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Inspector Alastair Ransom's time at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair is tarnished when the mayor and his Pinkerton colleague are murdered in the third series title. Walker lives in West Virginia.
As reviewer Michele Leber pointed out in last year's roundup "Nordic Crime" (Mystery, LJ4/1/06, p. 70), U.S. publishers have tapped into a rich mother lode of compelling crime fiction from Scandinavia. Now come three offerings from the lands of the midnight sun. Strangely, all of them are set during the winter holidays, which puts the "blue" back into "Blue Christmas."-Ed.