Monday, 28 October 2013

Debut Spotlight: Sander Jakobsen

This year I have really gotten back into reading crime fiction after doing a feature week on the blog earlier this summer.  One of the books that's been added onto my Christmas wishlist is The Preacher by Sander Jackobsen that is due to be published on 28th November.

Thorkild Christensen stares down at his murdered wife, Karen, and realises he knows almost nothing about her. How did she fill her days? Where did she really go every Thursday? Detective Thea Krogh is determined to find out as she immerses herself in town life. Yet Karen's secrets elude her at every turn. 

And then a second woman is shot dead. 

There appears to be nothing to link the two dead women. But there something, they just can't see it. Someone who knows all the pieces. Someone who is carefully knocking each piece into place, one by one. Someone who holds them all in the palm of his hand...

Sander Jakobsen is the pseudonym for Danish writing duo Dagmar Winther and Kenneth Degnbol.

Dagmar Winther was born in 1980 and graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 2004. She has worked as an intern at the Birmingham Post & Mail and for the European Commission in Brussels before settling down as a teacher of journalism at Rønde Højskole, a Danish Folk High School (a very Danish phenomenon which is part of the non-formal education system in Denmark). She still does the occasional freelance job and is also a singer, mostly of classical music. She has a daughter and currently lives in Thorsager, a tiny village near Aarhus.
Kenneth Degnbol was born in 1972. He has a master’s degree in music and history from the University of Aarhus, and spent four years as an organization consultant before he began working at Rønde Højskole in 2004, alongside Dagmar, teaching philosophy and music. He is a skilled musician and a father of three. He lives in Hornslet, a small town near Aarhus.

The Preacher is their debut novel, which they translated into English themselves. They are currently working on their next book.

To find out more about the authors and their book, why not visit their website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

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