Max Bronski (Franz-Maria Sonner) was born in 1953 in Tutzing and is the author of several crime novels. His legendary series based around the antique dealer Gossec from Munich has been popular for a long time. His novel Der Tod bin ich (2013) was highly acclaimed. His recent publications were Mad Dog Boogie and Der Pygmäe von Obergiesing (2016). The author lives in Munich.