Black Lies, Red Blood
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Uppsala, Sweden. Inspector Ann Lindell has little time to enjoy her new relationship with journalist Anders Brant before he leaves on an assignment, and she is called upon to investigate the disappearance of a young woman, Klara Lovisa Bolinder.
When Lindell’s colleagues discover the body of a murdered homeless man the evidence suggests that Brant could be involved.
Lindell is forced to battle her fears about her relationship if she is to discover what happened to Klara and as the Uppsala Police Department unearth more information about the homeless man, they fear they may be looking for a serial killer . . .
What The Critics Said
'Kjell Eriksson's 'Black Lies, Red Blood' has a direct and unadorned quality in the writing and it's a thriller which has a more intriguingly elusive quality than most Nordic crime fare'.
'‘Black Lies, Red Blood' is the latest in your essential reading’.
Euro Crime Blog
'The gifted Kjell Eriksson, who won the Swedish Crime Academy Award for Best Crime Novel, is a distinctive and unusual talent. There is a direct and unadorned quality to his prose (as rendered in a highly professional translation) that is somewhat deceptive; beneath the straightforwardly rendered narrative, there is a profound poetic sensibility here-unforced and unobtrusive, certainly, but granting Black Lies, Red Blood a more elusive quality than most Nordic crime fiction.'
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