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The Second Deadly Sin A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation by Asa Larsson
  

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An engrossing and poignant crime tale that is far more complex than just a murder story. Family inheritance, past history, strong believable characters and the wonderful scenic descriptions make for a great read. It is Swedish, dark, cold and very good indeed. It begins with a dog being killed and eaten by a bear which is then tracked and killed as well. In its stomach is a human hand … now you are truly hooked. Fans will be happy to know it is another Rebecka Matinsson tale. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Larsson has us by the throat from her first paragraph. In the tundra, a bear has been on the rampage, and the contents of its stomach disclose a gruesome revelation. And in Kurravaara, a woman has been savagely murdered, and her young grandson has also disappeared. Rebecca Martinsson’s participation in the investigation is sidelined by the machinations of a rival, but she is not so easily put off. As before, though, her pursuit of an implacable murderer will put her in danger and expose a crime that stretches back over the ages. The plotting here is hardly innovative, but all of this is worked out with customary panache in Larsson’s storytelling, and the set pieces are electric.
~ The Good Book Guide

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Synopsis

The Second Deadly Sin A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation by Asa Larsson

At the end of a deadly bear hunt across the wilderness of Northern Sweden, the successful hunters are shaken by a grisly discovery. Across in Kurravaara, a woman is murdered with frenzied brutality: crude abuse scrawled above her bloodied bed, her young grandson nowhere to be found. Only Rebecka Martinsson sees a connection. Dropped from the case thanks to a jealous rival, she now stands alone against a killer who brings death to young and old, spawned by a horrifying crime that festers after one hundred years on ice.

Reviews

'One of the brightest stars in the current Nordic firmament'
Barry Forshaw, Independent

'The writing is of the highest quality. The confrontations with the bear are electrifying'
Sean Farrell, Belfast Telegraph

About the Author

Asa Larsson

Åsa Larsson was born in 1966 and grew up in Kiruna, Sweden. She is a qualified lawyer. Her first novel, The Savage Altar, was awarded the Swedish Crime Writers’ Association prize for best debut. Its sequel, The Blood Spilt, was chosen as Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2004.

Author photo © Orlando G Boström

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2015

Author

Asa Larsson

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Author's Website

www.asa-larsson.com/

Publisher

MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Scandinavian Crime

Crime & mystery
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9780857389985

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