The Hand That Trembles
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.
KJEL ERIKSSON is the author of the internationally acclaimed The Princess of Burundi, The Cruel Stars of the Night, and The Demon of Dakar. The Hand That Trembles is his fourth novel in the series to be published in the US; he lives in Sweden.
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
--Los Angeles Times on The Princess of Burundi