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U.S. book release: Farewell to Freedom by Sara Blaedel!

Farewell to Freedom by Sara Blaedel is released in the U.S. December 4

So far Sara Blaedel has written 7 books in the very popular Louise Rick series. The crime fiction books take place in Denmark and Louise Rick is a detective in the Copenhagen PD.

Dark and chilling as a fjord on a December night. If you like crime fiction that is genuinely scary, then Sara Blaedel should be the next writer you read. If you have yet to discover the Queen Of Danish Crime, then you’re in for a treat.
Mark Billingham, bestselling author of Rush of Blood

Everyone keeps talking about the “trend” in crime writers—Scandinavian, German, Russian. Blaedel is no trend. Blaedel is a remarkable crime writer who time and again delivers a solid, engaging story that any reader in the world can enjoy.
≈ Karin Slaughter, bestselling author of Fallen

Blaedel is at the top of her game. Louise Rick is a character who will have readers coming back for more.
≈ Camilla Läckberg, bestselling author of The Stonecutter

The Louise Rick series in chronological order:

  1. Grønt støv (not published in English)
  2. Kald mig prinsesse (Call me Princess)
  3. Kun ét liv (Only one Life)
  4. Aldrig mere fri (Farewell to Freedom)
  5. Hævnens gudinde
  6. Dødsenglen
  7. De glemte piger

Review: Call me Princess

With a climax as suspenseful as it is shocking, Sara Blaedel’s American debut confirms her as one of the brightest stars in the new wave of Scandinavian crime novelists that has riveted the attention of readers around the world.

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Review: Only one Life

Exhausted by all the emotions I experienced while reading this incredible story; and yet satisfied by Blaedel’s ability to keep me guessing at the puzzle and intrigued with all of its characters. This is a truly magnificent work of art.

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Review: Farewell to Freedom

Sara Blaedel is a seasoned writer of crime novels. FAREWELL TO FREEDOM is a masterfully written story that will pull you in and not let go. The plot moves swiftly, but you are never quite sure where it is headed. Blaedel keeps you in suspense until the very end. This is a story about the lucrative business of human trafficking and crime gangs in the Eastern European and Baltic countries. If you are a fan of this genre, this is a must read for you.

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Goodreads – Nordic Noir Group

If you’re a Goodreads member you can join the Nordic Noir group. It’s a public group and anyone can join. Sara Blaedel is the Featured Author in December 2012.

Who is Sara Blaedel?

27-Sara-BWSara Blaedel is one of Denmark’s most successful crime writers, the author of seven bestselling novels featuring police detective Louise Rick. Sara has been voted the Most Popular Author in Denmark by the general public no less than three times.

Sara has come full circle from her childhood days of hearing her mother read Agatha Christie aloud. “It brings me peace to know that it all began with crime fiction as a child, and that it is there, after a thousand detours, that I have landed again. As a child I found peace in crime novels, and it is with them that I find peace today. There has been some turbulence along the way, but I wouldn’t have avoided any of it. I wouldn’t have reached the place I have without all of it happening.” And that place Sara has reached includes seven published novels with an eighth on the way. Her novels are published in seventeen countries and appear in fifteen languages, and the film rights have been optioned. Her hard work and determination have branded her the “Queen of Crime” in Denmark.

Today, Sara lives north of Copenhagen with her family. She has always loved animals; she still enjoys horse riding and shares her home with her cat and golden retriever (the Killer Cat and the Killer Dog). When she isn’t busy committing brutal murders on the page, she is an ambassador with Save the Children and serves on the jury of a documentary film competition.


32-Åsa-SaraThe photos are from the Copenhagen Book Fair 2012.

Sara interviewed one of her favorite Swedish crime fiction authors, Åsa Larsson, and they talked about Åsa’s new book “Som offer til Molok”.

The photos are the property of Ditte Broens and are subject to copyright  restrictions. Use of the photos without direct permission is not allowed. If you would like to use any of the photos, please contact Ditte at photofantastic@hotmail.com.

Sources: Amazon.com, Sarablaedel.com