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's
heart is the Professor's Egyptian paper knife...but who is the man and
why was he killed?
Puck's insatiable curiosity leads her to make her own enquiries and soon
discovers 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.
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.