The Princess of Burundi: A Mystery (Ann Lindell Mysteries #1) (Paperback)

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By Kjell Eriksson, Ebba Segerberg (Translated by)
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Winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for Best Crime Novel, The Princess of Burundi introduces American readers to Kjell Eriksson--a crime writer who has quickly become an international sensation.

This spellbinding new thriller opens when a young father fails to show up for supper on a snowy night just before Christmas. His is not the only sinister disappearance, and before the final breathtaking climax, a secret killer terrorizes an entire frightened town.

Despite being on maternity leave, Inspector Ann Lindell is determined to find John's murderer. The cruel cat-and-mouse game that follows leads Ann to a deadly confrontation with a treacherous killer. Ann must decide whether to take a huge risk that could result in many more dead bodies in the snow, including hers and that of her unborn child.

About the Author

KJELL ERIKSSON is the author of the internationally acclaimed The Princess of Burundi, The Cruel Stars of the Night, The Demon of Dakar, The Hand that Trembles, and Black Lies, Red Blood. His series debut won Best First Novel 1999 by the Swedish Crime Academy, an accomplishment he later followed up by winning Best Swedish Crime Novel 2002 for The Princess of Burundi. He lives in Sweden and France.

Ebba Segerberg is a translator of Swedish literature with a focus on Swedish crime fiction. Her translations include several installments of the Wallander series by Henning Mankell and Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. She has worked in a variety of other genres and formats including biography, short stories, and screenplays. She holds a PhD in Swedish literature and film studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and currently lives in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Praise For…

“Riveting . . . The Princess of Burundi resembles the books of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, not to mention those of the modern master Henning Mankell.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Stunning . . . haunting . . . can chill you to the bone.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

“Terrific . . . subtly brilliant . . . compellingly suspenseful.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Reminiscent of Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series. Don't miss it.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Ingenious . . . a chillingly well-drawn psychotic. . . . Very satisfying.” —Los Angeles Times

“A deeply insightful psychological thriller.” —Midwest Book Review

“Suspenseful, intelligent, and perceptive . . . terrific.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312327682
ISBN-10: 0312327684
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: February 6th, 2007
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Ann Lindell Mysteries