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Devil's Fjord

#1 Faroe Islands

David Hewson



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14 September 2021
If the new District Sheriff, Tristan Haraldsen, thought moving to a remote village on the island of Vagar would be the chance for a peaceful life with his wife Elsebeth, his first few weeks in office swiftly correct him of that notion.

Provoked into taking part in the village's whale hunt against his will, Haraldsen blunders badly, and in the ensuing chaos two local boys go missing. Blaming himself, Haraldsen dives into the investigation and soon learns that the boys are not the first to have gone missing on Vagar.

As Tristan and Elsebeth become increasingly ensnared by the island's past, they realise its wild beauty hides an altogether uglier and sinister truth.
Imprint:   Canongate
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   256g
ISBN:   9781838853761
ISBN 10:   1838853766
Pages:   384
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Hewson is a former journalist with The Times, the Sunday Times and the Independent. He is the author of more than twenty-five novels including his Rome-based Nic Costa series, which has been published in fifteen languages. He has also written three acclaimed adaptations of the Danish TV series The Killing. @david_hewson |

Reviews for Devil's Fjord (#1 Faroe Islands)

As grim as the bleakest of Nordic noir. If you think the solution to the crime will produce a happy ending, just wait till the chilling final pages * * Kirkus * * Hewson expertly paints a punishing Faroese winter, crafting the perfect backdrop for this chilling addition to the growing field of crime fiction set in the Faroe Islands * * Booklist * * This grim tale [is] almost the stuff of Norse myths . . . Readers will be gripped and hold fast until the shocking end * * Publishers Weekly * * Praise for David Hewson: No author has ever brought Rome so alive for me - nor made it seem so sinister -- PETER JAMES David Hewson's Rome is dark and tantalising, seductive and dangerous, a place where present-day crimes ring with the echoes of history -- TESS GERRITSEN Hewson . . . effortlessly keeps thrills coming a mile a minute -- JEFFERY DEAVER Hewson does more than provide a thrilling read. He saves you the airfare to Italy. When you turn the last page, you'll think you've been there -- LINWOOD BARCLAY A riveting and fast-paced thriller . . . every character hides a dark secret that, like Rome's ancient mysteries, seems to lurk just beyond reach. A complex and satisfying mystery from a master plot maker * * Booklist * * Costa and Peroni, like all the best fictional detectives, become more rounded and interesting with every episode * * Literary Review * * Hewson's inventiveness never flags * * Sunday Times * *

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