Between the Devil and the Sea

Swedish title: Mellan djävulen och havet

Series: Doggerland

Category: Fiction / Crime & Suspense

Pub date: 20-01-2020

Between the Devil and the Sea

Maria Adolfsson

Karen Eiken Hornby returns! More than 230,000 copies sold to date across the series nationally.

After a ten-year hiatus, world-famous singer Luna returns to her native Doggerland to record her comeback album. With her enviable looks and undeniable talent, she enchants everyone at the studio wrap-up party. Almost everyone, that is—except one slightly sour police detective, who suddenly feels old and tired.

The following morning, Luna fails to show up at the studio to put the final touches to the recording, and signs of a struggle are found at the house on Frisel she was staying at. Meanwhile, another woman is found brutally assaulted—could there be a connection? Tasked with focusing on looking into Luna’s disappearance in the ensuing weeks of unseasonably warm spring weather, a rather reluctant Karen Eiken Hornby is faced with containing the potential media circus, while facing up to seemingly impossible choices, ones that could spell life or death, both for herself as well as for others.

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE SEA is the third book in the internationally bestselling series featuring Detective Karen Eiken Hornby within the unique setting of Maria Adolfsson’s imaginary Doggerland islands, featuring its own local language, geography, and cultural traditions with roots in Britain and Scandinavia—the ideal setting for a Nordic Noir series with a twist.

A great and exciting plot …a great classic detective story… but with her own signature style’
—Skånska Dagbladet

‘Returning to Doggerland for the third time is pure pleasure. Maria
Adolfsson is great at plots but most of all she tells us about the fictious Doggerland and about Karen Eiken Hornby in a way that makes you wish for a TV series. After all, you want to see what they look like.’

—Dagens Nyheter

Rights sold

Czech: Argo Publishing
Danish: People’s Press
Dutch: Luitingh-Sijthoff
English (World): Bonnier Zaffre
Estonian: Ühinenud Ajakirjad
Finnish: Tammi
German: Ullstein
Hungarian: Gabo
Icelandic: Forlagid
Italian: SEM
Norwegian: Strawberry
Polish: Foksal

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