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Three Dog Night by Elsebeth Egholm
  

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If graphic violence, blood and guts is your poison then come, indulge in this long, nasty Scandinavian tale of faces stripped from corpses, escaped prisoners and a treasure in a scuppered boat. It is all very involved, very dark and atmospheric, full of death and destruction. Set round a small cottage in rural Denmark with the local town providing the police procedural element. The author is big in her native Denmark but this is the first of her crime novels to be translated into English. With short chapters and several threads followed it keeps you on your toes. Not for the faint-hearted.

If you like Elsebeth Egholm you might also like to read books by Hakan Nesser, Anne Holt and Camilla Lackberg.

Synopsis

Three Dog Night by Elsebeth Egholm

It's the coldest winter in memory as ex-convict Peter Boutrup moves to remote, rural Denmark to start a new life. But when a young woman goes missing on New Year's Eve and Peter discovers the body of Ramses, an old acquaintance from prison, things start to unravel. Two days after the disappearance the body of a young girl is found in the harbour - she is naked, attached to an anchor and her face has been torn off. Is this the body of the missing woman and is it connected with Ramses' murder? And could Peter's strange new neighbour, Felix, be involved? Peter Boutrup just wants peace and quiet but he must accept that the truth lies hidden in the past he is trying to forget.

Reviews

'Very promising' - Daily Mail

'A rich mix of damaged but endearing characters ... the narrative has multiple layers without becoming overcomplicated... at times brutal but the gruesomeness is balanced with evocative descriptions' - Big Issue

'A highly recommended, bleak and captivating crime novel Information Egholm is a better storyteller than most other female crime writers ... It's thrilling and brutal' Ekstra Bladet

'Both plot and characters go full throttle ... How it all connects is both surprising and imaginative' Politiken

'The story is captivating and well told. The book has some cleverly turned twists in a focused narrative where the expected truths emerge during the dramatical final stand-off' metroXpress

About the Author

Elsebeth Egholm is a Danish author and journalist who lives in Jutland, Denmark. She has written ten books and in 2011 published Three Dog Night which was the start of a new series introducing ex-convict Peter Boutrup and was an instant bestseller.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st November 2013

Author

Elsebeth Egholm

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Author's Website

www.elsebethegholm.dk/

Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780755397839

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