About The Book
Copenhagen is a mysterious city where strange and sinister things often happen. Menacing and at times darkly humorous there are echoes of Roald Dahl and Daphne du Maurier in these stories, many of which have been commissioned for Radio 4.
Here, the land of hygge becomes one of twilight and shadows. Deliciously dark and chilling, this is Nordic Noir at its finest.
With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. Last Train to Helsingør is a collection of short stories all set in or around Copenhagen. They all have a similar theme, they are either concerning unscrupulous or lonely people or those who’ve something to hide. They have been accurately likened to both Roald Dahl and Daphne du Maurier. All of them were very good.
I always read short stories over a few days, I find that I appreciate them more that way. There were none that I disliked and I have picked a few favourites. These were all different to each other and they were The Man Upstairs, Like White Rain and The Ghost of Helene Jorgeson. The latter reminded me more than any of the others of Dahl. Two of these were more sinister than the others, but all of the stories that feature are unsettling in varying ways.
A lovely collection, some of which has also been read on BBC Radio 4.