SELTA Member Publication
This publication appears on the profile of SELTA member Sarah Death.
Mantle (Pan Macmillan), 2017. ISBN 9781509809318.
A first outing in English for thoughtful DI Gunnar Barbarotti, protagonist of a series of five novels. On his patch in small-town southern Sweden, he is called in to investigate the disappearance overnight of two members of the same family, which has gathered for the landmark birthdays of patriarch and retired geography teacher Karl-Erik and his favourite daughter Ebba, a successful hospital consultant. With his customary wit and style, Nesser spins a tale of family guilt, lies and emotions festering beneath an ostensibly calm and celebratory surface.