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Somewhere in the world, a murderer is poised to strike. Meet the men and women who can stop him before it's too late. Introducing fifteen of the most clever and irresistible sleuths in world literature. SAMPLE EXCERPTS FROM: COLLECTING COOPER by Paul Cleave THE BURNING SOUL by John Connolly BURNED by Thomas Enger MIDWINTER BLOOD by Mons Kallentoft SHUNNING SARAH by Julie Kramer NORTHWEST ANGLE by William Kent Krueger LAST WILL by Liza Marklund DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS by Walter Mosley BLESSED ARE THE DEAD by Malla Nunn UNWANTED by Kristina Ohlsson DOG ON IT by Spencer Quinn THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES by M. J. Rose THE GOAT WOMAN OF LARGO BAY by Gillian Royes A DOUBLE DEATH ON THE BLACK ISLE by A. D. Scott SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST by Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, and Steven Barnes
Stockholm is bustling with preparations for the upcoming summer Olympics when a bomb explodes in the city's new Olympic arena. One of the most powerful women in Sweden, Christina Furhage, is blown to bits. The police begin a wild and desperate chase for the killer, while crime reporter and mother of two, Annika Bengtzon, discovers connections no one else sees. Thus begins the first stand-alone crime novel by Liza Marklund, which follows the impulsive and passionate reporter Annika Bengtzon on her thrilling assignments.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The inspiration for the hit film series, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter, now available on Netflix. In the newest thriller from #1 internationally bestselling author Liza Marklund, dubbed the "Queen of Scandinavian Crime Fiction," Annika Bengtzon tracks an unknown adversary through a web of lies and violence--bringing her face-to-face with a terrifying enemy.Annika Bengtzon is back at Kvällspressen's Stockholm offices after three years as the newspaper's Washington, DC correspondent. One afternoon, a young woman is found dead behind a nursery school in a Stockholm suburb. She is the fourth victim with the same characteristics: a young mother, stabbed from behind. In the editorial offices of Kvällspressen they sense a serial killer, but Annika dismisses it as a wild fantasy. Meanwhile, her husband Thomas is attending an international conference in Nairobi, Kenya. During a reconnaissance trip to the Somali border the entire delegation of seven European envoys is kidnapped. As the murder spree in Stockholm continues, Annika is dragged into a violent hostage situation that shakes both Europe and East Africa. When their unreasonable demands are rejected, the kidnappers begin to execute the hostages, one by one.
A mother is found dead along a snowy pathway after dropping her son off at nursery school. She is the fourth murder victim to be found in a short time displaying the same characteristics. News reporter Annika Bengtzon is trying to start a story on it when she is told that her husband has been kidnapped in Kenya. As the murder spree continues, the police begin to think they have a serial killer on their hands. Meanwhile Annika is faced with impossible demands from her husband's kidnappers. Two mysteries to be solved before the body count rises furthera
Scandinavia's undisputed queen of crime fiction, Liza Marklund is the #1 international bestselling author of the Annika Bengtzon series, now available for the first time in Canada from Vintage Canada.Rookie reporter Annika Bengtzon has a coveted, yet temporary, position at a major Stockholm tabloid. Before she has had the slightest chance to adapt to the bullish and fast-paced world of news journalism, a dead body is found at a city cemetery. The victim is an exotic dancer who has been raped and strangled, and the prime suspect is a government minister. Annika realizes that this could become her breakthrough story. But as she exposes the dark underworld of sex clubs, chauvinism and corruption, she is drawn deep into a dangerous world of sex and violence.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Annika Bengtzon has spent her career telling stories that need to be heard.As a journalist, she's always been at the front line of criminal reporting, alongside the investigating officers. And now a court case that she's been reporting on - the savage murder of a homeless man - has begun to attract a lot of attention. With the stakes rising by the day, Annika is once again flung to the heart of a complex case. But nagging at the back of her mind is her sister's mysterious absence. After a series of anxious text messages, she's not heard another word. In the midst of a tense public situation, Annika's own complicated past looks set to rear its head.
For the first time in her career, reporter Annika Bengtzon is covering the glamorous Nobel Prize Dinner, traditionally held in Stockholm's City Hall. The world's notabilities are enjoying themselves on the dance floor when suddenly gunshots break through the din of conversation and music. In the ensuing panic, the presumed assassin wrestles Annika to the ground. Soon, she is caught in the middle of an intricate drama with links to Alfred Nobel--not only as a reporter but also as a key witness.
The next installment from #1 New York Times bestselling author Liza Marklund.Police Officer Nina Hoffman finds her fellow officer David Lindholm naked on his bed with bullets through his head and stomach. Next to the body is his wife, Julia. The traumatized Julia rambles on about a woman entering the house, killing David and running off with her son, but all the evidence seems to point in Julia's direction. Annika Bengtzon covers the case and is drawn in headfirst when she sees that Julia is about to be falsely charged. Working against the clock, Annika must clear Julia's name and find her missing son. until the stores open, buy another" (James Patterson).
