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  • Location: Fictional Húsafjöður (Iceland)

Thirty Days of Darkness

Thirty Days of Darkness

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2022: A Danish literary author is challenged to write a crime novel in thirty days,

  • ISBN: B0BDKL6GDP
  • Translator: Megan E. Turney
  • Genre: Crime, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

A Danish literary author is challenged to write a crime novel in thirty days, travelling to a small village in Iceland for inspiration, and then a body appears … an atmospheric, darkly funny, twisty debut thriller, first in an addictive new series.

Copenhagen author Hannah is the darling of the literary community and her novels have achieved massive critical acclaim. But nobody actually reads them, and frustrated by writer’s block, Hannah has the feeling that she’s doing something wrong.

When she expresses her contempt for genre fiction, Hanna is publicly challenged to write a crime novel in thirty days. Scared that she will lose face, she accepts, and her editor sends her to Húsafjöður – a quiet, tight-knit village in Iceland, filled with colorful local characters – for inspiration.

But two days after her arrival, the body of a fisherman’s young son is pulled from the water … and what begins as a search for plot material quickly turns into a messy and dangerous investigation that threatens to uncover secrets that put everything at risk … including Hannah.

Travel Guide

Ísafjörður 

The name of the town means ice fjord.

The oldest part of Ísafjörður with the town centre is located on a spit of sand.

It is a small place and only has around 2,600 people living there.

Imagine this though:

“But two days after her arrival, the body of a fisherman’s young son is pulled from the water … and what begins as a search for plot material quickly turns into a messy and dangerous investigation that threatens to uncover secrets that put everything at risk … including Hannah.”

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Thirty Days of Darkness

Destination:  Ísafjörður   Author/guide: Jenny Lund Madsen  Departure Time: 2022

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