Room No. 10

Room No. 10

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by Åke Edwardson
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

John Lescroart
“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.”
Booklist
"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451608533
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
03/18/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
548,740
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Room No. 10 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Room No. 10 is the seventh entry in Ake Edwardson's Inspector Winter series, but is a first read of this author for me. Erik Winter is a Chief Inspector in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is called to a bizarre death in a decrepit hotel - in Room No. Ten. It appears to be suicide by hanging, but why in the world is her hand painted white - and the note left just doesn't ring true for Winter. And he is disturbed by the setting - Room No. 10 was the first homicide that he investigated as a young policeman - and the case remains unsolved. Erik is a likable protagonist, thoughtful, quick thinking and determined. I also enjoyed the supporting cast of players - there is a real mix between various ages, talents and personalities. This is a group who has worked together on many cases. I didn't feel too far out of the loop on catching up with who was who at all. Room No. 10 is told in a past and present format, allowing us to see the young Winter as well. The crime is inventive and I really wanted to see if and what the connection between the two cases might be. But I found the road there indeterminately long and drawn out. The roundabout conversations and methods of investigation annoyed me. The same information and clues are dissected more than once. Perhaps it's because I prefer a little more action in my mysteries. Edwardson employs lots of description in his writing. But it's in short bursts of sentences. I found a lot of it extraneous and by page 320 was starting to skim. For example: "A cup of coffee and a Danish were comforting. They walked across the street and into the café. The line at the counter was long" The advance reader's edition was approximately 450 pages and honestly it was about 100 too long for this reader. The last few chapters did pick up the pace. It was an okay read for me, but not a stand out.
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