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by Kjell Eriksson

  • Author: Kjell Eriksson
  • ISBN: 0312366671
  • ISBN13: 978-0312366674
  • ePub: 1637 kb | FB2: 1273 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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The Cruel Stars of the Night: A Mystery (Ann Lindell Mysteries) ePub download

Inspector Ann Lindell and her colleagues can find no motive for the man's disappearance. When The Princess of Burundi was published by Thomas Dunne Books, American critics hailed Kjell Eriksson as Sweden's Ed McBain, and they compared him to Henning Mankell.

Inspector Ann Lindell and her colleagues can find no motive for the man's disappearance. And when the corpses of two elderly men do turn up, neither of the dead men is the missing academic.

Kjell Eriksson writes beautifully (or his translator does) so that the country becomes as much a character of the . The heroine, Ann Lindell is a modern woman, a single parent, with a demanding career

Kjell Eriksson writes beautifully (or his translator does) so that the country becomes as much a character of the story as the people. Each of the people caught up in the story has his or her background and emotional state described briefly but brilliantly, so the reader can visualize them instantly. The heroine, Ann Lindell is a modern woman, a single parent, with a demanding career. I enjoyed the interaction she had with her fellow crime solvers.

This is an engrossing murder mystery by a Swedish writer featuring Inspector Ann Lindell.

I read the book at record speed in two days! Why? First of all I think that the translation must be excellent since the words flow smoothly without the jarring transitions that sometimes characterize translated works. It was poetic mystery writing. This is an engrossing murder mystery by a Swedish writer featuring Inspector Ann Lindell. The setting is Uppsala. A young woman comes into the police station to report that her father, with whom she lived, has gone missing. Within a few days, two local farmers are found bludgeoned to death.

The second book in the Ann Lindell series, 2007. Translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg. Lantz-Andersson had talked to a former colleague who made no bones about his intense dislike of the retired professor. He was a pain, was how the man summarized his opinion. Police Headquarters, Uppsala, September 2003. The impression from the door-to-door questioning in the area yielded the same weak results.

Kjell Eriksson; Ebba Segerberg . I was surprised to learn that this was only Eriksson's second book about Ann Lindell (the chief investigator on the case). The police team characters seemed to have been together for awhile and the author does a great job conveying a sense of a long-standing team working well together. It's also a bit more gritty than the lighthearted books cozy readers tend to enjoy, so I probably wouldn't recommend it for that crowd.

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Open Grave: A Mystery (Ann Lindell Mysteries). From Publishers Weekly. Kjell Eriksson has made a huge splash around the globe with his Ann Lindell police procedural series. Now Eriksson is back with another stunning mystery packed with surprises.

It was the abundance of hair. He pulled his hand down her belly, his index finger tracing a dark line down to the luxuriant tendrils and swirling it around. He pulled his hand down her belly, his index finger tracing a dark line down to the luxuriant tendrils and swirling it around ning his head and looking at her. He had no idea what she was thinking and right now he didn’t really care. He was still caught up in the physical rush, now mixed with a satisfied indolence, after the release of desire and a feeling of revenge. Laura had said at most ten words since he arrived.

Kjell Eriksson once again shows why he has become an international crime writing sensation – discover him now. Translated by Let the Right One In's Ebba Segerberg. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

When The Princess of Burundi was published by Thomas Dunne Books . Inspector Ann Lindell and her colleagues can find no motive for the man's disappearance. product description page.

When The Princess of Burundi was published by Thomas Dunne Books, American critics hailed Kjell Eriksson as Sweden's Ed McBain, and they compared him to Henning Mankell.

When The Princess of Burundi was published last year by Thomas Dunne Books, American critics hailed Kjell Eriksson as Sweden's Ed McBain, and they compared him to Henning Mankell. Now The Cruel Stars of the Night, the next in this internationally acclaimed crime series, unveils a spellbinding new tale again featuring police inspector Ann Lindell.The Cruel Stars of the Night opens one snowy day when thirty-five-year-old Laura Hindersten goes to the police to report that her father, a local professor, is missing. Inspector Ann Lindell and her colleagues can find no motive for the man's disappearance. And when the corpses of two elderly men do turn up, neither of the dead men is the missing academic.Unexpectedly, the police get help from one of the professor's colleagues, who believes there is an astonishing link between the murders and the disappearance of Professor Hindersten. But as the pressure on Lindell increases dramatically, she is shocked to discover that the killer has many more diabolical schemes in store.Combining heart-pounding suspense with brilliant psychological insight, The Cruel Stars of the Night moves like a comet as it approaches the cliff-hanging climax. It is sure to win Kjell Eriksson a whole new galaxy of American fans.
Thetalas
I'm always hesitant to criticize the translation of a book from another language into English. After all, English is not an easy language, and I think it must be very difficult to convey the meaning of another language into English in a smooth, easy-flowing manner. That being the case, I still must say that I found this particular translation by Ebba Segerberg of Kjell Eriksson's The Cruel Stars of the the Night from Swedish into English to be especially clunky and stilted. It is likely that it contributed to my overall somewhat negative opinion of the book.

