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The Ninth Grave
01 Dec 2016 * EBOOK * £5.99 * 9781784975517

The Stockholm and Copenhagen police investigate the death of a Danish TV star and the disappearance of the Swedish Minister for Justice.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 580 pages
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
The Ninth Grave: The gripping prequel to the Fabian Risk thrillers from the international bestsellerA Fabian Risk Thriller - Prequelby Stefan Ahnhem, translated by Paul Norlen

The stunning prequel to Victim Without a Face.

On the coldest day of the year, Sweden's Minister for Justice steps into a blizzard – and disappears. Who has taken him? That same night, across the Baltic Sea, a Danish celebrity is at her home, locked in and cut off from the snow. Then she hears footsteps in her living room. Who is in her house?

The police are soon hunting two different murderers. One is a surgeon who carefully dissects his victims. The other is a brutal predator who targets random women. Police in Stockholm and Copenhagen are closing in on their suspects. But as winter darkens and more people die, their investigations begin to unravel.



'Atmospheric and complicated [...] with great cop characters and some imaginatively grisly perps' Sunday Times (star pick).

'More gripping than Jo Nesbo, blacker than Stieg Larsson and more bleakly human than Henning Mankell' Tony Parsons.

'Epic in scale and ambition' Daily Mail.

'An intense journey, with an intricate plot... Ahnhem has mastered atmosphere, pacing and intrigue' Crime Review.

'Masterly plotting, grisly murders and chilling suspense: Stefan Ahnhem keeps the threads of this complex, two-country narrative pulled tense' Better Reading.

Stefan Ahnhem grew up in Helsingborg, Sweden, and now lives in Denmark. He began his career as a screenwriter, and among his credits is the adaptation of Henning Mankell's Wallander series for TV. His first novel, Victim Without a Face, won Crimetime's Novel of the Year, and became a top-ten bestseller in Germany, Sweden and Ireland. The series went on to become a top-three bestseller in Germany and Sweden, and a number one bestseller in Norway. Stefan Ahnhem has been named Swedish Crime Writer of the Year, and has been published in thirty countries. The Fabian Risk novels have sold more than 2.3 million copies worldwide. Follow him @StefanAhnhem

'More gripping than Jo Nesbo, blacker than Stieg Larsson and more bleakly human than Henning Mankell' Tony Parsons

Atmospheric and complicated... with great cop characters and some imaginatively grisly perps' Star Pick - The Sunday Times

'Swedish crime writer of the year. Bliss' 'Books to Look For' Irish Times

'Grips like a vice' Irish Independent

'Ahnhem's story is as bleak as the depths of a Nordic winter, as gory as a charnel house, and as far removed from the concept of Scandinavian hygge comfort as can be imagined, but still grips like a vice' Belfast Telegraph

It's time for most Scandinavian crime novelists to step aside and for readers of such to look up. Stefan Ahnhem has arrived and he's terrifically compelling... A gripping page-turner of the highest order' CJ Box

A tightly plotted, page-turner of a crimefest, with just enough gore to keep things ticking along... Scandi crime fans are in for a treat with this one' Connaught Telegraph

'Masterful plot, grisly murders and chilling suspense' Better Reading

A very complex novel... gripping, graphic and gruesome' Woman's Way

'A very good read that will chill you to the bone' Canberra Weekly

'Dark, scary and intensely creepy' RTÉ Guide

An intense journey, with an intricate plot and overall a satisfying conclusion... Ahnhem is a debut author who has already mastered atmosphere, pacing and intrigue' Crime Review

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