonight when I see him.
DI Binlow looked serious. That night, she told Colin it was
over, and he became angry, she said. Then he killed her.
No, I dont believe it! Clea exclaimed. She called me. She
was still alive when Colin went home. He could get angry
sometimes, but we all do!
serious

ernst

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At around 10:30 p.m., Tessa had called her sister again. She
told Clea that she hadnt broken up with Colin after all. Instead, he said he would leave his wife soon. Tessa said he was
stressed and upset, but things were okay between them when
he left.
He didnt go home, said DI Binlow. He said he drove around
in his car for another three hours. He has no alibi. He was the
last person to see Tessa alive. Witnesses saw him going into
the house at 8:30 p.m. The neighbour heard a man shouting at
10 p.m. Colin MacDougal has a motive for murder.
What motive? Clea asked.
Your sister wanted him to leave his wife. She threatened to
end the affair if he didnt, Binlow replied. This made him
angry. And he has a police record for violence. In 1985 Colin
was arrested for fighting outside a pub. One man was hurt.
after all 
doch, letzten
But he must have been about
Endes
eighteen years old! said Clea.
upset 
aufgebracht,
aufgeregt
She just couldnt believe that
witness
Zeuge
Colin was a murderer.
to
threaten 
drohen,
Did he ever hurt your sister?
bedrohen
the inspector asked.
police record 
Vorstrafenregister
No! she replied. He loved
violence 
GewaltttigTessa.
keit
Sometimes people kill the
bunch
Strau, Bund
ones they love, DI Binlow said.
When Clea got back from the station, there was a woman
standing outside the door. She was holding a big bunch of
flowers. It was Valerie Findlay, who had worked with Tessa at
the television studio. She was a reporter.
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I was waiting for you, Valerie said. Can I come in?


Clea opened the door.
Im sorry, Im not really in the
mood for visitors, she remood
Stimmung
plied.
to interrupt
unterbrechen
Its just so terrible! Valerie
closely
eng
exclaimed. I cant believe its
to realize 
erkennen, sich
bewusst werden
happened!
adult educa- VolkshochShe gave the flowers to Clea.
tion college schule
Thanks, said Clea, but I
art
Kunst
cant invite you in. I really
colleague
Kollege
need to be alone right now.
I understand, said Valerie. If you need to talk, please come
and find me. Tessa was so clever, so beautiful. She was a wonderful person...
Sorry, Clea interrupted. I have to go.
She went inside and shut the door, leaving Valerie on the step.
As she walked up the stairs, she felt bad. The woman was only
trying to help. Shed worked closely with Tessa.
Ill call her later in the week, Clea thought.
Back inside her flat, she realized that she had many telephone
messages. She listened to some of them: Martin McCray, who
read the news with Tessa, a few old friends, a cousin in Edinburgh. There were even some from the adult education college where she worked. She taught art classes there. Some of
her colleagues had called. Everyone wanted to say how sorry
they were.
She put down the phone and went to sit on the sofa. On
the bookshelf was a photo of the two sisters. Theyd gone
on holiday to Florence together five years ago. The photo
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showed them smiling, with the


gorgeous 
herrlich, wungorgeous city in the backderschn
ground.
background Hintergrund
news anchor 
NachrichtenClea started to feel angry.
moderatorin
Someone had taken Tessas life
to remember sich erinnern
away. Was it Colin? The police
to wait and
abwarten
needed to make an arrest
see
quickly. Tessa was a famous
headquarters 
Zentrale,
Hauptquartier
news anchor, so everyone was
guilty
schuldig
interested in the murder. It
would look good for the police
if they immediately found the killer. Clea thought about the
last few weeks and about everything that Tessa had said about
Colin.
He wasnt exactly a good guy, because he had a wife and a
girlfriend at the same time. But Colin as a murderer didnt
seem right. Suddenly, she remembered something. One week
ago, the sisters had met for coffee in a caf. Tessa had been
happy.
Ive found a big news story! she had exclaimed. Ive got
some explosive information.
Clea asked for more details. Tessa said shed have to wait and
see.
Some people would kill for this information, she said. I
cant tell anybody yet. Not even you, Clea!
Clea jumped up and picked up the phone. She called police
headquarters and asked for DI Binlow. When the inspector
answered, Clea told her about Tessas information. Binlow
was not really interested. The police believed that Colin MacDougal was guilty. That was the end of the story.
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Can I see him? Clea asked the


detective.
victim
Opferberatung
You can apply for prison visit
counselling
to hang up 
auflegen
papers, Binlow said. But it
(Telefon)
will take some time. I know its
reason
Grund
hard for you to believe, but
to hate
hassen
MacDougal killed your sister.
innocent
unschuldig
Dont go to see him. Itll only
upset you. Perhaps youd like to contact our victim counselling service?
Clea thanked her and hung up. She wanted to hear Colins
side of the story first. She knew that people in prison could get
letters. They could send them too. She went to her desk and
got some paper and a pen. Then she began to write.
prison

Gefngnis

Colin,
I cant believe that you killed Tessa. Please tell me it
wasnt you. We dont know each other, but I have a lot
of reasons to hate you. You had an affair with my
sister. You didnt care about your own wife. But I think
you are innocent of the murder. I need to know what
really happened to Tessa. Please write to me and tell
me the truth!
Clea McGowan
That afternoon, she took the letter to the prison. She hoped
Colin would write back soon. Then she went to Tessas house
to start packing her sisters things. Her father and mother did
not want to go. Her mother had gone to the doctors for some
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tablets because she couldnt


funeral
Beerdigung
sleep. When she thought of
jewellery
Schmuck
Tessas murder, she collapsed.
professional hier: Akademiker
She couldnt go out or switch
investigation 
Untersuchung,
Ermittlung
on the TV. The newspapers
just hier: gerade eben
and the news always had stoappointment Terminplaner
ries about the murder, and
book
Tessas photo was everywhere.
It was hard enough planning the funeral, so Clea said she
would go to Tessas. Her parents wanted her to pack Tessas
books and jewellery.
The house was in Pollockshields, just outside the city centre.
It was a nice, quiet area that had many large houses. Professionals and families lived there. Tessas house had three bedrooms and a beautiful garden.
Inside, the police had finished their investigation, and it was
as if Tessa had just left. In the bathroom, her face creams and
hairbrush were still there. In the bedroom, her pyjamas were
lying on the bed. It seemed that Tessa would come through
the door at any minute. Together the sisters would cook spaghetti. They would have some red wine and watch a movie.
Everything would be normal.
Clea went to Tessas desk and switched on the computer.
Tessas handbag was lying on the desk too. Clea opened it
while the computer started. There was a mobile phone, some
make-up, keys and an appointment book. Clea opened the
appointment book and turned to the date Tessa had died. It
said: Colin, 8:30 p.m.
At around 10:30 p.m., Colin had left. The police believed that
he had come back again. Around midnight, there had been a
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huge argument. The neighbour had heard Tessa screaming


