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The Gallows Bird by Camilla Lackberg
  

The Gallows Bird

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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.

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Maxim Jakubowski recommends: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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

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Synopsis

The Gallows Bird by Camilla Lackberg

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!

Reviews

Praise for Camilla Lackberg: 'Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror! a must for white-knuckle junkies
Guardian

'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'
The Times

'Another top-class Scandinavian crime writer reaches the British market'
The Times

'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'
Literary Review

'Both chilling and thrilling'
Sun

'Heart-stopping and heart-warming, 'The Ice Princess' is a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing' Val McDermid

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

3rd March 2011

Author

Camilla Lackberg

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780007254002

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