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Dark Music
A Novel
By (author): David Lagercrantz Translated by: Ian Giles
David Lagercrantz ,

Translated by :

Ian Giles

Imprint:

Viking

ISBN:

9780735241480

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General / adult
Aug 23, 2022
$24.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.22in x 5.49 x 1.1 in | 0.96 lb

Page Count:

384 pages
Penguin Canada
Viking
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Inspired by Sherlock Holmes, an exhilarating new thriller from the bestselling author of The Girl in the Spider’s Web—a murder investigation in which two unlikely allies race to uncover a shadowy international conspiracy.

Professor Hans Rekke is a world authority on interrogation techniques, capable of dizzying feats of logic and observation. He was born into wealth and power and has a picture-perfect wife and daughter. But he also has a fragile psyche that falls apart under pressure.

Micaela Vargas is a street-smart police officer, daughter of Chilean political refugees, who grew up in the projects on the outskirts of Stockholm and has two brothers on the wrong side of the law. She is tenacious and uncompromising, and desperate to prove herself to her fellow cops.

Micaela needs Hans’s unique mind to help her solve the case of a murdered asylum-seeker from Afghanistan. Hans needs Micaela to save him from himself. Together, they need to find the killer before they’re both silenced for good.



Story Locale: Stockhom, Sweden; Afghanistan; Moscow

Series Overview: This is the first in the Rekke/Vargas series, of which at least three titles are planned.

Publication History: Original Trade Paperback

THE AUTHOR: David Lagercrantz was hand-picked to take over the Millennium series after Stieg Larsson’s death, and the three books he authored have sold over 400,000 copies in Canada.

THE UNDYING APPEAL OF HOLMES-LIKE TROUBLED GENIUS DETECTIVES: Rekke is an exquisitely mannered, drug-addled contemporary Swedish version of Sherlock Holmes, with a talent for the piano instead of the violin and a brother equal in brilliance and deviousness to Mycroft.

AFGHANISTAN IN THE NEWS: Sadly, Afghanistan is back in the news and the Taliban again a name that is fresh in our minds. This novel’s backdrop is in fact the backdrop to today’s front pages.

GREAT PARTNERS: as with the Lisbeth Salander/Mikael Blomkvist novels, we are publishing simultaneously with Knopf US and Quercus in the UK.

AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT: The novel has already been published to excitement and acclaim in Scandinavia and other European countries, with many territories to come.

OTPB: We will publish in an accessible trade paperback edition.

DAVID LAGERCRANTZ is an acclaimed author and journalist. The Girl in the Spider’s Web, his continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, became a worldwide bestseller, and was made into a film by Sony Pictures. He is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Fall of Man in Wilmslow, as well as the fifth and sixth books in the Millennium series, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye  and The Girl Who Lived Twice

Author Residence: Stockholm, Sweden

Author Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

“Rekke [is a] gem of a character…Kudos to Lagercrantz and translator Giles for a compelling read.”
Kirkus Reviews
(starred)

“Lagercrantz has created a complex, Holmes-and-Watson alliance here that’s enhanced by brooding Scandinavian atmosphere, nuanced internal conflicts, and sharp-edged cultural divides.”
Booklist
 
“A promising series launch…Vargas’s depth of character bodes well for future entries. Not just Sherlock Holmes fans will want to check this one out.“
Publishers Weekly

“[A] terrifically well-wrought book that grabs readers and tugs them through a dangerous deductive adventure.”
—The Wall Street Journal

”A classic murder mystery bringing together two unlikely allies,…a well-educated man from the upper classes [and] a young local police officer from Stockholm’s suburbs…. You’ll love the massive contrast in styles of the two main characters, as they cope with the ups and downs of a complicated investigation - one Holmes himself would have loved to solve.“
—The Herald (Scotland)

”A nerve-racking political thriller with the most exciting detective duo in a long time. Bring on their next case." 
—Romy Hausmann, author of Dear Child
 
“A must-read…Another writer might have gotten lost in a swamp of clichés. But not David Lagercrantz [who] skillfully navigates a complex plot.”
Smålandsposten
 
“Very entertaining…The depiction of this duo’s friendship is finely tuned and poignant, and I have only good things to say about the suspense.”
Svenska Dagbladet
 
“We are without a doubt dealing with a dynamic duo… Both affecting and engaging.”
Göteborgs-Posten
 
“This rich, engrossing novel… provides an interesting account of living with bipolar disorder, touching on the powerful bursts of creativity in the manic phases and the despair, anxiety and resentment felt by sufferers’ families and carers.”
—Literary Review
(UK)


Dark Music is an intricately written and gripping Scandi-crime read….”
—Reaction
 
“Terrific thriller.”
—Newstalk (NZ)

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