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Meet Me in Malmo Hardcover – 31 Dec 2010


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd (31 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0709091664
  • ISBN-13: 978-0709091660
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,362,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Torquil MacLeod is an advertising copywriter and author. Born in Edinburgh, he now lives in Cumbria with his wife, Susan. He came up with the idea for his Malmö Mysteries after visiting the elder of his two sons in southern Sweden in 2000. MEET ME IN MALMÖ, the first book, was published in hardback in 2010. It is now out as an ebook along with the next two stories in the series - MURDER IN MALMÖ and MISSING IN MALMÖ. Torquil is now working on his fourth Anita Sundström crime novel, which should be available in early 2015. He still visits Malmö regularly to see his Swedish grandson.

Torquil's latest ebook is an historical crime novel called SWEET SMELL OF MURDER, which is set in the Georgian Britain of the 1750s.

Find out more at: http://www.torquilmacleodbooks.com

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A readable, entertaining debut novel; I hope that Anita Sundstrom will be assigned to more cases in future books.A" Euro Crime Crammed with adventure, this book has more twists and turns than a plate of spaghetti.A" Lancashire Telegraph I would recommend this to anyone looking for a really dramatic read.A" Westmorland Gazette He has put Malmo on the current international crime map.A" Sydsvenskan (Sweden)

About the Author

Torquil MacLeod was born in Edinburgh and brought up in the north east, attending schools in both Durham and Perthshire. After a brief spell as a teacher and a life insurance salesman, he worked as a copywriter at various advertising agencies in Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle. Since 2000 he has been a freelancer and he divides his time between Cumbria, where he lives with wife Susan, and Newcastle. Meet Me in Malmo is MacLeod's debut novel and was inspired by his frequent visits to the city.

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Overlander on 16 Feb 2011
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I was hooked from the beginning by the wry, tightly written style and the descriptions of Newcastle (not the usual cliched grime and deprivation image of crime novels set in the north but quirky places like the Lit & Phil library). The fast-paced plot soon moves to Malmo in Sweden and as the story line rattles along, the author effortlessly gives a real feel for this city, the country and its people. Scottish Strachan is an intersting, likeable but flawed character with a self-depricating humour and it's through his eyes that we see Sweden. The detective Anita Sundstrom is a believable and engaging heroine - refreshing to have a detective as the main character who isn't either a drunk or male. The story grips right to the very last twist. I hope it's the start of a series and that we get to see Anita in action again!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Fiona on 4 Jun 2013
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I really enjoyed this book - up to a point. All the way through I had a sneaking suspicion it might turn out like it did, but I thought we'd got past that and then..I got to the end. Initially, I thought the character was joking. I had to re-read the page a few times in case I had misunderstood. Unfortunately I hadn't. I was up for reading the second in the series, but now I'm not sure. Maybe a new author will take all our comments on board. Nobody likes to be made a fool of.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jethro on 25 Feb 2013
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I really enjoyed this book which had me guessing right until the very end. It is right up there with all the popular Scandinavian crime books (Wallander, The Killing etc...)but with an interesting UK angle to the story. If you like a good suspense crime thriller this is for you. I am now looking forward to reading the sequel 'Murder in Malmo'.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Gman on 4 Jun 2013
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A good twist only works if you get there through clever logic. It doesn't work if you deceive your reader, which is what happens in this book. The writer chooses to let us in on the inner thoughts of pretty much every character in the book, and then goes completely the opposite way. It's not clever, it simply doesn't add up. A pity as the book was quite readable. Won't be getting no 2 though.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By xanderkwt on 3 Oct 2013
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At first I thought the book held promise - there were patches of excitement and the author did a great job in promoting Malmo. But the ending was very poor - it was as if the author had run out of ideas and just snatched a scenario from thin air.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Simon Clarke TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 Jan 2011
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In this highly readable debut novel,Ewan Strachan is a mediocre
provincial journalist,who feels he can resurrect his ailing career,
when his editor allows him to travel to Malmo to interview Mick
Roslyn,an old university colleague,who has become a famous film
director in Sweden.
Roslyn's film star wife's dead body is discovered by Strachan,and
his stay in Malmo puts him at the centre of a murder investigation,
and he becomes a suspect.The novel them becomes a thrilling police
procedural tale,as the Swedish detectives turn from one suspect to
another.Meanwhile Strachan falls for the attractive female detective.
This is an enjoyable read with a vivid sense of place and a twist in
its tail.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr John Leonard on 25 Jun 2013
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I found the hero/villain lightweight and uninteresting, the senior policeman and his side-kick crude and unintelligent, but the description of the city well drawn. However, the story did gain pace and the ending was surprising to say the least.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. G. Austin on 6 April 2013
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The story line flows at a steady rate keeping the reader interested. The characters are well described and believable in their actions making this a very readable book.I have also read the follow up book and now waiting for the 3rd book 'Missing in Malmo'
Very enjoyable read.
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