>Åke Edwardson, Næsten død mand (2008)

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Denne svenske politikrimi er den niende i serien om kriminalkommissær Erik Winter.

For mange år siden forsvandt en femtenårig pige fra en sommerkoloni ude i skærgården. I nutiden forekommer der en række skudepisoder inde i Göteborg, først kun materiel skade, men tredje gang bliver en person dræbt. Winters team har svært ved at komme af stedet, men til sidst opdager de, at en enkelt person kæder de to begivenheder sammen.

Bogen er en typisk Winter-krimi. Plottet er udmærket, og vi får også alle svarene til sidst, men hvis forfatteren og hovedpersonen havde været kvinder, ville bogen formodentlig være blevet kaldt en femikrimi. Edwardson leverer en lille bid plot, og derefter en lang gennemgang af Winters personlige problemer og overvejelser, samt alle hans medarbejderes personlige problemer med partnere, uden partnere, med nye partnere osv. Og så en lille bid plot igen, fulgt af en ny runde filosoferen om livet, døden og alt det ind imellem.

Edwardson skriver godt og hans personer er meget troværdige, men hvis han havde skåret to hundrede af de fem hundrede sider væk, ville jeg måske have lagt denne biblioteksbog fra mig knap så mange gange.

Åke Edwardson, Nearly Dead Man.
This Swedish police procedural is the ninth in the series about Chief Inspector Erik Winter.

Many years ago a fifteen-year-old girl disappeared from a summer camp in the archipelago. In the present some shooting incidents take place in Gothenburg, first with material damage only, but in the third case someone is killed. It takes some time for Winter´s team to get into the case, but finally they see that one person links the old and the new story.

The book is a typical Erik Winter novel. The plot is good, and we get all the answers in the ending, but if the writer and the protagonist had been women, this novel would probably have been called ´femikrimi´. Edwardson delivers a clue followed by a long tour of Winter´s personal problems and considerations plus the personal problems of each and every man and woman on the team with partners, without partners, with new partners etc. And then a clue plus a new round of Winter´s philosophizing about life, death and everything in between.

Edwardson writes well, and his characters are nuanced and credible, but if he had cut two hundred of the five hundred pages away, I might not have put the book down quite as many times.

The book was a library book.

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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