and shouting.
Clea looked back through the appointments. She saw her own
name, the day they met at the caf. She kept looking back.
Then she saw a strange appointment on the 11th. Tessa had
written M., 11:15 a.m., Starbucks, Buchanan Street. Next to
the information there was a phone number too.
The only M Clea could think of was Martin McCray. But why
would Tessa meet her colleague at Starbucks? They were together all day anyway. Tessa and Martin went to the television
station at 9 a.m. in the morning. They worked hard, until 9
huge
heftiger Streit
or 10 p.m. Sometimes they
argument
anyway
sowieso
would stay even later. So who
to type in
eintippen
was M?
under arrest festgenommen
Clea turned to the computer.
She typed in Tessas password:
George. When they were children, the family had a dog called
George. Tessa had really loved him and always used his name
as a password. Clea felt guilty about looking at her sisters
private papers and emails, but she wanted more information.
The police were happy to have Colin under arrest, but it
didnt feel right to Clea. Now she had to take on the role of
detective.
She went through Tessas emails. There were some from
Martin, and some from an old university friend named Maura,
both M names. Clea found Mauras number in the appointment book and called her.
Maura said she hadnt had a meeting with Tessa on the 11th.
Shed seen the news about the murder and was very shocked.
Clea told her the funeral was in two days time.
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After they said goodbye, she went back to the emails. Suddenly she noticed some from Bonnie MacDougal, Colins wife.
It was strange that she was writing to Tessa. Clea opened one
of the emails. It seemed that Bonnie knew all about the affair.
Clea was shocked to read that Bonnie had threatened to come
to Tessas house and smash all the windows. In another email
she wrote, Im watching you. I know where you live.
Clea wondered if the police had seen the messages. She
thought of calling DI Binlow again. Had the police seen the
threatening emails? Had they talked to Bonnie?
What if she killed Tessa? she thought.
There was still the question of the mysterious M. Feeling
confused and powerless, Clea walked around the house. She
picked up some photos and books. Every time she picked
something up she wanted to cry. Packing Tessas things was
too hard. It would have to wait until another day. Tessas funeral hadnt even happened yet, and it seemed wrong to be
putting things in boxes.
Just then, Cleas mobile phone rang. The number didnt look
familiar. It was Martin McCray,
Tessas colleague. He started to
to seem
scheinen
ask how Clea was feeling, but
to smash
zerschlagen
then began to cry.
to wonder sich fragen
Clea was surprised. Martin was
confused
verwirrt
so cool and calm when he read
familiar
bekannt, vertraut
the news. He asked Clea if she
surprised
berrascht
wanted to meet for coffee. She
said she would meet him in a few days, then she told him
about M.
Did you have an appointment with Tessa on the 11th? she
asked him.
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No, Martin replied. And I


dont know who M is. Tessa
huge
riesig
never said anything about it.
to research etw. erforschen,
sth. 
etw. recherchieDid she tell you about her
ren
secret information?
to break
eine Nachricht
She told me she had a huge
the story
publik machen
news story, Martin said. She
career
Karriere
was going to research it and
current
Nachrichtenaffairs show magazin
break the story at prime time.
Prime time? Clea asked.
Thats the time when most people watch TV, Martin told her.
Its about eight oclock in the evening.
Did she tell you what the story was about?
She said it was totally secret, Martin said. She wouldnt
even tell me! A big, important story is good for the career. I
think she hoped to get her own current affairs show.
I need to know what it was, said Clea. She said people would
kill for this information, and now shes dead. She wrote a
phone number down next to the name M, and I think Im
going to call this person.
You should go to the police, Martin said.
The police wont listen to me. They think her boyfriend is
guilty, but I dont, she said. Theres something strange going
on here and I want to find out what it is. I want to know who
M is.
secret

geheim

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Exercise 1: Irregular verbs. Wie heit das Simple Past


der folgenden unregelmigen Verben?
1. ring

________________

6. leave ________________

2. come ________________

7. make ________________

3. feel

8. stand ________________

________________

4. find ________________

9. tell

________________

5. know ________________ 10. write ________________

Exercise 2: Choose the correct alternative. Kreuzen


Sie die richtige Variante an!
1.


Tessa has been murdered...


a) in the TV news studio at noon.
b) in her flat at around midnight.
c) in a shop in the afternoon.

2. Clea thinks that Colin MacDougal...


a) is a bad person.
b) got angry and killed her sister.
c) loved Tessa and is not a murderer.
3. A week before her death, Tessa had told Clea
a) about a big news story people would kill for.
b) that she was marrying Colin.
c) that she was looking for a new job.
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Exercise 3: Questions about the text. Beantworten Sie


folgende Fragen!
1. Who does Clea ask about the secret information?

_________________________________________________

2. What did Tessa hope to get after she broke the story?

_________________________________________________

3. Where does Clea find Tessas appointment book?


_________________________________________________

4. Who does Clea ring after finding it?


_________________________________________________

5. Who wrote the threatening emails?


_________________________________________________

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Threatened

Clea said goodbye to Martin and put down the phone. She
thought about the famous Hitchcock movie called Dial M for
Murder. Then she picked up the phone again.
She dialled and heard ringing at the other end. A man answered and said hello. He sounded nervous.
My name is Clea McGowan, Clea said.
The man said nothing.
Hello? she asked. Are you still there?
Im still here, he replied finally. What do you want?
I want to know if you had an appointment with my sister
Tessa, Clea said. She felt nervous
herself.
to dial 
whlen,
We met on the 11th, he said. We
anrufen
were going to meet again on the
to show up
auftauchen
15th. I waited at the caf for three
low hier: leise,
hours but she never showed up.
gedmpft
Then I saw the news. Im sorry
dangerous
gefhrlich
your sister is dead. Goodbye.
Wait! Clea shouted down the phone. Dont hang up!
Suddenly the mans voice became very low. Its dangerous for
you to talk to me.
What do you mean? she asked. Who are you? Did you kill
my sister?
I think my information killed her, he said. I believe theyve
arrested the wrong man.
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What is this information? Clea asked. I have to know. Please


meet me!
The Starbucks on Buchanan Street, tomorrow morning at
9:30, the man said, simply. Ill be wearing a green scarf.
Then he hung up.
Clea stood for a moment looking
scarf
Schal
at the phone. Meeting this ununknown
unbekannt
known man was a big risk, but she
risk
Risiko
had to know the truth.
truth
Wahrheit
She made a quick call to Martin.
jealousy
Eifersucht
He didnt answer his phone, so she
left a message about meeting M. Then she put on her coat
and hat. She picked up Tessas appointment book and found
Colins address. There were many motives for murder, and
Bonnie MacDougal had one of them: jealousy. If Clea was now
a detective, she had to get as many facts as possible.
A short time later, she arrived outside the MacDougal house.
She was shocked to see news reporters and cameramen outside. They took some photos of her and one even called out
her name. They knew she was Tessas sister. She didnt speak
to them.
At the front door she rang the doorbell. A short, thin woman
answered it, but only opened the door enough to put her head
around it.
What do you want? she asked. I dont talk to reporters.
Im Tessas sister, Clea replied.
Go away! Bonnie suddenly shouted.
She tried to close the door, but Clea put out her foot and
held the door open. She heard cameras taking pictures, and
wondered how it would be reported in the news the next day.
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Let me in, or Ill tell these news reporters about the emails,
Clea said quietly.
She didnt really want to do that, but she had to get inside
somehow.
Finally, Bonnie let Clea in. Before Clea could speak, Bonnie
turned around and started to cry.
I know he didnt kill your sister, she said. I am one hundred
per cent sure he didnt kill her!
I think Colin is innocent too, said Clea, sitting down on the
sofa. The real murderer is out there somewhere. Perhaps he,
or she, feels guilty that an innocent man is in prison. If the real
killer confessed, Colin would be freed.
She looked at Bonnie seriously.
What are you saying? Bonnie said. Do you think I did it?
You wrote threatening emails
to Tessa. The police would
to confess
gestehen
probably be very interested in
probably
wahrscheinlich
those emails.
jealous
eiferschtig
I was very angry when I wrote
behaviour
Verhalten
those emails, Bonnie said. I
was so jealous. Colin stayed out late. His behaviour changed.
I wanted to hurt your sister, and I hated her. But I didnt kill
her!
Clea stood up.
Maybe you did, she said. Maybe you followed Colin to
Tessas house that night. You hear them have an argument.
You see Colin leave. You wait a bit, and then ring Tessas bell.
She lets you in because she can see youre upset. She makes
some drinks and tries to talk with you. But you threaten her,
you shout at her, then you strangle her.
No! Bonnie exclaimed. I didnt do it! I was away that night.
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My friend was getting married


