By Anna Grue

ANNE-MAJ MORTENSEN FINDS her ex-husband’s bloody body in a luxurious apartment in Nykøbing Sjælland’s Marina. The older man has, as it appears, committed suicide, and no one can understand why. To her annoyance Anne-Maj gets tasked with selling the apartment, and it quickly becomes a struggle with a seemingly smart real estate agent and too many moving boxes. In the midst of it all Anne-Maj surprises a couple that mysteriously has managed to get keys to the apartment to have sex – and soon she suspects that the local real estate agent is behind an organized misuse of empty apartments. 

THE POLICE, AS usual, do not take Anne-Maj seriously, not even when another body, and then one more dead person is found and Anne-Maj believes they are all connected. Soon the police must admit their mistakes….. 

First published by Lindhardt & Ringhof, Denmark 2022

Denmark, Lindhardt og Ringhof
Germany, Saga Egmont
Norway, Cappelen Damm
Netherlands, Saga Egmont
Spain, Saga Egmont
Sweden, Saga Egmont
World English, Saga Egmont


“A delightfully well-written and well-composed everyday crime novel (…) Miss Marple from Odsherred is always one step ahead.”
– Merete Reinholdt, Berlingske, Denmark

“Mrs. Mortensen is … a small stroke of genius.”
– Sophie Engberg Sonne, Politiken, Denmark