The princess of Burundi / Kjell Eriksson ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg.

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  • Author(s): Eriksson, Kjell, 1953-Segerberg, Ebba
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    New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2006.
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    300 p. cm.
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      Prinsessan av Burundi. English
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      ERIKSSON, K.; SEGERBERG, E. The princess of Burundi. [s. l.]: Thomas Dunne Books, 2006. ISBN 0312327676. Disponível em: Acesso em: 19 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Eriksson K, Segerberg E. The Princess of Burundi. Thomas Dunne Books; 2006. Accessed February 19, 2020.
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      Eriksson, K., & Segerberg, E. (2006). The princess of Burundi. Thomas Dunne Books.
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      Eriksson, Kjell, and Ebba Segerberg. 2006. The Princess of Burundi. Thomas Dunne Books.
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      Eriksson, K. and Segerberg, E. (2006) The princess of Burundi. Thomas Dunne Books. Available at: (Accessed: 19 February 2020).
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      Eriksson, K & Segerberg, E 2006, The princess of Burundi, Thomas Dunne Books, viewed 19 February 2020, .
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      Eriksson, Kjell, and Ebba Segerberg. The Princess of Burundi. Thomas Dunne Books, 2006. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Eriksson, Kjell, and Ebba Segerberg. The Princess of Burundi. Thomas Dunne Books, 2006.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Eriksson K, Segerberg E. The princess of Burundi [Internet]. Thomas Dunne Books; 2006 [cited 2020 Feb 19]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2006 January #1

The success of Henning Mankell in the U.S. has started a mini-avalanche of Swedish crime fiction in this country. Whereas Mankell builds his series around one hero, a world-weary cop forced to confront the racism of a new multicultural Sweden, Eriksson takes his cue from Ed McBain, portraying a group of investigators very much in the 87th Precinct vein (a minor character here chastises one of the detectives with the remark, "You're no Carella," alluding to McBain's top cop.) The action revolves around the murder of an unemployed welder in the small town of Uppsala, a man universally liked and admired for his avoidance of the criminal underworld that has snared his brother. Eriksson jumps between the various detectives investigating the murder and the family of the victim, agonizing over the seemingly motiveless crime. With Christmas approaching, an unshakable melancholy descends on cops and criminals alike, as Eriksson evokes "the gap between people's dreams and the potential to get off track." Solid procedural plotting overlaid with a sensitive rendering of inner lives and emotions held in check beyond the breaking point. ((Reviewed January 1 & 15, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2005 December #1

Could Eriksson become Sweden's Ed McBain? This solid police procedural, winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for Best Crime Novel, is reminiscent of the "87th Precinct" series, with its emphasis on the work and lives of the cops. When the tortured and mutilated body of tropical fish fancier John Jonsson is found, Uppsala police resist tying the murder to other cases committed by Jonsson's mentally unbalanced school classmate and instead seek a money motive. (The novel's title is the popular name for a particular tropical fish, as well as John's pet name for his wife, Berit.) Not as dark as recent mysteries by fellow Scandinavian mystery writers Åke Edwardson (Sun and Shadow ) and Arnaldur Indridason (Jar City ), this has its own tone, with strong echoes of McBain in characters, plot, and prose. Don't miss it. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 10/1/05.]

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PW Reviews 2005 November #4

When the badly mutilated body of John Harald Jonsson--a working-class family man and an expert on the tropical fish known as cichlids--is found in the snow in the provincial Swedish town of Libro, homicide detective Ola Haver and his colleague, Ann Lindell, quickly identify a suspect, an embittered sociopath. The brilliance of Eriksson's richly detailed crime novel, his second (after The Illuminated Path ) but his first to be translated into English, lies in its psychological and even sociological insights. Eriksson not only reveals a deep, sympathetic understanding for his large cast of characters but also evokes a pervasive sense of despair, reminiscent of Henning Mankell's, in the face of the violent, amoral nature of contemporary society and the challenges it places on the police. The title derives from the common name of one of Jonsson's beloved cichlids, and the aquarium is a neat metaphor for the dynamics of smalltown life. This suspenseful, intelligent and perceptive book is terrific. (Feb.)

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