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A gunman is loose in Malmö and he's targeting immigrants. The charismatic head of an advertising agency is found dead in his shower. Inspector Anita Sundström wants to be involved in the murder investigations, but she is being sidelined by her antagonistic boss. She is assigned to find a stolen painting by a once-fashionable artist, as well as being lumbered with a new traA gunman is loose in Malmö and he's targeting immigrants. The charismatic head of an advertising agency is found dead in his shower. Inspector Anita Sundström wants to be involved in the murder investigations, but she is being sidelined by her antagonistic boss. She is assigned to find a stolen painting by a once-fashionable artist, as well as being lumbered with a new trainee assistant. She also has to do to restore her professional reputation after a deadly mix-up in a previous high-profile case. Then another prominent Malmö businessman is found murdered and Sundström finds herself back in the action and facing new dangers in the second Anita Sundström Malmö mystery....

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  • Christine
    2019-02-22 08:12

    This is the second Anita Sundstrom and it was a terrific read!Anita Sundstrom is in the dog house at work and her personal life is just as awkward. She is very fed up and rather lonely, fixating on her son. Her colleagues get the glamorous high profile murders, including a man found dead in his shower room. Anita is stuck looking for stolen paintings, with a new young sidekick. Added to this mix, there is a gunman targetting the immigrant population of Malmo.Anita really comes into her own in this book. It follows on so nicely from book one, and the rather last minute reveal. All of the questions I had about Anita and her blossoming relationship were answered. It’s a great and unusual relationship, that the author has set up. It says so much about Anita, that she is drawn to someone like that. I cannot say more. Spoilers.As for the story, I loved its complexity and how it all came together. It resonated with me, the theme of anti-immigration and racist undertones. This kind of discourse is very much what we are familiar with in the UK. And I adore the whole Swedish vibe. I could just move there and sit in the pub with Anita.This is a series, that is going from strength to strength. They have to be read in order, to appreciate Anita’s unusual relationship and the on-going storyline.One to look out for if you like a bit of Scandinavian crime, with a lovely lead in Anita Sundstrom. I’m really looking forward to devouring the next books in the series.

  • Rebecca Martin
    2019-02-23 05:19

    The author needs to add depth to Det. Sundstrom. Her sadness that her son is growing up and doesn't need her so much anymore is one thing; however, the depiction of her emotional involvement with a man in prison is totally unconvincing. Her worries are more along the lines of "what will my colleagues think?" rather than "what is WRONG with me? this guy already killed one woman and maybe two!" (I shake my head and frown, uncomprehending).

  • Linda Root
    2019-03-13 09:41

    While I am still having difficulties getting in synch with a protagonist who is a major crimes detective in love with a man who is in prison for the murder of a famous and indeed faultless movie actress, at least MacLeod writes her as being as discombobulated by it as I am. The new plots catches up after the first novel, and as one would expect, Anita Sundstrum has taken a serious dive in prestige and integrity after her questionable handling of story#1. While struggling with fall from grace and her petty jealousy of only child Lasse's girlfriend Rebekka, she is cold-shouldered out of participation in the team'smajor case and relegated to what seems to be an art theft and a suicide. Of course,nothing is that simple as her cases and the two major ones in the office mesh. Lecherous detective Westerbrook and and lead detective both make repeat performances. Detective Westermark is an offensive and ever, and again, Anita's own disregard for her precarious status feeds into his hands when he discovers she is making prison visits. The appearance of the new character Hakim as her assistant enriches the cast. The writing is slightly less brilliant in the first book, but the more feasible storyline makes up for it. Overall, it is a superior mystery evolving out of a poignant social issue in many Western nations. I'll ante in for the third.

  • R.E. E. Derouin
    2019-02-24 05:33

    This English author writes a mystery series set in Sweden and this is his fourth. Inspector Anita Sundstrom is his main character and except for the setting, (All are set in Malmo, Sweeden) it reads like any well written English or American police detective novel. I’ve read all four and this one is just as good as the others. The story concerns stolen art, an antagonistic boss, … a good read!

  • Whitney
    2019-02-21 11:25

    I like this series and will stick with it for when I need a good mystery. Anything set in Sweden works for me! I go back and forth on what I think about the detective. In a lot of ways, she's pretty annoying - she is emotionally dependent on her teenage son and needs to let go. But the plots are good and I find myself rooting for her.

