Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: The Chestnut Man (November 2019)

By Soren Sveistrup

December 2, 2019

As the leaves fall in Copenhagen

One October morning in a quite suburb, the police make a terrible discovery.

A psychopath is terrorising the city

A young woman is found brutally murdered with one of her hands missing.

He leaves a chilling calling card

Above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts.

But it’s not the only thing

Examining the doll, Forensics are shocked to find a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, kidnapped and murdered a year ago.

Can a new killer be the key to an old crime?

A pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues.

And will his spree be over when winter arrives – or is he only just getting started?

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