The Vanished by Lotte HammerThe Vanished by Lotte Hammer

The Vanished

byLotte Hammer, Søren HammerTranslated byMartin Aitken

Hardcover | September 20, 2016

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Lying at the bottom of his apartment stairs, a postman is found dead.

At first glance, his death appears to be a simple fall, a straightforward accident and the perfect case for Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen to return to after a severe heart attack. But when he is called to investigate, new forensic evidence comes to light and something doesn't add up. Did the postman fall or was he pushed?

When life-size images of a girl are discovered plastering the walls of the dead man's attic, the case takes a new and sinister turn. Who is she? Could she be alive?

Soon the homicide team find themselves delving into the past, but as they approach the truth, Simonsen discovers long-hidden skeletons in his own closet.

Lotte and Søren Hammer are a sister and brother from Denmark who began writing crime novels together in 2004. To date, they have written six books in this series. The Vanished is the third.Translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken, winner of the 2012 American-Scandinavian Foundation's Nadia Christensen Translation Prize. Recent trans...
Title:The VanishedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.61 × 6.42 × 1.43 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632864851

ISBN - 13:9781632864857

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Editorial Reviews

"The authors' intimate style; translated by Martin Aitken, yields character studies of emotional depth and intensity." - The New York Times Book Review"Like Sjöwall and Wallöö's Martin Beck (an acknowledged influence) and Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander, Simonsen is a typical Scandinavian noir protagonist, brooding and filled with self-doubt . . . [He] will keep his faithful readership turning the pages and looking for more." - New York Journal of Books"A deftly written procedural with clear appeal for fans of Scandinavian crime fiction, particularly those who delight in riveting investigative detail and psychological intricacies." - Booklist"If you haven't picked up on this fine, addicting series yet, there is still time to do so in its early days . . . I recommend that you jump on now, particularly if you are a fan of Nordic noir." - Book Reporter"The reader can't help but be held rapt . . . [This is] the kind of novel you'll read again, marveling at the care the Hammer siblings have taken in constructing Simonsen's fictive world." - Spectrum"Several factors elevate The Girl in the Ice above the run-of-the-mill police-procedural maniac-murderer hunt . . . Cultural and personal wisdom . . . permeates the book." - The Wall Street Journal on THE GIRL IN THE ICE"Outstanding crime thriller. Everything works in this dark Scandinavian procedural--the intelligent and complex plot, the fallible lead, and the atmospheric prose." - Publishers Weekly on THE HANGING"The Hammers have struck a chord with European readers, and The Hanging is seen as Denmark's answer to successful Swedish, Norwegian, and Icelandic crime fiction. U.S. crime lovers will likely want to stick a pin in Denmark on their crime-fiction maps." - Booklist on THE HANGING"Serious, complex novel by a Danish brother and sister raises disturbing issues." - The Times, on THE HANGING"The best Danish crime fiction in years. We are already looking forward to the next book in the series." - Lars Kepler, on THE HANGING"Enough twists and turns for even the most fervent of thriller fans." - Irish Times on THE HANGING