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The Ninth Grave

The Ninth Grave

A Fabian Risk Novel

Fabian Risk Series (Volume 2)

Stefan Ahnhem

Minotaur Books

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"An atmospheric and complicated saga of crimes that criss-cross the narrow strait between Sweden and Denmark...great cop characters...and some imaginatively grisly perps."— Sunday Times

Would you kill for the one you love? That's the question that international bestseller Stefan Ahnhem's The Ninth Grave: A Fabian Risk Novel seeks to answer in this spine-tingling thriller set six months before the events in Victim Without a Face.

On a cold winter evening, the Swedish minister of justice disappears without a trace from the short walk between the house of Parliament and his car. At the same time the wife of a famous Danish TV-star is found brutally murdered in her luxury home north of Copenhagen. Soon more bodies are discovered, all missing different body parts. As criminal investigator Fabian Risk and Danish counterpart Dunja Hougaard race to put the pieces together, they are dragged into a conspiracy worse than anyone could imagine.

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“It’s time for most Scandinavian crime novelists to step aside and for readers of such to look up. Stefan Ahnhem has arrived and he’s terrifically compelling. The Ninth Grave is a gripping page-turner of the highest order.” — C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vicious Circle and Paradise Valley

"[A] scathing... novel. Ahnhem exposes the greed and corruption at the highest levels of society and government. Fans of Scandinavian noir won’t want to miss this disturbing thriller."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Atmospheric and complicated saga of crimes that criss-cross the narrow strait between Sweden and Denmark. A bid at meta-Scandi noir with great cop characters from both nations and some imaginatively grisly perps."— Sunday Times

"Why not start the year with the Ninth Grave from the Swedish crime writer of the year, Stefan Ahnhem?... Bliss."— Irish Times

"Ahnhem’s story is as bleak as the depths of a Nordic winter, as gory as a charnel house, and as far removed from the concept of Scandinavian hygge comfort as can be imagined, but still grips like a vice."— Belfast Telegraph

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About the author

Stefan Ahnhem

STEFAN AHNHEM is an established screenwriter for both TV and film, and has worked on a variety of projects, including adaptations of Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander series. He also serves on the board of the Swedish Writers Guild.Victim Without a Face, his first novel, won Sweden’s Crimetime Specsavers Award and Germany’s MIMI for best crime fiction. He lives in Stockholm.

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