Free eBook Killer's Island download

by Anna Jansson

Free eBook Killer's Island download ISBN: 9187173220
Author: Anna Jansson
Publisher: Stockholm Text (April 23, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 336
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
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The Gotland Island myth of the White Sea-Lady-a young bride who drowned on her wedding night lures men into the watery depth-is conjured up one midsummer morning, just before a nurse is found murdered in a wedding dress.

The Gotland Island myth of the White Sea-Lady-a young bride who drowned on her wedding night lures men into the watery depth-is conjured up one midsummer morning, just before a nurse is found murdered in a wedding dress. Detective Inspector Maria Wern is put on the case to investigate, but soon realizes she is under observation by the killer. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Anna Jansson Enar Henning Koch. In Anna Jansson’s haunting crime novel, Killer’s Island, a brutal and disturbing murder in the mythic town of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland has taken place. Stockholm Text Publishing AB (2012). In Anna Jansson’s haunting crime novel, Killer’s Island, a brutal and disturbing murder in the mythic town of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland has taken place

Anna Maria Angelika Jansson (born 13 February 1958) is a Swedish crime writer and nurse from Visby, Gotland.

Anna Maria Angelika Jansson (born 13 February 1958) is a Swedish crime writer and nurse from Visby, Gotland. She started her career as a surgeon nurse, but soon went over to the lung clinic due to her frequent fainting from seeing blood. Jansson began writing novels in 1997 after her family bought a computer.

Anna Jansson’s most popular book is Killer's Island. Stum sitter guden (Maria Wern by. Anna Jansson.

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Anna Jansson grew up immersed in storytelling on the island of Gotland. Jansson is uniquely skilled at defining each character in her books, evidenced by the sagaciously drawn Maria Wern, a complex and flawed woman that readers have come to know and love. Everything she writes, from suspenseful crime novels to mythical children's books and academic non-fiction, is infused with intensity. Since her debut in 2000, her novels have sold in two million copies in more than ten countries. Besides writing crime novels, Anna Jansson holds lectures on ethical issues related to medical care and has published a number of academic books on health care topics.

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The White Sea-Lady myth is said to be as old as the ancient Swedish island Gotland has been inhabited. It tells the story of a young bride who drowned on her wedding night and returns as a ghost to lure men into the watery depths. This legend resurfaces when a nurse is found murdered in a wedding dress.

A myth from the Swedish island of Gotland about the White Sea-Lady has existed ever since Tjelvar, the first man on Gotland, lit a fire and the island rose out of the sea, said to be some 3,000 years ago. The story is told that a young woman who drowned on her wedding night has since tried to lure men down to the deadly underwater currents that tumble off the west coast. The myth of the White Sea-Lady is conjured up one midsummer Gotland island morning, just before a nurse is found murdered in the pavilion on the Tempel Hill of Gorland, in the Botanic garden. She is dressed as a bride. Detective Inspector Maria Wern is investigating the case, but it becomes clear that instead it is the police who are under observation. The killer seems omnipotent, able to taunt and provoke the police with a technical know-how that far exceeds their own. As the killer’s demonic plans are being contrived, Inspector Maria Wern realizes the threat that increases with every moment the killer goes undetected.
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Beazezius
There must be something remarkable in the Scandinavian water supply! Like many others, I began by reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and then moved on to other Scandinavian writers -- and I have enjoyed all of them, including this one from Anna Jansson about a Swedish detective, Maria Wern, who is investigating the macabre death of a nurse who was beheaded and then arranged in a public park to look like a bride. Several other incidents could be related -- the apparent suicide of the nurse's neighbor, the assault of a police officer and the murder of a young boy. But are they related? Only with time do the links become apparent, and the suspect is a shock.

I really enjoyed this novel. The characters were drawn so beautifully. Even the people we don't get to know are fleshed out and made so complex, so human, that we miss them when they're gone. Jansson brilliantly evokes the individual personalities and the consequences of violence, and the ending was surprising but plausible.

