Death of a Nightingale

By Lene Kaaberbol; Agnete Friis; Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard (Translator)
(Soho Crime, Hardcover, 9781616953041, 329pp.)

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the November 2013 Indie Next List
“Kaaberbol and Friis are back with Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg, after her misadventures in The Boy in the Suitcase. This time, Nina has been following the case of Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who originally arrived at the crisis center in an attempt to leave her abusive Danish fiance. Now under arrest for his murder, Natasha escapes her police guard to get back to her young daughter who is also at the crisis center. As with the first novel, the pace is quick, there are surprises around every corner, and Nina is an imperfect hero, which makes her all the more appealing.”
-- Mary Fran Buckley, Eight Cousins, Falmouth, MA


Description
From the Nordic noir duo who brought you "The New York Times" bestseller "The Boy in the Suitcase "comes a chilling new thriller with a mystery seventy-years in the making.
Nina. Natasha. Olga. Three women united by one terrifying secret. But only one of them has killed to keep it.
Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who has been convicted for the attempted murder of her Danish ex-fiancE, escapes police custody on her way to an interrogation in Copenhagen's police headquarters. That same night, the ex-fiancE's frozen, tortured body is found in a car. It isn't the first time the young Ukrainian woman has lost a partner to violent ends: her first husband was murdered three years earlier in Kiev in the same manner.
Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg has followed Natasha's case for years now, ever since Natasha first took refuge at her crisis center. Nina just can't see the young mother as a vicious killer. But in her effort to protect Natasha's daughter and discover the truth, Nina realizes there is much she didn't know about Natasha and her past. The mystery has long and bloody roots, going back to a terrible famine that devastated Stalinist Ukraine in 1934, when a ten-year-old girl with the voice of a nightingale sang her family into shallow graves.



About the Author
Lene Kaaberbol was fifteen years old when her first two books were published, and since then she has written over thirty novels and children's books. She has won several national and international awards for her fiction, and her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. The coauthor of The Boy in the Suitcase", Invisible Murder", and Death of a Nightingale", she was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and lives near Aarhus, Denmark.



Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard has translatted numerous R&S titles into English, including "Oink, Oink Benny, Mini Mia and her Darling Uncle "and "When Owen's Mom Breathed Fire."
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