Volume no.1 has now been published in: Denmark, Germany, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, Iceland, Spain, France, Italy, Russia - and more...



The Hanging, 2013 (Svinehunde)



*****

- B.T.


*****

- Politiken


*****

"Filthy good crime fiction debut ... Inventive, fast-paced and exiting with a good eye for everyday inequality-Denmark."
- Nordjyske Stiftstidende


*****

"... a crime novel that can and will more than the average - probably because the authors are experienced people with more to offer than pure entertainment."
- Ekstra Bladet


*****

"Impressive ... This also has something to do with the language, which really should be commended for being powerful and humorous, like Simonsen's interaction with his buddies works perfectly, and bodes well for future books in the series."
- Børsen


*****

"Danish crime novel on Swedish level ... Delightful reading material."
- Jyllands-Posten


"The Hammers, a sister and brother writing team, make their U.S. debut with this outstanding crime thriller... Everything works in this dark Scandinavian procedural - the intelligent and complex plot, the fallible lead, and the atmospheric prose."
- Publishers Weekly



The Girl in the Ice, 2015 (Alting har sin pris)




"The author's intimate style, translated by Martin Aitken, yields character studies of emotional depth and intensity ..."
- New York Times

*****

"Hammer & Hammer has written themselves directly into the top of the Danish crime novels with two remarkable stories in one and the same year. Beautiful! - Also this time the game is played on the tension between the private and impulsive and the public and considered. And also this time there is considerable linguistic excess."
- Jyllandsposten


*****

"Danish quality crime fiction."
- VG Norge




The Vanished, 2016 (Ensomme hjerters klub)



“Like Sjöwall and Wallöö’s Martin Beck (an acknowledged influence) and Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander, Simonsen is a typical Scandinavian noir protagonist, brooding and filled with self-doubt … [He] will keep his faithful readership turning the pages and looking for more.”
- New York Journal of Books


“A deftly written procedural with clear appeal for fans of Scandinavian crime fiction, particularly those who delight in riveting investigative detail and psychological intricacies.”
- Publishers Weekly


“Thought Swedish detectives were depressive, did you? Meet Konrad Simonsen, head of homicide for the Copenhagen police and the seriously melancholy moral compass of a solid series by the Danish sister and brother Lotte and Soren Hammer … The authors’ intimate style; translated by Martin Aitken, yields character studies of emotional depth and intensity.”
- New York Times Book Review


*****

"Siblings Hammer approaching international standards."
- Børsen


“The reader can’t help but be held rapt … the Hammers being the capable mystery writers they are … The kind of novel you’ll read again, marveling at the care the Hammer siblings have taken in constructing Simonsen’s fictive world.”
- Spectrum


*****

"One must wish both writers and readers congratulations. Lotte and Soren Hammer's latest crime novel is, like the previous two, a very safe demonstration of the ability to develop and maintain a crime plot that surprise to the last page, while that with great insight and empathy embraces the future trend to let the thriller be a contemporary analytical as well as a critical community description."
- Jyllands-Posten


“If you haven’t picked up on this fine, addicting series yet, there is still time to do so in its early days…  I recommend that you jump on now, particularly if you are a fan of Nordic noir.”
- Book Reporter


*****

"It's the effortless combination of vivid personality portraits, the denudation of the laboriously progressive investigative work and the accurately drawn society portrait that makes the siblings 'Ensomme hjerters klub' more than just a crime novel. Some of the best contemporary literature."
- Dagbladenes Bureau


“Lotte [and Søren Hammer] is a master of the mystery/suspense genre and ‘The Vanished’ is the latest novel in heroutstanding 'Konrad Simonsen' series … A riveting read from first page to last, ‘The Vanished’ is a consistently compelling and deftly crafted novel that will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections.”
- Midwest Book Review



Pigen i Satans Mose, 2012 (The Lake)



*****

"A breath of fresh air into the format … their language and style has to be some of the best of its kind in newer Danish crime fiction."
- Jyllands-Posten


*****

"Modern crime fiction with substance … A masterfully drawn psychological portrait."
- Dagbladenes Bureau


"Energetic storytelling … Written with commitment and true indignation."
- Ekstra Bladet


"Intelligent suspense."
- Berlingske


Den Sindssyge Polak, 2014 (The Night Ferry)



♥♥♥♥♥

”a terrific, thrilling and gripping novel with strong emotions and powerful political tones.”

”A novel of high international standard. And a novel that could - and should – make it to the big screen.”

”I was caught from first till last page and couldn’t put the book down, despite the fact that I wanted to save some pages for special moments. ’The Woodman’ is a thriller about deceit and betrayel, about intrigues and manipulation and political cynicism – all very realitically done.”
- Politikken


*****

”Hammer and Hammer are linguistic naturals in the league of Arne Dahl and Håkan Nesser.”

”They can deliver a plot with one surprising twist after the other. And how refreshing for once in the genre, that both good and evil in society’s elite is depicted.”
- Jyllandsposten


”Not just a terrifically thrilling crime novel, but also an insight into what it is like for veterans to live with their traumas – without getting the necessary help.”
- Ugebladet Søndag


*****

”The siblings Lotte and Søren Hammer take a tough stance in the fifth book in their crime series with the likeable Chief Detective Inspector Konrad Simonsen and his team from the Homicide Division in Copenhagen.”
- Dagbladenes Bureau


Elskede Heidi, 2015 (The Revenge)



*****

"The author duo Lotte & Soren Hammer juggle elegantly with the story line [...] The quality is still top-drawer [...] If you don't know Lotte and Soren Hammer, "The Revenge " is a good place to start; dedicated readers will seize the moment."
- Dagbladenes Bureau


*****

"Excellent new crime thriller from Hammer & Hammer zooms in on the surveillance society. Six top-class crime novels since 2010 is impressive and awe-inspiring. Well-plotted, well-written with energy and humour, intelligent handling of facts and a relevant, socially critical agenda that fortunately never becomes dogmatic and didactic. [...] Konrad's team from the Copenhagen Police’s Murder Squad – along with Jussi Adler-Olsen's basement people from police headquarters – are police investigators who could easily give the Swedish author Arne Dahl's A-group a good run in the discipline of originality in the literary crime story. That should give you an indication of the level."
- Jyllands-Posten


*****

"The Hammer siblings are back with a well-composed crime story on another socially relevant and topical issue: Surveillance, drones and pervasive violations of privacy. [...] As in their previous novels, the authors get to grips with topical issues in society and what is likely to be provocative subject matter, and get it all subtly packaged in a well thought-out plot with lots of good tension and solid entertainment. [...] The impact and the pace are effective [...] The authors write with a social commitment that is sympathetic and their plot is broadly-speaking so straightforward and flawless that it could easily be translated to the silver screen."
- Berlingske/Århus Stiftstidende