and we had a hen party in
Edinburgh. I have an alibi!
to yell
schreien, rufen
You have an excellent motive
to set off 
sich auf den
Weg machen,
for murder! Were you jealous
aufbrechen
enough to kill my sister? Clea
strength
Strke, Kraft
exclaimed.
revenge
Rache
Get out of my house now!
Bonnie yelled. Ill call the police if you dont go!
Clea didnt say another word. She went to the front door. As
soon as she opened it, she heard cameras. The reporters
started shouting. Bonnie shut the door with a loud bang, and
Clea set off towards the bus stop.
The reporters followed her for a while, asking questions. When
she didnt answer, they gave up.
As Clea got on the bus, she thought about Bonnie. She was a
small, thin woman, but anger gave people extra strength. She
could have strangled Tessa. Tessa was dead and Colin was in
prison. Bonnie had perhaps taken revenge on the two people
who had hurt her.
However, there was the hen party. That was a problem. Maybe
Bonnie had five or six alibis, or maybe she didnt.
Clea decided she would write to Colin again and ask him for
the names of Bonnies friends. Then she would visit the friends,
even if she had to use Tessas car and drive to Edinburgh. The
women would remember Bonnie at the party. That is, if Bonnie
was telling the truth. At the same time, she felt sorry for
Bonnie. She had lost her husband first to Tessa, and then to
prison.
hen party 
Junggesellinnenabschied

After getting off the bus, she walked up her street. Someone
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was standing at the door of the house. It was Valerie Findlay


again.
Clea was not happy to see her. Of course Valerie cared, but
Clea just wanted to be alone. Although she was a colleague,
Tessa hadnt really liked the woman. They saw each other
at parties, but they were never friends, unlike Tessa and
Martin.
Hello, Valerie, said Clea.
Im very worried about you! Valerie said. I spoke to Martin.
He told me all about the mysterious man Tessa was meeting
for information.
Clea unlocked the door. Together the women went up the
stairs to the flat. Once inside, Valerie took off her coat.
Meeting this man alone is too dangerous, she said. I think
someone should go with
you.
to care 
betroffen sein,
sich sorgen
Im fine on my own, Clea
unlike 
anders als, im
replied. Were meeting at
Unterschied zu
Buchanan Street Starbucks.
to be worried sich Sorgen
Therell be lots of people
about
machen um
around.
to unlock
aufschlieen
Its not a game, Clea! Valerie
exclaimed. Youre not really a detective. I think Colin MacDougal is the murderer, but maybe it was someone else. You
cant be sure. Im going to come with you. He cant hurt you if
there are two of us.
Clea didnt want Valerie to come, but she was right: it might
be dangerous. It was better to have a witness.
Okay, she said. Well go together. But I want to talk to M
alone first. He might be angry that Ive brought someone else,
but Ill get him to talk to us both.
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The next morning Clea had a quick breakfast. The post arrived.
There were a few cards from friends and family. There was also
a letter from Colin.
As she read it, Clea felt like crying.
Dear Clea,
I am so sorry for hurting your sister. She wanted me to
leave my wife, but I wasnt brave enough to. However, I
loved Tessa with all my heart. We had an argument that
night; but I didnt kill her and thats the truth. I cry every
night because shes gone. I tell them over and over I didnt
do it. I didnt go home for a long time because I was upset
and I didnt know what to do. I should have left my wife a
long time ago. If I had, Tessa would still be alive. I decided
to leave my wife the next day, but now its too late and
Tessa will never know how much I loved her.
Please believe me, Clea, I didnt do it!
Colin
Clea believed him. Shed been unhappy about the affair.
Sometimes she had been
angry with Colin, and with
brave
mutig
Tessa too. However, Colin
with all
von ganzem
wasnt a bad man; hed just
ones heart
Herzen
done the wrong thing. Now
over and over
immer wieder
Clea had to find out who really
killed Tessa. If the police wouldnt start a new investigation,
Clea would have to do so alone.

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Exercise 4: Personal pronouns. Ersetzen Sie die hervorgehobenen Personen durch die richtigen Pronomen!
1. Clea ______________ was walking down the stairs.
2. I think my information killed your sister ____________.
3. C
 lea knows that meeting the unknown man
________________ is a big risk.
4. The photographers __________________ took some
photos of Clea. She didnt talk to the photographers
________________.
5. I know Colin ________________ didnt kill your sister,
Bonnie MacDougal ________________ said.
6. You and I ________________ will go together to meet
that man ________________.

Exercise 5: Match up the phrases. Was gehrt zusammen? Verbinden Sie!


1.

tell

a) an argument

2.

send

b) a scarf

3.

watch

c) a question

4.

have

d) the truth

5.

wear

e) the news

6.

ask

f) an email

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Exercise 6: True or false? Kreuzen Sie die richtigen


Aussagen an!
1. Clea takes her car to visit Bonnie MacDougal.

2. At first, Bonnie MacDougal thinks that Clea is a


reporter.

3. Bonnie is a tall and thin woman.

4. Martin tells Valerie Findlay about Cleas plan. 

5. Tessa and Valerie were close friends.

6. The unknown man will be wearing a green scarf


to meet Clea. 

