Out on 05 September 2019

The Root of Evil

Håkan Nesser

Translated by Sarah Death
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05 September 2019
9781509809394
608 pages
Synopsis

'Godfather of Swedish Crime' (Metro), Håkan Nesser, is back with the second installment in the Inspector Barbarotti series, The Root of Evil.

July 2007. A letter arrives on Inspector Barbarotti’s doorstep detailing a murder that is about to take place in his quiet Swedish town. By the time the police track down the subject of the letter, he is already dead.

So when a second letter arrives, then a third, and a fourth, it’s a game of cat and mouse to stop the killer before he can make good on all of his promises.

Meanwhile, an anonymous diary is unearthed depicting the incidents of a two week holiday in France five years earlier, and it doesn’t take Barbarotti long to realize the people populating the diary are the ones whose lives are now in the balance . . .

The godfather of Swedish crime

Metro

Told with wry humour and compassion, Nesser has four more Barbarotti stories to come — cherish them all

Daily Mail on The Darkest Day

A master of suspense

Sunday Times