By Helene Tursten
Essentially the most trendy electorate of Göteborg, Sweden, plunges to his demise off an condo balcony, yet what seems to be a “society suicide” quickly finds itself to be a delicately plotted homicide. Irene Huss unearths herself embroiled in a posh and high-stakes research. As Huss and her crew start to discover the victim’s hidden previous, they're dragged into Sweden’s seamy underworld of highway gangs, suffering immigrants, and neo-Nazis on the way to capture the killer.
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Irene called for help, for someone from a squad car to drive him home in his white Mercedes. BEFORE THE cruiser arrived, Inspector Huss asked him whether he could try to answer a few questions. He nodded affirmatively. ” “The Örgryte neighborhood. ” Irene could hear how stupid her remark sounded, but she was very surprised that von Knecht had a wife. She quickly tried to cover up her reaction. ” He shook his head without taking his hands from his face. She went on, “If I understand correctly, you and your mother were in the street at the time your father fell.
Without touching it she read aloud: “The Best of Glenn Miller. So Richard von Knecht sits here, fresh out of the sauna, smoking a good cigar, drinking a shot of Scotch whisky, and listening to Glenn Miller. Suddenly he’s supposed to jump up, cut his hand with the cleaver, and throw himself off the balcony! It doesn’t sound very believable. ” “That’s what we’re paid to find out,” said the superintendent dryly. ” Svante Malm stuck his freckled, horsy face through the door. “No, so far we haven’t seen any.
Everything was clean and in immaculate order. The door of the dishwasher was ajar. Cautiously the superintendent poked the end of his flashlight inside and looked around. “Dishes done. No dishes on the drainboard,” he declared. “Sven, look above the counter,” said Irene. ” Five centimeters above the edge of the hood ran a rod that was soldered fast. It had small hooks on it, and various kitchen implements hung on them. They didn’t see any meat cleaver. ” Irene was amazed that he didn’t know, but restrained herself.