Sail of Stone

Sail of Stone

Book - 2012
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From bestselling Scandinavian crime writer Åke Edwardson--whose books are international sensations in Europe--comes this gripping novel of suspense and character involving two missing persons, two detectives, and a mystery dating to World War II.

A brother and sister believe that their father has gone missing. They think he may have traveled in search of his father, who was presumed lost decades ago in World War II. Meanwhile, there are reports that a woman is being abused, but she can't be found and her family won't tell the police where she is. Two missing people and two very different families combine in this dynamic and suspenseful mystery by the Swedish master Åke Edwardson.

Gothenburg's Chief Inspector Erik Winter travels to Scotland in search of the missing man, aided there by an old friend from Scotland Yard. Back in Gothenburg, Afro-Swedish detective Aneta Djanali discovers how badly someone doesn't want her to find the missing woman when she herself is threatened. Sail of Stone is a brilliantly perceptive character study, acutely observed and skillfully written with an unerring sense of pace.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2012
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781451608502
Branch Call Number: F EDW NVD
Characteristics: 402 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Willson-Broyles, Rachel


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Jul 16, 2017

Another great read by Ake Edwardson, #6 in series of 7 books on Chief Inspector Erik Winter. Waiting for more on this wonderful author.

Oct 29, 2016

While the book is well written and the themes well developed the pace and length of the storyline greatly diminished my interest. Multiple crimes, peoples' personal stories, evasive interviewees, absent or unreachable victims; a marathon of layers, characters and conversations. Lots of confusion, has there been a crime? Or not? Too much circling about.

Sep 17, 2013

be patient

Jun 27, 2013

* star. I am such a fan of several of the Scandinavian mystery authors that I hate to admit that I found this book to be very disappointing. I still enjoyed the main characters, Erik Winter and his family and fellow officers. A brother and sister believe that their father has gone missing. They think he may have traveled to Scotland in search of his father, who was presumed lost at sea decades ago in World War II. Meanwhile, there are reports that a woman is being abused, but she can?t be found and her family won?t help the police. I was very intrigued by both story lines and read avidly for the explanations. The end was so confusing and disappointing that I was angry that I had cared so much about solving the mysteries. How can you manage to reach the end of a 300 page book, have a 4 page denouement and not even be certain who was or was not still alive? For those characters who I knew were dead, I had no idea or only flawed vague ones of why they died. This is a good book in search of a satisfactory ending. I still like the author, but cannot recommend this book.

Jun 28, 2012

This was my first time reading this author and I found it far less appealing than I hoped for and I attribute this to the way he developed two plots and jumped back and forth. There is a lot of time spent on what I call trivia that takes you away from the plot in a way that distracts from tension. The outcome of both mysteries was anitclimactic. The way people talk with each other is often abrupt, to a point of throwing you off the theme. I have not plans to read further with this author.

debwalker Mar 31, 2012

"On and on they come, those excellent Scandinavian novels. Sail Of Stone, the sixth in the Detective Erik Winter series, set in Gothenburg, Sweden, is just about as good as crime fiction gets. Edwardson, knows how to build character and develop a story. He may not have a Lisbeth Salander, but he does have the brilliant detective Aneta Djanali."
Margaret Cannon
Globe and Mail

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