Danish crime author Sara Blædel

discusses her new book, The Undertaker's Daughter  
Nordic Literary Series 
Nordic Literary Series

Danish crime author Sara Blædel

discusses her new book, The Undertaker's Daughter



This event is cohosted by the Seattle Public Library. It will be held at the Library's Ballard Branch (5614 22nd Ave. NW). It is free and open to the public.

Bestselling Danish crime author Sara Blædel will read from and discuss her latest novel, The Undertaker’s Daughter. As a bonus, Anne Dorte Riggelsen, the consul general of Denmark in New York, will be delivering remarks on behalf of Denmark before the reading begins! You won't want to miss this special opportunity.

Already widowed by the age of forty, Ilka Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest, regimented, and uneventful life in Copenhagen—until unexpected news rocks her quiet existence. Her father, who abandoned her in childhood, has suddenly died. And he’s left Ilka only one thing in his will: the funeral home he owns in Racine, Wisconsin. Clinging to this last shred of communication from the father she hasn’t heard from since childhood, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, she plans to visit his funeral home and go through her father’s things—hoping for some insight into his life in America—before preparing the business for a quick sale. But when she stumbles on an unsolved murder, and a killer who seems to be very much alive, Ilka realizes she might be in over her head. 

Sara Blædel is the author of the #1 international bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. Her books are published in 23 countries and she has been voted Denmark's most popular novelist four times. She recently moved to New York City. Visit Sara’s website at www.sarablaedel.com

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