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The Scent of Almonds and other stories by Camilla Lackberg
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

This is a collection of stories previously released individually in digital editions, available together for the first time. The title story is very much in the style of Agatha Christie as a Christmas family gathering on an island leads to murder. Fun and well plotted they should entertain whether you’re a fan of Lackberg, crime, short stories or all three.

If you like Camilla Lackberg you might also like to read books by Jo Nesbo, Anne Holt and Barbara Vine.

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The Scent of Almonds and other stories by Camilla Lackberg

THE SCENT OF ALMONDS AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of short stories from the No.1 international bestseller Camilla Lackberg. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. THE SCENT OF ALMONDS - It's less than a week until Christmas and policeman Martin Mohlin is begrudgingly accompanying his girlfriend to a family reunion on the tiny island of Valon outside of Fjallbacka. The connection to the mainland is cut off by a snowstorm and when the domineering patriarch Ruben collapses during Christmas dinner, Martin is forced to intervene. He soon establishes that Ruben was murdered and since they are completely isolated on the island, one of the family members must be murderer...A charming novella in the style of Agatha Christie, closely linked to the Fjallbacka-series.

Reviews

Praise for Camilla Lackberg:

'The hottest female writer in Sweden'
Independent

'Heart-stopping and heart-warming ... a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing'
Val McDermid

'Pacy ... with flashing insight into the dark places of the psyche'
Sunday Times

'Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror'
Guardian

'Both chilling and thrilling'
Sun

About the Author

Camilla Lackberg

Born in 1974, Camilla Lackberg graduated from Gothenburg University of Economics, before moving to Stockholm where she worked for a few years as an economist. However, a course in creative crime writing became the trigger to a drastic change of career. Her first six novels all became Swedish No 1 bestsellers. She lives in a suburb of Stockholm with her three children.

Author photo © Alma Alexander

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd February 2015

Author

Camilla Lackberg

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780007479078

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