The most popular Danish author of 2010 and 2011 is named Sara Blaedel, and she wants to get under your skin this summer. In the American debut of her internationally bestselling novel, Call Me Princess (Pegasus; August 2011) the worlds of digital intimacy and real-life horror collide in a brutal crime, leaving one detective to reconstruct the crash.
A vicious rape. A faceless criminal. Extraordinary circumstances. All contribute to Sara Blaedel’s shiver-inspiring story of a digital tryst gone achingly wrong. Propelled by powerful female characters in the style of Steig Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Call Me Princess brings Sara Blaedel’s talent for crafting timely, seasonable tales of suspense and intrigue to print in English for the first time.
The Danish Lit Mag reported that “Call Me Princess offers a fascinating story of crime and punishment alongside a shift in the feminine struggles and values typical of the Western democracies that take the battle of the sexes seriously,” and Politiken newspaper described it as “consistently suspenseful until the very last sentence.” Blaedel’s novel brings the potential threats of the modern world into her well-constructed and powerful tale, which should enthrall her new American audience just as her Nordic predecessors have done in the past couple years.
Watch Call Me Princess‘ trailer: http://media.openroadmedia.com/files/2011/06/06/Blaedel 630.mp4
See what The Early Word in lit has to say: http://www.earlyword.com/2011/06/16/nordic-noir-for-the-summer/
Check out Sara Blaedel on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Sara.Blaedel?v=app_7146470109
And read an excerpt of the novel! http://www.kunst.dk/danish-literary-magazine/06/crime-fiction/virtual-love-very-real-crime/extract-call-me-princess/
About the Author: Sara Blaedel founded the first publishing house dedicated to crime fiction in Denmark. This inspired her to write her own series of detective novels, which have been published around the world and hit the top of the Danish bestseller lists. Sara was voted the most popular novelist in Denmark in 2010 and 2011. She lives in Copenhagen.
$25.00 • 320 pages • Hardcover • 978-1-60598-251-9 • Fiction • 6 x 9