deathThis Friday we’re ready to offer to supreme crime reading at it’s best. DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE  is the third book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Nina Borg series by blockbuster Danish crime-writing duo Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis.

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Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who has been arrested for murdering her Danish fiance, escapes police custody on her way to an interrogation in Copenhagen’s police headquarters. It isn’t the first time Natasha has lost a partner to violent ends: her first husband was also murdered, three years earlier in Kiev, and in the same manner, his hands broken. At the same time, someone tries to abduct Natasha’s eight-year-old daughter from the Red Cross center that has been caring for her while her mother, an illegal immigrant, was in jail.

Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg has been following Natasha’s case for several years now, since Natasha first took refuge at a crisis center where Nina works. Nina, who had tried to help Natasha leave her abusive Danish fiancé more than once, just can’t see the young Ukrainian mother as a vicious killer. But in her effort to protect Natasha’s daughter and discover the truth, Nina realizes there is much she didn’t know about this woman and her past. The mystery has long and bloody roots, going back to a terrible famine that devastated Stalinist Ukraine in 1934.

Praise for the Nina Borg series:

“Packs an almighty punch.”–The New York Times Book Review

“Fans of Nordic crime fiction, rejoice: Something is rotten in Denmark.”—New York Post

“Suitcase is a frightening and tautly told story of the lengths to which people will go for family and money.”—USA Today

Friday Reads: Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis

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