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Wild Shores

#2 Doggerland Mystery

Maria Adolfsson



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01 May 2022
A disused quarry. A suspicious death. A dark past bubbling to the surface . . .

Detective Inspector Karen Eiken Hornby is one of the few female police officers on the remote island nation of Doggerland, situated in the North Sea between the UK and Denmark. Though she returned to her homeland from London some years ago, she has largely avoided visiting the northernmost island, Nooro, where her father's wayward family reside.

When a man's body is discovered on Christmas morning in a flooded quarry on Nooro there are questions surrounding his death. With illness and overseas holidays preventing any of her colleagues from attending, Karen has no choice but to head north to investigate.

The stakes are raised when another body is found on New Year's Eve. However, with limited resources at her disposal and seasonal festivities causing delays, Karen is largely on her own - and she cannot shake the feeling that her relatives, with their somewhat lax approach to the rule of law, could be involved . . .
Imprint:   ZAFFRE
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   348g
ISBN:   9781838776121
ISBN 10:   1838776125
Series:   Doggerland Mystery
Pages:   480
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Maria Adolfsson lives in Stockholm where she worked as a communications director and now writes full-time. The Doggerland series has been sold in to 18 languages to date, and has sold over 300,000 copies in Sweden alone.

Reviews for Wild Shores (#2 Doggerland Mystery)

'This first novel in a proposed trilogy has terrific characters as well as effectively inventing a new genre, Anglo-Nordic noir' - Joan Smith 'A cracking police procedural set in a richly described isolated island community' - Irish Independent on Fatal Isles 'An excellent police procedural - she does detail brilliantly - but also really thrilling. I love books that send me somewhere completely new and I really enjoyed Doggerland. She captured it perfectly, and held me there for the whole thing' - Jo Spain on Fatal Isles 'Karen Eiken reminds me a bit of Jane Tennison: a strong, feminine and dedicated woman confronted by sexism within the police force while doing her job. At the same time striving not to be eaten up by the pressure of duties, struggling to quit smoking and not drinking too much. The island is a cool setting too, a bit Shetland-like . . . a good debut' - Kjell Ola Dahl on Fatal Isles 'A suspenseful and intriguing story that combines the best of British crime writing tradition with Nordic noir. Doggerland is a unique and alluring universe that I can't wait to revisit' - Camilla Grebe on Fatal Isles

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