Strange Bird

Strange Bird

Book - 2013
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"Cold shivers run down my spine after reading just a few pages."?Göteborgs Tidningen (Sweden)

As the bird flu pandemic reaches Gotland Island, panic spreads among the inhabitants who are frantic for an elusive cure. In the desperation that rises, the hunt for scapegoats begins, and extremist and anti-immigrant groups gain ground. Meanwhile, nurse Sandra Hägg makes a gruesome discovery at the health clinic where she works?a discovery that will cost her life. Soon Detective Inspector Maria Wern is assigned to solve the murder. Strange Bird, the first novel in the Maria Wern series in English, showcases Anna Jansson's mastery of both hair-raising crimes and the inner lives of her beloved characters.

Ruben Nilsson stepped outside into the dusk of a summer's evening, knocked his pipe against the veranda railing and looked around the garden. Had he known how short was the time he would be allowed to live, he might have been less leisurely.

Anna Jansson has established herself as one of Sweden's most popular crime writers, selling over two million copies in more than ten countries. Her titles have been adapted into movies, which were broadcast in the United States in 2012. Jansson lives in Örebro, Sweden.

Primal fear and panic drive the inhabitants of Gotland to extremes as they face a vicious strain of "bird flu."

Publisher: Stockholm, Sweden :, Stockholm Text,, 2013
ISBN: 9789187173950
Characteristics: 345 pages ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Norlén, Paul R. - Translator


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