The Dinosaur Feather
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The Dinosaur Feather

Translated from the original Danish by Charlotte Barslund
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Biology graduate Anna Bella Nor is just two weeks away from defending her thesis on the origin of birds when her supervisor Lars Helland is found dead in his office, his severed tongue lying on his bloodied shirtfront, a copy of her thesis in his lap.

Police Superintendent Søren Marhauge is assigned to unravel what appears to be a multitude of intrigues in the Biology Department of Copenhagen University. Helland had been deliberately infected with a rare parasite that only an expert in the field would have access to. But when Anna Bella’s fellow graduate and close friend is also killed, the murders seem to be linked not only to the university but also to Anna herself. As Marhauge investigates he comes up against the vicious competition for academic success, dark secrets from the past – all against the fabulous backdrop of palaeontology’s age-old mysteries.

Suspenseful, compelling, richly detailed and stunningly researched, The Dinosaur Feather unveils a sparkling mosaic of related destinies as well as a sinister web of lies.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Sissel-Jo
Gazan

Sissel-Jo Gazan is a biology graduate from the University of Copenhagen. The Dinosaur Feather is her breakthrough novel, having sold in twelve countries already.

Sissel-Jo Gazan is a biology graduate from the University of Copenhagen. The Dinosaur Feather is her breakthrough novel, having sold in twelve countries already.

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Charlotte
Barslund

Charlotte Barslund is a translator of Scandinavian plays and novels. Her translation of Calling Out For You by Karin Fossum was nominated for the Crime Writer’s Association Gold Dagger award, while her translation of I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction award.

Charlotte Barslund is a translator of Scandinavian plays and novels. Her translation of Calling Out For You by Karin Fossum was nominated for the Crime Writer’s Association Gold Dagger award, while her translation of I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction award.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/01/2012
Country
Denmark
Original Language
Danish
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
Translator
Charlotte Barslund
Translation
Translated from the original Danish by Charlotte Barslund

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