A Collection of Excerpts by "The Queen of Scandinavian Crime Fiction." -- Henning Mankell. Please enjoy this collection of excerpts from all of Liza Marklund's chilling and suspenseful Annika Bengtzon thrillers. Included are excerpts from Red Wolf, Last Will, and Lifetime.
A violent robbery, an entire family killed...except for one.A violent robbery has taken place in an affluent area of the Costa Del Sol, in which an entire family are killed--grandmother, mother, father and 2 children. Annika Bengtzon is assigned to the story, and when she arrives in Spain and gains access to the crime scene, she is horrified to discover there was a 3rd child--a teenage daughter--who is unaccounted for. Annika makes it her mission to find the missing Suzette. But as she delves into the mystery, she becomes embroiled in a far darker side of Spanish life than she'd envisioned as once again those closest to her turn out to be the ones she knows the least about...
A hurricane sweeps across Sweden leaving chaos in its wake. Two men lie dead in Stockholm, shot in the head at point-blank range. A young woman runs for her life, finding refuge in Paradise, a foundation dedicated to those whose lives are in danger. Newspaper sub-editor Annika Bengtzon is trying to piece her life back together following the violent death of her fiancé, and covering the story of Paradise is just the break she needs. But as she's about to find out, neither the young woman nor Paradise are quite what they appear to be.
Paris is stunning in the summer. NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him--he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter's killer. The killing is simply marvelous. Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim. Wish you were here. Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm--and they think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action, The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet.
On the shortest night of the year, thirteen people are due to film a prime time TV series but on the morning of Midsummer's Eve, the brightest star in Swedish television is found shot dead in a mobile control room. Newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon is drawn into the investigation where she soon learns that one of the suspects is her best friend. As events unfold her personal life starts to take a turn for the worse. Meanwhile, there's a murderer on the loose--and a terrifying drama about to take place in the public eye.
On the shortest night of the year, thirteen people are due to film a prime time TV series but on the morning of Midsummer's Eve, the brightest star in Swedish television is found shot dead in a mobile control room. Newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon is drawn into the investigation where she soon learns that one of the suspects is her best friend. As events unfold her personal life starts to take a turn for the worse. Meanwhile, there's a murderer on the loose - and a terrifying drama about to take place in the public eye.
Beneath a dark winter sky . . . death waits patiently. A journalist is murdered in the frozen white landscape of a northern Swedish town. Annika Bengtzon, a reporter at a Stockholm-based tabloid, was planning to interview him about a long-ago attack against an isolated air base nearby, and now she suspects that his death is linked to that attack. Against the explicit orders of her boss, she begins to investigate the event, which is soon followed by a series of shocking murders. Annika knows the murders are connected. At the same time, she begins to suspect that her husband is hiding something, and nothing can counteract the loneliness that has crept into her life. Behind everything lurks the figure of the Red Wolf, a cold-blooded killer with the soul of a lover. In the end, she must discover the truth not only about the murders but also about the lies that are destroying her own family.
Scandinavia's undisputed queen of crime fiction, Liza Marklund, is the #1 international bestselling author of the Annika Bengtzon series, now available from Vintage Canada. Five murders in 1 week, a smuggling operation gone wrong, and a crime reporter desperate to find the truth... A hurricane has swept over Sweden and left the country in turmoil. At a derelict port in Stockholm, a young woman is on the run from a deranged gunman. The following morning, a security guard finds the bodies of 2 men, brutally murdered. And a valuable lorry shipment of cigarettes has disappeared from the port. Meanwhile, copy editor Annika Bengtzon is thinking she'll never be able to write her own articles for the Evening Post when she is approached by a woman wanting her story published. She claims to have founded an organization capable of erasing people's pasts--giving vulnerable individuals a new identity and helping them to build a new life. But as Annika embarks on her investigations, more vicious murders follow and she finds herself getting dangerously close to the truth--that all is not as it seems...
A family torn apart. Another trying to find a way to be as one. Ingemar Lerberg had it all: successful businessman, politician, husband, father. Until he is found, brutally beaten and left for dead, in his mansion in a fashionable district of Stockholm. His wife, Nora, is missing. With no alternative, his children are taken into care. In one night, a family has been ripped apart. Journalist Annika Bengtzon is assigned to the case. As she delves into the horrifying details of this family's fate, she grapples too with the change in her own. With her new boyfriend she must patch together a family from their respective children and stepchildren, and find a way for them all to live harmoniously. Family matters above all else, but all is never as it seems. Behind the scenes, darkness lies.
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