Imatge de l'autor

Åke Edwardson

Autor/a de Sun and Shadow

47+ obres 4,472 Membres 138 Ressenyes 8 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Åke Edwardson was born in Småland, Sweden on March 10, 1953. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a journalist, a lecturer in journalism at Gothenburg University, and press officer for the United Nations. He writes the Chief Inspector Erik Winter series. He has won numerous awards including mostra'n més the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award three times. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Åke Edwardson

Sun and Shadow (1999) 620 exemplars
Death Angels (1997) 577 exemplars
Never End (2006) 531 exemplars
Frozen Tracks (2001) 487 exemplars
The Shadow Woman (1998) 461 exemplars
Room Number 10 (2005) 344 exemplars
Sail of Stone (2002) 303 exemplars
Vänaste land (2006) 186 exemplars
Nästan död man (2007) 179 exemplars
De laatste winter (2008) 163 exemplars
To All Who Have Died (1995) 102 exemplars
Geh aus, mein Herz (1996) 95 exemplars
Witte ruis (2012) 70 exemplars
Winterland (2003) 60 exemplars
Jukebox (2003) 56 exemplars
Marconipark (2013) 53 exemplars
Samurai Summer (2005) 41 exemplars
Möt mig i Estepona (2013) 33 exemplars
Genomresa (1999) 30 exemplars
Drakmånad (2006) 19 exemplars
Det trettonde fallet (2021) 9 exemplars
Bis der Tod uns scheidet. CD (2006) 4 exemplars
Bungalow (2019) 2 exemplars
Winterin viimeinen talvi (2013) 2 exemplars
Winterdunkel: Erzählungen (2017) 2 exemplars
Verrat (2007) 2 exemplars
Mord och ingen julefrid (2021) 1 exemplars
Julklapp 1 exemplars
Eiszeit (2005) 1 exemplars
Edwardsson, Åke 1 exemplars
Deckarmix (2003) 1 exemplars
Sokis su angelu : romanas (2000) 1 exemplars
Kommissar Winter [4 DVDs] (2014) 1 exemplars
Inspector Winter* 1 exemplars

Obres associades

A Darker Shade of Sweden (2013) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars
The Scent of Almonds [novella] (2007) — Autor — 50 exemplars
Stockholm Noir (2016) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Tatort Tannenbaum: Kommissare feiern Weihnachten (2012) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
En Kriminelt god jul : femten svarte julefortellinger (2006) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
De odöda : skräcknoveller (2012) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Vintermord (2011) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Edwardson, Åke
Nom oficial
Edvardsson, Karl Åke Peter
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Vrigstad, Sweden



Mesmerizing was a good descriptor. I'm not even sure if I liked the story, but the writing... mesmerizing.
Kiramke | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |
There's maybe something wrong about enjoying dark frozen murder stories in the middle of Wisconsin winter, but whatever.
Kiramke | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |
The more of this series I read, the more I appreciate his writing, especially on thought process.
Kiramke | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |
I had liked the first installment of the Erik Winter series by Åke Edwardson so much that I was eager to read the next one. Unfortunately I was quite disappointed!
This book has been published in English as The Shadow Woman.

The case is interesting enough: A young woman is found murdered on the shore of a lake in Göteborg, and there is no clue about who she is. Erik Winter, a wealthy investigator in his late thirties, is drawn into the case immediately and does his best to find out who the woman was, but it is proving to be very difficult. The stakes are even higher because the autopsy shows that the woman has given birth, so somewhere there might be a child in grave danger.

So yes, the premise is intriguing, but after a while the story just dragged on and on and I just hoped that something would happen. Moreover, I don't mind reading about the private lives of detectives, but in this novel it is too much, especially because it is equally depressing as the case. I know that this is nordic noir, but still, there must be something that creates a spark and that makes me want to read on. There are a few points where the plot does become more gripping, but as it evolves, it is taken over by the background story of a bank robbery and that did not interest me in the least. After 599 pages, I was just happy that it was over.
Having said that, I still somewhat like Erik Winter as a character, although I liked him much more in the first novel.

I will read the third book for three reasons: First, I enjoyed the first one immensely and am not ready yet to give up on this series. Second, my husband owns the third book as a physical copy and because of that I started reading this series, wishing to read it in order. Third, from that book onwards the series has been translated by another German translator who, according to the reviews, does a much better job and makes the books more readable, so I am curious about that.
If I don't like the third book considerably more than this one, I will abandon the series.
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MissBrangwen | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Apr 5, 2023 |



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