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Flagermusmanden
Author: Jo Nesbø
Publisher: Modtryk
ISBN: 8770537917
Pages: 343
Year: 2013-10-23
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Harry Hole fra drabsafdelingen i Oslo sendes til Australien, officielt for at bistå i opklaringen af mordet på en ung, norsk kvinde, uofficielt fordi hans overordnede synes, at han trænger til at komme lidt væk. I lufthavnen bliver han mødt af Andrew Kensington, en aboriginal kriminalbetjent med en mindst lige så broget fortid som ham selv. Sammen bevæger de sig rundt i Sydneys red light district, King’s Cross, og forsøger at navigere efter de svage ekkoer fra en morder. FLAGERMUSMANDEN er første bind i serien om Harry Hole – en alkoholiseret, egenrådig, samvittighedsfuld og charmerende politimand med et indre kompas, som gør ham til en fremragende efterforsker.
Call Me Princess
Author: Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451683960
Pages: 303
Year: 2012-06-12
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Copenhagen Detective Inspector Louise Rick searches for an online predator who has brutally attacked a young woman in her home, a crime that prompts Louise to set up an online profile on the dating site where the predator is soliciting women.
Forbrydelsernes elementer
Author: Karsten Wind Meyhoff
Publisher: Informations Forlag
ISBN: 8775147637
Pages: 456
Year: 2015-09-08
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Interessen for krimier er på det nærmeste eksploderet efter murens fald, og krimier går i bogstaveligste forstand som varmt brød, med bl.a. Stieg Larssons romaner. Aldrig har man i Skandinavien haft så mange titler på programmet – danske, svenske, norske, såvel som oversatte fra andre sprog – aldrig har så mange forfattere skrevet krimier, og aldrig har der været så mange læsere som nu. "Forbrydelsens elementer" er en underholdende og overskuelig indføring i kriminallitteraturens historie. Læs om alle de vigtigste forfatterskaber lige fra Edgar Allan Poe og Arthur Conan Doyle til Liza Marklund og Stieg Larsson og om krimiens mange forskellige former og genrer: Kriminallitteraturens pionerer Kriminallitteraturens guldalder Den hårdkogte amerikanske krimi Politikrimien Seriemorderkrimien Den historiske kriminalroman Den skandinaviske krimi Spionromanen "Forbrydelsens elementer" er udstyret med et krimileksikon og er spækket med nyttig viden om krimiselskaber, krimihjemmesider og krimipriser samt anbefalinger til nye store læseoplevelser. Bogen er rigt illustreret.
Den flyvende Yorkshiremand
Author: Eric Knight
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
ISBN: 8711955902
Pages: 227
Year: 2018-07-31
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Sam Small er på mange måder en klassisk yorkshiremand. Han er kendt for sine tvivlsomme anekdoter og løgnehistorier, men han har også en hemmelig evne, som man faktisk skulle tro var løgn. Sam Small kan nemlig flyve. "Den flyvende yorkshiremand" består af ti historier om, hvordan han igen og igen roder sig ud i mærkelige situationer, hvor det indimellem er hans flyveri, der bringer ham i fare, og andre gange er selvsamme uforklarlige evne, der redder ham i sidste øjeblik. Eric Knight skrev historierne om Sam Small tusindvis af kilometer fra sin hjemegn, Yorkshire, når hvemveen blev for voldsom. Kærligheden til den engelske egn og dens folk skinner om kap med humoren på bogens sider. Eric Knight (1897-1943) var en britisk forfatter bosat i USA i en længere årrække. Eric Knight omkom som major i den amerikanske hær under 2. verdenskrig, men nåede at efterlade sig et stort og forskelligartet forfatterskab. Han er særligt kendt og elsket for historierne om collien Lassie, som også blev et stort hit som tv-serie.
