Vådeskud Stray Bullets

The Copenhagen series #4

It is a beautiful day in April when 15-year-old Oscar disappears. A typical neglected middle child, Oscar is initially thought to have run away from home. But the police cannot ignore the signs pointing to something more sinister. Has the teen been taken against his will? The police have only one piece of evidence to tell them where he is: an ambiguous quote from a novel.

In Stray Bullets, Katrine Engberg’s talented investigators Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner reunite once more with Esther de Laurenti to uncover the truth of a mysterious kidnapping case with unexpected depths.

Katrine Engberg’s Stray Bullets is the fourth novel about the Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner.


  • “Sharp dialogue, humor, and a language that is at times almost poetic.”


    Horsens Folkeblad, Denmark

  • “A truly thrilling crime novel.”


    Dagbladenes Bureau, Denmark

  • “Engberg deserves kudos for bringing fine culture into a genre that has often been shunned for being the opposite. /…/ She is one of the writers who stand out most clearly on the crime writing scene at the moment. And she will no doubt hold on to this status with this piece of well-researched contemporary Copenhagen literature, with which she manages to both entertain and enlighten. /…/ [Engberg] will be the woman who’ll challenge and renew the crime genre – as well as herself. She has the talent it takes.”

    Berlingske, Denmark

  • “Katrine Engberg’s writing is animated and flowing – and the plot unexpected.”

    Nordjyske Stiftstidende, Denmark

Download all reviews
Photo: Les Kaner Katrine Engberg
  • Crime
Reading material

Danish edition

Rights sold

Canada, Simon & Schuster

Denmark, People’sPress

Estonia, Eesti Raamat

Finland, Otava

France, Fleuve Noir

Germany, Diogenes

Iceland, Ugla

Italy, Marsilio

Netherlands, Bruna

Norway, Capitana

Spain, Maeva

Sweden, Forum

UK, Hodder & Stoughton

US, Scout Press

More From Katrine Engberg

The Copenhagen series