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  • Location: Inussuk, Uummannaq

We Shall Be Monsters

We Shall Be Monsters

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2000s: The third part of the Greenland crime series..

  • ISBN: 978-8793680166
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

When the body of a missing teenager is discovered, Police Sergeant Petra Jensen’s stiff and bloody clothes are found beside a nearby hole in the sea ice. The local police assume she is dead. The suicide note, written in her own hand, confirms it.

The investigation is closed and her clothes are buried in a small casket in the pre-cut grave – one of seven dug before winter in the graveyard above Inussuk, a small Arctic settlement on the exposed west coast of Greenland.

For retired Police Constable David Maratse, the funeral is just a formality, something to be endured, if only to convince the press, the politicians, and the police, that Petra, one of Greenland’s finest officers, is dead.

As the hunt for the teenager’s killer resumes, Maratse harnesses his dog team, and slips away under the cover of the winter night to begin his search for Petra, free from the prying eyes of the press, far from the restraints of the law.

Travel Guide

Travel to Inussuk, Greenland BookTrail style


“There are ridges and knots on the sea ice, like nodes plugged into the dark sea below the hard surface. These crystal webs of primitive communication, blisters of information, create patterns to be read, deciphered; a provocation of fractured threads of ice snaking through Uummannaq fjord, bordered by mountains, cut off by storms, remote, inhospitable for some, a refuge for others.”

Set during the sunless and tortuous Greenlandic winter, on the sea ice over 600 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, “We Shall Be Monsters” is the third and the darkest to date of the three books in the Greenland Crime series featuring retired Police Constable David Maratse.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: We Shall Be Monsters

Destination: Inussuk, Uummannaq, Greenland  Author/guide: Christoffer Petersen Departure Time: 2000s

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