So I am on a Scandinavian mystery kick right now and a friend recommended this author. I can only imagine what living in towns like these portrayed in the book could be like but Nesser does such a good job with descriptions without too much detail –this is a mystery after all not poetry. Interesting characters and quite a gritty series of murders all the while giving background on the different coppers and their family lives. I give myself a pat on the back for figuring out ‘whodunnit’ but the why eludes until the very end. I enjoyed this thoroughly and will be looking for more by the same author.