From the Inside Flap
As dawn breaks over the freezing tundra of the far north of Sweden a hunt begins. A brute of a bear, all the more dangerous for being wounded, is on the rampage. When it is finally brought to earth the hungers are shaken by a grisly discovery. Across in Kurravaara, a woman is found murdered, dispatched with savage, frenzied brutality, crude abuse scrawled above her bloodied bed. Her young grandson - who lost his father to a road accident and his mother to her new lover - is nowhere to be found. Only Rebecka Martinsson connects the bear and the bloodshed. But dropped from the case thanks to a jealous rival, she now stands alone against an elusive killer who brings death to young and old, spawned by a horrifying crime that festers after one hundred years on ice.
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The Second Deadly Sin is Martinsson's most twisted and unpredictable case to date, a tale that thrills on every level, as a page-turner and as a skeleton key to the cruellest vices of the human heart.
About the Author
Asa Larsson was born and grew up in Kiruna, Sweden. She is a qualified lawyer. The Savage Altar was awarded the Swedish Crime Writers' Association prize for best debut. The Blood Spilt was chosen as the Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2004. Laurie Thompson is the distinguished translator of novels by Henning Mankell and Hakan Nesser. He was editor of Swedish Book Review until 2002.