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When a young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her own apartment, with an intricate pattern of lines carved into her face, Copenhagen police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner are assigned to the case. In short order, they establish a link between the victim, Julie Stender, and her landlady, Esther de Laurenti, who's a bit too fond of drink and the host of raucous dinner parties with her artist friends. Esther also turns out to be a budding novelist-and when Julie turns up as a murder victim in the still-unfinished mystery she's writing, the link between fiction and real life grows both more urgent and more dangerous. But Esther's role in this twisted scenario is not quite as clear as it first seems. Is she the culprit-or just another victim, trapped in a twisted game of vengeance? Anette and Jeppe must dig more deeply into the two women's pasts to discover the identity of the brutal puppet-master pulling the strings in this electrifying literary thriller.

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  • 3 of 10 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

1 current hold with 10 total copies.
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Avon Free Library FIC ENG (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300509104
Checked out
06/30/2020
Clifton Springs Library Mys Eng (Text)
Mysteries
52115300378414
Available
-
Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC Engberg K/W-1 (Text)
New Materials
52116300754133
In transit
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library FIC ENG (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002047205
Checked out
06/30/2020
Lyons Public Library F Eng (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300555207
Checked out
06/30/2020
Palmyra Community Library ENG (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300410329
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica MYSTERY ENGB (Text)
New Books
52149100590431
Available
-
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Engberg (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300969924
Checked out
06/30/2020
Williamson Public Library FIC ENG (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300741283
Checked out
06/30/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC ENG (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002873510
Checked out
06/30/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982127572
  • ISBN: 1982127570
  • ISBN: 9781982127589
  • ISBN: 1982127589
  • Physical Description: 356 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scout Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
Originally published in 2016 in Denmark by Lindhardt og Ringhof Forlag as Krokodillevogteren.
Summary, etc.:
When a young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her own apartment, with an intricate pattern of lines carved into her face, Copenhagen police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner are assigned to the case. In short order, they establish a link between the victim, Julie Stender, and her landlady, Esther de Laurenti, who's a bit too fond of drink and the host of raucous dinner parties with her artist friends. Esther also turns out to be a budding novelist-and when Julie turns up as a murder victim in the still-unfinished mystery she's writing, the link between fiction and real life grows both more urgent and more dangerous. But Esther's role in this twisted scenario is not quite as clear as it first seems. Is she the culprit-or just another victim, trapped in a twisted game of vengeance? Anette and Jeppe must dig more deeply into the two women's pasts to discover the identity of the brutal puppet-master pulling the strings in this electrifying literary thriller.
Language Note:
Translated from the Danish.
Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Police > Denmark > Copenhagen > Fiction.
FICTION / Crime.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Noir fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.


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