Written by Stefan Ahnhem
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Publication Date January 13, 2018
A high-speed chase ends in tragedy when a car crashes into Helsingborg harbour. In the front seat is one of Sweden’s most affluent IT entrepreneurs. Initially all signs point to an accident, but a closer examination of the body shows that it has been frozen. Stranger yet is the time of death: two months before the crash.
Two years have passed since the events of Victim Without a Face. Fabian Risk has taken advantage of the quiet at work to focus on patching things up with his family, while across the strait Dunja Hougaard has donned the uniform once more, this time as a police officer. When a homeless man is brutally beaten to death, Dunja can’t stop herself from starting an investigation of her own. Before long the clues take her to Sweden and Helsingborg, where Risk is investigating the peculiar case of the frozen millionaire.
Gritty and chilling, Eighteen Below is the third stand-alone thriller in the internationally bestselling Fabian Risk series.
STEFAN AHNHEM is the bestselling author of the Fabian Risk series. He is an established screenwriter for both TV and film and has worked on a variety of projects, including adaptations of Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander series. He also serves on the board of the Swedish Writers Guild. He lives in Stockholm.
RACHEL WILLSON-BROYLES is an American translator specializing in literature. She has a Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and recently translated The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson, Room No. 10 by Åke Edwardson, and Victim Without a Face by Stefan Ahnhem. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Praise for Stefan Ahnhem and VICTIM WITHOUT A FACE:
CRIMETIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR
RTÉ RADIO 1’S THE RYAN TUBRIDY SHOW LISTENERS’ CHOICE AWARD FINALIST
2016 LUBIMYCZYTAC BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALIST
“A truly auspicious debut.” — Globe and Mail
“Recalls Mankell at his best.” — Sunday Times
“Gripping, surprising, and tense.” — Crime Review
“Epic in scale and ambition, this announces a new arrival in the Swedish crime galaxy.” — Daily Mail
“This Scandinavian page-turner is sure to keep you up late into the night.” — Guelph Mercury
“Finally we have a true heir to Stieg Larsson. Ahnhem knows how to write, has a feeling for pacing and dialogue, and masters everything perfectly.” — NDR Radio
“More gripping than Jo Nesbø, blacker than Stieg Larsson, and more bleakly human than Henning Mankell.” — Tony Parsons, author of The Murder Man
“Full of surprise, suspense, and the shadows of the past.” — Åke Edwardson, author of Room No. 10
“My god this grabs. It has hands. Truly.” — Caroline Kepnes, author of You
“It is not often a crime novel grasps you from the very first page and refuses to let you go.” — Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt, authors of the Sebastian Bergman thrillers