A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
Another Nordic noir revelation, the first novel in the Leo Junker series introduces a disgraced Stockholm Internal Affairs cop who is drawn into the murder of a young woman in his apartment building which his rogue investigation soon reveals to have a curious and unsettling connection to his own past. Intricately plotted, this is a first class urban police procedural that confronts many of the inequalities in Swedish society but steers clear from many of the snow ridden cliches of Scandinavian crime fiction to concentrate on character and carries the reader along as Leo and his teenage past story are slowly uncovered inch by inch and illuminate his troubled search. The novel won best Scandinavian crime book of the year and makes the still youthful Carlsson a name to watch. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
In the final days of summer in 2013, a young woman is shot dead in her apartment. Three floors above, the blue lights of the police cars awaken Leo Junker, a long-time police officer. Leo works in the internal affairs division as the lowliest form of officer - a spy. Leo is even lower, however, having been suspended after committing a terrible mistake. He can't stay away for long. A series of frightening connections emerge, linking this new murder to Junker's own troubled youth and forcing him to confront a long-ago incident that changed his life forever. Now, in backstreets, shadowed alleyways, and decaying suburbs ruled by Stockholm's criminal underground, the search for the young woman's killer - and the truth about Junker's past - begins.
Publication date: 31/05/2015
Publisher: Scribe Publications
|Publication date:||31st May 2015|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Fiction in translation,|
Christoffer Carlsson was born and raised in Halmstad, on the west coast of Sweden. He earned his PhD in Criminology from the University of Stockholm where he currently serves as a lecturer. In 2012, he was awarded the International European Society of Criminology's Young Criminologist Award. Author photo © Ann-Lena AhlströmMore About Christoffer Carlsson