Jag kommer att hitta nyckeln

Jag kommer att hitta nyckeln I Shall Find the Key

The Key #1

Private detective Julia Stark receives an unannounced visit at the office. The man at the door is one of the owners of a successful family business. The day before, he was present at a board meeting and dinner at his estate in the northwestern part of Sweden. The following morning, he finds a photograph in his phone of a bloody man, tied up with a bag over his head.

Due to alcohol-related amnesia, the man has no idea where the picture comes from and wants to hire Stark Detective Agency to clear his name before the police get involved. Julia asks her ex-husband Sidney Mendelson to take time off from the City Police and assist her in the investigation. There is still a glimmer of hope left in Julia that this might be her chance to win him back.

Welcomed as guests at the opulent estate, Julia and Sidney begin to search for the truth while dining and socializing with each of the family members that could theoretically be involved in the murder.

Reviews

  • “The authors’ stylistic skill is immediately apparent when they introduce the main character, the 33-year-old Julia Stark. Through a few precise and rich scenes, an image of her is established: her physical disability, trauma and grief, the bittersweet birthday roses from her ex-husband Sidney, the thesis on “bloodstain pattern analysis” on the table in front of her. Here we have a clever, sensitive woman with an interesting history. /…/ [I Shall Find the Key] is written with enthusiasm and humor. What more can I say? Enjoy the binge-read.”

    Sydsvenskan, Sweden

  • “Astonishingly well written /…/ Such poetic and well-functioning language is unusual in crime fiction.”

    Dagbladet, Norway

  • “[Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril] are brilliant stylists.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • “We are thrown straight into the main character’s world and here you are reminded of Kepler in the impressive effectiveness. /…/ A perfect detective duo. /…/ Ahndoril embraces all elements of the whodunnit.”

    Göteborgs-Posten, Sweden

  • “I’m excited to see how Ahndoril will continue to develop their new concept.”

    Kristianstabladet, Sweden

Author
Alex Ahndoril
Published
2023
Genre
  • Crime
Pages
272
Reading material

Swedish edition

English translation

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Croatia, Fraktura

Czech Republic, Host

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Hungary, Animus

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Romania, Crime Scene Press

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Slovenia, HKZ

Spain, Salamandra

Sweden, Albert Bonniers

UK, Zaffre (World English)

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