The Lost Woman
Author: Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455541052
Pages: 320
Year: 2017-02-07
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#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Following the incredible success of Sara Blaedel's #1 international bestsellers The Forgotten Girls and The Killing Forest, Louise Rick--head of the police department's elite Special Search Agency charged with missing persons cases--returns in Sara's latest twist-filled suspense novel... A housewife is the target of a shocking, methodical killing. Shot with a hunting rifle through her kitchen window, the woman is dead before she hits the ground. Though murdered in England, it turns out that the woman, Sofie Parker, is actually a Danish citizen who's been on the Missing Persons list for almost two decades--so Louise Rick is called on to the case. Then, in an unexpected twist, the police discover that Sofie had been reported missing eighteen years ago by none other than Eik, Louise Rick's police colleague and lover. Impulsive as ever, Eik rushes to England, and ends up in jail on suspicion of Sofie's murder. Completely blindsided by Eik's connection to the case, Louise is thoroughly unsettled and sick with worry, yet she must set aside her own emotional turmoil if she hopes to find the killer in what will become her most controversial case yet... "Crime-writer superstar Sara Blaedel's great skill is in weaving a heartbreaking social history into an edge-of-your-chair thriller while at the same time creating a detective who's as emotionally rich and real as a close friend." --Oprah.com "One of the best I've come across." --Michael Connelly "Sara Blaedel is a force to be reckoned with. She's a remarkable crime writer who time and again delivers a solid, engaging story that any reader in the world can enjoy." --Karin Slaughter "Leads to...that gray territory where compassion can become a crime and kindness can lead to coldblooded murder." --New York Times Book Review
Dark Secrets
Author: Michael Hjorth
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455520748
Pages: 560
Year: 2013-04-23
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This book was published in the United Kingdom under the title Sebastian Bergman. It all begins with a call to the police. A sixteen-year-old boy, Roger Eriksson, has gone missing in the town of Västerås. A search is organized and a group of young scouts makes an awful discovery in a marsh: Roger is dead. Meanwhile, Sebastian Bergman, psychologist, criminal profiler and one of Sweden's top experts on serial killers, is in Västerås to settle his mother's estate following her death. Sebastian has withdrawn from police work after the death of his wife and daughter in the 2004 tsunami. When the Crime Investigation Department asks Sebastian for his help in Roger's case, his arrogant manner at first alienates the rest of the team. Pushing forward, though, they begin to make disturbing discoveries about the private school Roger attended....
The Other Half
Author: Tom Buk-Swienty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393060233
Pages: 331
Year: 2008
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A revisionist portrait of the late-nineteenth-century social reformer draws on previously unexamined diaries and letters to trace his immigration to America, work as a police reporter for the New York Tribune, and pivotal contributions as a muckraker and progressive.
Second Chance Summer
Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416990682
Pages: 480
Year: 2013-05-07
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"Taylor Edwards' family might not be the closest-knit--everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled--but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor's dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven't actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend...and he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they're more aware than ever that they're battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance--with family, with friends, and with love"--Provided by publisher.
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471117391
Pages: 320
Year: 2013-10-24
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The fourth and final laugh-out loud adventure in the Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder series from Jo Nesbo, the most successful Norwegian author of all time. When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it's up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa to get the trophy and save Norway. But with a failed break-in attempt into the billionaire's subterranean gold-melting lab and the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection only three days away, the only way to retrieve the trophy is to win it back. Hoping to prevent national panic and uproar, Nilly and Lisa join the Rotten Ham soccer team and use the Fartonaut Powder, along with a handful of Doctor Proctor's other wacky inventions, to try and lead the hopeless underdog team to victory before time runs out. In the spirit of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket, Doctor Proctor offers a winning combination of humour, adventure, and absurdity that kids (of all ages) will love! PRAISE for the Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder series: 'This terrific book will make you laugh, and cherish your friends' - James Patterson 'plenty of toilet humour, and general silliness that kids love' - The Bookseller 'wickedly entertaining' - The Big Issue 'Lashings of silliness, quirkiness, self-deprecating humour, and a rollicking plot…' - TheBookbag.co.uk 'Fuelled by farts, this is fast-paced and a delightfully ridiculous adventure' - Julia Eccleshare review on lovereading4kids.co.uk 'A superb mix of bizarre and wacky with a little bit of off-beat thrown in. Reminiscent of Roald Dahl it has all the elements to keep children hooked...' - Waterstones
The Lake
Author: Lotte Hammer, Søren Hammer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 140887069X
Pages: 384
Year: 2017-04-20
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Everything comes with a price The chilling next instalment in the Konrad Simonsen series, perfect for fans of Johan Theorin and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir The skeleton of a young woman is discovered, tied to a stone, in a lake deep in the Danish countryside. The woman's identity is a mystery; no one matching her description has been reported missing... After months of fruitless investigation by the local police force, a media scandal brings the case to nationwide attention and is quickly handed over to Konrad Simonsen and his team from the Copenhagen Police force. It soon becomes clear that this unknown woman is the key to a sinister world of human trafficking, prostitution and violence. A world where everything comes with a price and no mistake goes unpunished.