  • Claire
    2019-03-18 11:40

    Murder in Malmö by Torquil MacLeod Blog Tour  Today is my spot on the blog tour for Murder in Malmö by Torquil MacLeod, the second in his Inspector Anita Sundström euro noir crime series. Published by: McNidder & Grace (23rd July 2015) ISBN: 978-0857161147 Rating: 5* Synopsis:A gunman is loose in Malmö and he's targeting immigrants. The charismatic head of an advertising agency is found dead in his shower. Inspector Anita Sundström wants to be involved in the murder investigations, but she is being sidelined by her antagonistic boss. Instead, she is assigned to find a stolen painting by a once-fashionable artist, as well as being lumbered with a new trainee assistant. She also has to do to restore her professional reputation after a deadly mix-up in a previous high-profile case. Then another prominent Malmö businessman is found murdered and Sundström finds herself back in the action and facing new dangers. Review:Having enjoyed getting to know Inspector Anita Sundström in Meet me in Malmö, I was eagerly anticipating this second novel to feature the Swedish detective and had high expectations. Sundström starts this book as the underdog and has several belligerent male colleagues that oppose her every attempt to get involved in the murder cases. Although she looks upon her new trainee as another obstacle to overcome initially, his initiative eventually impresses. As the story grows, so does Sundström as a character. We learn more about her emotional side and vulnerability.  With compelling characters and a tantalizing plot, I found Murder in Malmö to be head and shoulders above its predecessor. From the very outset, suspense and intrigue abound. As every new chapter raised the level of tension, so the twists and turns in the story became increasingly complex and the book more difficult to put down. I'm looking forward to catching up with Inspector Sundström when Missing in Malmö is published next month. Thanks to Linda at McNidder & Grace for providing me with a review copy of Murder in Malmö.  The last few remaining days of the tour schedule -22nd August - Mystery People August - Crime Thriller Girl http://crimethrillergirl.com24th August - La Crème de la Crime  Here's author Torquil MacLeod in the city of Malmö -     

  • BookwormDH
    2019-02-20 07:17

    I’m really starting to love this series. This is the second release from Torquil MacLeod – Murder In Malmo. It’s a cleverly written classic mystery, crime procedure novel. I found the characters very easy to interact with and the consistency with each personality keeps you quite endeared. Inspector Anita Sundstrom has here struggles to keep here status after an incident in the first novel but she manages to keep her head above water. She is a lovely character and warmed to her very quickly. There are references to the first novel – Meet Me In Malmo. I would suggest reading this first but don’t let it put you off, it still reads as a stand - alone novel. A highly recommended read. Nicely paced and keeps you guessing until the end.

  • Ron Chicaferro
    2019-03-18 06:13

    A super book and a super series. Inspector Sundstrom battles everything from male chauvinism to right-wing power brokers as well as a few murderers along the way. Sundstrom is no shrinking violet - she is a good cop and knows how to go about an investigation. She also is battling some ghosts left over from the first book in the Sundstrom series, Meet Me In Malmo - The author cleverly brings the reader up to date from the first book so nothing is lost if you haven't yet read it. This book is a clever mystery and a strong police procedural - It takes place in Sweden so the names of the streets and cities might be unfamiliar but its a strong story and very well written.

  • Victoria Rivero
    2019-03-09 04:41

    Muchos asesinatos y un robo de pintura. Un asesino de inmigrantes. La muerte de un dueño de agencia de publicidad y de un banquero. Anita Sundstrom es encargada de dilucidar el robo de la pintura. Luego también del asesinato del banquero. Hay varios asesinatos que finalmente corresponden a fascistas anti judíos. Por otro lado, hay asesinatos callejeros que corresponden a inmigrantes asiáticos. Y para rematar, hay un asesinato vinculado a un pintor, autor de la pintura robada, que es causado por su hija. Demasiados asesinatos.

  • Caroline
    2019-02-28 10:26

    I read the first book in this series years ago, but was easily able to pick up the story line. Inspector Anita Sunstrom has been assigned to an art heist case as punishment for her past blunder in a big case. The fact that the rest of her unit is working on a high-profile serial killer case, and the fact that she has been saddled with a new trainee, just adds to her angst. Anita soon finds herself involved in both cases and begins to tackle the cases in her own style.

