Crime Fiction
Recently Viewed
Pay by...

Visa, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, PayPal

The Killing (Killing 1) - David Hewson

The Killing (Killing 1) - David Hewson

Book 1 in the BAFTA award-winning TV Series

Title: The Killing

Author:  David Hewson

ISBN:  9781447213956

Weight:  990 g

Delivery:  Plus a £1.45 add-on [weight and/or ins.]

Signed first edition, first printing



Sorry, sold out

Our price:  £29.99

The Killing by David Hewson

Who killed Nanna Birk Larsen?

Through the dark wood where the dead trees give no shelter Nanna Birk Larsen runs…  There is a bright monocular eye that follows, like a hunter after a wounded deer.  It moves in a slow approaching zigzag, marching through the Pineseskoven wasteland, through the Pentecost Forest.
The chill water, the fear, his presence not so far away…
There is one torchlight on her now, the single blazing eye.  And it is here…

Sarah Lund is looking forward to her last day as a detective with the Copenhagen Police department before moving to Sweden.  But everything changes when nineteen-year-old student, Nanna Birk Larsen, is found raped and brutally murdered in the woods outside the city.  Lund’s plans to relocate are put on hold as she leads the investigation along with fellow detective Jan Meyer.

While Nanna’s family struggles to cope with their loss, local politician, Troels Hartmann, is in the middle of an election campaign to become the new mayor of Copenhagen.  When links between City Hall and the murder suddenly come to light, the case takes an entirely different turn.

Over the course of twenty days, suspect upon suspect emerges as violence, political intrigue cast their shadows over the hunt for the killer.

Peer & Press Reviews

Hewson is a highly regarded crime writer in his own right… for those who missed watching Sarah Lund and the Danish police in action, I believe they will get a great deal of pleasure from reading about them.


David Hewson should be commended for writing such a page-turner of a book…  The Killing has enough twists and turns to satisfy not only any avid follower of the series but also readers that are coming to it first time around.

Shots Magazine

The book is an excellent read in which the author manages to dig deeper into the characters without having to rewrite their original television characterisation.  For those who haven’t seen the series, this is a very cleverly constructed and beautifully written crime drama; for those who already know the ending, a new twist awaits.

Irish Times

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Killing
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series The Killing (#1)
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781447213956
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 708
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 163 x 62mm
Packed weight 1.416kg [very heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Mark Bothwell
Jacket image Bill Hinton Photography / Getty Images

Other books you may like...
Knife (Harry Hole 12) - Jo Nesbo
Knife (Harry Hole 12) - Jo Nesbo
Signed edition£20.00
The Child Who by Simon Lelic
The Child Who by Simon Lelic
Signed, lined & dated£19.99
The Farm - Tom Rob Smith
The Farm - Tom Rob Smith
Signed edition£12.99
The Hypnotist - Lars Kepler
The Hypnotist - Lars Kepler
Triple signed edition£17.99
Vicious Circle (Joe Pickett 17) - C.J. Box
Vicious Circle (Joe Pickett 17) - C.J. Box
Signed edition£18.99
Winterkill (Dark Iceland 6) - Ragnar Jónasson
Winterkill (Dark Iceland 6) - Ragnar Jónasson
Signed edition£14.99
Modern Signed Editions Ltd