The Snowman
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307599574
Pages: 400
Year: 2011-05-10
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Inspector Harry Hole tracks a Norwegian serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Now a Major Motion Picture starring Michael Fassbender. One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day. Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules . . . and he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web. With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbø presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.
The Alphabet House
Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698186184
Pages: 480
Year: 2015-02-24
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In the tradition of Alan Furst, the #1 international bestselling author delivers his first stand-alone novel, a psychological thriller set in World War II Nazi Germany and 1970s England British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front. In a moment of desperation, they throw two patients off the train and take their places, hoping they can escape later. But their act is too convincing and they end up in the Alphabet House, a mental hospital located far behind enemy lines, where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and experimental drugs. The pilots’ only hope of survival is to fake insanity until the war ends, but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren’t the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness. Millions of fans around the world—and in this country—know Adler-Olsen for his award-winning Department Q series. His first stand-alone, The Alphabet House, is the perfect introduction for those who have yet to discover his riveting work.
The Road to Lagoa Santa
Author: Henrik Stangerup
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers
ISBN:
Pages: 284
Year: 2000-07-01
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In 1833, the young Danish prize-winning naturalist Dr. P. W. Lund made a journey into the jungles of Brazil, from which he was destined never to return. Over a period of ten years, he discovered a wealth of fossilized bones, the remains of previously unknown pre-historic animals, while struggling against local insurrections and bouts of ill-health. Suddenly, at the age of 44, he stopped working and sank into a profound depression, bordering on insanity, which was to last until his death at the age of 79. What really happened to Lund? Henrik Strangerup studied letters and archives and made two trips to Lagoa Santa to gather material on the myths which still surround 'The White Bone Collector'. His discoveries are embodied in this historical novel.
The Redbreast
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062194038
Pages: 576
Year: 2012-01-03
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Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J.K. Simmons. “An elegant and complex thriller….Harrowingly beautiful.” —New York Times Book Review “A hugely impressive achievement—ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution.” —Los Angeles Times “The Redbreast certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction.” —Washington Post No disrespect meant to Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, but Jo Nesbø, the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman, is the most exciting Scandinavian thriller writer in the crime fiction business. The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway’s book clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation’s shadowy past. Vogue magazine says that “nobody can delve into the dark, twisted mind of a murderer better than a Scandinavian thriller writer”…and nobody does it better than Jo Nesbø! James Patterson fans should also take note.
Easy Money
Author: Jens Lapidus
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307906825
Pages: 480
Year: 2012-04-03
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From one of Sweden’s most successful defense lawyers comes an unflinching look at Stockholm’s underworld, told from the perspective of the mob bosses, the patsies, and the thugs who help operate its twisted justice system. JW is a student having trouble keeping up appearances in the rich party crowd he has involved himself with. He’s desperate for money, and when he’s offered a job dealing drugs to the very crowd he’s vying for a place in, he accepts it. Meanwhile, Jorge, a young Latino drug dealer, has just broken out of jail and is itching for revenge. When JW’s supplier gets wind of Jorge’s escape, he suggests JW track him down and attempt to win his trust in order to cover more area in the drug circuit. But JW’s not the only one on Jorge’s trail: Mrado, the brutal muscle behind the Yugoslavian mob boss whose goons were the ones who ratted Jorge out to the cops, is also on the hunt. But like everyone else, he’s tired of being a mere pawn in an impossibly risky game, and he’s seeking to carve out a niche of his own. As the paths of these antiheroes intertwine further, they find themselves mercilessly pitted against one another in a world where allegiances are hard-won, revenge is hard-fought, and a way out of it all is even harder to come by. Fast and intricately paced, and with pitch-perfect dialogue, Easy Money is a raw, dark, and intelligent crime novel that has catapulted Jens Lapidus into the company of Sweden’s most acclaimed crime writers. From the Hardcover edition.

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