The Hand That Trembles

A Mystery

By Kjell Eriksson; Ebba Segerberg (Translator)
Minotaur Books, Paperback, 9781250006905, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2012

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"Eriksson adds a new twist to the Swedish crime story, one especially likely to appeal to Henning Mankell fans."


Winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for Best Novel, international sensation Kjell Eriksson has dazzled American audiences with his stunning thrillers. In this gripping tale, a man walks out of a meeting in Sweden and disappears without a trace. Years later, a neighbor spots someone who looks like the missing man in Bangalore. Could it be the same man? And what connection, if any, does he have to the baffling case that Inspector Ann Lindell is handling back home? Fabulous writing and nail-biting suspense combine in "The Hand that Trembles" to produce a story only a superstar like Eriksson could achieve.

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 The Hand That Trembles

Praise for Kjell Eriksson

“The disappearance of a small-town politician masks dark secrets and triggers a series of further crimes… A challenging and rewarding mystery.”

“Stunning, haunting…can chill you to the bone.”

Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review on The Princess of Burundi


“Riveting in tone and spirit. . . resembles the books of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, not to mention those of the modern master Henning Mankell.”

—The Wall Street Journal on The Princess of Burundi


“A brilliant, haunting work of psychological obsession.”

--The Globe and Mail on The Cruel Stars of the Night


“Reminiscent of Ruth Rendell. As insightful and intelligent as it is engrossing.”

--Library Journal on The Cruel Stars of the Night


“Ingenious…Very satisfying.”

--Los Angeles Times on The Princess of Burundi

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