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Maria Lang



Maria Lang was a nom du plume for Dagmar Lange (1914-1991) who during her lifetime wrote 42 detective stories. Considered to be Sweden's answer to Agatha Christie, she was the first queen of Swedish crime fiction.
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Mulholland Books

Death Awaits Thee

Maria Lang
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Maria Lang

Puck Bure's meeting with Paul Sandwall in Stockholm is opportune.As the new manager of Drottningholm Palace Theatre, the historiceighteenth century Opera house on the outskirts of the city, he plansto open the season with a performance of Cosi fan tutte. Not only isMozart's opera to be staged as a climax to the city's summer arts festival,but two celebrities - Danish prima donna Teresa Monrad and her ex-husband, world-famous conductor Prof. Matthew Lemming - are to take part. Tensions behind the scenes revolve around the beautiful yet volatile primadonna and when a macabre murder is committed, puck is drawn into the police investigation. A Swedish crime fiction classic and part of the inspiration behind the newBBC4 drama Crime of Passion.

Mulholland Books

A Wreath for the Bride

Maria Lang
Authors:
Maria Lang

On the eve of what would have been the wedding of the year, Anneli Hammar, the beautiful and happy bride-to-be, vanishes. One moment she was waving to a friend on her way to inspect her bridal bouquet; the next she was gone, as if the earth had swallowed her up. A nightmare of suspicions follows, questions with no answers - and at the centre of a tangled web of lies stands the mysterious and wealthy man that was to have been Anneli's husband.Chief inspector Christer Wick of the Stockholm Crime Squad investigates and in what turns out to be a double murder case the fragrant lily-of-the-valley bouquet is a tantilising and vital clue.A WREATH FOR THE BRIDE is a classic murder mystery from the Queen of Swedish crime writing which has inspired a new television series, Crimes of Passion.

Mulholland Books

No More Murders!

Maria Lang
Authors:
Maria Lang

Worn by his daughter Puck's appetite for macabre detail, John Ensted, Professor of Egyptology, is sceptical about their prospects of a peaceful holiday. but as they set off for Skoga, the small Swedish lakeside town, Puck and her husband,Edwin Bure, are in high spirits. However, the Professor's fears are soon justified. Thotmes III, the Professor's sacred white cat, is the first to discover the body of the young man behind the lilac bushes. Plunged into the victim'sheart is the Professor's Egyptian paper knife...but who is the man andwhy was he killed? Puck's insatiable curiosity leads her to make her own enquiries and soondiscovers that well kept secrets and ancient scandal smoulder beneath the surface of the idyllic town. When Christer Wick, well known Stockholm detective,arrives, the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place.NO MORE MURDERS is a crime fiction classic that helped inspire the new BBC4 drama Crimes of Passion.