Monday, 4 May 2015

"Meet Me In Malmo" by Torquil MacLeod. Guest review from Niall Moore.

The Blurb

A British journalist is invited to Malmö to interview an old university friend who is now one of Sweden’s leading film directors. When he discovers the director’s glamorous film star wife dead in her apartment, the Skåne County Police are called in to solve the high-profile case. 

Among the investigating team is Inspector Anita Sundström, who soon finds the list of suspects growing. As Anita battles to discover the answers amid the antagonism of some of her colleagues, she even begins to think that the person she is becoming attracted to could be the murderer. 
Meet me in Malmö is the first Anita Sundström mystery. 

“Anita Sundström deserves a place alongside the best Nordic detectives.” 
Quentin Bates 

“An entertaining debut novel.” 
Euro Crime 

“This book has more twists and turns than a plate of spaghetti and is sure to grip any reader’s emotions throughout.” 
Lancashire Telegraph 

“Torquil MacLeod has put Malmö on the current international map.” 
Bo Lundin, Sydsvenskan (Sweden) 


Niall's Review

This is the first in a set of three novels by Torquil MacLeod featuring Inspector Anita Sundstrom and I am eagerly looking forward to the rest of the series.

A British journalist is invited to Malmo to interview a famous Swedish film director who he just happened to be in university with.  Instead of an interview, he discovers the body of the directors wife and he subsequently gets caught up in the case, first as a witness and then as a suspect.

Inspector Anita Sundstrom iu assigned the case and her presence is not welcomed by some of her more male chauvinistic colleagues.  She starts to develop an attraction for the journalist and this leads to her questioning her, and the police teams, objectivity in the case.

Throw in a couple of false trails and a number of twists and you have a book that will keep you reading later than you should.  Be prepared to apologise to your boss for being late for work, as you try to catch up on your lost sleep.

A detective series written by a Scottish novelist set in Sweden sounds strange but works incredibly well...

Meet Me In Malmo is published by McNidder and Grace Crime and is available in paperback and ebook format.

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