Winner of the Swedish crime Academy Award for Best Crime Novel, Kjell Eriksson received wide critical acclaim for his U.S. debut, the international bestseller The Princess of Burundi. Now, this spectacular follow-up thriller opens with the abrupt disappearance of an elderly professor, followed quickly by the suspicious deaths of two more old men. Inspector Ann Lindell instinctively knows that she is tracking a most cunning serial killer, and as she closes in on the demented murderer, a diabolical death trap awaits.
Praise for Kjell Eriksson:
""Kjell Eriksson's crime novels are among the very best.""
- Henning Mankell
""A brilliant, haunting work of psychological obsession.""
- The Globe and Mail on The Cruel Stars of the Night
""Eriksson is a major talent…will have McBain devotees enthralled.""
- Booklist on The Cruel Stars of the Night
""Stunning, haunting…can chill you to the bone.""
- Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review on The Princess of Burundi
""Reminiscent of Ruth Rendell. As insightful and intelligent as it is engrossing.""
- Library Journal on The Cruel Stars of the Night
""Riveting…resembles the books of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, not to mention those of the modern master Henning Mankell.""
- Wall Street Journal on The Princess of Burundi
""Exhilarating and ingenious, with a chillingly well-drawn psychotic.""
- Los Angeles Times on The Princess of Burundi