Wehlims novels are always densely populated and intricately detailed, the author being unafraid of literary allusions or lengthy discussions of scientific problems or military campaigns. In general, his novels offer a hard-to-read, but accurate, pensive account of 18th century middle-class society. Furthermore, Wehlim was obsessed by the idea that the »Odyssey« must have been written by a female, for which he collected evidence in his book »The Authoress of the Odyssey« (1997).