Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, Miller’s Cottage (2016)
New Tora Skammelsen mystery. A novella set by the North Sea.
Tora buys her home near the North Sea, but village life does not quite live up to her expectations. Soon she develops a keen interest in the activities of her peculiar neighbour Margrethe. Why does the widow try to hide the fact that a man is living with her? Besides there is Rune, the charming sales rep at the Old Mill Inn, who all but sweeps Tora off her feet while her friend, Police Inspector Thomas Bilgren, is preoccupied with a bank robbery.
The story can be read as a stand-alone, but for readers with an interest in Tora’s private affairs it may be a good idea to read the first volume, North Sea Cottage, first.
Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, Crystal Nights – May 2015
Also available as paperback.
Kristallnacht in Berlin, 1938. A Jewish family flees from persecution, the mother desperate to assure her children freedom is within their grasp. Thirty years later, ten-year-old Lars-Ole disappears from a sleepy village in Denmark.
After months of investigation, the police have no leads. Creeping unease thickens when another boy disappears, and Lars-Ole’s best friend is determined to act. Will Niels succeed when the police have given up? Or will he pay with his life?
CRYSTAL NIGHTS is the story of the violence and evil that rips through a cosy and peaceful Danish village in the 1960s.
The psychological mystery is Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen’s third standalone.
Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, North Sea Cottage – June 2014.
– a novella which takes place by the rough North Sea.
Tora Skammelsen, a young writer, retreats to her aunt’s cottage to get away from it all. Here, on the Danish North Sea coast, she tries to make sense of her life and rid herself of the ghosts of her past. When the old stable catches fire leading to the discovery of a skeleton, Tora is faced with ghosts that go even further back, to the time of World War Two. Now she must uncover her own family secrets, but will she learn the truth in time to save herself?
Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, Green Acres
A cosy and charming short story in the Rhapsody Gershwin series, set in Knavesborough, a fictional Yorkshire village.
First published in the anthology “The Red Shoes”.
Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, Ding Dong Bell, The Kitten in the Well
A clean and cosy short story, featuring the popular Gershwin family in Knavesborough. This is your chance to revisit the 1990s and meet Rhapsody, Harmonia and Psalmonalla Gershwin, the spunky vicar’s daughters and their curious kitten.
It all begins quite innocently with a visit to an old cat woman, but no matter what the Gershwins stick their noses in, something sinister will happen.