on 5 November 2011
Like the Princess of Burundi , this is a slow burn , edgy yet understated crime procedural . It will keep you hooked until the end and then you'll want more . Not a big turnout in English , I've only found three of this writers works and have enjoyed them all .If you're a fan of Wallander , go for it !
on 22 February 2012
Three Mexican brothers fall foul of a couple of cocaine importers. One of the brothers is sent to prison, another commits a murder and another becomes the victim of a ruthless killer. Inspector Ann Lindell works at solving the crime and the attention of the reader is held by Kjell Ericsson's expert characterisations. His description of the kitchen and dining room routines at the Dakar restaurant is very realistic. Despite their crimes, I found that my sympathy was with the Mexicans.
on 27 May 2015
AA lot of Nordic crime writing is an acquired taste. I would not recommend this book as an introduction to the genre although saying that I am not too sure where to start. I enjoy this sort of writing but you have to know what you're getting yourself in to. Slow paced, all sorts of aside observations about life, family and relationships. No dramatic crimes but interesting police procedural. Although one reviewer said sympathies lay with the Mexicans, in a way they also laid with Slobodan. I entered this series halfway through as I found the book in our secondhand library - I am sure, given time, I would start from the beginning.