Sun And Shadow: An Erik Winter Novel

Paperback | April 25, 2006

byAke EdwardsonTranslated byLaurie Thompson

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Like his fellow countryman Henning Mankell, Åke Edwardson is a successful figure on the international mystery scene and a brilliant discovery for lovers of intricate, psychologically charged, and stylish crime novels. With Sun and Shadow, Edwardson introduces readers to detective Erik Winter, the youngest chief inspector in Sweden, who wears sharp suits, cooks gourmet meals, has a penchant for jazz, and is about to become a father. He's also moody and intuitive, his mind inhabiting the crimes he's trying to solve. In this atmospheric, heart-stopping tale, Winter's troubles abound—and a bloody double murder on his doorstep is just the beginning.

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Like his fellow countryman Henning Mankell, Åke Edwardson is a successful figure on the international mystery scene and a brilliant discovery for lovers of intricate, psychologically charged, and stylish crime novels. With Sun and Shadow, Edwardson introduces readers to detective Erik Winter, the youngest chief inspector in Sweden, who...

Åke Edwardson is one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers. He has won numerous awards, including the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award three times.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.8 inPublished:April 25, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143037188

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from On the Slow Side 3rd book in the Erik Winter series and 1st translated into English This detective fiction brings us to Gothenburg Sweden at the turn of the millennium. Erik Winter, a soon to be father, is highly talented and the youngest chief inspector in the country. In its first chapter, a gruesome double homicide has police investigating the shadier side of Sweden. The underground world, black metal music and unconventional sex quickly surfaces in their investigation. The murderer has left a riddle of clues at the crime scene and Erik realises the importance his leadership can play in finding this killer. All this is soon confirmed when another murder occurs and new clues appear to link the killer to the force. This adds more pressure in the race to close the case before the killer strikes again. This proves to be an extremely stressful and challenging time in Erik Winter‘s life. On his personal side he has been jetting back and forth to the Costa de Sol Spain to be at his father’s death bed. The author describes in depth the psyche and motivation of his many characters. They are an engaging and entertaining bunch but over characterization tends to distract from the main plot. The story flows at a steady but leisurely pace, just the right amount of suspense to keep the reader’s attention. It is quite captivating, although I found the ending a little abrupt and quite predictable. All that said and done I am looking forward to reading its sequel.
Date published: 2010-09-08

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"An intriguing look at life in a distant part of the world." —Chicago Tribune

"On a par with P. D. James." —Helsingborgs Dagblad "A rich, psychologically satisfying tale…. Readers looking for a gritty, well-paced, thoughtful thriller will appreciate Edwardson's masterful novel." —I Love a Mystery