Doggerland: Deception

Swedish title: Felsteg

Series: Doggerland

Category: Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers

Pub date: 22-03-2018

Doggerland: Deception

Maria Adolfsson

A major new talent debuts — enter the unique world of Doggerland, an imagined island nation lying somewhere between the UK and Scandinavia. Taking influence from British and Nordic languages and cultures, Maria Adolfsson has created the perfect setting for a Nordic Noir series with a twist.

30,000 copies sold in six months, over 55 000 copies sold to date

It’s the morning after Oistra, the big oyster festival on the main island of Doggerland. Detective Inspector Karen Eiken Hornby wakes up in a hotel room with a monumental hangover, matched in size only by the regrets she has about the night before.

That same morning, a woman is found brutally murdered on another part of the island. News of the murder hits the small, close-knit community hard. Karen is put in charge of the case, complicated by the fact that the victim is the ex-wife of Karen’s boss. He is also the very same man Karen woke up next to in the hotel room that morning, making Karen his alibi. Something she is not keen to share.

Karen starts following leads in the case, unravelling threads that threaten to unearth secrets long buried. Perhaps the story began with the secretive commune that was set up on the islands in the 1970s. Perhaps it has its roots in a strange phone call made in the spring of this year. But try as she might, Karen can find no motive for the killing. As she digs deep into the islands’ history to find answers, she discovers that the layers of deception run deep.

DOGGERLAND: DECEPTION is the first book in a series, with Detective Inspector Karen Eiken Hornby in the lead.

Rights sold

Czech: Argo Publishing

Croatian: Leo Commerce

Danish: People's Press

Dutch: Luitingh-Sijthoff

English (World): Bonnier Zaffre

Estonian: Uhinenud Ajakirjad

Finnish: Tammi

French: Éditions Denoël

German: Ullstein Buchverlage

Hebrew: Keter

Hungarian: Gabo Kiado

Icelandic: Forlagid

Italian: SEM Libri

Polish: Foksal

Portuguese (BZ): Faro Editorial

Russian: Corpus

Spanish: Salamandra

Turkish: Cinar

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