The Princess of Burundi
Publication Date: February 7, 2006
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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.
Kjell Eriksson is a Swedish author whose crime debut, The Illuminated Path, was named Best First Novel of 1999 by the Swedish Crime Academy. The Princess of Burundi won Best Swedish Crime Novel in 2002. Eriksson's novels are bestsellers in Sweden, and his popularity is skyrocketing in Germany, Denmark, Italy, Norway, and the Netherlands. He lives in Uppsala, Sweden.