The Black Path

The Black Path : A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation

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A woman's body is found on a frozen lake, bearing the marks of grisly torture. Inspector Anna-Maria Mella knows she needs help with the case - the woman was a key player in a mining company whose tentacles reach across the globe. Lawyer Rebecka Martinsson is desperate to get back to work, to feel alive again after a case that almost destroyed her both physically and emotionally. Soon she is delving into the affairs of the victim's boss, the founder of Kallis Mining, whose relationship with the dead woman was complex and obsessive. Martinsson and Mella are about to uncover a dark and tangled drama of family secrets, twisted sexuality, and corruption on a massive scale. Set against a haunting, icy backdrop and packed with suspense, The Black Path is a menacing and evocative psychological crime novel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 34mm | 530g
  • MacLehose Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 085705032X
  • 9780857050328
  • 772,960

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'a compelling read ... this series is really amongst the cream of recently translated Scandinavian crime fiction' Eurocrime. Eurocrime
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'a compelling read ... this series is really amongst the cream of recently translated Scandinavian crime fiction' Eurocrime. * Eurocrime * 'a gripping tale about how corruption corrupts' Country Life. * Country Life * 'Another enormously successful Swedish import, Larsson is a remarkably good writer who has been well served by her translator' Literary Review. * Literary Review * 'as dark in theme as the wintry landscapes are bleak, but Anna-Maria Mella [...] provides sufficient light and warmth to guide even the most Scandi-sceptic reader through to the end' The Sunday Independent. * Sunday Independent * 'Asa Larsson is one of the best' Shots. * Shots * 'Larsson aficionados will know that her duo of distaff investigators are among the most quirkily characterised in the field ... [the] author's grasp of all her characters' psychology possesses a keen veracity' Independent. * Independent * 'Larsson's chilling insight into the worst of human nature cannot be faulted' The Irish Examiner. * Irish Examiner * 'Powerful psychological insights ... gripping ... totally fascinating... Enthralling' Crimesquad. * Crimesquad * 'Torture, corruption and perversion: there is no shortage of naughtiness in Asa Larsson's The Black Path ... A superior example of Scandinavian noir' Sunday Telegraph. * Sunday Telegraph *
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About Asa Larsson

Asa Larsson was born and grew up in Kiruna, Sweden. She is a qualified lawyer and made her debut in 2003 with The Savage Altar, which was awarded the Swedish Crime Writers' Association prize for best debut novel. Its sequel, The Blood Spilt, was chosen as Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2004.
Film rights to her novels have been sold to Sandrew Metronome.
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