The Blood Spilt

The Blood Spilt

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
It’s midsummer in Sweden—when the light lingers through dawn and a long, isolating winter finally comes to an end. In this magical time, a brutal killer has chosen to strike. A female priest—who made enemies and acolytes in equal number—has been found hanging in her church. And a big-city lawyer quite acquainted with death enters the scene as police and parishioners try to pick up the pieces....

Not long ago, attorney Rebecka Martinsson had to kill three men in order to stop an eerily similar murder spree—one that also involved a priest. Now she is back in Kiruna, the region of her birth, while a determined policewoman gnaws on the case and people who loved or loathed the victim mourn or revel in her demise. The further Rebecka is drawn into the mystery—a mystery that will soon take another victim—the more the dead woman’s world clutches her: a world of hurt and healing, sin and sexuality, and, above all, of sacrifice.

In prose that is both lyrical and visceral, Åsa Larsson has crafted a novel of pure entertainment, a taut, atmospheric mystery that will hold you in thrall until the last, unforgettable page is turned

Baker & Taylor
The brutal murder of a female priest at the height of the Swedish midsummer brings attorney Rebecka Martinsson face to face with a nightmare as she is drawn into the investigation and into the heart of a lethal mystery.

Blackwell North Amer
It's midsummer in Sweden - when the light lingers through dawn and a long, isolating winter finally comes to an end. In this magical time, a brutal killer has chosen to strike. A female priest - who made enemies and acolytes in equal number - has been found hanging in her church. And a big-city lawyer quite acquainted with death enters the scene as police and parishioners try to pick up the pieces.
Not long ago, attorney Rebecka Martinsson had to kill three men in order to stop an eerily similar murder spree - one that also involved a priest. Now she is back in Kiruna, the region of her birth, while a determined policewoman gnaws on the case and people who loved or loathed the victim mourn or revel in her demise. The further Rebecka is drawn into the mystery - a mystery that will soon take another victim - the more the dead woman's world clutches her: a world of hurt and healing, sin and sexuality, and, above all, of sacrifice.

Baker
& Taylor

The brutal murder of a female priest at the height of the Swedish midsummer sends shock waves through the local community and brings attorney Rebecka Martinsson face to face with a nightmare as she is drawn into the investigation into the case and into the heart of a lethal mystery that threatens to consume her. By the author of Sun Storm. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780385339827
0385339828
9780385340793
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Delargy, Marlaine

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ekstrom34
Aug 17, 2014

Good Swedish novel! A bit dark and some tormented characters. Interesting side story woven in about a female wolf. Worth reading.

dgiraldo531 Jul 04, 2012

An interesting book which captivates the readers attention into a thriller sensation that makes you want to read it over and over again.

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matheson_grant
Jul 04, 2011

A brilliant book - unputdownable, with characters who get under your skin.

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exlibrarian
Sep 05, 2008

A complex character-driven mystery set in the far north of Sweden. Very atmospheric. Should read Sun Storm first.

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