Thirty Days of Darkness

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Orenda Books
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6.0 X 8.7 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Jenny Lund Madsen is one of Denmark's most acclaimed scriptwriters (including the international hits Rita and Follow the Money) and is known as an advocate for better representation for sexual and ethnic minorities in Danish TV and film. She recently made her debut as a playwright with the critically acclaimed Audition (Aarhus Teater) and her debut literary thriller, Thirty Days of Darkness, first in an addictive new series, won the Harald Mogensen Prize for Best Danish Crime Novel of the year and was shortlisted for the coveted Glass Key Award.


"I loved it! Dark and atmospheric. I found it a bleak and beautiful evocation of Iceland, and Hannah is a pitch-perfect depiction of the bombastic neurosis that we writers know so very well, on top of which the mystery of the murder that pulled me in from the start." --Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange.
"Hannah is as fascinating as the mystery she uncovers. . . . Set during a bleak Icelandic autumn, the compelling mystery novel Thirty Days of Darkness concerns family secrets and forbidden love." --Foreword Reviews starred review

"This is a real treat. Witty, dark, meta, ingenious and hugely compelling. LOVED the Icelandic setting and satirical observations. EXCELLENT." --Will Dean, author of Dark Pines & Wolf Pack.
"Wit and originality make it a joy to read."--Crime Book of the Month
"A most entertaining debut ... a thoroughly enjoyable read, in the style of Murder She Wrote Goes All-Out Nordic and with the added spice of literary characters at sea in a word of crime." --Crime Time
"The suspense builds throughout the novel as Hannah discovers more hidden secrets, building to a reveal that is both unexpected and brilliant. So dark, so atmospheric, so funny and so very tense. This is the perfect balance of murder, mayhem and humour."--NFOP Magazine
"With a wonderful love to hate central character - Hannah is a prickly, judgmental alcoholic with poor impulse control - this is an original and thoroughly enjoyable treat."--The Guardian
"An engaging murder story that involves all the elements often associated with the genre (red herrings, plot twists, quirky characters), but also incorporates a meta-aspect as it is a narrative centered around the struggles of an author who is fighting to write a crime novel within a limited period of time."--Tap the Line Magazine
"Dark and atmospheric ... a bleak and beautiful evocation of Iceland, and Hannah is a pitch-perfect depiction of the bombastic neurosis that we writers know so very well."--Harriet Tyce, Author of Blood Orange