  • Linda Boa
    2019-03-05 04:21

    First admission: I didn’t have time to read Meet Me In Malmö, the first in the Anita Sundström series. Cleverly, MacLeod dripfeeds just enough into the storyline to make you feel that you must read the first in the series, even if, like me, you have to go back to it. Although the story’s repercussions are continued into Murder In Malmo, which sees Anita visiting a killer in prison and admitting to her therapist she is in love with him. I felt that the author, very cleverly, tempted me with just enough information to intrigue me into reading the first book very soon. I’m impressed.In this book, Anita Sundström, our main character, is just returning to work after the events that ended the first book. She’s irritated when Moberg, her boss, sidelines her into an investigation of stolen art – a Munk. She has also an unarmed trainee officer to show the ropes, Hakim, despite it being not her turn to do so. She had hoped to inveigle her way into a murder investigation into the death of Tommy Ekmann, through gas in his shower. Then another prominent businessman is murdered in an obviously staged suicide, also made to look as though it involved being gassed, but by carbon monoxide. When a third man’s throat is slashed, and his Munk also stolen, Anita’s stalled art investigation, which had led to her doing some work on the murder cases, looks like it’s gained new life. But given that this is another prominent Malmö businessman found dead, are there links between the art robberies and the murders? And what motive exists, for any of these crimes? Fortuitously Anita’s schoolgirl friendship with Karin Munk, the artist’s daughter, gives her an opportunity to ask her and her father’s opinion on the thefts, and the paintings’ owners.Also, in this same period, another murder squad are desperately searching for the “Malmö Marksman”, a black, hooded figure who has committed several shootings of those he believes not to be true Swedes. The city is on high alert. And when the voice which instructs him points him in the direction of the Swedish detective, Anita Sundström, and her new partner, Hakim, who came to Sweden from Iraq while still a child, we can be assured of some action before the three cases are wrapped up. This isn’t your typical police/action/thriller – there is some action, but it’s more the kind of book I enjoy for the requirement to be, like Anita Sundström and (some of!) her team, ultra vigilant, if you want to solve the crimes. All the conclusions seem perfectly feasible to me, and although on a couple of occasions I figured out what was going to happen, the final result I would never have arrived at. So if you have an enjoyment of intelligent police procedurals, Murder In Malmö should hit the spot. Or why not do the sensible thing – unlike me! – and start at the beginning and read Meet Me In Malmö first. I’ll wager you won’t be disappointed. And, please, roll on Missing In Malmö, the third in the series!For fans of: intelligent Nordic Noir – Henning Mankell did occur to me, although this is considerably shorter than most of his novels, and is slightly faster with less character development. Anyone who enjoys an intelligent, well-plotted police procedural, like a Mark Billingham, or if you prefer female protagonists, try Jane Casey or Angela Marsons. High praise, I know, but this book deserves it.

  • Bobbi
    2019-03-01 08:23

    I actually was giving it a four star rating until the last page.

  • Victoria Goldman
    2019-03-23 03:16

    Murder in Malmö is the second book in the Malmö series and is even better than the first.In this gripping book, Inspector Anita Sundström is searching for stolen paintings, all painted by a once-fashionable artist who is back with a new exhibition. Thanks to her previous actions, Anita has been sidelined by her boss. Instead, it's her colleagues who get to investigate a series of high-profile murders. At the same time, a gunman is targeting immigrants in Malmö. I really enjoyed this book. Anita is a tough female protagonist, determined to hold her own in a male-dominated workplace, with a feisty independent streak. A variety of strong characters push the story along, while the historical/political background was an interesting read. This is a complex storyline, with three interlinked crimes, and has been plotted exceptionally well. Although the book can be read as a standalone, I think it would make more sense to read the first book (Meet Me at Malmö) beforehand, to understand Anita's background and the dynamics between the police team.I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Lisa Hall
    2019-03-17 06:35

    The second instalment in the Anita Sundström series is another cracking read - I really like Anita, she's a bit feisty, doesn't need a fella hanging around and is completely happy to do her own thing. She doesn't come without her demons - being in love with a killer who's currently banged up behind bars doesn't do her any favours at work - but I like the way she thinks and operates. This second novel focusses on issues surrounding racism which makes for uncomfortable reading at times. The opinions that are held by some of the characters are opinions that no rational person would believe in today, and in some places it did make me feel a little awkward. This doesn't detract from the story for me, I actually quite enjoyed being taken out of my comfort zone (and I love when characters are created that are just that hideous).Those of you that have read the first in the series may be pleased to hear that Westerman carries on being his usual, obnoxious self - unfortunately I can't bear him, and Anita's little comments that take the wind out of his sails are brilliantly amusing.