Having recently read and been entertained by Eriksson's first book to be translated into English, The Princess of Burundi, I decided to push ahead with reading this second book in translation (actually the sixth in the series). I found it much less enjoyable.

The plot here was rather confusing. I was well over halfway through the book before I really started to sort it out and make sense of it.

It began with a woman reporting her father, a professor of around seventy years, as missing. We don't really learn too much about the police's response to this report. Presumably, they investigate, but we're given no particulars.

About a month after that disappearance, we have the first of three murders of seventyish men. The other two murders follow within weeks, but at first there doesn't appear to be any connection between the incidents, other than the fact that all three men were bashed on the head with a blunt instrument of some sort. They do not seem to have known each other in life and they all lived quietly and had no obvious enemies.

Meantime, we also get to know more about the woman who had initially reported her father missing - her father who has never turned up. Her name is Laura Hindersten and she seems to be quite crazy. She is obsessed with one of her male co-workers, whom we learn, somewhat belatedly, is married. Laura is determined to have him and vows to get the wife out of the way.

During all this time, the police investigation of the murders is proceeding in a seemingly leisurely fashion. There are no leads and they have little hope of being able to solve the crimes.

Then a former (I think) police official has an epiphany while playing chess. He sees that his opponent is using the strategy from a little known match that only a chess nerd would be familiar with, and, suddenly, he is convinced that the murderer is following the same moves in choosing his victims. He notifies the police of his theory and they take it seriously. It's a weird theory, but the author spends considerable time developing it.

Once again in this book as in the previous one, Inspector Ann Lindell who leads the team at the Uppsala police department's Violent Crimes division seems almost secondary to the story. We learn more about her lonely personal life and are told that she's devoted to her career. Her co-workers are apparently very fond of her and loyal to her, but we don't really know the source of those feelings. Perhaps they were developed in some of the books that have not been translated into English.

In addition to the stilted translation, there are red herrings galore in this book, to the point of their being distracting and ultimately annoying. There are more red herrings than red meat.

The plot develops slowly and methodically. There's nothing wrong with that, but after such a slow buildup, one hopes for a satisfying climax and it just doesn't come. The ending is so ambiguous as to leave us hanging. Is this to be continued in a later book? There's no indication of that, but it would certainly have been good to know exactly what happened to the villain of the piece.
Paxondano
Kjell Eriksson writes beautifully (or his translator does) so that the country becomes as much a character of the story as the people. Each of the people caught up in the story has his or her background and emotional state described briefly but brilliantly, so the reader can visualize them instantly. There are a great many various police personnel to keep straight as they come in and out of the story; I wish I had an appendix to refer to, however, the story flows well without pausing to consider whether each person mentioned has a backstory. After reading the first two books in this series, I'm eager to continue on to the next one. I love good writing and Kjell Eriksson doesn't disappoint me.
Nilarius
The novel starts good, but...
I picked Kjell Eriksson because it came as a suggestion in an email. Having read some scandinavian authors, it seemed a good choice. Ericsson is a good writer but he goes TOO deep into the character's histories and the novel gets muddled.. too thick to read, too dense.. in the end it seems like the crime's web is broken, is confused, gets kind of lost among all the details of EVERY character. It's not that he lingers on the main ones, which would be reasonable, he does it with ALL of them... and it's too much.
Having read all of Mankell's Wallander Mysteries, I find his (Mankell's) style much delicate and concise, with the exact amount of personal data and personal silences, which makes the reading an lot richer, even when you do not know certain things, and with the exact amount of plot's details.
But I'll read another one, I want to give Eriksson another chance.
Akinonris
Character development by the author is outstanding. You feel that you know each character quite well throughout the book. The plot is tight, well developed and at no time does it drag. That is due to the author's ability to provide descriptions of physical surroundings, emotional reactions, attitudes with limited detail and great clarity.
This was my first book by this author, but I will certainly pursue some of his other works.
Eseve
The story was slow and tedious in some of the middle chapters, but the ending chapters were full of suspense. The character of Laura could have been more fully developed, and I would have liked to have Edvard come back into the story. All in all, I recommend the book to readers who like murder mysteries.
Felhann
More than just a police procedural, this novel is made more complex with its psychological depiction of a mentally troubled woman. I enjoy the the main character Ann Lindell, and her interactions with her colleagues, as well as her independent detecting tendencies. I'll keep reading this series--they're always just a little different.
Oveley
A hard-hitting suspense novel from Sweden -- well worth reading, even if it is not quite up to the standards of the same author's "Princess of Burundi". This one takes place in the university city of Uppsala, and evolves into a chase for a crazed serial killer. It features Inspector Ann Lindell, a plus, but I didn't find the some of the characters as convincing, or as interesting, as those in "Princess".
I find Eriksson one of the best writers of crime novels writing today. Ann Lindell is a complex and thoroughly believable character as well as being a fine detective. The social background is interesting, the plots rich and varied, the subsidiary characters well drawn, and the writing is fine.
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