Synopses & Reviews
From the author of Blackwater
comes this atmospheric and chilling tale of small-town secrets and jealousy set in the icy northern landscape of Lapland. When an artist named Matti is killed at a mah jongg party, Police Constable Torsson skis to the remote village of Rakisjok to investigate. Once there, witnesses evade the constable's questions and insist that Matti walked off into the wilderness and froze to death. With no clues to go on, Torsson closes his case. Then David, an old friend of Matti's, arrives in town and together with Torsson, he sets out to get at the truth about Matti's death.
"Engrossing . . . great fun . . . plenty of satisfying revelations and a deft solution."--Margot Livesey, The New York Times Book Review
"Remarkable . . . More than a mere murder story, Under the Snow is a fine presentation of the tensions of life in an isolated village."--Ken Wisneski, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Atmospheric and slyly humorous, Under the Snow is taut, engrossing, and anything but a blank."--Lev Raphael, Detroit Free Press
About the Author
is the author of seventeen novels, which have been widely published in Scandinavia and Europe. Blackwater
(Picador, 1997) was awarded the Swedish Crime Academy's award for best crime novel, the August Prize, and the Nordic Council's Literary Prize. She lives in northern Sweden.