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Scared

At 9:25 Valerie and Clea met at Starbucks. Valerie sat at another table. She agreed that Clea would go up to the man
alone, and explain that shed brought someone else. Then
they would talk to M together.
Clea looked around. Right at the back of the caf she saw a
man with a green scarf. He had
a brown jacket, dark brown hair,
to go up 
auf jmd.
and was wearing glasses. He
to sb.
zugehen
looked about thirty-five years
to introduce sich vorstellen
oneself
old. He also seemed nervous.
to be at stake 
auf dem Spiel
Clea went up to him and introstehen
duced herself. Then she sat
scientist
Wissenschaftler
down.
its my fault 
es ist meine
Schuld
I need to know why my sister
died, she said. She didnt want
to make small talk. How dangerous is this information really?
Theres a lot of money at stake, the man replied. He didnt
want small talk either. Hundreds of millions, maybe even billions of pounds. That kind of money can make people kill.
Who are you? Clea asked.
My name is Marcus, said the man. Im a scientist.
Clea looked surprised. A scientist?
What do you know about Tessas murder? she asked.
I feel its my fault, Marcus replied. I contacted Miss McGowan
because I needed to tell somebody about all of this. Im just a
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scientist, but your sister knew all about news and information.
I needed help and thought she was the right one to help me. I
knew the information was
dangerous. Now shes dead.
to end up 
(schlielich)
So Im guilty of her murder.
enden, landen
But you didnt kill her, Clea
to recognize (wieder)erkennen
said. Look, you need to tell
to join sb. 
sich zu jmd.
gesellen
me the whole story. Ive
to put out
die Hand ausbrought someone with me
ones hand
strecken
who can help too.
What? Marcus yelled.
He stood up. I wanted you to come alone! I think theyre
watching me. Its very dangerous.
Calm down, Clea said. Valerie is a reporter. She was a colleague of Tessas.
If they see me with a reporter, I could end up dead, said
Marcus, sitting down again. So could you.
Who are you talking about? asked Clea. Who are they?
She was starting to get worried. She looked around the room.
Perhaps someone was watching them all the time. Alone, she
and Marcus could be two friends, but Valerie was on TV.
Everyone would recognize her.
If you think this reporter can help, Ill talk to her, said Marcus.
But youre both taking a risk by speaking to me.
Clea looked over to Valerie
Wie hier drckt to take in vieand made a sign for her to
len Wendungen aus, dass eine
join them. She came over
Handlung bewusst erfolgt:
and put out her hand for
to take a risk ein Risiko
Marcus to shake. Then the
eingehen
to
take
a
chance 
die Chance
three of them sat down
ergreifen
together. Valerie had a cup
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of coffee with her, but Clea was too nervous to drink anything.
She wondered how Valerie could be so calm.
Marcus told them that he wanted to go to the police, but was
too frightened.
The police might not be interested, he said. Then my life
will be in danger because
theyll know I went to the
frightened
verngstigt
police.
to
add
hinzufgen
Please tell us everything,
leather
Leder
said Clea.
file
Akte
Right from the beginning,
company 
Unternehmen,
Valerie added. Then we can
Firma
decide what to do.
processing
VerarbeitungsMarcus opened his leather
plant
anlage
plant
Pflanze
bag and pulled out some
ecosystem
kosystem
documents in a file. Then he
research
Forschung
told them about his job as
government
Regierung
a scientist. A large multiresult
Ergebnis
national company wanted to
build a processing plant just
outside Glasgow. The area was famous for its beauty and had
lots of different kinds of plants and animals. A processing
plant might threaten the ecosystem, so scientists had to
study the area first. The research would show if it was safe to
build the processing plant. After the research was finished,
the government had the power to say yes or no to the company. The company paid a team of scientists to study the area,
and Marcus was one of them.
These documents show the results of the research, Marcus
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to run the
company

das Unternehmen
leiten

false

falsch, geflscht

certain kinds bestimmte Sorten


environment Umwelt
to be
involved

beteiligt sein,
verwickelt sein

to hire 
anheuern,
beauftragen

ened and the processing


plant will be built. The men
who run the company will
make millions of pounds,
and therell be new jobs in
the area.
So whats the problem?
Clea asked. Why are the documents so dangerous?

Marcus answered very quietly.


The results are false, he said. The company is paying some
of the scientists in more ways than one. Theyre paid to do the
research, and then theyre paid extra money to make the
results false. I found out. I also have other documents which
show the real results of the research. Certain kinds of plants
that are important to the ecosystem will be threatened. Its
too dangerous to build the processing plant there. It would be
very bad for the environment.
Thats terrible! Clea exclaimed. How could anyone do
that?
Its about money, Marcus replied. I think someone in the
government is involved too. Perhaps the company is paying
him to help.
So you contacted Tessa, said Clea. You wanted her to break
the story.
Yes, Marcus said. I thought everybody should know. I
needed the help of a journalist. Tessa was famous and important, so people would listen to her. Tessa and I planned to hire
a private detective to follow the men from the company. We
wanted to follow the scientists and the government officer
too. We needed to get as much extra information as possible.
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The truth is, lots of people could end up in prison. Thats why
the information is so dangerous. Theres one big boss of the
company and he could end up in prison himself. Hed lose his
luxury lifestyle. It could threaten the whole company internationally. Think of all the money!
Why didnt you go to the police straight away? asked
Clea.
I thought that a government official was involved. Also, the
company boss, Mr Wester, is a multi-millionaire. All that
power and money can make documents and even people disappear.
Did you give some documents to Tessa? Clea asked.
She had copies, yes, Marcus replied.
I didnt see them in her desk. I wonder where they could
be.
Clea thought for a moment about Tessas murder. She imagined the scene.
A man phones Tessa that
luxury
Luxus, luxuris
night and says he has inforstraight away direkt, sofort
mation about the research.
official 
Beamter,
Offizieller
He says hes a scientist,
to
disappear
verschwinden
someone who knows the real
to imagine
sich vorstellen
results. Like Marcus. At
meanwhile
whrenddessen
home, Tessa waits for Colin.
He arrives and they argue. At
around 10:30 p.m. he leaves and drives round and round the
streets. He doesnt want to end the affair, but he doesnt want
to upset his wife. Meanwhile, Tessas next visitor arrives. The
false scientist. Shes happy to see him because he has more
information. But he doesnt help her. Instead, he strangles her
to death.
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What if Tessa told the murderer that you had documents and
wanted to make them public?
Clea asked Marcus.
to make sth. etw. publik
Maybe she didnt have to, he
public 
machen, etw.
verffentlichen
replied. Maybe they already
absolutely hier: ganz genau
knew about me and I led them
all at once
alle gleichzeitig
to her. It would have been
easy for them to follow me
when I met her here the first time. But I dont really understand why Im still alive. Every time I go out, or the doorbell
rings, I think that my life is over.
Theres only one thing to do, Clea said.
Yes! Valerie exclaimed. You must give the information to
me.
No! Clea and Marcus said at the same time.
Ill hire a private detective myself, then break the news story,
Valerie said, putting her hand on the documents.
Tessa was murdered! Clea said angrily. Perhaps it was
because of this information. Tessa should have gone to the
police, and now we have to, Valerie.
Absolutely, said Marcus. Well be safer if we go together.
The three of us cant be killed all at once.
The murderer has been found, Valerie said. Colin MacDougal did it! The information wont kill me, and I need you to
give it to me now!
Clea and Marcus looked at each other. Slowly, Clea shook her
head.
You cant be sure, Valerie, she said.
Suddenly Valerie jumped up out of her chair.
You will not go to the police! she shouted. Someone else
will get the story then, and my chance will be gone!
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Everyone in the caf looked at


