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"The Chopping Block"
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February 2014February 18, 2014 (USA)
February 28, 2014 (UK)

Novel Information
ISBN: 9781781166567
eBook: 9781781166574
German eBook: 9783864253447
Publisher: Titan
Cross Cult (German)
Cover: Universal Network Television, Dreamstime
Writer: John Passarella
Regulars: Nick Burkhardt
Hank Griffin
Juliette Silverton
Sean Renard
Drew Wu
Rosalee Calvert
Novel Guide
Previous Book:
The Icy Touch
Next Book:
The Killing Time
"The Waking Dead"
"Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"
Book 2 quote

"The Chopping Block" is the second book in the Grimm novel series. A paperback issue was published on February 18, 2014 in the United States and February 28, 2014 in the United Kingdom.


A cache of bones is found in a shallow grave in local woods... Meanwhile missing persons cases in Portland seem to be on the increase. As more bones are discovered, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt and his partner Hank Griffin investigate - but there seems to be no connection between the victims..


When a pile of bones is discovered in a Portland forest, severed and stripped of flesh, homicide detectives Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin quickly rule out an animal attack, but suspect the killer is something other than human. Soon more skeletal remains are unearthed, and tests reveal that the bones were cooked before burial. As the body count increases, Nick, Hank, and reformed Blutbad Monroe must track down a Wesen with a taste for human meat, before the killer can butcher their next meal...

Main charactersEdit



  • Hank drives a Volkswagen CC.
  • Wu does not display any surprise when Monroe is helping Nick and Renard solve a case at the precinct.


  • The opening quote was made up by the book's author, John Passarella.[1]
  • "The Finer Things" was one of the alternate/working titles for the book.[2]

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