Sun Storm (Rebecka Martinsson #1) (Paperback)

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I was delighted to find another Nordic mystery writer. The main character Rebecka Martinsson is a Stockholm attorney. She is called back to her home town Kiruna, located above the Arctic Circle, at the request of an old friend whose brother has been murdered. Rebecka eventually joins forces with local police Anna-Marie and Sven-Erik to find the killer. A riveting tale of greed, corruption, and religious zealotry set in the Arctic Circle where you better know how to survive in this frozen landscape.

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WINNER OF SWEDEN’S BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL AWARD • In the land of silence and snow, the killing has begun . . . 

Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she’d left in disgrace years before. A Stockholm attorney, Rebecka has a good reason to return: her friend Sanna, whose brother has been horrifically murdered in the revivalist church his charisma helped create. Beautiful and fragile, Sanna needs someone like Rebecka to remove the shadow of guilt that is engulfing her, to forestall an ambitious prosecutor and a dogged policewoman. But to help her friend, and to find the real killer of a man she once adored and is now not sure she ever knew, Rebecka must relive the darkness she left behind in Kiruna, delve into a sordid conspiracy of deceit, and confront a killer whose motives are dark, wrenching, and impossible to guess. . . .

Praise for Sun Storm

“Richly atmospheric.”Kirkus Reviews

“Larsson builds suspense gradually but inexorably, and she is equally good at creating mood. . . .This impressive debut heralds another striking voice from Scandinavia.”Booklist 

“For those who eschew exotic travel in favor of the familiar hammock, there’s nothing better than a well-written and well-translated story from some place you’ll probably never visit. is that story and more!”Rocky Mountain News  

About the Author


Åsa Larsson was born in Kiruna, Sweden, in 1966. She studied in Uppsala and lived for some years in Stockholm but now prefers the rural life with her husband, two children, and several chickens. A former tax lawyer, she now writes full-time and is the author of Sun Storm, winner of Sweden’s Best First Crime Novel Award, and The Black Path, which Delacorte will publish in 2007.

Praise For…


“Richly atmospheric.”Kirkus Reviews

“Larsson builds suspense gradually but inexorably, and she is equally good at creating mood. . . .This impressive debut heralds another striking voice from Scandinavia.”Booklist  

“For those who eschew exotic travel in favor of the familiar hammock, there’s nothing better than a well-written and well-translated story from some place you’ll probably never visit. is that story and more!”Rocky Mountain News  
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385340786
ISBN-10: 0385340788
Publisher: Delta
Publication Date: December 26th, 2006
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Rebecka Martinsson