The Copenhagen Mystery

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1 book
80 pages (63 comics pages + 12 page illustrated appendix)
23.0 x 31.5, hardcover
Published in Danish
Ages 13 and up


Four high school students have formed a “laziness lodge” with the ignoble purpose of getting through high school physics classes as effortlessly as possible. But soon they begin receiving letters from a mysterious “F” with invitations to meet at various landmarks and locations in Copenhagen, only to be tricked into attending lectures on different aspects of the history of Physics. Every time “F” manages to escape, and they decide to work together to reveal their antagonist’s true identity.

Reading while learning about the history of Physics

The purpose of “The Copenhagen Mystery” is twofold: It is a conspiracy thriller set in Copenhagen featuring four youngsters, who try to solve a mystery about who sends them mysterious letters, but the comic also takes the reader through the entire 2.500-year-long development of physics – from the ancient Greeks to the Theory of Everything.

Best-selling team behind “The Copenhagen Mystery”

The team behind “The Copenhagen Mystery” also made the highly successful “Ørsted”, the best-selling Danish comic of 2020, now on its 7th printing.

Sussi Bech Danish Comics Foreign RightsSussi Bech

A 1983 graduate from the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen, Sussi Bech is an award-winning cartoonist living in Denmark. Her most popular graphic novel is Nofret – 13 volumes so far – which stars a young Egyptian girl in the land of the pharaohs and combines her adventures with historically accurate depictions of ancient Egypt. Sussi Bech has won several awards for her work.

Frank Madsen Danish Comics Foreign RightsFrank Madsen

A creator of children’s books and graphic novels – notably the adventures of Kurt Dunder – Frank Madsen is an award-winning cartoonist and three times Best Danish Comics Author nominée. Author of the weekly satirical cartoon Eks Libris since 2010.
Frank has also written the popular picture books for children Snus Mus about a mouse detective, with illustrations by Sussi Bech. The books were published in Chile in 2018 and more are in production.

Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen Danish Comics Foreign RightsJens Olaf Pepke Pedersen

Born in 1958. He holds a PhD in physics and is a senior researcher at the Danish National Space Institute, where he conducts research into climate change. He has previously worked at the universities of Aarhus and Copenhagen, the CERN research centre in Geneva and several US universities.


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