The Gallows Bird

The Gallows Bird

Book - 2011
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Detective Patrik Hedström and his colleagues at Tanumshede police station have had a quiet winter. But as the season turns the peace is shattered: a local woman is found dead, apparently a victim of a car accident. But when another inexplicable accident occurs, it becomes clear there's a serial killer on the loose.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, ©2011
ISBN: 9780007254002
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Alternative Title: Stranger


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This is just cheap literature for a day at the beach. The clues are not well presented and overall the plot lacks subtly. Read it in a day when you have time to kill.

May 09, 2013

Another great book by Lackberg. This one had a little different spin on it in that you couldn't really tell ahead of time who the murder was she really saved it until the end. However, I did see what was going to happen to Melberg (the chief of police) way before he did. Patrik and Erica finally get married and since they already have a child I wonder what's next for them. Erica's sister Anna finally pulls herself together which is good b/c she was starting to drain me. Can't wait for the next book to come in from InterLibrary Loan, then there's only one more left. I hope the series doesn't end or Lackberg creates a new series. I really enjoyed her writing.

Feb 01, 2012

Another great book from this author. Love the police inspector and hoe the author keeps you in suspense right to the end.

Jun 06, 2011

Typical Scandanavian mystery being dark and somewhat depressing. But I have enjoyed all of Lackberg's books so far and she is nothing like Stieg Larsson.

debwalker Apr 16, 2011

"Yet another Swedish crime novelist being compared to Stieg Larsson, Lackberg is very different in style, content and voice. This taut little mystery is more like Frances Fyfield or Minette Walters, despite its resolutely Scandinavian tone."

Margaret Cannon
Globe & Mail April 14 2011

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