Crime novels

camilla-deckare[1]Camilla Läckberg is now working on the ninth story in her series of crime novels set in her home town of Fjällbacka on the west coast of Sweden. Writer Erica Falck and detective Patrik Hedström are at the centre of the action. Together they solve murders linked to the history of the small fishing community. Camilla Läckberg writes crime novels with a filmic quality; they are a perfect blend of everyday life and excitement, which has brought her millions of readers all over the world.

The Ice Princess (2003): Almost 2.6 million copies of Camilla’s debut novel have been sold on the international market. The story begins with the discovery of the dead body of a woman in a bath. But who murdered her, and why? The Tanumshede police begin their investigation, and Erica Falck is drawn into the case, which touches her personally.

isprinsessan_omslag[1]The Preacher (2004): A small boy finds a dead woman in the majestic Kungsklyftan ravine in Fjällbacka. Does her death have anything to do with the two girls who vanished from the town almost twenty years ago? The search for the truth brings old atrocities to the surface in the small community.

predikanten_omslag[1]The Stonecutter (2005): One of Fjällbacka’s lobster fishermen finds seven-year-old Sara drowned. At first everyone assumes her death is an accident, but it soon becomes apparent that she was murdered. But who would want to kill a seven-year-old child? The answer lies in a tale from the 1920s, which is interwoven with present day events.

stenhuggaren_omslag[1]The Stranger (2006): The quiet winter season in Fjällbacka comes to an abrupt end when the team responsible for the reality show Fucking Tanum arrives in town. One of the participants in the programme is found dead in a skip. Is there a connection with a car accident that turns out to be murder? In this case Patrik Hedström is faced with his greatest challenge to date.

tyskungen_omslag[1]The Hidden Child (2007): In a chest in the attic, Erika Falck finds an old Nazi medal that her mother had kept hidden away. She can’t stop thinking about the discovery, and goes to see an elderly history teacher, hoping that he can answer her questions about the medal and about wartime. Two days later he is found beaten to death. Patrik Hedström is on paternity leave; will he be able to stay away from the case, which has links to Erica’s family history?

lejontamjaren[1] (2)The Drowning (2008): A man disappears without a trace from Fjällbacka. The police are at a loss, and don’t even know whether he is dead or alive. Three months later his body is found, frozen in the ice. One of his closest friends has been receiving anonymous poison pen letters for over a year; the police make a connection between the letters and the murder, and once again the trail leads back to events in Fjällbacka’s past.

fyrvaktaren_omslag2[1]The Lost Boy (2009): A woman flees for her life to the little island of Gråskär just outside Fjällbacka, taking her son with her. A few days later, the newly appointed finance officer on the local council is murdered. The investigation reveals that he had visited Gråskär, known locally as the Ghost Isle, before he was killed. During the investigation the police uncovers a series of secrets in his past.

anglamakerskan_omslag[1]The Angel Maker’s Wife (2011): At Easter 1974, a family from Valö just outside Fjällbacka goes missing. The only person left is Ebba, the daughter, who is one year old. She now returns to the island where her father once ran a boarding school with an iron hand. But soon her family are the target of an arson attack, and dried blood is found under the floorboards in the dining room. Can current events provide an answer to what happened to Ebba’s family?

lejontamjaren[1]The Lion Tamer (2014): publication November 2014.

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