The Princess of Burundi: A Mystery

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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A runaway bestseller in Sweden, The Princess of Burundi introduces Inspector Ann Lindell to U.S. mystery readers.

When a jogger finds a dead body in the snow, the members of Sweden's Uppsala police force uncover a victim with an unsettling history. John Jonsson, known to everyone as Little John, was a respectable family man and a local expert on tropical fish. But he had been quite a troublemaker, and his delinquent past seems to have caught up with him.

Despite being on maternity leave, Inspector Ann Lindell is determined to find John's murderer. The cruel cat-and-mouse game that follows leads Ann to a deadly confrontation with a treacherous killer. Ann must decide whether to take a huge risk that could result in many more dead bodies in the snow, including hers and that of her unborn child.

Written by one of Sweden's bestselling crime writers, The Princess of Burundi is an outstanding American debut.

 

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User Review  - debavp - LibraryThing

A bit slow and a lot confusing. One character, a policeman, is always referred to by his full name, even though the other officers and characters were by last names. Some terms could have been ... Read full review

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User Review  - cmwilson101 - LibraryThing

The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson is an interesting and well-plotted mystery featuring Swedish detectives Ann Lindell and Ola Haver. They work together to solve the mystery of who tortured and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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About the author (2010)

Kjell Eriksson is a Swedish author whose crime debut, The Illuminated Path, was named Best First Novel of 1999 by the Swedish Crime Academy. The Princess of Burundi won Best Swedish Crime Novel in 2002. Eriksson's novels are bestsellers in Sweden, and his popularity is skyrocketing in Germany, Denmark, Italy, Norway, and the Netherlands. He lives in Uppsala, Sweden.

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