By Kjell Eriksson
Winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for most sensible Crime Novel, The Princess of Burundi introduces American readers to Kjell Eriksson--a crime author who has fast develop into a global sensation.
This spellbinding new mystery opens while a tender father fails to teach up for supper on a snowy evening previous to Christmas. His isn't the in basic terms sinister disappearance, and ahead of the ultimate breathtaking climax, a mystery killer terrorizes a complete apprehensive town.
Despite being on maternity go away, Inspector Ann Lindell is decided to discover John's assassin. the harsh cat-and-mouse video game that follows leads Ann to a dangerous war of words with a treacherous killer. Ann needs to make a decision even if to take an enormous hazard which could lead to many extra useless our bodies within the snow, together with hers and that of her unborn child.
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What is he doing, thinking? Did she dare leave the kitchen and go to his room? But the half-darkness of the kitchen was all she could handle. No light, no quick flickering characters on a computer screen, no questioning looks from Justus. “Maybe you can help Harry,” she shouted. ” No response. ” Justus had suddenly reappeared in the doorway. “It’s not just his snow,” Berit said gently. Justus snorted and stretched out a hand to the light switch. ” She regretted it the instant she said it. “It’s just that it’s cozy with a little darkness.
Her voice shot up into a falsetto register. “It’s your fucking fault my John is dead! You always dragged him into your shit. ” Lennart shook his head. His face was lined and black stubble covered a surprising amount of it. Beatrice would never have been able to guess that the man in front of her had been Little John’s brother. “I don’t know anything about this,” he said. ” Beatrice decided spontaneously to believe him. ” “Your blabbering friends,” he said curtly and looked away. “The whole town knows,” he continued, turned to the window.
An immigrant was sitting directly in front of him, probably a Kurd or an Iranian. Sometimes it seemed to him as if half of all the people he saw were svartskallar, the derogatory term for dark-haired foreigners. Gunilla sat three seats away. He smiled to himself when he saw her neck. She had been one of the prettiest girls in the class with her long blond wavy hair and shining eyes. Those silky tendrils had given her a fairy-like appearance, especially when she laughed. Now her hair had lost all its former luster.
The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson