The Princess of Burundi

Ann Lindell Mysteries (Volume 1)

Kjell Eriksson; Translated by Ebba Segerberg

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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The Princess of Burundi
Kjell Eriksson; Translated by Ebba Segerberg

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
February 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312327682
ISBN10: 0312327684
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429904087
ISBN10: 1429904089
304 pages
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