Publication Date: October 2, 2012
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The second installment in the bestselling Danish crime series starring Red Cross nurse Nina Borg, following Fall 2011's New York Times–bestselling The Boy in the Suitcase
In the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital in northern Hungary, two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for old supplies or weapons to sell on the black market when they stumble upon something more valuable than they ever could have anticipated. The resulting chain of events threatens to blow the lives of a frightening number of people.
Meanwhile, in Denmark, Red Cross nurse Nina Borg puts her life and family on the line when she tries to treat a group of Hungarian Gypsies who are living illegally in a Copenhagen garage. What are they hiding, and what is making them so sick? Nina is about to learn how high the stakes are among the desperate and the deadly.
Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis are the Danish duo behind the Nina Borg series. Friis is a journalist by training, while Kaaberbøl has been a professional writer since the age of 15, with more than 2 million books sold worldwide. Their first collaboration, The Boy in the Suitcase, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, and has been translated into 27 languages.
Praise for Invisible Murder
"Kaaberbøl and Friis return with a riveting follow-up to their 2011 debut, The Boy in the Suitcase....Nina and Sandor are flawed but appealing characters, and their stories smoothly connect in the buildup to a pulse-pounding finale. With its intricate plot and revealing glimpses into Roma life, this assured thriller cements its authors’ places near the top of the Scandinavian crime fiction pantheon."
—Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“The Danish authors Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis have written another disturbing exposé of social injustice in Invisible Murder.”
—New York Times Book Review
—The Globe and Mail
"Kaaberbøl and Friis describe this broken and terrifying world with the measured cadence of a network news anchor. From their report, civilization had a good run, but its lights are winking out.”
—The Baton Rouge Advocate
“Tense and twisty.”
—The Sacramento Bee
—The Daily American
“This pair’s debut, The Boy in the Suitcase, grabbed me, and so did Invisible Murder.”
—The Charlotte Observer
“Kaaberbøl and Friis have created not only one of the best new crime series, but also one of the most unusual, in terms of the characters, the plots, and the way the crimes are integrated into the story.”
—International Noir Fiction
“Highly recommended for readers who want a novel that isn’t afraid to look unflinchingly, but not despairingly, at the world’s greatest social problems.”
“An exciting, well-written and -translated thriller with a clever twist ending.”
—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"The authors do an excellent job with showing the radical divisions within Denmark. The book is suspenseful, the characters are often fascinating, and the plot is complex."
—Ted Hertel, Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine
"Invisible Murder will blow your mind.... It races towards an epic finish, an ending that leaves the reader both shocked and wonderfully satisfied. In the crowded world of Nordic crime, Invisible Murder rises above as a don’t-miss title."
“Nina Borg is climbing higher and higher on my list of favorite crime fiction characters.”
"Invisible Murder, the sequel to The Boy in the Suitcase, is a gripping thriller which sets the various narrative threads running before entwining them in a nail-biting race against time climax."
“A fascinating insight into current Danish culture.”
—Thinking About Books
Praise for The Boy in the Suitcase:
The New York Times Book Review Notable Crime Book of 2011
Strand Magazine Critics Award Nominee
Indie Next List November 2011 Pick
Barry Award Nominee for Best First Novel
Harald Morgensen Award for Best Danish Thriller of the Year
Glass Key Crime Fiction Award Nominee
“Here’s something you don’t often see in Nordic noir fiction—a novel written by two women about the criminal mistreatment of women and children, compassionately told from a feminine perspective and featuring female characters you can believe in.... The first collaborative effort of Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis, and it packs an almighty punch.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Terrific.... What’s for sure is that, once you start reading, you can’t stop—it’s as if the poor kid’s life depends on your getting to the end as fast as possible.”
“Suitcase is a frightening and tautly told story of the lengths to which people will go for family and money.”
“Boy is first-rate thriller.... Fans of crime fiction and suspense will want to nab it. I just want to know when the next book is set for release.”
“Fans of Nordic crime fiction, rejoice: Something is rotten in Denmark.”
—New York Post
“A must for Scandinavian crime fiction aficionados.”
—Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“There are many twists, none gratuitous. This is a great beginning.... A series to watch.” —Globe and Mail
“Warning! If you open this book, your life will be on stand-by.”
“Extraordinary.... A crime novel where everything is perfectly done.”
—The Weekend Newspaper (Denmark)