What did I say about revealing too much in these blog posts? Not so, today! Chapter 8 is even referred to on the back cover of the book, revealing the moment when – spoiler alert! – Maratse hooks a young woman on the longline.
When writing this chapter, I realised I was writing a crime book. At least, my interpretation of a crime book. This isn’t Columbo or Frost, and neither am I pretending it should be. It’s definitely not Holmes. It is, however, simply Maratse. And, in this instance, before Petra really gets involved, Maratse’s sidekick is Karl, his unfortunate but very welcoming neighbour.
They smoke a lot, as many Greenlanders do – or at least did when I lived there. So, it’s natural, following the gruesome discovery, for Maratse to offer Karl a cigarette while he takes care of things.
Putting things on the map, this scene takes place north, or, rather, a little north and west of Inussuk (Niaqornat). See map above.
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