By Sara Blædel
School-portrait photographer Ilka Nichols Jensen is leading a modest, regimented, anything-but-extraordinary life in Copenhagen when unexpected news rocks her quiet existence: Her father―who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago, and whom she hasn’t heard from since―has died. And, even more surprising, he’s left her something. His funeral home. In Racine, Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to the United States.
There she stumbles on an unsolved murder and into the path of a killer. Suddenly, learning everything she can about the man who was her father becomes a matter of life and death―because what Ilka doesn’t know might just kill her…
ABOUT THE BOOK
First published by People’s Press in 2016
RIGHTS SOLD TO
Denmark, People’s Press
Latvia, Jumava Publishing
Norway, Bonnier Forlag
Sweden, Bokförlaget Polaris
US, Grand Central Publishing
A great start for mystery lovers looking to dip a toe into international intrigue.
This series debut has a lighter, cozier touch than the author’s award-winning Louise Rick procedural series, set in Denmark; fortunately, Blaedel’s astute storytelling also works outside the Nordic gloom.
Compelling and unique, The Undertaker’s Daughter delves into a dark and fascinating world rarely explored in suspense fiction. Sara Blaedel knows how to reel in her readers and keep them utterly transfixed.
Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of I Know A Secret
Ilka Jensen is nothing if not resourceful…Blaedel has come up with an especially challenging occupation for Jensen, but this 6-foot-tall Viking goddess is strong enough to carry it all by herself.
New York Times Book Review