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Blaze Me a Sun : A Novel About a Crime

Blaze Me a Sun : A Novel About a Crime

Christoffer Carlsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles (Translated by)

November 28, 2023

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK •#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A serial killer in a small Swedish town commits his first murder the same night the prime minister is assassinated—a “thrilling and profoundly poignant” (Angie Kim) novel by one of the country’s top criminologists, hailed as “the finest crime writer we have in Sweden” (David Lagercrantz, author of The Girl in the Spider’s Web and other novels in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series)

“The first great crime novel of 2023”—The New York Times

"Riveting...gripping."—Wall Street Journal

“A brainy page-turner from a rising star in Scandinavian crime fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In February 1986, the Halland police receive a call from a man who claims to have attacked his first victim. I’m going to do it again, he says before the line cuts off. By the time policeman Sven Jörgensson reaches the crime scene, the woman is taking her last breath. On the same night, Sweden plunges into a state of shock after the murder of the prime minister. Could there possibly be a connection?

As Sven becomes obsessed with the case, two more fall victim. For years Sven remains haunted by the murders he cannot solve, fearing that the killer might strike again. 

Decades later, the case unexpectedly resurfaces when a failed novelist returns home to Halland and begins to unspool the many strands of this engrossing tale about a community confronting its shames and collective guilt.

Blaze Me a Sun is an elegantly constructed novel about the long shadows of violence and the elusive hunt for truth by the youngest winner of the Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year award, the top prize for Swedish crime writers whose past winners include Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell.
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