Dead Souls by Elsebeth Egholm
Dead Souls is the second book in the “Peter Boutrup” series by Danish author Elsebeth Egholm
A young nun is pulled out of the moat at the convent in Djursland where Peter works as a carpenter. She has been garrotted and Peter was the last person to see her alive.
At the same time during a deep and dangerous dive in the North Sea, Kir Rojel finds a box of old bones. They are male human bones and after examination, it appears the man has also been garrotted – but the bones are dated as being sixty years old. Detective Mark Bille Hansen is assigned to the case: he must link the bones in the box with the girl in the moat.
This is usually the type of story I love, but I found it confusing and hard to follow – I don’t know if it was because of the use of Danish names and places?