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The Chestnut Man

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The Chestnut Man



The heart-pounding debut from the creator of the hit Scandinavian television show "The Killing."

A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen.

His calling card is a “chestnut man” --- a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts --- which he leaves at each bloody crime scene.

Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery --- a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago.

A tragic coincidence --- or something more twisted?

To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues.

Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over.

And no one is safe.

The Chestnut Man
by Søren Sveistrup

  • Publication Date: September 3, 2019
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Harper
  • ISBN-10: 0062895362
  • ISBN-13: 9780062895363