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"In the portrayal of the conflict between work and love, duty and pleasure, guilt and hope, Jansson exceeds the conditions of life without abandoning the people who succumb beneath them.”Göteborgsposten, Swedish newspaper
"Probably the best book I’ve read by Anna Jansson, thrilling indeed."Norra Västerbotten, Swedish newspaper
"As always, Anna Jansson delivers good crime novels, some in the series are better than the others and Killer’s Island is doubtless among the best."Carola Lindström, Barnboksbloggen
"[Killer's Island] subsumes to the same genre as its forerunners: Disgusting violence, constant growing suspense, the focus on phenomena in the society and physcological explanations"Dalarnas Tidning, Swedish newspaper
"I've been watching the Maria Wern TV series, produced by Swedish television and broadcasted in the US by MhZnetworks, and have been waiting anxiously for some of Anna Jansson's books (on which the series is based) to appear in English translation."International Noir Fiction, blog
About the Author
Anna Jansson grew up immersed in storytelling. Everything she writes, from suspenseful crime novels to mythical children’s books and academic non-fiction, is infused with intensity. Since her debut in 2000, her novels have sold in two million copies in more than ten countries. Several titles have been turned into movies. Jansson first worked as nurse for many years and, when she began to write fictional crime stories, her inspiration came from the people she met at the hospital. In a genre full of sudden, wicked death, Jansson managed to interweave issues related to current and critical ethical problems related to life and death, turning her stories into relatable and thought provoking works of art. Jansson’s stories roll with the natural ebb and flow of a person’s life – she is a master of tempo changes, from descriptive passages to thrilling action sequences and the development of relationships between characters, building momentum as each book plot intensifies. Jansson is uniquely skilled at defining each character in her books, evidenced by the sagaciously drawn Maria Wern, a complex and flawed woman that readers have come to know and love. Besides writing crime novels, Anna Jansson holds lectures on ethical issues related to medical care and has published a number of academic books on health care topics. She also enjoys and has experienced much success writing books for children. In tandem with her incredibly successful career as a writer, Jansson continues to work part-time as a nurse at Örebro Hospital’s lung clinic. She has three children and lives in Vintrosa outside of Örebro, Sweden.