By Anne Mette Hancock

Journalist Heloise Kaldan is in the middle of a nightmare: Her source has been caught lying and the newspaper is buzzing with activity. In the midst of all the drama Heloise receives a mysterious letter from the wanted murderess Anna Kiel.

Police officer Erik Schäfer has just gotten the first lead in years as to the whereabouts of Anna Kiel when the journalist who wrote about the case is found dead in his flat. Has Anna Kiel struck again, or is there more than one killer out there? And, why does every lead in the case point to Heloise Kaldan? Could her life be in danger?
The Corpse Flower is a powerful suspense novel about revenge, justice and forgiveness.

This is the first book in an exciting new crime series written by Anne Mette Hancock.


First published by Lindhardt & Ringhof in 2017


Denmark, Lindhardt & Ringhof
Finland, Bazar Kustannus
France, Albin Michel
Germany, Fischer Verlag
Iceland, Forlagið
The Netherlands, Prometheus
Norway, Vigmostad & Bjørke
Poland, Kobiece
Russia, Eksmo
Sweden, LB Förlag
US/UK, Crooked Lane


“Anne Mette Hancock, newcomer to the Nordic thriller, has a lot of talent.”
Elle France

“The end of the novel is remarkable, moving, incredible, hard …. One turns the pages faster and faster and you really have to read the last sentence to release the tension and finally feel a feeling …. (I let you write the adjective that will come to your mind) For me, this novel is a very beautiful discovery.”

“Breathes life into old genre-clichées”
Jyllands posten

“Can most assuredly hold her ground against a number of Swedish and Danish crime queens”
–  Berlingske

“Classica femi-crime with equal parts lifestyle and suspense”

“Inresting and captivating […] insanely well-written”

“I felt captivated from the start, not for a second did I consider putting the book away. It is insanely exciting and bang on debut. I look forward to the next one in the series.”

“Insanely suspenseful […] very impressive debut!”
Cilles læsesal

“Likblomman really stands out with a personal, hard-boiled style and Kaldan and Schäfer deviate early from what you’d believe to be the predictable path.”
– Skånska Dagbladet