starred reviews for a Swedish thriller…
January 25, 2011
that don’t mention Stieg Larsson = shocker! Liza Marklund’s “Red Wolf” is the latest in her series featuring crime reporter Annika Bengtzon. from the publisher’s blurb:
A journalist is murdered in the frozen white landscape of a northern Swedish town. Annika Bengtzon, a reporter at a Stockholm-based tabloid, was planning to interview him about a long-ago attack against an isolated air base nearby, and now she suspects that his death is linked to that attack.
Against the explicit orders of her boss, she begins to investigate the event, which is soon followed by a series of shocking murders. Annika knows the murders are connected. At the same time, she begins to suspect that her husband is hiding something, and nothing can counteract the loneliness that has crept into her life.
both LJ and PW give it starred reviews with the LJ verdict:
In the fifth book of her internationally best-selling series (which is not written chronologically), Marklund blends the sociology and politics of contemporary Sweden with a taut mystery, capturing the Scandinavian chill as she builds suspense to an eminently satisfying conclusion. This excellent addition to the Nordic crime scene will also appeal to readers who enjoyed her outing this summer with James Patterson in The Postcard Killers.
Liz Marklund mentions in an interview that the Annika Bengtzon thrillers are standalones except if one is a really uptight German.
free arc to the first Sno-Isle employee to comment.
posting by marin who knows all about uptight Germans, a heritage that dovetails nicely into a career as a librarian