De døde sjæles nat
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De døde sjæles nat


On All Hallows' Eve, ex-convict Peter Boutrup is visiting his best friend's grave when her estranged mother appears. Her son, Magnus, has disappeared, and she begs Peter to look for him.

The next day a young nun is pulled out of the moat at the convent in Djursland. She has been garrotted and Peter, who works there as a carpenter, was the last person to see her alive. Meanwhile, diver Kir R�jel finds an old box resting on the seabed. Inside are human bones. They are sixty years old, but the victim had also been garrotted.

While Peter is looking for Magnus, Detective Mark Bille Hansen is assigned to the case. He is determined to link the bones in the box with the girl in the moat - but the hunt for the truth leads both he and Peter down a path so dark, they fear they may never return.

Title:De døde sjæles nat
Edition Language:Danish
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:390 pages

    De døde sjæles nat Reviews

  • Liz Barnsley
    Dec 02, 2014

    This is actually the second book in the “Peter Boutrup” series and I have not read the first – but this was easily read as a standalone and I thought it was superb.When a young Nun is found murd...

  • Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling
    Jan 05, 2015

    My View:"Most people get what they deserve."Dark and intriguing. I really enjoyed this murder/mystery with its large cast of well-developed characters; some quirky, some endearing, some vile and loath...

  • DeB MaRtEnS
    Dec 10, 2015

    Dead Soul's is the second in this Danish author's series- which I didn't realize until I got the book. However, it reads superbly as a stand alone and is definitely one of the better mystery/thriller ...

  • Sarah
    Jan 01, 2016

    Characters I wanted to know more about. A rollicking good read. Kept me engaged all the way through, and I would definitely read another book by this author.Although not without flaws, remains good. T...

  • Ken Fredette
    Sep 03, 2016

    I read this book thinking it would be good, but I was mistaken it was great. Several plots were going at the same time but they overlapped to make it one of the best reads so far this year for me. Pet...

  • Astrid Johanne
    Mar 10, 2013

    De døde sjæles nat er en rigtig spændende bog, den er endnu mere snørklet ind tre hundes nat.Det er umuligt at løse gåden, før det sidste kapitel.De døde sjæles nat er lige en tand for spænd...

  • Khee
    Jan 26, 2015

    Good read. Scandinavia Noir always takes me a while to get into, but by the end I really wanted to know what was going to happen. Good characters, would read her again....

  • janice robertson
    Dec 20, 2015

    Dead SoulsFour stars for this book have read more of this author's books and have enjoyed all of them good story lines...

  • Dorthe Pedersen
    Jun 30, 2013

    NÆSTEN for spændende, næsten for mange personer i "galleriet" og næsten for mange tråde - men vanvittigt spændende og velskrevet som altid!...

  • Frank
    Mar 09, 2017

    Bit gruesome, religious stuff and complexity slowed it down for me. Thought the disease plot was silly/made it too slow...

About Elsebeth Egholm

Elsebeth Egholm

Bestselling Danish novelist Elsebeth Egholm began her career behind the keyboards of a piano. She was a student of music as a performer at The Royal Academy of Music and at the Department of Musicology at the University of Aarhus, before she changed instrument and enrolled at the Danish School of Journalism, also based in her hometown of Aarhus. She spent a few years working for a daily newspaper,