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Other titles in the Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novels series:
Never End (Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novels)by Ake Edwardson
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Detective Erik Winter is back, chasing a copycat murderer in a gritty procedural from one of Europe's most popular crime writers
With twelve Erik Winter novels published in countries as diverse as Italy, Norway, France, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Germany?where the series has sold more than 700,000 copies?it's only a matter of time before an American readership discovers what Europe has already declared: ?ke Edwardson is a European master of the stylish and gritty crime novel.
In Never End, the second Erik Winter novel to be translated into English, a heat wave is smothering the Swedish coastal city of Gothenburg. School is out, and parks and beaches are teeming with people. But a spate of unsolved rape/murders casts a disturbing shadow on this particular summer. Chief Inspector Erik Winter, now forty-one and a father, assembles the scant but grisly details of the crimes, and begins to see an eerie connection to a five-year-old unsolved rape/murder, a case he, in typically obsessive fashion, has refused to let go cold. Has the same rapist reemerged to taunt the police and flaunt his stolen freedom, or are these copycat crimes? In the absence of any hard leads, and haunted by the case he could not solve, Winter desperately hunts for a link bridging the victims, convinced that each crime holds the key to the others. Someone knows more than they are letting on, and Winter knows they are running out of time. Never End is a chilling, moody novel replete with Hitchcockian depictions of Gothenburg's vibrant summer spaces and seamy dark corners, that will appeal to readers of George Pelecanos and Elizabeth George BACKCOVER: Erik Winter promises to be a superiorprocedural series.
?Mystery fans on this side of the Atlantic can be grateful that the travails of Erik Winter?are now available in English?.This dark police procedural is a topnotch work, suspenseful to the very end, with appealing characters.?
?A large ration of suspense, as well as that other reason for enjoying mysteries: an intriguing look at life in a distant part of the world.?
??ke Edwardson is a three-time winner of the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers? Award and it's easy to see why. He weaves a rich, psychologically satisfying tale. His writing is nuanced and literary, and his characters are deep and fascinating. ?Readers looking for a gritty, well-paced, thoughtful thriller will appreciate Edwardson's masterful novel.?
?I Love A Mystery
A gritty, bone-chilling masterpiece from the most acclaimed Scandinavian crime writer since Henning Mankell
It's summer in Sweden. As the coastal city of Gothenburg suffers through a heat wave, Chief Inspector Erik Winter broods over a series of unsolved rape-murders. The crimes bear an eerie resemblance to a five-year-old case that the mercurial detective has refused to let go cold. Has the same rapist reemerged to taunt him, or is a copycat at work? And can Winter find a common thread among the victims before there are more of them? With Never End, Åke Edwardson brings American readers another installment of the smart, suspenseful, atmospheric series that has won him legions of fans all over the world.
Detective Erik Winter chases a copycat murderer, hunting for a link bridging the current violence to an unsolved rape and murder that occurred five years earlier.
About the Author
Åke Edwardson is a three-time winner of the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award. His twelve Erik Winter novels have been published in twenty-one countries.
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