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The Princess of Burundi

Ann Lindell Mysteries

Kjell Eriksson; Translated by Ebba Segerberg

Minotaur Books

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.

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Chapter One The plate trembled, knocking over the glass. The milk flowed out over the waxed tablecloth like a white flower. Typical--we have almost no milk left, she thought. She quickly righted the glass and wiped up the milk with a dishrag. "When is Dad coming home?" She twirled around. Justus was leaning up against the doorpost. "I don't know," she said, throwing the dishrag into the sink. "What's for dinner?" He had a book in his hand, his index finger tucked in to mark the page he was reading. She wanted to ask him what it was, but then she thought of something
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REVIEWS

Praise for The Princess of Burundi

"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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kjell Eriksson; Translated by Ebba Segerberg

  • Already a huge star in Europe and the Nordic countries, Kjell Eriksson has American critics raving also. His next novel in the series, The Cruel Stars of the Night, is forthcoming soon from Thomas Dunne Books. Eriksson lives in Sweden.
  • Kjell Eriksson Photo: Ida Lindhag
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The Princess of Burundi

Ann Lindell Mysteries

Kjell Eriksson; Translated by Ebba Segerberg

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Minotaur Books

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