Original title: Kuokkamummo
Class/genre: Crime & Thriller
“Right now you’re wondering what Granny Hatchet does. Granny Hatchet kills children. She hits you between the shoulder blades with the back of her hatchet, knocking the wind out of you and making your legs go numb. She turns you around. She shows you her black tongue. Then you’re done for.”
Teenagers in suburban Finland gather in a local bomb shelter to scare each other with tales of Granny Hatchet. Is this merely a game, or based on something real? Maisa is working on a dissertation on urban folklore, focusing on her home town in which a cruel tradition prevails among local kids. Hazy memories of childhood and young love are also haunting Samuel, who returns home in order to make sense of them. If Granny Hatchet is pure urban legend, why are people vanishing, never to be seen again? And what exactly is happening in an abandoned estate on the beach? This legend has the power to scare people into silence and make those who dare to speak disappear.
See the book’s website: http://www.blacktonguebook.com/
WORLD ENGLISH, Amazon publishing
CZECH REPUBLIC, Euromedia