The Shadow Woman by Ake Edwardson & Per Carlsson
A Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novel

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The second installment of the internationally best selling Erik Winter series

It's August and the annual Gothenburg Party is in full swing. But this year the bacchanalian blowout is simmering with ethnic discord spurred by nativist gangs. When a woman is found murdered in the park-her identity as inscrutable as the blood-red symbol on the tree above her body-Winter's search for her missing child leads him from sleek McMansions to the Gothenburg fringes, where "northern suburbs" is code for "outsider" and the past is inescapable-even for Sweden's youngest chief inspector. Psychologically gripping and socially astute, The Shadow Woman puts this master of Swedish noir on track to build an American audience on par with his international fame.


 

About Ake Edwardson & Per Carlsson

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Ã…KE EDWARDSON has won the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award three times, including for Frozen Tracks. His twelve Erik Winter novels have been published in twenty-one countries.
 
Published September 28, 2010 by Penguin Books. 355 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Slogging police work jogs a few memories but also presents a plethora of leads that severely tax the officers, especially Winter, who’s still dealing with his father’s death and his deepening commitment to the pregnant Angela;

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As fans of Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell know, Sweden is crawling with violent criminals.

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BC Books

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New installment in the Inspector Winter series

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The book's interspersed detective scenes featuring the main character of the book, Chief Inspector Erik Winter, were a bit dry and seemed to wander without a sense of purpose.

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What with Stieg Larsson topping the best seller lists, it should come as no surprise that Swedish thriller writers have become a hot commodity and, if you can find an internationally praised Swede with a thriller series with titles yet to be translated into English, you may well have found a gold...

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New York Journal of Books

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A three-time winner of the Swedish Crime Writers Academy’s award for best crime novel, Mr. Edwardson’s popular series of police procedurals began appearing in his native country in the early 1990s and have since been translated into 20 languages, opening a gateway for later practitioners of Swedi...

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"The Shadow Woman" (Penguin, $15), by Ake Edwardson: It's an unbearably hot August in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the bacchanalian Gothenburg Party (an annual outdoor festival filled with concerts) is in full swing, although attendees aren't filled with revelry and joy.

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Seattle PI

What with Stieg Larsson topping the best seller lists, it should come as no surprise that Swedish thriller writers have become a hot commodity and, if you can find an internationally praised Swede with a thriller series with titles yet to be translated into English, you may well have found a gold...

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Chron.com

It also touches on Sweden’s rocky assimilation of second-generation immigrants — like the black homicide detective Aneta Djanali who gets her jaw broken at the Gothenburg Party street festival.

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Chief Inspector Erik Winter investigates the murder of an unidentified woman, killed elsewhere and moved, the park crime site where she is found marked with a cross-like symbol in red on a nearby tree, in The Shadow Woman, the second mystery in this series by Swedish crime novelist Åke Ed...

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

The thought had flashed through his mind before – a thought that was like a black hole right in the middle of reality, terrifying: that evil could be fought only in kind.” Sweden’s youngest ever chief inspector, at thirty-seven years old, cuts his vacation short when one of his team – a black,...

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Spinetingler Magazine

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Slow and steady: Sweden’s youngest Detective Inspector seeks elusive clues in this slow, plodding police procedural about a murder victim that takes half the book to identify.

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When a woman is found murdered in the park-her identity as inscrutable as the blood-red symbol on the tree above her body-Winter’s search for her missing child leads him from sleek McMansions to the Gothenburg fringes, where “northern suburbs” is code for “outsider” and the past is inescapable-ev...

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ReviewingtheEvidence.com

Having spent his summer lounging in cut-offs, learning to appreciate hard rock (in lieu of his preferred Coltrane), and bouncing back from a transnational murder investigation (as took place in DEATH ANGELS), Winter vigilantly jumps into a new homicide case: an unidentified woman found strangled ...

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