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Mari Jungstedt : Celui qu’on ne voit pas

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Celui qu’on ne voit pas
Mari Jungstedt
Le livre de poche, « Policier »
ISBN 978-2-253-12728-4
Parution canadienne avril 2010
Traduit du suédois par Maximilien Stadler

In English: Unseen

Dans l’île de Gotland en Suède, le cadavre d’Helena, sauvagement mutilé, est retrouvé après celui de son chien décapité. Frida Lindh, une jeune mère de famille, quitte à vélo le bar où elle se retrouve avec ses amies. Elle n’est pas seule, une ombre la suit, celle de celui qu’on ne voit pas. L’inspecteur Anders Knutas et son équipe mènent l’enquête sous la pression des médias…

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Written by Thomas

2010-01-11 at 15:18

Mari Jungstedt: The Inner Circle

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The Inner Circle
Mari Jungstedt
St. Martin’s Minotaur
ISBN 978-0-312-36378-9
25 November 2008
$28.95 in Canada

9780312363789

The Inner Circle opens with an international group of young archeology students sweating on a dig on the island of Gotland, uncovering a Viking fortification dating back over a millennium. They are a fun-loving lot, partying together every night, but the good vibe turns to horror when one of them, twenty-one-year-old Martina Flochten, disappears. Her body is found a short while later, naked, bled out, and hanging from a tree. Her injuries indicate that she is the victim of a ritual killing.

Inspector Anders Knutas investigates Martina’s acquaintances. Who was the mysterious lover she was supposed to have been meeting in secret and whom none of her fellow archaeologists have actually seen? What do the marks on Martina’s body signify? Is there possibly a connection between Martina’s death and the recent and unsolved brutal beheading of a Gotland pony? The pony was also bled out, and its head was missing—until it appears mounted on a stick outside the next victim’s house.

Inspector Knutas and his team work feverishly to catch the killer, but before long there are more victims, all of whom have been killed and mutilated the same way.

Mari Jungstedt integrates a healthy dose of Scandinavian mythology in this installment of her critically acclaimed series, and also addresses current issues on Gotland, while keeping up a fast-paced and intricate plot as Knutas closes in on the killer and the secret that connects the victims. This is Swedish crime fiction at its best: dark, atmospheric, and character-driven.

Written by Thomas

2008-12-26 at 21:48

Mari Jungstedt: Unspoken

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Unspoken
Mari Jungstedt
St. Martin’s Minotaur
ISBN 978-0-312-36377-2
4 September 2007
$26.95 in Canada

En français : Les ombres silencieuses

9780312363772

It is winter on Gotland, and fourteen-year-old Fanny is missing. She had no friends to speak of other than the horses she took care of at the local racing stable, and seems to have been an unhappy and isolated teenager, the daughter of an absent Jamaican musician and an instable Swedish mother. Is her disappearance somehow connected to the recent brutal murder of alcoholic photographer Henry Dahlström, who had won a large sum of money at the racetrack right before his death? Inspector Anders Knutas and his team investigate under pressure from the media.

Fanny is finally found, strangled to death and left on a lonely heath, covered by moss and branches. At the same time, grainy but explicit photographs of the girl with a stranger are discovered, hidden in Dahlström’s darkroom. Intrepid TV journalist Johan Berg, sent from Stockholm to cover the two deaths, pushes the investigation one decisive step ahead while still trying to resolve his relationship with Emma, which has been simmering since they first met during the investigation into a series of murders on Gotland this past summer.

All evidence points to one of Fanny’s coworkers at the stable, an American who has left the country for a short vacation. As Knutas and his team wait for his return to make the arrest, the inspector takes a well-deserved weekend off with an old friend, and at the lonely cottage in the woods, the pieces finally fit together. But this time, Knutas has gotten too close. . . .

Written by Thomas

2008-12-26 at 21:33

Mari Jungstedt : Les ombres silencieuses

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Les ombres silencieuses
Mari Jungstedt
Plon, « Policier »
ISBN 978-2-259-20570-2
4 décembre 2008
41,95 $ au Canada

In English: Unspoken

9782259205702

Un matin brumeux sur l’île de Gotland. Le corps massacré d’un photographe marginal a été retrouvé dans sa cave. Le commissaire Knutas, encore marqué par la série de crimes de l’année précédente, croit d’abord à une querelle d’ivrognes qui aurait mal tournée. Il ignore qu’il vient de soulever le voile d’une sombre affaire. Non loin de là, la jeune Fanny, livrée à elle-même, est la proie d’un homme mûr et respecté de tous.

Dans le huit clos de l’île, Knutas se fraie un chemin entre les ombres silencieuses. Ses soupçons vont le mener là où il n’aurait jamais cru trouver l’horreur : juste à côté de lui.

Written by Thomas

2008-12-26 at 21:22