The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 9 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

A runaway bestseller in Sweden, The Princess of Burundi introduces Inspector Ann Lindell to U.S. mystery readers. When a jogger finds a dead body in the snow, the members of Sweden's Uppsala police force uncover a victim with an unsettling history. John Jonsson, known to everyone as Little John, was a respectable family man and a local expert on tropical fish. But he had been quite a troublemaker, and his delinquent past seems to have caught up with him. Despite being on maternity leave, Inspector Ann Lindell is determined to find John's murderer. The cruel cat-and-mouse game that follows leads Ann to a deadly confrontation with a treacherous killer. Ann must decide whether to take a huge risk that could result in many more dead bodies in the snow, including hers and that of her unborn child. Written by one of Sweden's bestselling crime writers, The Princess of Burundi is an outstanding American debut.
 

About Kjell Eriksson

See more books from this Author
KJELL ERIKSSON is the author of the internationally acclaimed The Princess of Burundi, The Cruel Stars of the Night, and The Demon of Dakar. 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. This is his fourth novel in the series; he lives in Sweden.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 305 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Princess of Burundi

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

The murder of a young father baffles police and upsets many in the sleepy town where he lived.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Princess of Burundi

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

When the badly mutilated body of John Harald Jonsson—a working-class family man and an expert on the tropical fish known as cichlids—is found in the snow in the provincial Swedish town

Nov 28 2005 | Read Full Review of The Princess of Burundi

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

When the badly mutilated body of John Harald Jonsson—a working-class family man and an expert on the tropical fish known as cichlids—is found in the snow in the provincial Swedish town of Libro, homicide detective Ola Haver and his colleague, Ann Lindell, quickly identify a suspect, an embittered...

| Read Full Review of The Princess of Burundi

The Bookbag

I haven't read any of the Swedish books which are causing a bit of a stir at the moment, nor have I seen any of the televised series.

Oct 18 2011 | Read Full Review of The Princess of Burundi

Reviewing the Evidence

[ Home ].

Mar 12 2013 | Read Full Review of The Princess of Burundi

The Best Reviews

The characterization is top rate as .

Jan 15 2006 | Read Full Review of The Princess of Burundi

The Best Reviews

Thus, homicide detectives Ola Haver and Ann Lindell, who comes off maternity leave to work the case, hone in on a forty- two year old troubled person, his family, and especially an acrimonious nutcase who apparently had a run in with John.

Jan 15 2006 | Read Full Review of The Princess of Burundi

Brothers Judd

... The airing of them gives the book a nice moral heft that may not ... -REVIEW: of The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson (Marilyn Stasio, NY ...

Jul 21 2013 | Read Full Review of The Princess of Burundi

Mystery Tribune

Books / Good Reads / Our Picks / Scandinavian Crime / Thrillers.

Feb 24 2012 | Read Full Review of The Princess of Burundi

Reader Rating for The Princess of Burundi
62%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 56 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×