The Chestnut Man : The gripping debut novel from the writer of The Killing, Hardback Book

The Chestnut Man : The gripping debut novel from the writer of The Killing Hardback



Scandi noir is back with a bang with this sensational debut novel.

The Stieg Larsson comparisons seem unfair - on Sveistrup.

He's quite simply in another league' Metro_____________One blustery October morning in a quiet Copenhagen suburb, the police make a terrible discovery. A young woman is found brutally murdered with one of her hands missing.

Above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts. Ambitious young detective Naia Thulin is assigned the case.

Her partner, Mark Hess, is a burned-out investigator who's just been kicked out of Europol.

They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man - evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and is presumed dead; the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung.

But the man who confessed to her murder is already behind bars and the case long since closed.

Soon afterwards, a second woman is found murdered, along with another chestnut man.

Thulin and Hess suspect that there's a connection between the Hartung case and the murdered women.

But what is it?Thulin and Hess are racing against the clock, because it's clear that the killer is on a mission that is far from over . . . Fans of The Killing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Jo Nesbo will love this debut thriller. _____________'A full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson, drenched in atmosphere and charged with adrenaline.

Buckle up. You'll gulp down every word. I loved this book' A. J. Finn, author of The Woman In The Window'***** This has success written all over it' Daily Express'Creepy, clever and packed with tension' Sun'A taut, high-octane thriller.

Sveistrup makes every page count - it's a joy to be so immersed on the edge of a seat' The Herald Featured in BBC Top Fiction Picks of 2019, Guardian Books of 2019 & Inside Soap's Hot List. As heard on BBC Radio 4. _____________Praise for The Killing: 'Soren Sveistrup, is clearly a master craftsman' Telegraph 'TV of the absolute finest quality . . . the writing shines' Guardian 'Excellent . . . A shrewd mix of police procedural, political thriller and domestic drama' New York Times 'The most talked-about, boxset-friendly cultural landmarks of the 21st century to date' Independent


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780241372104



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