Translated by Sarah Death
The Darkest Day is the first novel in the five part Inspector Barbarotti series from renowned Swedish crime author Håkan Nesser.
It’s December in the quiet Swedish town of Kymlinge, and the Hermansson family are gathering to celebrate father Karl-Erik and eldest daughter Ebba’s joint landmark birthdays. But beneath the guise of happy festivities, tensions are running high, and it’s not long before the night takes a dark and unexpected turn . . .
Before the weekend is over, two members of the Hermansson family are missing, and it’s up to Inspector Barbarotti – a detective who spends as much of his time debating the existence of God as he does solving cases – to determine exactly what has happened. And he soon discovers he’ll have to unravel a whole tangle of sinister family secrets in the process . . .
Escape from it all this holiday season by delving into these gripping crime novels where worse things than family quarrels over the TV remote are the norm.
Håkan Nesser has been called 'one of the best of the Nordic Noir writers’. Here Håkan tells us how he started a new detective series featuring Detective Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti.
If you're anything like us, you find great pleasure in spending your autumn evenings engrossed in a great crime book.
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