The Black Path
Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders – Now a Major TV Series
By Åsa Larsson
Rebecka Martinsson and Anna-Maria Mella find themselves investigating shocking corruption at the heart of one of Sweden's most successful mining companies.
The novels that inspired Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders - the major TV series
"Rebecka Martinsson: the new Scandi-noir heroine to rival Saga Noren and Sarah Lund" iNews
"In a television world now awash in female coppers, there aren't many as interesting and human as Rebecka" Wall Street Journal
The frozen body of a woman is found in a fishing ark on the ice near Torneträsk in northern Sweden. She has been brutally tortured, but the killing blow was clumsy, almost amateur.
The body is quickly identified, raising hopes of an open-and-shut solution. But when a six-month-old suicide is disinterred, Rebecka Martinsson and Anna-Maria Mella find themselves investigating shocking corruption at the heart of one of Sweden's most successful mining companies. One that has powerful enemies of its own.
Åsa 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, as was The Second Deadly Sin in 2011. Her novels have been adapted for television and will be shown in the UK on More 4 from January 19, 2018.
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13 Sep 2012
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'Among the current batch of Nordic writers, the new Larsson is one to be followed with the most minute attention' Barry Forshaw, Independent. — Independent
'what lingers in the mind is Larsson's careful and sympathetic investigation of Rebecka's inner demons' Mail on Sunday. — Mail on Sunday
'A superior example of Scandinavian noir' Julia Handford, Sunday Telegraph. — Sunday Telegraph
'Larsson's laid back style makes her unflinching probing of the icy depths of the human heart all the more chilling' Jake Kerridge, Telegraph. — Telegraph