The Princess of Burundi begins, benignly enough, with a morning jog. The run turns deadly when the jogger finds a mutilated body in the snow. The victim is soon identified as the towns reformed troublemaker and an expert on tropical fish. Inspector Ann Lindell, despite being on maternity leave, is determined to find the brutal killer. Soon enough she is drawn into a cruel cat-and-mouse game that leads to the deadliest of confrontations. Like previous winners Peter Hoeg and Henning Mankell, Kjell Eriksson makes a stunning U.S. debut with this engrossing novel.