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Lotta Olsson is spreading the word about five new novels

a surprising number of detective stories nowadays start with a heart-stopping inledningsscen. I myself am still most fond of Jo nesbø's introduction on ”the Sn

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Lotta Olsson is spreading the word about five new novels

a surprising number of detective stories nowadays start with a heart-stopping inledningsscen. I myself am still most fond of Jo nesbø's introduction on ”the Snowman”, with the family coming home in the evening and happily notes that grannbarnen have made a snowman on their site. The parents leave the room and left the little boy who thinks: why is the snowman so close to the house? And why are watching it through the window?

It is an introduction worthy of Stephen King.

”Blindtunnel” is almost as scary, but Tina Frennstedts ”Cold Case: Missing', and Cara Hunters ”In the dark” will not be far behind.

it is Probably more important with the spectacular intros in the day. Today's readers have a shorter uppmärksamhetsspann.

Therefore, it is fun with a inledningsmening like this: ”Anna had not seen so much running, and people who appeared and disappeared through various doors then the French sängkammarfarsen became outdated.” It turns out to be about a rescue in the cave system in national park Carlsbad Caverns which is exciting, especially for those of us who like dry, ironic middle-aged women who are investigating crimes.

Nevada Barr can tell a good story all the way to the end, but right now, it will, unfortunately, far too many books where only the first few pages are exciting. Entire firework display goes, then, then still just a collection of right nasty police officers running to and fro, until the to everyone's surprise, happens to solve the murder.

often psychopaths who have been in the fly, which for some reason devotes his immense talent to the extreme complexity of the mordmetoder. So was the detectives last in the 90's, and after that came a few years when the killers were a bit more normal hack. Now, the ingenious killers back.

It is enough to make a sociological analysis on the. Perhaps the contradictions of our time so great that we refuse to see the opponents as ordinary people?

Or, horrible thought, so we have just become really suspicious of intelligence.

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”Blindtunnel”, ”In the dark” and ”Cold Case: Missing'.

Lind & co.

A Swedish couple moves to an old vineyard in the Czech republic to start a new life. But their farm, hides the secrets from a dark chapter in history.

to start a new life, Daniel and Sonja. The children have left home and Daniel has lost his job, life in Sweden has ended up in a dead end. When Daniel finds the old vineyard down in what used to be called the Sudetenland, in the Czech republic against the German border, is the a clip. They should be vine-growers, and maybe they can offer bed and breakfast also?

if a new and better life, where all the old failures to be healed. They move there in the summer, it is boiling hot and the town of Karlovy Mlýn is not as charming as it seemed in the pictures. But a cat will be walking, and an old man offering his services as a gardener. He has worked there a long time ago.

Still, the atmosphere is just as unpleasant as in a horror movie: it knarriga old derelict house where there is not a single mirror, the overgrown garden that stretches down to the river. The basement not quite right with the drawings. A disturbing sense of impending disaster. Fragments of the farm's history, something has happened there, but what?

Few can tell you that Tove Alsterdal. She has a completely own language and a vardaglighet in the tone of voice, and tells us about the people who are not purely good or evil, it is human and, therefore, almost more frightening: anyone can commit evil acts, and all may have vital secrets. The small nedrigheterna in everyday life is reflected in the major historical events, it is the same mechanisms in both cases.

”Blindtunnel” is the ethnic tensions in an area where germans and czechs have long lived together in obvious peace. Until the nazis came.

The more years that go, the more lost all of the old ones into oblivion. Until that day, when Daniel begins breaking apart a wall that looks weird in the basement.

Translation Jan., Louise Bäckelins publishers

During a home renovations found a badly worn young woman, with a child two years of age, trapped in a basement. The house owner is a man that has become increasingly demented, but he may still have been able to kidnap the woman for a few years ago? Such stories have occurred in reality. Or has someone in his environment availed him? Something is strange with the woman's relationship to the child. A few blocks away, a young mother a few years earlier, and the investigating police, Adam Fawley, do not believe in the kind of coincidences. There may be a connection. He carries himself in a great grief after losing his son. British Cara hunter's debut ”blog,” remember in English last year and was also a complex story, a psychological novel about family relationships, about love and dependency, where nothing was quite as it looked to be.

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A rapist attacking women in their homes in Malmö, and the similarities are large, with a series of rapes in Denmark, which was never solved. The police lack clues until it suddenly pops up an unexpected connection to a sixteen-year-old case, where a young woman disappeared. Detective Tess Hjalmarsson, head of the group that investigates cold cases, old unsolved cases, working together with his rambunctious colleague, parents distinguish between Marie, and fighting at the same time, with a particularly clingy partner, and their own desire for children. Author Tina Frennstedt is itself kriminaljournalist and have downloaded a lot from the real case. She adds not only weight to portray police work credible, but also tells the story of how an unsolved crimes affect the agreement of the persons life many years later. Suspicions that never was either dismissed or confirmed can destroy people's lives.

”Written in skin” and ”Dark maze”.

Translation Gabriel Setterborg, Louise Bäckelins publishers

Although it is a överbegåvad serial killer who is on the go and in addition get tattooed their victims in an extremely roundabout way, but ”Inscribed in skin” is far less predictable than the ordinary seriemördardeckaren. Police Greg Carver, who is investigating the case, found initially shot in the chest, and his closest colleague, Ruth Lake is hiding for some reason both the murder weapon and Carver folders on the case, so the police are looking in the wrong direction. What has really happened? It is an interesting deckarintrig, but the theme is friendship and loyalty. What do we know about each other? How far are you prepared to go to protect a friend? And how dangerous it can be to innocently rely on those who say they are even friends? Ashley Dyer allows the theme to come back when Ruth Lake questioning of witnesses, and weave in the human blåögdheten: usually, we believe in what others say.

Translation Marie Olsson, Hoodoo publishers

A group maps the caves in the national park Carlsbad Caverns when an accident happens: a woman gets injured and can not get out yourself. Power ranger Anna Pigeon is in the räddningsexpeditionen to her own dismay, she does not like to be trapped in confined spaces, but the injured woman has asked specifically for her. Klaustrofobiskt, of course, a pitch-black isolation, which is not the fate of the islands after, and a small society where everyone is dependent on each other to survive. This is the precipice where you have to climb with a rope, the aisles are incredibly narrow and light you need to save on. Darkness, darkness, and so the single headlamps to see where you are on the way. What happens when a has decided to all really is not going to survive? Nevada Barr tells us, as usual, not just about human relationships, but also of the immense beauty of national parks.

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