offer
Angebot
her. She sat down again and
to come up 
hinter jmd. treten
behind sb.
spoke in a low voice.
to your face in jds. Angesicht
I deserve it! I should have
been news anchor already, not
Tessa. Now the station needs a new one, and thats going to
be me! Im not going to do boring reports about festivals and
lost dogs any more. This information will make my career,
so dont stand in my way!
She quickly picked up the documents from the table, then
stood up and ran out of the caf.
Clea was shocked. Valerie had used her to get the information.
Her offer of help hadnt been real. She couldnt move for a
moment, but then jumped up and ran out after Valerie. She
saw Valerie run along the
Die Wendung make my
street until she found a taxi;
career kann man berthen she got into it and drove
setzen mit meine Karriere
zum Erfolg fhren oder
away. Clea was left standing
auch mich berhmt machen.
on the street alone.
A minute later, Marcus came up behind her.
She only has copies of the documents, he said. I have the
original ones at home.
We should go to the police together, Clea said. Valeries life
could be in danger.
She felt like crying. Valeries bitter words had upset her, and
she remembered what Tessa had said about her colleague.
She can smile and be sweet to your face. But then, when she
turns away, her smile disappears.
Marcus put his hand on Cleas arm.
Lets go to the police immediately, he said.
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Exercise 7: Present Continuous. Setzen Sie die Verben


ins Present Continuous, um zu zeigen, dass in diesem
Moment eine Handlung vollzogen wird!
1. C
 lea and Marcus meet ____________________ in
the caf.
2. She catch ____________________ a taxi on the street.
3. I think ____________________ of going to the police.
4. We wait ____________________ outside the building.
5. He hit ____________________ the ball against the wall.

Exercise 8: Opposites. Finden Sie das passende


Gegenteil!
1.

immediately

a) strange

2.

real

b) dangerous

3.

wrong

c) nervous

4.

arrive

d) forget

5.

normal

e) later

6.

still

f) right

7.

safe

g) false

8.

remember

h) leave

9.

calm

i) not yet

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Exercise 9: Translation. Welche bersetzung stimmt?


Kreuzen Sie an!
1. Treffen wir uns am Caf?
a)

Shall we meet each other at the caf?

b)

Shall we meet us at the caf?

2. Knnen Sie mir bitte sagen, wo Starbucks ist?


a)

Can you please say me where Starbucks is?

b)

Can you please tell me where Starbucks is?

3. Sie trinken immer Kaffee.


a)

They drink always coffee.

b)

They always drink coffee.

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Hunted

At Pitt Street Police Station, they asked for Detective Inspector Binlow. She didnt
look happy to see Clea again.
hunted
gejagt
A witness saw Colin Macto waste
verschwenden
Dougals car near Tessas
curious
neugierig
house at 11:15 p.m., Binlow
to deal
sich kmmern
with sth.
um
said. Have you come to tell
crime
Verbrechen
me hes innocent? If so,
youre wasting your time.
Marcus stepped forward. He told Binlow all about the false
research results. He told her how Tessa had become involved.
Then together he and Clea explained that Valerie Findlay had
run off with the information.
The DI was curious.
This company has done something totally illegal, she said,
and we have special officers who deal with this kind of crime.
Ill call them right now. Can you stay here until theyve talked
to you?
Clea and Marcus were glad
tell und say bedeuten beide
someone was listening to
sagen:
to say sth.
etw. sagen
them. Binlow had realized
to tell sb. sth. jmd. etw.
how serious it was, although
sagen
she still didnt believe it had
anything to do with the murder.
One more thing, Ms McGowan, said Binlow before she left.
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You seem to be playing private detective. Its a bad idea.


Leave the investigations to the police. Thats our job.
Clea said nothing. She was happy that Binlow was taking them
seriously, and that an investigation would start. But until the
real murderer was arrested, she would keep searching for clues.
Clea and Marcus waited for half an hour. Finally, two other
officers came into the room. They wanted to hear the story,
and needed to see the original documents. One of the officers
said he would go home with Marcus and get them. Clea was
free to go, but Marcus was
worried. He wanted a police
to keep
weitermachen
doing sth.
mit
officer to go with Clea too.
clue
Hinweis, Spur
Her life could be in danger!
to be free to 
jmd. freistehen
he said.
zu
We dont know that, said
genuine
wirklich, echt
the officer. But if it makes
protection 
Schutz,
Bewachung
you feel better, well drive by
busy
beschftigt
Miss McGowans house every
hour tonight. But until we
know you are in genuine danger; we cant give you an officer
for full-time protection. Were really busy trying to deal with
all the crime in this city. Im sorry, thats just the way it is.
Marcus wrote down his address and phone number and gave
them to Clea.
Please call me every few hours, he said. I want to know
youre okay. If youre frightened or need any help, just call or
come over to the flat. Im not very brave, but I dont want anything to happen to you.
Thanks, said Clea. Heres my address and phone number
too. Im not very brave either, but I can call the police!
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Clea caught a bus home. She thought about Marcus. Already


he felt like a friend. The fact was, however, she knew nothing
about him. Was he telling the truth? The research documents
looked real, but it would be easy to make those. All you
needed was a computer.
Now shed given him her address and phone number. He
seemed nice and she felt she could trust him. But perhaps she
was wrong. Now, for some reason, she felt nervous about
going home.
At the next stop, near the George the Fifth Bridge, she got off
the bus. She took out her mobile phone and Tessas appointment book, found Valeries number and dialled it. There was
no answer. The police said they would contact Valerie immediately. Maybe she was with them right now. Clea just had to
hope for the best.
She thought about Marcus again. His flat was near Pitt Street
Police Station, so it wouldnt take him long to give the documents to the officer. Then what would he do? Would he be
safe at home? Could she trust him? Marcus said the scientists
were paid a lot of extra money for giving false research results.
Was it enough money to kill for? Clea had so many questions
and no answers.
She walked along the bridge and looked down at the River
Clyde. In wintertime there was always a lot of water, and the
river was flowing very fast. She
Der Clyde ist einer der
stopped on the bridge and
lngsten Flsse Schottlooked over.
lands und prgt das StadtShe thought about the times
bild von Glasgow. Westlich
von Glasgow mndet er in den
she and Tessa had walked
Atlantik.
through Glasgow city centre.
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They had shopped, and gone


