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BOOK REVIEW – The Killing by David Hewson

By Marty Mulrooney

The Killing David Hewson

The Killing is a crime novel written by British author David Hewson, based upon the first series of the critically acclaimed Danish TV drama of the same name. The story follows Detective Inspector Sarah Lund as she investigates the brutal rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman named Nanna Birk Larsen. Author David Hewson researched the project by travelling to Copenhagen and consulting with The Killing writer and creator Søren Sveistrup. The result is a novelisation that offers a rich retelling of the hit TV series and includes an explosive final plot twist all of its own…

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TELEVISION REVIEW – The Killing: The Complete Seasons One and Two (DVD)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Killing Seasons One & Two

The Killing (Danish title Forbrydelsen) is a BAFTA award-winning and Emmy-nominated Danish television series written by Søren Sveistrup and produced by Danmarks Radio (the Danish Broadcasting Corporation). Each series follows Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl) as she investigates a specific case; the first series deals with the brutal rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman named Nanna Birk Larsen, whilst the second series deals with numerous killings that somehow involve the Danish military. Both series were shown on BBC Four in 2011 to high viewer figures and overwhelming critical acclaim.

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