Last Will: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
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From “the Queen of Scandinavian crime fiction” (Henning Mankell), the latest installment in the internationally bestselling series starring investigative reporter Annika Bengtzon.

The inspiration for the hit film series, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter, now available on Netflix.


In the midst of a brutal Scandinavian winter, a member of the Nobel Prize committee is gunned down in the city of Stockholm.

Reporter Annika Bengtzon, who made eye contact with the killer just seconds before the shots were fired, is the key witness. Because of the sensitivity of the crime, police issue a gag order on her immediately—and she is forced to figure out on her own why an American assassin known only as “the Kitten” ordered the hit. With her marriage falling to pieces and her job on the line, Annika quickly finds herself in the middle of a violent story of terror and death, the roots of which date back centuries. The research all leads her to the same man: a rich and famous industrialist responsible for one of the world’s most coveted gifts, who died a tragic and mysterious death. If Annika wants to learn the truth, she risks uncovering secrets that some will do anything to protect.

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User Review  - Hardboiled - LibraryThing

This is the second Annika Bengtzon book I've read. I really enjoyed The Bomber but have to admit that I was disappointed in Last Will. Initially, I was intrigued with the entire Nobel plot line. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - maneekuhi - LibraryThing

Last Will is the latest in the newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon series, following The Bomber, and Red Wolf. It is a good book with a lot of interesting pieces but I think it suffers from trying to ... Read full review


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About the author (2012)

Liza Marklund is an author, journalist, and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Her crime novels, featuring the relentless reporter Annika Bengtzon, instantly became international hits and have sold millions of copies in thirty languages worldwide. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and Marbella, Spain, where she is at work on the next installment in the series. Visit her website at

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