The chestnut man : a novel / Soren Sveistrup ; translated by Caroline Waight.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "On the first Tuesday in October, Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as minister for social affairs following a year's leave of absence--granted after the dramatic disappearance of her twelve-year-old daughter. Linus Bekker, a mentally ill young man, confessed to her killing, but is unable to remember where he buried the various parts of her dismembered corpse, leaving Rosa with no choice but to try to move on without closure. The same day Rosa returns to parliament, a young single mother is found brutally murdered at her home in the suburbs of Copenhagen--she's been tortured, and one hand has been cut off. Thulin and Hess, the detectives sent to investigate the crime, arrive at the address to find a figure made of chestnuts hanging from a playhouse nearby. When yet another woman is murdered--this time with both hands cut off--and another chestnut figure is found, Thulin and Hess begin to suspect a connection to the Hartung case. To put an end to the killing spree, the pair, with nothing in common aside from equally troubled personal lives, realize they will need to put aside their differences in a race against time--and a brutal psychopath"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      In English, translated from the Danish.
    • Other Titles:
      Kastanjemanden. English
    • ISBN:
      9780062895363
      0062895362
    • Accession Number:
      2018043852
    • Accession Number:
      on1055570795
      1055570795
    • Accession Number:
      fay.663359
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    • ABNT:
      SVEISTRUP, S.; WAIGHT, C. The chestnut man : a novel. [s.l.] : Harper, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Sveistrup S, Waight C. The Chestnut Man : A Novel. Harper; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663359. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Sveistrup, S., & Waight, C. (2019). The chestnut man : a novel. Harper. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663359
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sveistrup, Søren, and Caroline Waight. 2019. The Chestnut Man : A Novel. Harper. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663359.
    • Harvard:
      Sveistrup, S. and Waight, C. (2019) The chestnut man : a novel. Harper. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663359 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sveistrup, S & Waight, C 2019, The chestnut man : a novel, Harper, viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Sveistrup, Søren, and Caroline Waight. The Chestnut Man : A Novel. Harper, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663359.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sveistrup, Søren, and Caroline Waight. The Chestnut Man : A Novel. Harper, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663359.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sveistrup S, Waight C. The chestnut man : a novel [Internet]. Harper; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663359

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

Detective Naia Thulin's request to transfer out of Major Crimes is met with orders to take on a new partner. It's not an ideal match for career-focused Thulin; her new partner, Mark Hess, has just returned to the Copenhagen force after being booted from Europol. Thulin and Hess are still sizing each other up when they're assigned to investigate a killer who has struck twice in rapid succession, leaving tiny chestnut figurines with his victims' carefully arranged bodies. Forensic techs identify a perplexing clue: the chestnut men bear the fingerprints of the murdered daughter of popular government minister Rosa Hartung. Ignoring Thulin, Hess follows his gut and discovers that the victims had been investigated recently by child-protection authorities because of similarly worded anonymous tips. But what's the connection to Hartung? As the investigation becomes hampered by police politics, Thulin and Hess' acrimony shifts into a loyal partnership. Sveistrup, creator of the acclaimed television series The Killing, adeptly weaves together the stories of Thulin and Hess' relationship, their hunt for a wily serial killer, and the disastrous legacy of a childhood mistake. A complex procedural deepened by gut-wrenching social commentary. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

Detective Naia Thulin's request to transfer out of Major Crimes is met with orders to take on a new partner. It's not an ideal match for career-focused Thulin; her new partner, Mark Hess, has just returned to the Copenhagen force after being booted from Europol. Thulin and Hess are still sizing each other up when they're assigned to investigate a killer who has struck twice in rapid succession, leaving tiny chestnut figurines with his victims' carefully arranged bodies. Forensic techs identify a perplexing clue: the chestnut men bear the fingerprints of the murdered daughter of popular government minister Rosa Hartung. Ignoring Thulin, Hess follows his gut and discovers that the victims had been investigated recently by child-protection authorities because of similarly worded anonymous tips. But what's the connection to Hartung? As the investigation becomes hampered by police politics, Thulin and Hess' acrimony shifts into a loyal partnership. Sveistrup, creator of the acclaimed television series The Killing, adeptly weaves together the stories of Thulin and Hess' relationship, their hunt for a wily serial killer, and the disastrous legacy of a childhood mistake. A complex procedural deepened by gut-wrenching social commentary. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 September

DEBUT In Copenhagen, a woman is found murdered with a small token made of chestnuts next to her containing the fingerprint of a missing girl presumed dead. Detectives Naia Thulin and Marl Hess are thrown into a mystery that will make them question everything they know. As the two newly paired partners try to decipher the link between this new case and that of the missing girl, more women are targeted by the killer dubbed as the Chestnut Man by the media. Danish TV scriptwriter (The Killing) Sveistrup's debut is filled with imagery of Copenhagen, terrifying scenes, and strong characterization. The writing is superb; the author takes readers through a classic detective story of a closed case coming back to light. The switching of perspectives among the short chapters is a bit jarring at first, but readers will soon learn to appreciate entering the minds of both the detectives and the potential victims. Readers of Jo Nesbø's The Snowman and other noir fiction will want to read this one. VERDICT Sveistrup creates a plot so intricately woven that even a seasoned crime reader won't guess the ending. This book is the best kind of terrifying.—Natalie Browning, Longwood Univ. Lib., Farmville, VA

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 July #1

Sveistrup, creator and writer of the TV series The Killing, makes his stellar debut with this classy procedural, a revenge saga played out in present-day Copenhagen by characters—both police and villains—excruciatingly true to life. By-the-book detective Naia Thulin hopes for advancement to the national cybercrime center, but she currently works under the opportunistic head of Copenhagen's Major Crimes Division. As a horrifying serial mutilation-murder wave begins, she's saddled with seedy, authority-scorning Mark Hess as her temporary partner. Almost immediately, forensic evidence links the killer, who leaves a spooky doll made of chestnuts by each of his victims, to the year-old cold case of Minister of Social Affairs Rosa Hartung's 12-year-old daughter, kidnapped and presumed dead. With rapid-fire cinematic cuts from one brutal scene after another, Sveistrup illuminates the complexities of urban police work amid abundant inefficiencies, a plethora of red herrings, and government corruption. This one cries out for a sequel—and a film adaptation. Agent: Sofie Voller, Politiken Literary Agency. (Sept.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.