'The Boy in the Suitcase' by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis

Mystery Book Club Selection for February

Boy in the Suitcase book coverOn Feb. 7, join us to discuss The Boy in the Suitcase by Danish authors Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis.

Sent to retrieve a suitcase from a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife and mother who is a compulsive do-gooder, finds a surprise inside the suitcase: a 3-year-old boy, drugged, but alive. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.

Library Journal called this book "a must for Scandinavian crime fiction aficionados"; it was a New York Times Book Review Notable Crime Book of 2011 and won the Harald Morgensen Award for Best Danish Thriller of the Year.

The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 12th and E streets NW.