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The Night of the Fire

The Night of the Fire

A Mystery

Ann Lindell Mysteries (Volume 8)

Kjell Eriksson

Minotaur Books


Swedish police inspector Ann Lindell finally returns in internationally bestselling and award-winning Kjell Eriksson's newest novel.

Police inspector Ann Lindell has left the Uppsala police and is living a quiet life, producing local cheese in a small town in Uppland. But life in the country is not as idyllic as it seems. On New Year’s Eve someone sets fire to the former village school which is now a home for asylum seekers, and three people are killed. Ann Lindell’s investigative instincts come back to life and soon she takes on the case. She is contacted by a person who has been involved in a previous investigation and who wants to warn her. His message is short and clear: Many will die. A few weeks later a bomb explodes in a suburb of Stockholm.

Kjell Eriksson wrote seven highly acclaimed novels about Ann Lindell, beginning with award-winner The Princess of Burundi, and now, after ten years, he returns to the Uppsala region and his sympathetic police inspector. The Night of the Fire is the first of two new volumes featuring Ann Lindell.


Regina Rosenberg was a new hire, and this was her third day on the job. But that didn’t make her a dimwit.


“Excuse me?”

“I want to speak with Ann Lindell.”

“There is no Ann Lindell...

Praise for The Night of the Fire

"Exceptional...This artful blend of mystery and psychology is sure to please Scandinavian noir fans."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The heroine’s eighth case uses a clever whodunit to treat contemporary issues with complexity and compassion."--Kirkus Reviews

A pivotal series entry, blending procedural details with nuanced character development and insightful social commentary."--Booklist


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Kjell Eriksson

KJELL ERIKSSON is the award-winning and internationally bestselling Swedish author of The Ann Lindell Mystery series. His debut won the Swedish Crime Academy award for Best First Novel and The Princess of Burundi later won for Best Crime Novel. Eriksson is also a gardener, and now living in Brazil.

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Kjell Eriksson

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