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Hakan Nesser is back with the second instalment in the Inspector Barbarotti series, The Root of Evil.

July 2007. A letter arrives on Inspector Barbarotti’s doorstep detailing a murder that is about to take place in his quiet Swedish town. By the time the police track down the subject of the letter, he is already dead.

So when a second letter arrives, then a third, and a fourth, it’s a game of cat and mouse to stop the killer before he can make good on all of his promises.

Meanwhile, an anonymous diary is unearthed depicting the incidents of a two-week holiday in France five years earlier, and it doesn’t take Barbarotti long to realize the people populating the diary are the ones whose lives are now in the balance....

©2018 Håkan Nesser (P)2018 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Terrific story, written so well, and perfect narration. Made me chuckle occasionally. Have already got another Nesser / Wenner combination going...

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Good story but drawn out. If it hadn't been on audible I would have given up before the end.

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Another good detective from Nesser, I can't wait for the next one! Martin Wenner excels as the narrator!