By Anne Mette Hancock

JOURNALIST HELOISE KALDAN is doing research for an article about volunteers who stand vigil for the dying. In doing so, she has bonded with Jan Fischhof, an elderly man who is dying of cancer. In a state of delirium, Fischhof admits to having been accessory to a violent crime committed against a man named Mázoreck many years ago – a crime for which he is terrified of being held accountable, and he fears his impending death because he believes he will be punished by God.

WHEN HE WAKES up, Fischhof begs Heloise to forget what he just said. He claims that they will both be in danger if she stirs up the past. Heloise refuses to believe that Jan Fischhof is a cold blooded criminal, and she needs to find out what really happened to the man the locals call Pitbull.

SHE SOON DISCOVERS that both Pitbull and Jan Fischhof are connected to the disappearance of a number of young women who vanished during
the mid nineties. To find out the truth, Heloise will once again need help from her outspoken friend, homicide investigator Erik Schäfer.
In a race against time, will she manage to uncover the truth before Jan Fischhof draws his last breath? Who can Heloise trust when both the next of kin and the police are lying to her?

Pitbull is the third novel in Danish crime-writing sensation Anne Mette Hancock’s successful Kaldan and Schäfer series.


To be published by Lindhardt & Ringhof in 2020


Finland, Bazar Kustannus
Germany, Fischer Verlag
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Poland, Kobiece
Russia,  Eksmo