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Room No. 10

Format:  Hardcover,

447 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Mar 2013

ISBN-13: 9781451608526

ISBN-10: 1451608527

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A YOUNG WOMAN IS DISCOVERED hanged in a room in a decrepit hotel, and Gothenburg's Chief Inspector Erik Winter must try to figure out what happened. As Winter looks around, he realizes that he was in the same hotel room many years earlier, when it was the last known location of a woman who subsequently disappeared and was never found. The two women seem to have nothing in common except for this hotel room, but Winter suspects that there may be other connections.
The young woman's parents are bereft and unable to explain the puzzling contents of a note she left behind. Winter, however, senses that they are holding back some secret that might help him to find her murderer. As he pursues his hunch and digs into the old police report on the woman who disappeared--one of his first cases as a young detective--Winter becomes increasingly convinced that the two cases are somehow related. "Room No. 10 "is a first-rate thriller, suffused with the gray seaside beauty of Gothenburg and filled with the characters that Ake Edwardson's readers have come to love: Winter, the veteran detective who veers between pessimism and optimism but never gives up; Bertil Ringmar, the methodical old-timer whose analytical mind keeps everyone focused; hotheaded Fredrik Halders, whose temper sometimes overwhelms his passion for justice; and Aneta Djanali, Halders's girlfriend, an immigrant from Burkina Faso whose ability to talk to other women can open new leads. As compelling as they are dedicated, they are an unforgettable team determined to find a bizarre killer.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Mar 2013
ISBN-13: 9781451608526
ISBN-10: 1451608527
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 447
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.5 x 1.5

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Review by Library Journal (2013-01-01)

Swedish award-winning crime fiction writer Edwardson (Sail of Stone) is at the top of his game with the seventh police procedural in his Inspector Winter series. When a young woman's death is ruled a suicide, many things appear wrong, including an odd note left behind by the victim. In addition, the case resembles one that DCI Erik Winter investigated 18 years earlier; it involved the disappearance of a woman from the same hotel AND room.

Winter's keen investigative techniques take the reader with him as a member of his team, until a shocking connection between the two cases is discovered-the body of the woman from 18 years ago is newly buried. In the gritty climax, Winter discovers firsthand that history doesn't always stay in the past.

Verdict: Readers of Scandinavian crime fiction should add Edwardson to their reading list. You don't have to start at the beginning but you can, if you dare! Lovers of fiction by Iceland's Arnuldar Indridason and Sweden's Kjell Eriksson will revel in these works.

-Frances Thorsen, Chronicles of Crime Bookshop, Victoria, BC

(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

A YOUNG WOMAN IS DISCOVERED hanged in a room in a decrepit hotel, and Gothenburg’s Chief Inspector Erik Winter must try to figure out what happened. As Winter looks around, he realizes that he was in the same hotel room many years earlier, when it was the last known location of a woman who subsequently disappeared and was never found. The two women seem to have nothing in common except for this hotel room, but Winter suspects that there may be other connections.

The young woman’s parents are bereft and unable to explain the puzzling contents of a note she left behind.

Winter, however, senses that they are holding back some secret that might help him to find her murderer. As he pursues his hunch and digs into the old police report on the woman who disappeared—one of his first cases as a young detective—Winter becomes increasingly convinced that the two cases are somehow related. Room No. 10 is a first-rate thriller, suffused with the gray seaside beauty of Gothenburg and filled with the characters that Å ke Edwardson’s readers have come to love: Winter, the veteran detective who veers between pessimism and optimism but never gives up; Bertil Ringmar, the methodical old-timer whose analytical mind keeps everyone focused; hotheaded Fredrik Halders, whose temper sometimes overwhelms his passion for justice; and Aneta Djanali, Halders’s girlfriend, an immigrant from Burkina Faso whose ability to talk to other women can open new leads. As compelling as they are dedicated, they are an unforgettable team determined to find a bizarre killer.

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