Forty Days without Shadow

Forty Days without Shadow


Available material: Full translation in English


Forty Days Without Shadow

Original title: Le dernier Lapon
Author: Olivier Truc

In Kautokeinko, a small village in the extreme north of Scandianvia, the police try to solve a murder and the theft of an ancient drum, amidst raising tensions between members of the Arctic-based Sami religion and fundamentalists opposed to their beliefs. The vast white wilderness of Lapland has become a battlefield, where anger, greed and suspicion reign. Klemet Nango and Nina Nansen are members of the P9 patrol of the Reindeer Police, a specialized brigade accustomed to most of the natural and manmade challenges in the region. But not everyone in Kautokeino wants to see their investigation move forward…

Original language

FRENCH | Éditions Métailié
FRENCH (Graphic novel) | Sarbacane

Translation rights

CATALAN | Columna
CZECH | Panteon
DANISH | Modtryk
DUTCH | Signatuur
ENGLISH (UK) | Trapdoor/Little Brown
ENGLISH (USA) | Grand Central/Little Brown
FINNISH | Siltala
GERMAN | Droemer Knaur
ITALIAN | Marsilio
JAPANESE | Tokyo Sogen
LATVIAN | Lauku Avize
NORWEGIAN | Cappelen Damm
POLISH | Czarna Owca
PORTUGUESE (Brazil) | Alaúde/Tordesilhas
PORTUGUESE (Portugal) | Planeta Portugal
SLOVAK | Pantheon
SPANISH | Destino / Grupo Planeta
SWEDISH | Piratförlaget


FILM RIGHTS SOLD. All other audiovisual rights available.

  • Prix Salon du Polar de Montigny – Best Crime novel in French
  • Prix Inter polar du Festival Polar de Reims
  • Prix des Lecteurs Plume Libre 2013, plume de bronze dans la catégorie Nouvelle Plume Polar, thriller francophone
  • Prix Quais du polar
  • Prix Mystère de la critique
  • Trophée 813

«Set in Northern Norway, a fascinating thriller that makes you shudder and offers the opportunity to discover a mysterious land, the land of the Sami people.» La Reppublica

«This novel is a homage to the recovery of identity.» La Vanguardia

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