to trust sb.
jmd. vertrauen
to cafs and art galleries.
to flow
flieen
Tessa had loved the artist
tyre
Reifen
Rennie Mackintosh, so they
pedestrian
Brgersteig
walkway
often went to the caf at the
to head
direkt zusteuern
Mackintosh Gallery. Now
straight for
auf
Clea was alone. Her sister
to hit hier: aufschlagen
and best friend was dead.
auf
Suddenly, she heard a loud
effort 
Anstrengung,
Einsatz
noise behind her. It sounded
to pull sb. hier: jmd.
like car tyres. She looked
along
mitreien
around and was shocked to
riverbank
Flussufer
see a dark car with dark winto rush past 
schnell vorbeiziehen
dows had driven right off the
street. It was driving up onto
the pedestrian walkway and was heading straight for Clea.
She was alone on the bridge, and there was nowhere for her to
run.
Clea got up onto the side of the bridge and jumped. She heard
the car crash into the side of the bridge. Then the tyres made
a screaming noise as the car pulled away again.
Suddenly she was under water. The cold was a huge shock.
Shed hit the water very hard, so for a moment she was confused and her head hurt. She couldnt breathe.
Im going to drown! she thought.
It took a lot of effort to move her arms and legs, but finally she
managed to swim upwards towards the air. She managed to
get her head above water and take a few deep breaths. Water
was in her mouth and nose, and she was almost crying.
The river flowed so fast it simply pulled her along. She
couldnt swim against it. The riverbank rushed past on both
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sides. She tried to swim towards it, but she wasnt strong
enough to fight the water.
Just then, she saw two people,
to wave 
winken,
a man and a woman. They
schwenken
were slowly walking along the
current
Strmung
riverbank. When they saw
to reach out
greifen nach
Clea, they started to shout
burst of energy Energieschub
and wave their arms. But the
mud
Schlamm
river was too fast. Clea saw
freezing cold
eiskalt
the woman take out her
mobile phone. Then they were too far away for her to see any
more.
Buildings went past quickly on each side. The water was cold,
too cold. Clea could feel the energy disappearing from her
body, and the water was pulling her under again. It suddenly
seemed easier to simply give up, stop fighting, and go under.
Then she thought of her parents. One daughter murdered, the
other drowned. They would never get over it. She had to make
one last effort!
There were trees and bushes along the riverbank. Using all her
strength, Clea tried to swim towards them. She got a little bit
closer, and closer still. The current wasnt as strong towards
the edge of the river. It was getting easier to swim. Finally she
could reach out her hand towards some bushes that were low
down, close to the water. They had no leaves, but they were
strong.
With a final burst of energy, she pulled herself up out of the
water, then fell into the mud of the riverbank. She turned onto
her back, breathing quickly. All her energy was gone and she
was freezing cold. Her bag was still across her body. She
slowly sat up and opened the bag.
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Everything inside was totally wet. Her mobile phone had


stopped working. She looked around, but there were no
people. There was a street not far away. She managed to stand
up, but her legs were not working properly. It wasnt easy to
walk and she felt sick.
On the street a few cars drove
properly
richtig
past. The drivers saw her but
she felt sick
ihr war bel
didnt stop. After a few minrelieved
erleichtert
utes, a truck came along, and
to pull over hier: an den
Clea was relieved to see the
Straenrand
fahren
driver pull over at the side of
to
shake
with
zittern vor
the road. He opened the
You dont
Du solltest
door.
want to
nicht
What happened to you? he
Do you
Soll ich dich
need a ride?
mitnehmen?
asked, starting to laugh. Then
he looked at Cleas face.
I fell into the river, she said. Her clothes and hair were wet.
She was shaking with shock and cold.
You dont want to go swimming in the Clyde in winter, said
the truck driver. Its too cold. Summer is better. Do you need
a ride?
Clea said yes, and got into the truck. She knew she should tell
the police immediately that somebody had tried to kill her. All
she could think about, however, was getting home. She wanted
a hot shower and dry clothes.
The truck driver took her right to her front door. Clea thanked
him.
Will you be okay? he asked.
I think so, she replied. I just need to get warm.
She went inside. After showering, she put on some clean,
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warm pyjamas and went into


the living room. She was still
to choke
ersticken
shaking badly. She opened her
right away
sofort
bag and took out the paper with
Marcuss number on it. It was wet, but she could just read the
numbers.
She dialled his home, but there was no answer. Then she tried
his mobile, but all she got was his voicemail. She didnt leave
a message.
pyjamas (Schlafanzug) ist
Where is he? she said out
ein sogenanntes Paarwort,
loud.
das keine Singularform
Then she called the police and
besitzt. Mengen werden
bei diesen Substantiven mit a
asked for DI Shannon Binlow.
pair of angegeben:
The detective asked her a few
She bought two pairs of pyjaquestions, but Clea couldnt
mas.
offer much help. The car had
been dark, with dark windows. She hadnt seen the driver and
didnt even know what kind of car it was. Her memories were
mainly of being in the water, choking, not able to breathe.
Binlow said she would come to the house right away and told
Clea to lock the door until she arrived.
Im starting to think you could be right, Binlow said. Maybe
MacDougal is innocent after all. Switch on your TV.
memory

Erinnerung

Clea put down the phone and switched on her television. The
news had just started. Martin, Tessas colleague, was reading
it. The picture showed the police arresting a businessman
who was wearing an expensive suit.
They were taking him to a waiting police car. Martin said that
the man was Mr Charles Wester. Marcus had talked about
Wester that morning! She turned up the sound on the TV.
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The report said that Wester


landscape
Landschaft
paid scientists for false
tiny
winzig
research results. Then the
to be ques-
verhrt werden
picture changed to show a
tioned
connection
Verbindung
beautiful landscape. There
Whats the
Was ist los?
were many tiny plants and
matter?
animals that played an
important role in the ecosystem of the area. Martin explained
that two other company managers, a government officer and
three scientists were also being questioned.
There may be a connection with the murder of my friend and
colleague, Tessa McGowan, Martin said. Police have started
an investigation. This could be good news for Colin MacDougal, who is under arrest for the murder.
Clea felt she could breathe again. Maybe the real killer would
be found and Colin would be free. She was about to try calling
Marcus again when the doorbell rang. She went to the entry
phone and picked it up.
Hello? she said. She hoped it was either the police or Marcus.
Instead, it was Valerie.
Clea, you have to let me in. Its very important, she said.
I dont want to talk to you, Clea said. You used me to get
that information. You only thought about your career.
Im sorry, said Valerie. Look, I was wrong to behave that way.
But now I really need to see you. Let me in.
You can come in for a minute, Clea said. But Im still very
angry.
She pressed the buzzer and opened the door of her flat. She
heard Valerie come up. When she reached the top of the stairs,
Clea was shocked to see her face. The woman looked pale.
Whats the matter? Clea asked.
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Valerie came through the door and didnt even close it behind
her before she started shouting.
You gave those documents
to the police! she exclaimed.
coffee table
Couchtisch
Yes, we thought Clea
candleholder
Kerzenstnder
started to say.
Im sick of 
Ich habe genug
I told you not to! Valerie
davon
said. That was my story!
to come along daherkommen
Please dont be so upset,
to be rid of
los sein
Valerie, said Clea. I need to
know who killed my sister. Maybe an innocent man is in
prison.
I dont care about him! Valerie yelled. That information
would have made my career!
She reached over to the coffee table and picked up a glass
candleholder. Then she threw it against the wall, where it
smashed into tiny pieces.
Clea suddenly felt frightened.
Please calm down, Clea said.
I want to be the news anchor! Valerie screamed. Im sick of
watching people like Tessa and Martin get to the top. Tessa
was in my way, but I had a chance until you came along, playing detective.
What do you mean? Clea asked.
Suddenly Valeries voice became very soft and quiet. I thought
I was rid of you when you went over the bridge.
She came closer to Clea. With every step she took, Clea tried
to move away, but Valerie followed her.
Yes, Valerie went on. I thought youd drowned.
Youre crazy! Clea exclaimed. You tried to run me over with
a car!
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She moved towards the phone, but Valerie saw what she
was doing. She picked up the phone and pulled it hard. The
cord came out of the wall. Then she held the cord in both
hands.
Tessa was easy to get rid of,
cord
Kabel
Valerie said. I went to her
backed up
mit dem Rcken
house late that night. Lucky
against
zu
for me, Colin had just been
pottery
Keramik
there too. She made us gin
soil
Erde
and tonics and told me to
calm down. But how could I be calm? For years I watched
her push her way to the top. She stole my dream, my
career.
Thats not true, said Clea. Tessa was a wonderful journalist.
She worked hard for the news anchor job.
She had everything I wanted. I hated her, Valerie said.
You killed her, said Clea, finally understanding.
Yes, Valerie said. Now you know. But nobody else will ever
find out.
She came towards Clea, the phone cord still in her hands.
Clea found herself backed up against the living room wall.
There was no way to get past Valerie.
Suddenly the telephone cord was around her neck. She was
choking. She tried to push Valerie away, but the woman was
stronger. The world started to go black.
At that very moment Valerie collapsed. Clea immediately put
her hands up to her neck and tried to breathe again. Valerie
was on the floor and around her head were bits of smashed
pottery. There was soil and some kind of plant too. Clea was
confused. Then she looked up and saw Marcus.
He was simply standing there, pale and shaking.
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I hit her on the head with the


