Silverkronan - Anna Jansson

This is an old review, yes, I still haven't placed all of them on Booklikes but I'll continue to add them slowly so not to overflow everyone's dashboard.

 

I couldn't find an English translation of this book.

 

There was a time some years back when I really liked to read Scandinavian (mostly Swedish) detective stories. Silverkronan was one of those books I found in the library and read in that phase. Since, I've shifted my orientation to a much wider variety of books and I noticed it really has been some time since I read anything Scandinavian...

 

Two dead bodies, only one thing that seems to connect them: signs of a snakebite.

 

It was a nice fast read, though the story was quite forgettable and not unlike many other detectives. It was the first (and so far only) book I read by Anna Jansson so I'm unable to compare her books, but I've heard this is considered one of her weaker ones. There are a lot of shifting POVs which IMHO could have been less, so I would have been able to connect more with the characters...

 

Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book.