The Girl Without Skin

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Pub Date 11 Jun 2019 | Archive Date 15 Jan 2019
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When a mummified Viking corpse is discovered on Greenland ice sheet, journalist Matthew Cave is sent out to report on the finding. The next day, the mummy has disappeared. The body of the police guard lies on the ice naked and flayed, echoing a gruesome series of unsolved murders from many years earlier. With no faith in the police, the only person Matthew dares to trust is a young Greenlandic woman who, at fourteen years old, was charged with killing her father in the same shocking manner. Nordbo has staked out a new frontier in Nordic Crime, setting his story against the forbidding beauty of Greenland.

When a mummified Viking corpse is discovered on Greenland ice sheet, journalist Matthew Cave is sent out to report on the finding. The next day, the mummy has disappeared. The body of the police...


A Note From the Publisher

Mads Peder Nordbo is Danish but has lived in Greenland for several years and works at the town hall in Nuuk. He holds degrees in literature, communications and philosophy from the University of Southern Denmark and the University of Stockholm. He is the author of five novels; his two latest books will be published in eighteen languages. The Girl Without Skin is the first to be published in English.

Charlotte Barslund is a Scandinavian translator. She has translated novels by Peter Adolphsen, Mikkel Birkegaard, Thomas Enger, Karin Fossum, Steffen Jacobsen, Carsten Jensen and Per Petterson, as well as a wide range of classic and contemporary plays. She lives in the UK.

Mads Peder Nordbo is Danish but has lived in Greenland for several years and works at the town hall in Nuuk. He holds degrees in literature, communications and philosophy from the University of...


Advance Praise

‘The plot is gruesome, believable and incredibly tense.’—Bogfidusen
'A macabre but engrossing Arctic crime novel about incest and corruption.’—Jyllands-Posten
‘Lucky Nordbo has given his main character a troubled past, which makes it plausible that he would fling himself fearlessly into investigating the older killings that breath new life—and death—into a corrupt political present.’—Børsen
‘Nordbo writes with great insight into the environment of Greenland, in which the nearly unbearable events play out.’—Jysk Fynske Medier
The Girl Without Skin is large parts a classical crime combined with a thriller’s intensity—but just as much social criticism.’—VG Norway
The Girl Without Skin has everything the heart of a true crime fan could desire. Murder, eeriness, shivers, superstition, terrible secrets – but at the same time you can feel the author’s affection for Greenland.’—Krimifan

‘The plot is gruesome, believable and incredibly tense.’—Bogfidusen
'A macabre but engrossing Arctic crime novel about incest and corruption.’—Jyllands-Posten
‘Lucky Nordbo has given his main...


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UK publication: 28 February 2019

Trade paperback, 368pp

ISBN 978-1-911231-22-6

£10.99

UK publication: 28 February 2019

Trade paperback, 368pp

ISBN 978-1-911231-22-6

£10.99


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PAGES 352

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