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  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099575696
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

Bad Blood




Set to be the new Scandinavian crime sensation from BBC Four: in Bad Blood, Detective Paul Hjelm and his team are called in to try and catch an American serial killer on the loose in Sweden

Detective Paul Hjelm and his team receive an urgent call from the FBI. A murderer whose methods bear a frightening resemblance to a serial killer they believed long dead is on his way to Sweden.

For years the FBI hunted the so-called ‘Kentucky Killer’, their agents haunted by the terrible injuries he inflicted on his victims through his signature device: a weapon that squeezed the vocal cords shut. Has he somehow returned from beyond the grave to torture a new generation, or do they have a copy-cat on their hands? And what do they want in Sweden?

If they are to capture the killer, the team must collaborate with their colleagues in the FBI on a desperate hunt that will take them from rainswept city streets to deserted Kentucky farmhouses, and will push them to the limits of their endurance.

  • Pub date: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099575696
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Arne Dahl

Arne Dahl is a multi-award-winning author, critic and editor. Dahl is the creator of the bestselling Intercrime series which was made into a BBC TV series. His books have sold over three million copies, and have been translated into 32 languages. Arne Dahl was awarded the presitigious European Crime Fiction Star Award (Ripper Award) in 2018.

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Praise for Bad Blood

“Crime fiction of genuine authority with a sinewy, uncompromising structure”

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