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Kerstin Ekman is the author of seventeen novels that have been published in Scandinavia and Europe. Blackwater--her first novel published in English--received the Swedish Crime Academy's Award for best crime novel, the August Prize, and the Nordic Counci's Literary Prize. She lives in Valsjobyn, a small village in northern Sweden.


"Thrilling...a superbly written and atmospherically engaging crime novel." --Sven Birkerts, The Washington Post Book World"Wonderful..powerfully enigmatic. . .extremely intelligent. . .Blackwater workds so brilliantly both as a mystery and an evocation of an unfamiliar world." --Richard Bernstein, The New York Times"Sriking ...Graham Greene meets Dean Koontz." --Entertainment Weekly"Never uninvolving. . .keeps us guessing. . .Ekman tosses out conventional plot mechantics and stuns us with unexpected tragedy and twist after twist." --Peter Handel, San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle"Mesmerizing. . .like Smilla's Sense of Snow, it is beautifully written, absorbing, and accessible. It makes you hold your breath." --Newsday

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