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Head of Zeus
The Ninth Grave
The Ninth Grave by Stefan Ahnhem, translated by Paul Norlen
 A Fabian Risk Thriller - Prequel

The stunning prequel to Victim Without a Face.

TWO COUNTRIES IN THE GRIP OF WINTER.
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?

TWO KILLERS STALK THE STREETS.
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.

SOMETIMES MURDER IS JUST THE BEGINNING...

REVIEWS FOR STEFAN AHNHEM:

'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.

Head of Zeus * Thrillers
12 Jan 2017 * 580pp * £14.99 * 9781784975531
REVIEWS
'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
Author
Stefan Ahnhem
Stefan Ahnhem
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
ALSO BY Stefan Ahnhem
Victim Without a Face
Eighteen Below
Motive X
X Ways to Die
The Final Nail
Translator

Paul Norlen

Paul Norlen
Paul Norlen is an experienced translator of Swedish fiction. He was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize in 2004.
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