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The Killing 3 by David Hewson
  

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Fans of the TV series should also love these books as, to be honest, should any fan of excellent crime fiction. This one pretty faithfully follows the plot of the third series (with a few unexpected extra twists) though of course the wonderful thing about books is how much more detail they can delve into. So whether you’ve watched it or haven’t this is a brilliant read full of political intrigue and mystery as Sarah Lund is called upon by her ex-lover, Mathias Borch, now working with National Intelligence who fears that what was first considered a random killing on the docks could quite well turn out to be the precursor of an assassination attempt on the Prime Minister.

If you like David Hewson you might also like to read books by Barbara Nadel, Donna Leon and Hakan Nesser.

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Synopsis

The Killing 3 by David Hewson

Detective Inspector for homicide, Sarah Lund, is contacted by old flame Mathias Borch from National Intelligence. Borch fears that what first appeared to be a random killing at the docks is the beginning of an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Troels Hartmann. The murder draws attention towards the shipping and oil giant, Zeeland, run by billionaire Robert Zeuthen. When Zeuthen's 9-year-old daughter, Emilie, is kidnapped the investigation takes on a different dimension as it soon becomes clear that her disappearance is linked to the murder of a young girl in Jutland some years earlier. Hartmann is in the middle of an election campaign, made all the more turbulent because of the mounting financial crisis. He needs Zeeland's backing. Lund needs to make sense of the clues left by Emilie's perpetrator before it's too late. And can she finally face the demons that have long haunted her? Praise for David Hewson 'Turns TV gold into literary gold' Daily Telegraph

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'David Hewson 'Turns TV gold into literary gold'
Daily Telegraph

About the Author

David Hewson

David Hewson was born in Yorkshire in 1953. He was a journalist from the age of seventeen, working most recently for the Sunday Times. In addition to travel books, he has written a number of novels including nine titles in the Detective Nic Costa series set mostly in Rome. The author lives in Kent.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th August 2014

Author

David Hewson

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
432 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781447246251

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