Catalogue Number: Y2N-E766
- Author: Soren Hammer,Lotte Hammer
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Published: 16 January 2014
- ISBN: 9781408843208
On a cold Monday morning before school begins, two children make a gruesome discovery. Hanging from the roof of the school gymnasium are the bodies of five naked and heavily disfigured men. Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen and his team from the Murder Squad in Copenhagen are called in to investigate this horrific case - the men hanging in a geometric pattern; the scene so closely resembling a public execution. When the identities of the five victims and the disturbing link between them is leaked to the press, the sinister motivation behind the killings quickly becomes apparent to the police. Up against a building internet campaign and even members of his own team, Simonsen finds that he must battle public opinion and vigilante groups in his mission to catch the killers. A nerve-wrenching look at justice and retribution, The Hanging is a spectacular crime tale straight from the heart of Scandinavia.
Lotte and S ren Hammer are a sister and brother from Denmark. Younger sister Lotte worked as a nurse after finishing her training in 1977 and her brother S ren was a trained teacher and a lecturer at the Copenhagen University College of Engineering. After S ren moved into the house where Lotte lived with her family in 2004 they began writing crime novels together. To date, they have written four books in this series. The Hanging is the first.