Anna is two weeks away from defending her thesis when her academic supervisor – the highly respected, though universally despised – Dr. Lars Helland, drops dead in his office at the University of Copenhagen. As if being a PhD hopeful and a single mom wasn’t hard enough, Anna’s thesis was on Helland’s bloody lap when he died. Police Superintendent Søren Marhauge has to unravel whodunit, but every scientist around Helland, every student, and even his ex-wife have a grudge or something to hide. Picked as one of the best mysteries of 2013 by NPR, The Dinosaur Feather by S.J. Gazan is perfect for those who like Scandinavian or academic thrillers.