A murder at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia,
bears a close resemblance to one in Trondheim, Norway. The corpse of the museum
curator in Virginia is found flayed in his office by the cleaning staff; the
corpse of an archivist at the library in Norway, is found inside a locked vault
used to store delicate and rare books. Richmond homicide detective Felicia
Stone and Trondheim police inspector Odd Singsaker find themselves working on
similar murder cases, committed the same way, but half a world away. And both
murders are somehow connected to a sixteenth century palimpsest book—The Book
of John—which appears to be a journal of a serial murderer back in 1529 Norway,
a book bound in human skin.
A runaway bestseller in Norway, Jørgen Brekke’s Where Monsters Dwell has since sold to over fourteen countries. Where Monsters Dwell is the most awaited English language crime
fiction debut in years. Download and start listening now!