plant, he said. I brought it
unconscious 
bewusstlos
as a gift. I wanted to ask you
out for a drink to celebrate. It was lucky that the door was
open!
He was so shocked he couldnt help laughing.
Good timing! said Clea. She almost laughed too.
Then she started to cry.
Just then, DI Binlow came through the door. She looked at
Clea, at Marcus, and at Valerie on the floor. Valerie was still
unconscious, with the phone cord in her hands and bits of
plant, soil and pottery in her hair.
This should make a good story, Binlow said. Who wants to
start?
gift

Geschenk

Exercise 10: Odd one out. Welches Wort passt nicht in


die Reihe? Unterstreichen Sie das schwarze Schaf!
1. witness

policeman

2. scream

whisper

3. sometimes
4. famous

yell

often

clever

worry

7. effort

result

8. choke

drown

victim

shout

occasionally

well-known

5. unskilled
6. help

crime

prominent

smart

assist

unknown

intelligent

aid

memory
wave

never

properly
strangle

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Exercise 11: True or false? Markieren Sie mit richtig


oder falsch !
1. B
 onnie was at a hen party on the night of the
murder.

2. Marcus got the documents from Tessas house.

3. Valerie was jealous of Tessas success.

4. Valerie was driving the car that nearly killed Clea.

5. Clea realized that Marcus was the murderer.

6. Marcus hit Valerie with a potted plant.

Exercise 12: Plurals. Geben Sie die Pluralform an!


1. plant

_______________________

2. woman

_______________________

3. story

_______________________

4. information

_______________________

5. colleague

_______________________

6. gin and tonic

_______________________

7. piece

_______________________

8. bush

_______________________

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Final Test
Exercise 1: Synonyms. Welche Wrter haben eine hnliche Bedeutung? Ordnen Sie zu!
1.

answer

a) kill

2.

innocent

b) afraid

3.

shout

c) immediately

4.

frightened

d) reply

5.

murder

e) yell

6.

right now

f) not quilty

Exercise 2: Simple Past. Wie heit das Simple Past der


folgenden Verben?
1. hear

_______________ 9. have

_______________

2. walk

_______________ 10. feel

_______________

3. break

_______________ 11. tell

_______________

4. drive

_______________ 12. strangle ______________

5. run

_______________ 13. hit

_______________

6. eat

_______________ 14. fight

_______________

7. happen _______________ 15. do

_______________

8. pay

_______________

_______________ 16. say

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Exercise 3: Translation. bersetzen Sie!


1. unconscious

______________________________

2. story

______________________________

3. career

______________________________

4. freeze

______________________________

5. answering machine ______________________________


6. research

______________________________

7. leather bag

______________________________

8. tell the truth

______________________________

Exercise 4: Questions about the text. Beantworten Sie


die Fragen zum Text in ganzen Stzen!
1. Who strangled Tessa and why?
__________________________________________________
2. Who was arrested for the murder at first?
__________________________________________________
3. Where do Clea and Marcus meet for the first time?
__________________________________________________
4. Why does Marcus feel guilty?
__________________________________________________
5. What is so dangerous about Marcus information on the
research reports?
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
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Exercise 5: Verb forms. Setzen Sie die richtige Verbfom


ein!
1. Clea heard her parents come

up the

stairs to her flat.


2. I watch
3. C
 lea want

you, I know where you live.


to find out who killed her

sister.
4. Clea, please call
know

me, I want
youre okay.

Exercise 6: Translation quiz. bersetzen Sie und


entrtseln Sie das Lsungswort!
1. Motiv
2. Verdchtiger
3. Beerdigung

__ __ __ __ __
__
__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

6. bedrohen

__ __

7. Geheimnis

__ __ __ __

8. Affre

__ __
__ __ __ __

4. Tod
5. Zeuge

__ __ __ __ __

__ __
__ __ __ __ __
__

__ __ __ __ __

Lsung: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

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Answers
Exercise 1: 1. rang 2. came 3. felt 4. found 5. knew
6. left 7. made 8. stood 9. told 10. wrote
Exercise 2: 1. b 2. c 3. a
Exercise 3: 1. She asks Martin about the secret information. 2. She hoped to get a current affairs show. 3. She finds it in Tessas bag.
4. She rings Tessas friend Maura. 5. Bonnie wrote the threatening emails.
Exercise 4: 1. She 2. her 3. him 4. They, them 5. he,
she, 6. We, him
Exercise 5: 1. d 2. f 3. e 4. a 5. b 6. c
Exercise 6: 1. false (She takes the bus.) 2. true
3. false (She is short and thin.) 4. true
5. false (Tessa didnt really like Valerie.)
6. true
Exercise 7: 1. are meeting 2. is catching 3. am thinking
4. are waiting 5. is hitting
Exercise 8: 1. e 2. g 3. f 4. h 5. a 6. i 7. b 8. d 9. c
Exercise 9: 1. a 2. b 3. b
Exercise 10: 1. crime 2. whisper 3. never 4. unknown
5. unskilled 6. worry 7. properly 8. wave
Exercise 11: 1. true 2. false (Marcus has the originals
at home.) 3. true 4. true 5. false (She realized Valerie was the murderer.) 6. true
Exercise 12: 1. plants 2. women 3. stories 4. information 5. colleagues 6. gin and tonics
7. pieces 8. bushes
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Final Test
Exercise 1: 1. d 2. f 3. e 4. b 5. a 6. c
Exercise 2: 1. heard 2. walked 3. broke 4. drove
5. ran 6. ate 7. happened 8. paid 9. had
10. felt 11. told 12. strangled 13. hit
14. fought 15. did 16. said
Exercise 3: 1. bewusstlos 2. Geschichte 3. Karriere
4. frieren 5. Anrufbeantworter
6. Forschung 7. Ledertasche 8. die Wahrheit sagen
Exercise 4: 1. Valerie Findlay, Tessass colleague,
strangled Tessa because she was jealous
of Tessa.
2. Tessas lover, Colin MacDougal, was arrested at first.
3. Clea and Marcus first meet at the Starbucks caf on Buchanan Street.
4. Marcus feels guilty because he thinks
that his information killed Tessa.
5. Marcus knows that the reports are false
and that people were paid for the false results.
Exercise 5: 1. come 2. am watching 3. wants 4. call,
to know
Exercise 6: 1. motive 2. suspect 3. funeral 4. death
5. witness 6. threaten 7. secret 8. affair
Lsung: murderer

