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The Nightmare by Lars Kepler

The Nightmare by Lars Kepler

Author:  Lars Kepler

ISBN:  9780007414475

Weight:  990g

Signed first edition, first printing



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The Nightmare (Joona Linna 2) – Lars Kepler

On a summer night, the dead body of a woman is found aboard an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around in the Stockholm archipelago.  Her lungs are filled with brackish water, but there are no traces of this water on her clothes or other parts of her body.

“She drowned, Joona,” says the professor of forensic medicine.


The professor nods and smiles.  “She drowned on board a floating boat,” he says.

“Probably someone found her in the sea and pulled her on board the boat.”

“If I thought that’s what happened, I wouldn’t be taking up your time,” says the professor.

The next day a man is found dead in his state apartment in Stockholm.  The man is hanging from a noose from the lamp-hook in the ceiling.  How did it happen?  The room has a high ceiling and there isn’t one single piece of furniture to climb on in the room.  Nevertheless, Detective Inspector Joona Linna is convinced that it is suicide.

Of course he’s right, but that doesn’t close the case.  In fact it’s only the prelude to a dizzingly intense and dangerous course of events.  Certain things are never finished, even when you’re dead…

Bibliographic Data
Title : The Nightmare
Author : Lars Kepler
Book Features
Edition / printing : First edition / First printing
Series : Joona Linna series: Book 2
Book features : Black cloth-effect cover with black endpapers
Overall condition : Fine / Very fine - some light bumping to spine ends
Signed : Yes, Lars Kepler to the title page
Book Stats
Publisher : HarperCollins
Imprint : Blue Door
Publication date : 13 September 2012
Printed by : Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 : 9780007414475
ISBN 10 : 0007414471
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 500
H x W x D : 241 x 160 x 43mm
First published as
Title : Paganinikontraktet
Publisher : Albert Bonniers Förlag
Date : 2010
Country : Sweden
Language : Swedish
Translator : Laura A Wideburg
Design Credits
Author photo : Anna-Lena Ahlström
Jacket design : HarperCollins Publishers
Jacket photo : Daniel Regan

Collectors Notes

  • Lars Kepler is the pen name of the Swedish Scandi-crime writing partnership of Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and her husband Alexander Ahndoril.
  • For more information, you might like to visit the Lars Kepler website.  This is a rich source of info on the authors’ lives, books and future projects.

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