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The Hand That Trembles

A Mystery

Ann Lindell Mysteries

Kjell Eriksson, translated by Ebba Segerberg

Minotaur Books

“Eriksson adds a new twist to the Swedish crime story, one especially likely to appeal to Henning Mankell fans.”

--Booklist

 

Winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for Best Novel, international sensation Kjell Eriksson has dazzled American audiences with his stunning thrillers. In this gripping tale, a man walks out of a meeting in Sweden and disappears without a trace. Years later, a neighbor spots someone who looks like the missing man in Bangalore. Could it be the same man? And what connection, if any, does he have to the baffling case that Inspector Ann Lindell is handling back home? Fabulous writing and nail-biting suspense combine in The Hand that Trembles to produce a story only a superstar like Eriksson could achieve.

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It was at the corner of Brigade and Mahatma Ghandi Road that he had the first intuition. Not that he was superstitious, quite the opposite. Over the course of his career, rationality had been his trademark. It rendered him ill-suited to this country, and yet sympathetic to the Indian fatalism that he had grown to appreciate over the years. But he should have heeded the signs.
First this so unexpected thought of “home”: Whenever he thought of this word it was usually in conjunction with the apartment in Bangalore or, more rarely, the town house in Uppsala. But this
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Praise for The Hand That Trembles

Praise for Kjell Eriksson

“The disappearance of a small-town politician masks dark secrets and triggers a series of further crimes… A challenging and rewarding mystery.”
--Kirkus

“Stunning, haunting…can chill you to the bone.”

Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review on The Princess of Burundi

 

“Riveting in tone and spirit. . . resembles the books of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, not to mention those of the modern master Henning Mankell.”

—The Wall Street Journal on The Princess of Burundi

 

“A brilliant, haunting work of psychological obsession.”

--The Globe and Mail on The Cruel Stars of the Night

 

“Reminiscent of Ruth Rendell. As insightful and intelligent as it is engrossing.”

--Library Journal on The Cruel Stars of the Night

 

“Ingenious…Very satisfying.”

--Los Angeles Times on The Princess of Burundi

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Fiction Review: The Hand That Trembles by Kjell Eriksson, trans. from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg. Minotaur, $24.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-60505-6
Ann Lindell pursues a number of curious crimes in Eriksson's subtly wrought fourth mystery to be published in the U.S. featuring the Uppsala homicide detective (after The Demon of Dakar). In 1998, Sve
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THE HAND THAT TREMBLES by Kjell ErikssonKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE HAND THAT TREMBLES . The disappearance of a small-town politician masks dark secrets and triggers a series of further crimes.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kjell Eriksson, translated by Ebba Segerberg

  • KJEL ERIKSSON is the author of the internationally acclaimed The Princess of Burundi, The Cruel Stars of the Night, and The Demon of Dakar. This is his fourth novel in the series to be published in the US; he lives in Sweden.
  • Kjell Eriksson Photo: Ida Lindhag
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The Hand That Trembles

A Mystery

Ann Lindell Mysteries

Kjell Eriksson, translated by Ebba Segerberg

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