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Glossary
7 = umgangssprachlich
pl = Plural
sth. = something
sb. = somebody
absolutely hier: ganz genau
to add
hinzufgen
adult education college Volkshochschule
after all
doch, letzten Endes
all at once
alle gleichzeitig
to answer the phone
ans Telefon gehen, abheben
anyway
sowieso
appointment book
Terminplaner
to arrest sb.
jmd. verhaften
art
Kunst
backed up against
mit dem Rcken zu
background
Hintergrund
to be at stake
auf dem Spiel stehen
to be free to
jmd. freistehen zu
behaviour
Verhalten
to be involved
beteiligt sein, verwickelt sein
to believe
glauben
to be questioned
verhrt werden
to be rid of
los sein
to be worried about
sich Sorgen machen um
brave
mutig
to break the story
eine Nachricht publik machen
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to break up with sb.


to breathe
bunch
burst of energy
busy
candleholder
to care
career
certain kinds pl
to choke
close(ly)
clue
coffee table
to collapse
colleague
to come along
to come up behind sb.
company
to confess
confused
connection
cord
crime
crime scene
curious
current
current affairs show
dangerous
to deal with sth.
to dial
to disappear
Do you need a ride?
to drown

mit jmd. Schluss machen


atmen
Strau, Bund
Energieschub
beschftigt
Kerzenstnder
betroffen sein, sich sorgen
Karriere
bestimmte Sorten
ersticken
eng
Hinweis, Spur
Couchtisch
zusammenbrechen
Kollege/Kollegin
daherkommen
hinter jmd. treten
Unternehmen, Firma
gestehen
verwirrt
Verbindung
Kabel
Verbrechen
Tatort
neugierig
Strmung
Nachrichtenmagazin
gefhrlich
sich kmmern um
whlen, anrufen
verschwinden
Soll ich dich mitnehmen?
ertrinken

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ecosystem
effort
elderly
emergency
to end up

entry phone
environment
except for
to exclaim
false
familiar
file
finally
to flow
freezing cold
frightened
funeral
genuine
gift
glue
to go (went, gone) on

gorgeous
to go (went, gone)
up to sb.
government
guilty
to hang (hung, hung) up
to hate
headquarters
to head straight for
hen party

kosystem
Anstrengung, Einsatz
ltere(r), betagt
Notfall
(schlielich) enden,
landen
Gegensprechanlage
Umwelt
auer, abgesehen von
ausrufen
falsch, geflscht
bekannt, vertraut
Akte
schlielich
flieen
eiskalt
verngstigt
Beerdigung
wirklich, echt
Geschenk
Klebstoff
fortfahren, weitermachen;
andauern
herrlich, wunderschn
auf jmd. zugehen
Regierung
schuldig
auflegen (Telefon)
hassen
Zentrale, Hauptquartier
direkt zusteuern auf
Junggesellinnenabschied
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to hire
anheuern, beauftragen
to hit (hit, hit) hier: aufschlagen auf
huge
riesig
huge argument
heftiger Streit
hunted
gejagt
to imagine
sich vorstellen
Im sick of
Ich habe genug davon
immediately
sofort
innocent
unschuldig
to interrupt
unterbrechen
to introduce oneself
sich vorstellen
investigation
Untersuchung, Ermittlung
investigator
Ermittler(in)
its my fault
es ist meine Schuld
jealous
eiferschtig
jealousy
Eifersucht
jewellery
Schmuck
to join sb.
sich zu jmd. gesellen
just hier: gerade eben
to keep doing sth.
weitermachen mit
landscape
Landschaft
leather
Leder
low hier: leise, gedmpft
luxury
Luxus, luxuris
to make sth. public
etw. publik machen,

etw. verffentlichen
married
verheiratet
meanwhile
whrenddessen
memory
Erinnerung
mood
Stimmung
to move
sich bewegen
mud
Schlamm
murder
Mord
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to murder
ermorden
news anchor
Nachrichtenmoderator(in)
news presenter
Nachrichtensprecher(in)
offer
Angebot
officer hier: Polizist(in); Beamte(r)
official
Beamte(r), Offizielle(r)
over and over
immer wieder
pain
Schmerz
pale
blass
pedestrian walkway
Brgersteig
to pick up
abheben (Telefon)
plant
Pflanze
police record
Vorstrafenregister
pottery
Keramik
to pour
eingieen
prison
Gefngnis
probably
wahrscheinlich
processing plant
Verarbeitungsanlage
professional hier: Akademiker(in)
properly
richtig
protection
Schutz, Bewachung
to pull over hier: an den Straenrand

fahren
to pull sb. along hier: jmd. mitreien
to put out ones hand
die Hand ausstrecken
to reach out
greifen nach
to realize
erkennen, sich bewusst

werden
reason
Grund
to recognize
(wieder)erkennen
relieved
erleichtert
to remember
sich erinnern
research
Forschung
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to research sth.

result
revenge
right away
ringing noise
risk
riverbank
to run the company
to rush past
scarf
scientist
to scream
secret
to seem
serious(ly)
to set (set, set) off

to shake (shook,
shaken) with
she felt sick
she wasnt feeling like it
7 to show (showed,
shown) up
to smash
soil
still
straight away
strange
strangled
strength
sudden rush
surprised

etw. erforschen,
etw. recherchieren
Ergebnis
Rache
sofort
Klingelgerusch
Risiko
Flussufer
das Unternehmen leiten
schnell vorbeiziehen
Schal
Wissenschaftler(in)
schreien
geheim
scheinen
ernst
sich auf den Weg machen,
aufbrechen
zittern vor
ihr war bel
ihr war nicht danach (zumute)
auftauchen
zerschlagen
Erde
noch
direkt, sofort
seltsam
erdrosselt, erwrgt
Strke, Kraft
pltzlicher Anfall
berrascht

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to switch on
to threaten
tiny
to your face
to trust sb.
truth
to type in
tyre
unconscious
under arrest
unknown
unlike
to unlock
upset
victim counselling
violence
to wait and see
to waste
to wave
Whats the matter?
with all ones heart
witness
to wonder
to yell
You dont want to

anschalten
drohen, bedrohen
winzig
in jds. Angesicht
jmd. vertrauen
Wahrheit
eintippen
Reifen
bewusstlos
festgenommen
unbekannt
anders als, im Unterschied zu
aufschlieen
aufgebracht, aufgeregt
Opferberatung
Gewaltttigkeit
abwarten
verschwenden
winken, schwenken
Was ist los?
von ganzem Herzen
Zeuge/Zeugin
sich fragen
schreien, rufen
Du solltest nicht

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rnkrimis au
Compact Le
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Schwed

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ISBN 978-3-8174-8379-2

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It Was Murder, My Lord
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In Terror
ISBN 978-3-8174-8857-5

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ISBN 978-3-8174-9665-5
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ISBN 978-3-8174-8203-0

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ISBN 978-3-8174-8832-2

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ISBN 978-3-8174-7674-9

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Totenstille im Hyde Park


ISBN 978-3-8174-7797-5

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