Thursday, 20 December 2018



The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup- Crime

A woman is murdered and nearby a chestnut doll is found. When a partial fingerprint
from this is linked to a missing girl, presumed dead from a year before hand, Thulin
and Hess are perplexed to say the least. The missing girl was the daughter of a leading
politician and a man has been charged with her murder as a blood stained axe was
found at his premises with her blood on it. This is the author who wrote “The Killing”
recently seen on TV in the UK. The book is of good length (500 pages) and the chapters
kept short and snappy to keep things moving along. I didn’t watch The Killing but even
from the first few chapters of this book can see how it became so popular.
There is the tension, the building of the characters and a plot that could go anywhere.
A sub plot which doesn’t detract from the main one but in this case adds to it- could it
be the same person? A gritty read, a little disturbing at times. A true Scandinavian
crime read which you would expect. A debut novel which I think will be well
received on the back of The Killing. Could this be another TV series?
A book with a difference, a book that kept me turning. A book I think will go far.




THE CHESTNUT MAN-SØREN SVEISTRUP

10th January 2019 / Hardback / Michael Joseph / £12.99
Introducing the nail-biting debut thriller from the BAFTA and Emmy winning creator
of global TV sensation The Killing.
Publishing in 21 territories around the world, The Chestnut Man captures
all the unrelenting tension, style and atmosphere that made The Killing unmissable

viewing and amass legions of fans worldwide

Publishing in 21 territories around the world, The Chestnut Man captures
all the unrelenting tension, style and atmosphere that made The Killing unmissable
viewing and amass legions of fans worldwide.
Søren Sveistrup is available for interview and will be in the UK for publication.
One Tuesday in October, Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as minister for social affairs
following a year’s leave of absence – granted after the dramatic disappearance of her
twelve year-old daughter. Linus Bekker, a mentally ill young man, confessed to her killing,
but is unable to remember where he buried the various parts of her dismembered corpse.
On the same day Rosa returns to Parliament, a young single mother is found brutally
murdered at her home in the suburbs of Copenhagen-she’s been tortured, and one hand
has been cut off. Thulin and Hess, the detectives sent to investigate the crime, arrive at the
address to find a figure made of chestnuts hanging from a playhouse nearby.
When yet another woman is murdered-this time with both hands missing-and another
chestnut figure is found, Thulin and Hess begin to suspect a connection with the
Hartung case. But what is it?

Thulin and Hess are racing against the clock, because its clear that the murderer is ona mission that is far from over…

Søren Sveistrup is an internationally acclaimed scriptwriter of the Danish television
phenomenon The Killing which won various international awards and sold in more
than a hundred countries. Søren Sveistrup (born 1968) holds a master of Literature
and History from the University of Copenhagen and has graduated as script writer
from the Danish Film School.
For more information or to arrange an interview,
please contact Jenny Platt on 0207 139 3123 or

jplatt@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

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