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Billed as Sweden's Agatha Christie, Lackberg is resolutely modern, with a brooding sense of icy atmosphere as her doughty cop Patrik Hedstrom gets to grips with often bizarre deaths and unthreads most devious plots with guts and acute psychological insights. A great series in the making. Also see The Hidden Child by the same author, published in June 2011.
The new psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg. A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It's the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues. At the same time a reality TV show is being shot in the town. As cameras shadow the stars' every move, relations with the locals are strained to breaking point. When a drunken party ends with a particularly unpopular contestant's murder, the cast and crew are obvious suspects. Could there be a killer in their midst? As the country tunes in, the bodies mount up. Under the intense glare of the media spotlight, Patrik faces his toughest investigation yet!
Closing date: 30/11/2020
Praise for Camilla Lackberg: 'Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror! a must for white-knuckle junkies
'Lackberg is particularly good at portraying the claustrophobia of a small community in which everyone knows everyone else and the police may well be friends with killers'
'Another top-class Scandinavian crime writer reaches the British market'
'Camilla Lackberg is probably the hottest female writer in Sweden at the moment! Lackberg's job is to make the reader pleasurably uncomfortable -- one of her ironclad skills'
Barry Forshaw, Independent
'Chilly, deceptive and lucid, just like the icy environment it describes'
'Both chilling and thrilling'
'Heart-stopping and heart-warming, 'The Ice Princess' is a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing' Val McDermid
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||3rd March 2011|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
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 AlexanderMore About Camilla Lackberg