Detective Chief Inspector Erik Winter returns in a hard-boiled murder mystery about the dark and dirty underside of upstanding family life.
ke Edwardson was born in 1953. He has worked as a journalist and as a press officer for the UN, and has written books on journalism and creative writing. Now a best-selling author of detective fiction, he is also a professor at Gothenburg University. He has on three occasions been awarded the Swedish Crime Writers' Award for best crime novel.
As the summer sun beats down on the Swedish coastal city of Gothenburg, death has cast its own dark pall. In Edwardson's second "Erik Winter" mystery to be translated into English (after Sun and Shadow), the chief inspector and his team face a string of rape/murders eerily similar to those in a five-year-old unsolved case. In tracing the relationship of the victims to each other and uncovering their secrets, Winter finds his investigation taking an even more personal turn that leads to a shocking conclusion. Patrons who enjoy dark, moody crime novels set in foreign locales will want this. Strongly recommended for all crime fiction collections. [The Nordic crime wave continues with Karin Fossum's When the Devil Holds the Candle, reviewed above, and Mari Jungstedt's debut Swedish crime novel, Unseen, coming in September from St. Martin's Minotaur.-Ed.]-Susan O. Moritz, Montgomery Cty. Pub. Libs., MD Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Top-class crime fiction... An unerring sense of pace, good tension,
more than averagely believable characters and some neat twists *
The Times *
It's a chilling story that delves into the sordid underbelly of the city's illegal club nightlife. Edwardson leaves generous space for his detectives' personal lives, with one real shocker -- Daneet Steffens * Time Out *
Ake Edwardson writes great endings... Never End [is] a novel with the most exhilarating final 50 pages in recent crime fiction * The Toronto Star *
This series is a tough, smart, police procedural... and has the same gritty edge and great characters as the best of Ed McBain's 87th Precinct books * The Globe and Mail *