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The Hand that Trembles

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Author Kjell Eriksson
Rights UK & Comm ex Can
ISBN 9780749040246
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A Swedish county commissioner walks out of a high-level meeting and disappears. Many years later, one of the town’s natives is convinced that he’s caught a glimpse of the missing man while travelling in Bangalore, India. When the rumours reach his hometown, a veteran police officer stumbles across a seemingly unrelated case. Ann Lindell must investigate a severed female foot found where a striking number of inhabitants are single men. But the owner of the house where the victim is believed to have lived is no longer able to answer any questions…

What The Critics Said

'A gentle probing mystery where the characters are engaging...This entertaining book is in the same vein as the Baltic crime novels that have proved so popular in the last few years.'

Yorkshire Gazette & Herald

'Eriksson excels in his prose...A very satisfying read. It was a journey that was filled with all the ingredients that a successful crime fiction novel should contain – strong characters with honest portraits of their daily realism [and] an unassailable plot that is a reward to see resolved – a winning recipe all around!'

Scandinavian Crime Fiction Blog

'A REALLY good police procedural' (Part of Jeff Park's Top 10 Christmas crime picks)

BBC Radio 4 Front Row

'Kjell Eriksson is a worthy addition to the list of ‘Nordic Crime’...THE HAND THAT TREMBLES is an excellent mystery...compelling...4stars'.


'What a suspenseful situation Eriksson has created and very early on in the book too. Terrific. I couldn't stop reading it. Recommended.'

The Bookbag

‘Kjell Eriksson’s crime novels are among the very best’

Henning Mankell, author of the Wallander series

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  1. Maurice Byrne

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed ‘The Hand That Trembles’ by Kjell Eriksson; an excellent book far above the normal run of the genre.

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