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Fabian Risk #3

A high-speed car chase ends in tragedy as one of the cars drives off the docks in Helsingborg harbor. In the front seat is one of Sweden’s most affluent IT-entrepreneurs. Initially the signs point to an accident, but a closer examination of the body shows that it has been frozen. Stranger yet is the time of death: two months before the accident in the harbor.

Two years have passed since the events of Victim Without a Face. Fabian Risk has taken advantage of the quiet at work to focus on patching things up with his family, while across the strait Dunja Hougaard has donned the uniform once more, this time as a police officer. When a homeless person is brutally beaten to death, Dunja can’t stop herself from starting an investigation of her own. Before long the clues take her to Sweden and Helsingborg, where Risk is investigating the peculiar case of the frozen millionaire.

Suggestive and chilling, Eighteen Below Zero is the third stand-alone installment in the Fabian Risk series.

Reviews

  • “Stefan Ahnhem has set up a thrilling, increasingly exhilarating hunt for an invisible, conscienceless criminal / ... / The cases are masterfully tied together by Ahnhem. A refined page-turner, ending with a nasty cliffhanger.”

    Münchner Merkur, Germany

  • “Compelling!”

    SUPERillu, Germany

  • “Stefan Ahnhem is more than on a par his Scandinavian colleagues in terms of suspense and brutality. Nevertheless, he leaves Fabian Risk, his commissioner, pleasantly human /.../ The result is several equally captivating plot strands.”

    Westdeutsche Zeitung, Germany

  • “Ice-cold thrills.”

    Allgemeine Zeitung der Lüneburger Heide, Germany

  • “Timeless, original crime fiction.”

    Gong, Germany

  • “Thrilling to the very end!”

    Braunschweiger Zeitung, Germany

  • Eighteen Below Zero is a chillingly thrilling crime novel.”

    Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, Denmark

  • “Ahnhem opens the door to the closed rooms of his characters, to their minds’ labyrinths and nooks. And he does so with great success and insight.”

    Fyens Stiftstidende, Denmark

  • “A visually told thriller with a break-neck pace.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • Eighteen Below Zero is both well-written and exceedingly thrilling.”

    Ölandsbladet, Sweden

  • Eighteen Below Zero is incredibly well-written and has a plot that will grab hold of the reader with an iron fist and not let go till the very last page. The story is deeply unsettling at times and the mood of the book dark and sometimes despair-filled. The parallel plotline in the novel is also highly suspenseful and is woven into the main story phenomenally well. In summary: a must for all crime fiction fans.”

    BTJ, Sweden

  • “Stefan Ahnhem has become one of the best in the genre.”

    Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden

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Author
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Published
2016
Genre
  • Crime
Pages
536
Reading material

English translation

Swedish edition

Rights sold

Canada, Anansi

Czech Republic, Euromedia

Denmark, Lindhardt og Ringhof

Estonia, Helios

Finland, WSOY

Germany, Ullstein

Greece, Dioptra

Hungary, Animus

Iceland, Ugla

Latvia, Mansards

Lithuania, Baltos Lankos

Netherlands, Ambo Anthos

Norway, Aschehoug

Poland, Marginesy

Russia, AST

Slovakia, Ikar

Sweden, Forum

UK, Head of Zeus

US, St. Martin’s Press

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