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The shadow woman : an Inspector Erik Winter novel
Ake Edwardson
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From Publishers' Weekly:

Near the start of Edwardson's solid fifth novel featuring Insp. Erik Winter to be made available in the U.S. (after 2009's Death Angels), a fellow homicide detective of foreign background, Aneta Djanali, gets her jaw smashed when she intervenes in an assault during an annual summer party held outdoors in Gothenburg. Winter cuts short his vacation to investigate. Soon after, a woman turns up dead at the edge of a forest, possibly strangled, with no identifying papers on her body. The chase leads Winter from the unusually hot streets of Gothenburg to seaside towns in Denmark, from the biker wars heating up in Scandinavia to those that raged decades earlier when the Hell's Angels and Bandidos first arrived in northern Europe. This thoroughly satisfying police procedural offers forays into the murky waters of immigration and assimilation as well as the obsessive mind of the sleuth. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

In the fifth Chief Inspector Winter book to be translated into English-and the second book in the series (after Death Angels)-the Swedish policeman must study a past crime in order to solve a current murder. When a young woman is found murdered during the wild festivities of Gothenburg Party, a weeklong festival held every August, Winter has no clues to her identity. He does know that she had given birth and catches a break when one of the woman's neighbors reports her disappearance to the police. In order to solve her murder and find her missing child, Winter must delve into the woman's past and try to unravel a decades-old crime that will ultimately lead him to Denmark. At the same time, Winter is also dealing with family problems and relationship issues. The three-time winner of the Swedish Crime Writer's Award for best crime novel continues to provide his readers with strong characters and intriguing plots. He also reveals more insights into Inspector Winter's character, making him more human and more sympathetic to readers. VERDICT Sure to appeal to Stieg Larsson fans eager for more noir Scandinavian crime fiction.-Jean King, West Hempstead P.L., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Erik Winter
Age: 37
Wears sharp suits; cooks gourmet meals; enjoys jazz; investigating the murder of a young mother who witnessed a bank robbery in Denmark two decades ago.
Detective chief inspector

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