A great thriller written superbly. The next in the series is Strange Bird.

Note: The Kindle edition had a few typos but nothing horrible, and the maps rendered well.
Ghordana
Ever since Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy I have been exploring the genre of Scandinavian thrillers, and am always excited to read the works of a new (to me) author. This is the first of Anna Jansson's books I have read, and I was drawn in by the premise of an old Nordic legend being connected to modern day murders.

One of the main protagonists. policewoman Maria Wern, is attacked early in the novel when coming to the help of a young boy being viciously assaulted by a group of men. The boy later dies, and Maria is left with the trauma of her own injuries as well as not having been able to prevent the crime.

The story line fans out at this stage, introducing several new characters. Nurse Linn Bogren, who is soon murdered in cold blood, beheaded and displayed in a public park dressed as a bride. Harry Molin, her hypochondriac neighbour. Erika, Maria's colleague involved in the murder investigation, and Anders Ahlström, her love interest and a doctor at the local clinic, who saw all the murder victims shortly before their death. And then there is the old legend of the White Sea-Lady, which bears uncanny resemblance to the way the murder victim Linn Bogren has been displayed. As police are frantically trying to find the murderer before he claims any more lives, Erika herself may be becoming the focus of the ruthless killer.

Apparently this is the 11th book in the Maria Wern series, and in the beginning of the novel I did have the impression of arriving half-way through a movie - whilst this did not end up presenting a problem with the plot, being familiar with the characters may have helped understand some of the complicated relationships and motivations. Due to the many storylines in the beginning, the book read a bit clumsy and disjointed for me, and it took until about halfway through the story to connect some of the threads and work out the who-is-who and what-is-what. At this point, the pace really picked up, the mystery deepened and the threat to one of the main characters had me frantically turning the pages to find out how it would all work out. True to its genre, the thriller does not shy away from exposing the darker side of human nature, and the isolation and loneliness often present in our midst, reminiscent of cold dark winter nights. Some of the characters' motivations were a bit questionable, but cannot be commented on without having read earlier books in the series and understanding their backgrounds. I personally would have liked to see the legend of the White Sea-Lady feature a bit more in the novel, which could have added a stronger element of mystery - it had such potential to chill!

All in all, the book was a perfect way to chill on a hot day, and despite the few issues mentioned I really enjoyed the journey. I would be interested to read more from this author, especially some of the earlier books in the series, who are currently only available in Swedish. For fans of Nordic fiction, this is definitely worth a try.
Manazar
Anna Jansson does a remarkable job of developing numerous characters (victims, investigators, suspects, and their loved ones) and weaving their stories into a suspenseful plot. Jansson made good use of her medical background in constructing the plot. I couldn't put this book down for long and thought about it when I was not reading it, trying to figure out the link between the crimes and who was behind them. This is a refreshing example of Scandinavian crime fiction with a woman as author and two women as the main protagonists.

When more of the Maria Wern series is available in English (and hopefully on Kindle), we'll see more of both detective Maria and her friend, the forensic expert, Erika. Although these are interesting characters, one shortcoming of the book was these women's contrasting, and somewhat unbelievable, reactions to their men's shortcomings. Maria has a long-standing relationship and has been steadfast despite her man's recent neglect of her needs, but then she reacts precipitously and apparently permanently. Erika doesn't know her man well yet sticks with him even though she is not sure she can trust him and is putting her life in danger.

Although the plot is very strong, there were points at which the description was unclear: Were they inside or outside? Was this occurring at his house or someplace else? How did they get back to the car? Also, it was not always possible for an English reader unfamiliar with Gotland to know whether place names were streets, towns, areas, etc. These could be issues in the writing, the translation (by Enar Henning Koch), or the editing (by Deborah Halverson).

Overall, Killer's Island is highly recommend as a fast-paced and interesting piece of Scandinavian crime fiction.