0749040092
The princess of Burundi / Kjell Eriksson ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg.
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Author: Eriksson, Kjell, 1953-
Publication year: 2011
Format: Book
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2011.
ISBN: 9780749040093 (pbk.) : 0749040092 (pbk.) :
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This translation originally published: New York: Thomas Dunne, 2006.
A Swedish town is rocked by the brutal murder of John Jonsson, a local family man. Detectives, led by a very pregnant Inspector Ann Lindell, at first suspect a chillingly well-drawn psychotic, and they may be right. But if they are wrong, that leaves a vicious murderer on the loose in their town.
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Book:The princess of Burundi:2007.
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410 p. ; 20 cm.

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“Two Uppsalas” Detective series have particular pleasures, as is evident when the next novel in a popular series is published or a good series ends, for instance another Swedish one, Henning Mankell’s “Wallander”. Kjell Eriksson’s “The Princess of Burundi” (2002) highlights the downside of a focus on the individual detective hero or heroine, however. I hadn’t realized that “The Princess of Burundi” is book 4 of the Ann Lindell series and when that character appeared and then assumed a centrality, in spite of being on maternity leave, it proved to be a distraction from an otherwise thoughtful police procedural that, unusually, generates interest in a constellation of characters gathered around the crime in the city of Uppsala. I’ve seen comments along the lines of Erikssen is a successor to Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo’s ten Martin Beck novels (1965-1975), still the most perceptive, as well as influential contribution to what is now Scandinavian noir – and I can see this in the intere
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