The Cruel Stars of the Night: A Mystery (Ann Lindell Mysteries #2) (Paperback)

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By Kjell Eriksson, Ebba Segerberg (Translated by)
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An elderly man disappears and two more die suspiciously, initiating the search for a serial killer. This complex, subtle Swedish mystery will involve you until the wrenching and enigmatic end. — Louise Jones

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When The Princess of Burundi was published by Thomas Dunne Books, American critics hailed Kjell Eriksson as Sweden's Ed McBain, and they compared him to Henning Mankell. Now The Cruel Stars of the Night, the next in this internationally acclaimed crime series, unveils a spellbinding new tale again featuring police inspector Ann Lindell.

The Cruel Stars of the Night opens one snowy day when thirty-five-year-old Laura Hindersten goes to the police to report that her father, a local professor, is missing. Inspector Ann Lindell and her colleagues can find no motive for the man's disappearance. And when the corpses of two elderly men do turn up, neither of the dead men is the missing academic.

Unexpectedly, the police get help from one of the professor's colleagues, who believes there is an astonishing link between the murders and the disappearance of Professor Hindersten. But as the pressure on Lindell increases dramatically, she is shocked to discover that the killer has many more diabolical schemes in store.

Combining heart-pounding suspense with brilliant psychological insight, The Cruel Stars of the Night moves like a comet as it approaches the cliff-hanging climax. It is sure to win Kjell Eriksson a whole new galaxy of American fans.

About the Author


KJELL ERIKSSON is the author of the internationally acclaimed The Princess of Burundi, The Cruel Stars of the Night, The Demon of Dakar, The Hand that Trembles, and Black Lies, Red Blood. His series debut won Best First Novel 1999 by the Swedish Crime Academy, an accomplishment he later followed up by winning Best Swedish Crime Novel 2002 for The Princess of Burundi. He lives in Sweden and France.

Ebba Segerberg is a translator of Swedish literature with a focus on Swedish crime fiction. Her translations include several installments of the Wallander series by Henning Mankell and Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. She has worked in a variety of other genres and formats including biography, short stories, and screenplays. She holds a PhD in Swedish literature and film studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and currently lives in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Praise For…


“Compelling . . . the author's squad of detectives displays the kind of inter-dependency and fractious loyalty that endeared Ed McBain's 87th Precinct squad to fans for so many decades.” —Publishers Weekly

"A brilliant, haunting work of psychological obsession.” —The Globe and Mail on The Cruel Stars of the Night

“Eriksson is a major talent…will have McBain devotees enthralled.” —Booklist on The Cruel Stars of the Night

"Kjell Eriksson's crime novels are among the very best.” —Henning Mankell

“There are echoes of Ed McBain . . . but Eriksson's second mystery is even more reminiscent of Ruth Rendell. As insightful and intelligent as it is engrossing.” —Library Journal



Product Details
ISBN: 9780312366681
ISBN-10: 031236668X
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: April 29th, 2008
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Ann Lindell Mysteries
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