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The Corpse Flower

Annette Hancocks



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17 May 2022
Danish journalist Heloise Kaldan is in the middle of a nightmare. One of her sources has been caught lying, and she could lose her job over it. And then she receives the first in a series of cryptic letters from an alleged killer.

Anna Kiel is wanted for murder but hasn't been seen by anyone in three years. When the reporter who first wrote about the case is found murdered in his apartment, detective Erik Schafer comes up with the first lead. Has Anna Kiel struck again? If so, why does every clue point directly to Heloise Kaldan?

As Heloise starts digging deeper she realises that to tell Anna's story she will have to revisit her darkest past, and confront the one person she swore she'd never see again...
Imprint:   SWIFT PRESS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9781800750715
ISBN 10:   1800750714
Series:   A Kaldan and Schafer Mystery
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anne Mette Hancock lives in Copenhagen with her two children. In 2017 her debut The Corpse Flower introduced readers to journalist Heloise Kaldan and police officer Erik Schfer. It won the Danish Crime Academy's debutant prize, was a#1 bestseller in Denmark and a top ten bestseller in Europe. The sequel, The Collector, was published in Denmark in 2018and will be published by Swift in 2023.

Reviews for The Corpse Flower

'Ingenious ... It demands not to be ignored ... Taut, menacing, and intensely thrilling, it never lets go' - Geoffrey Wansall, The Daily Mail 'Hancock writes with a razor-sharp pen, wittily and with originality. I simply adore her books' - Katrine Engberg, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Tenant and The Butterfly House 'Anne Mette Hancock, newcomer to the Nordic thriller, has a lot of talent' - Elle France 'Anne Mette Hancock has written a killer book. This one has it all - a great story, compelling characters, and a page-turning plot. Don't miss The Corpse Flower' - Harry Hunsicker, author of The Devil's Country 'Scandinavian noir at its noirest. It's hard, maybe unthinkable, to imagine how Hancock will follow it up' - Kirkus Reviews 'A guaranteed page-turner' - Emelie Schepp, author of the Jana Berzelius Series '[A] gripping debut ... Assured prose matches the intricate plot. Hancock is off to a strong start' - Publishers Weekly 'Can most assuredly hold her ground against a number of Swedish and Danish crime queens' - Berlingske 'Absolutely wonderful. Superbly constructed and totally enthralling' - Helene Tursten, author of Snowdrift 'Classic femi-crime with equal parts lifestyle and suspense' - Weekendavisen 'Breathes life into old genre-cliches' - Jyllands posten 'Likblomman really stands out with a personal, hard-boiled style and Kaldan and Schafer deviate early from what you'd believe to be the predictable path' - Skanska Dagbladet

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