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The new brutal and thrilling Arctic saga from bestselling author Mads Peder Nordbo.

About the Author

Master of arctic crime Mads Peder Nordbo has recently returned to Denmark after a long stint in Greenland, where he worked at the town hall in Nuuk. He has written six novels and been published in eighteen languages. The Girl Without Skin, also published by Text, was the first of his books to be translated into English.


'A very satisfying thriller. Packed to the brim with grisly murders, corrupt officials, and sinister secrets, all set against the bleak, yet oddly beautiful, Greenlandic landscape, the bar has certainly been set quite high for the series to come.' * AU Review on The Girl Without Skin *
'Mads Peder Nordbo brings a sense of wonder to the frozen wastes of Greenland...we are totally hooked.' * Australian Women's Weekly on The Girl Without Skin *
'This intricate crime novel mixes a grisly plot with interesting insights into Greenland's history and culture.' * Canberra Weekly on The Girl Without Skin *
'While there are similarities to Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, Nordbo's writing is far more poetic. Though dazzled by the icecap's beauty, he's not blinded to the darkness of man.' * SA Weekend on The Girl Without Skin *
'A grippingly atmospheric yarn... As danger mounts, the landscape, weather and people of the former Danish colony are piercingly observed. Chilling.' * Sunday Times Crime Club on The Girl Without Skin *
'Offer[s] intriguing glimpses of Greenland, its relentless summer light and oppressive winter darkness. While the mystery is dramatically resolved, readers will want to learn what's next. . . Fans of Nordic crime fiction have a new author to follow.' * Kirkus on The Girl Without Skin *
'A complex atmospheric and menacing read...the story is enmeshed in the culture and politics of Greenland and the relationship with Denmark...it's a nail biting murder mystery, the action takes over and the story hurtles to a riveting denouement, but it's also an insight into a part of the world that we don't normally get to see.' * NB Magazine on The Girl Without Skin *
Fans of Scandinavian crime fiction will find this a thoroughly atmospheric, melancholy and ultra-graphic thriller that casts a socially critical eye - attributes that are all the calling cards of Nordic noir....Greenland provides a new and interesting setting, with some of the native culture woven into the story." * Crime Fiction Lover on The Girl Without Skin *
'The real pleasure in this slice of Scandi noir is the insight it gives into the cocktail of claustrophobia and remoteness that is life in Greenland. Here, even place names shimmer with poetry...' * Observer *
'Mads Peder Nordbo's well-drawn characters will help keep readers turning the pages quickly.' * Herald Sun *

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