Necessary EvilMaria Adolfsson
The long-awaited 6th instalment in the internationally bestselling and award-winning crime series
Christmas-time is just around the corner on the isles of Doggerland, and the eccentric artist Raymond Osse is livid as he runs off from his home. Karen Eiken Friis is put on the case to keep in contact with his relatives, waiting for the proper amount of time to have passed before a formal missing persons report can be filed.
However, the job turns out to be more than she bargained for, and slowly she starts suspecting that the disappearance might not have been as voluntary as it first seemed. At the same time, Karen’s sister Helen receives a letter that is both frightening and confounding.
NECESSARY EVIL is the 6th book in the 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.
The first book in the series, FATAL ISLES, has won the prestigeous Petrona Awards in the UK, and the series has sold over 650,000 copies and counting.
Praise for the Doggerland series:
‘A successful mixture between Nordic Noir
and a classic British whodunit.’
‘This [series] has terrific characters as well as effectively inventing a new genre, Anglo-Nordic noir.’
Sunday Times (UK)
’Set in the fictional yet completely credible location of Doggerland… the atmospheric setting, akin to the wind- and history-swept Faroe and Shetland Islands, and Nordic climes, enhances the suspenseful and intriguing plot of a police procedural that combines detailed observations and thoughts on the human condition…and the interaction between the superbly portrayed characters creates a thrilling tension and believable environment.’
Petrona Awards 2022