In an “absolutely mesmerizing tale” (New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart) from one of Sweden’s top crime novelists, police detective Erik Winter tries to solve two mysteriously linked murders.
A YOUNG WOMAN is discovered hanged in a room in a decrepit hotel with a mysterious note near her body. When Gothenburg’s Chief Inspector Erik Winter investigates, he realizes that it is the same hotel room that was, twenty years earlier, the last known location of a woman who 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—and that both women might have even fallen prey to the same killer.
Room No. 10 is a first-rate thriller, suffused with the gray seaside beauty of Gothenburg and filled with the characters that Åke Edwardson’s readers have come to love: Erik Winter, the philosophical detective who veers between pessimism and optimism but never gives up; Bertil Ringmar, the methodical old-timer whose analytical mind keeps everyone focused; hot-headed Fredrik Halders, whose temper sometimes overwhelms his passion for justice; and Aneta Djanali, 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.
Åke Edwardson has worked as a journalist, a press officer for the United Nations, and a university lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden, where his mysteries are set. He is one of Sweden’s bestselling authors, and his books featuring Detective Chief Inspector Erik Winter have been translated into more than twenty languages worldwide. He is a three-time winner of the Swedish Crime Writers’ Award for best crime novel.
“In Room No. 10, Åke Edwardson crafts an absolutely mesmerizing tale of two murders separated by two decades. Chief Inspector Erik Winter is a tremendous, complex and thoroughly likeable creation, and Edwardson's no-nonsense style gets us inside his head and his heart. Captivating stuff.”
– John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of The Hunter and Damage
"Swedish award-winning crime fiction writer Edwardson is at the top of his game. . . . Readers of Scandinavian crime fiction should add Edwardson to their reading list. . . . Lovers of fiction by Iceland's Arnuldar Indridason and Sweden's Kjell Eriksson will revel in these works."
– Library Journal
"Police-procedural fans will savor this meticulously detailed offering by Edwardson a three-time winner of the Swedish Crime Writers' Award for best crime novel."