The Night Ferry

The Night Ferry

Paperback - 2018
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The chilling new instalment in the Konrad Simonsen series, perfect for fans of Johan Theorin and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Sixteen children and four adults are killed in a devastating boat crash in Copenhagen. Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen is called in, only to discover that this was no accident and that one of the passengers has a very personal connection to the homicide team.Reeling from this revelation and not knowing who to trust, Simonsen follows a trail that eventually leads him to Bosnia and a legacy of criminal misconduct. All evidence points towards one shady figure: a high-ranking army specialist with a suspicious past. But the more Simonsen digs, the further the truth slips from his grasp.
Publisher: London :, Bloomsbury Publishing,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781408860359
Branch Call Number: MYS HAM
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 20 cm

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D_Kyle
Jan 09, 2019

Attention Nordic Noir lovers! This is the fifth installment in the Konrad Simonsen novels of Danish brother-sister writing team Soren and Lotte Hammer. If you haven't read the other four and are interested in police procedurals with a Euro-flair, you may want to begin with the first book (The Hanging), because the characters develop and ripen over time. What begins as an atrocity in Copenhagen has deep ties to the past and while I don't want to give things away too much, the idea of such a ruthless killer getting away with decades of grief and mischief initially had me disappointed. The story redeems itself but our detective, while still sharp, is aging and it feels like there can't be too many Konrad Simonsen novels left. The pace is moderate, as there is some government red tape, but the characters are so well-drawn, it flows well and had me up past my bedtime to finish it. Besides Copenhagen and rural environs, the story also makes a stop-over Bosnia and Herzegovina, and finally touches down in American Samoa. A worthy read, even if the title is completely misleading; the original Danish title ‘Den Sindssyge Polak’ (The Insane Pollack) is also deceptive, but intentionally so. Great series!

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maipenrai
Aug 27, 2018

This story line is a bit convoluted, but I really loved the ending. Am a big fan of the Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen mysteries. Recommend!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

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