  • Ms Kathryn Pizar
    2019-03-06 08:24

    Anita does it againI already have the rest in the Malmo series lined up to read, so hope they're as good as this and the first one. A good plot with murders linking an advertising agency, the immigrant population of Malmo, art theft, and dodgy dealings by a wealthy anti Semite, and his sneering daughter. All tied together by Anita being her usual dogged self, and having to deal with the likes of the sleazy, slimy Westermark, and bullying Moberg. Thank goodness for Henrik and Hakim. The author certainly knows his way around Malmo, a city I went to once and wouldn't go to again. I like the passing mention of Ystad and Wallander my all time favourite Swedish policeman too. A good story which I really enjoyed.

  • Wanda
    2019-03-15 09:26

    Several different stories going on at the same time. The police are trying to solve several murders at the same time. There are thefts going on that are a bit misleading plus murders related to bigotry. The lead detective has to deal with personal problems dealing with being in love with a murderer, jealousy within the department plus trying to get back in the good graces of the police department. She has a new assistant that she has to train that who is from a foreign background and it shows her some of the bias in Sweden. Interesting book. Looking forward to reading more in this series.

  • Susan
    2019-02-21 04:40

    The book opens with Malmö Inspector Anita Sundström on administrative leave and in therapy recounting the mistakes she made on her last case (Meet me in Malmö). When she returns to work, she is trusted only with the least significant case. Even though a gunman is randomly shooting immigrants and an important businessman has been murdered, she is assigned to trace a stolen painting. She also has to make time to meet with the Iraqi family of her new trainee to assure them that he is doing a good job. A fairly exciting plot and some, though not all, interesting characters.

  • Lili
    2019-03-12 04:35

    This book a follow on from "Meet Me In Malmo" where Anita fell for a man who admitted to her he'd killed twice and was subsequently jailed for murder. Although the character of Inspector Anita Sundstrom created by the author is very likeable and the plot interesting we are still left with a scenario in her private life that seems so unbelievable and out of character; in fact it detracts from the overall plot. I quite enjoyed the read and will read the next as I am curious how the author will deal with this situation in the third book.

  • Nyna
    2019-03-22 09:31

    Following the completion of Meet Me in Malmo, I read it's sequel. Once again, I enjoyed recognizing places where the action took place. In fact, the locations were even very familiar to me. The book falls down everywhere else. Not only is the plot unbelievable, the main character has become stupid, unlikable and self-destructive. And I dislike books where the police investigator becomes the target of the evil criminal, his/her nemesis. But, despite the one-star review, I long to read the next book in the series. I may be as stupid and self-destructive as our heroine.

  • george burns
    2019-03-09 09:25

    Too Ambitious?Crime is on the rise in Malmo. A gunman is randomly targeting immigrants, a business owner is murdered in a very strange way and art work is being stolen. Meanwhile, Inspector Sundstrom is having career problems. Trying to tie these plot lines together is a challenging proposition that the author does his best with, but there a bit too much left unexplained and it all relies too much on mental instability. Nevertheless, this book is a terrific, fast paced read. WARNING: this is the second Sundstrom and should not be read before the first

  • John
    2019-03-17 03:32

    If I have a problem with his books, it is the abrupt ending after the climax of the storyline. The only way to deal with that is to start the next book in the series as they represent chapters in a longer storyline with characters entering and leaving (permanently) while Anita's life in the police and at home struggles between doing the right thing while many around her act less than honourably. DO READ THEM CHRONOLOGICALLY, as the three books do represent a continuous storyline.

  • Tamera
    2019-02-20 08:25

    Loved the plot twists and turns and at one point had no idea how all the different crimes were ever going to be wrapped up. I started with this book and not the first 'Meet me in Malmo' so really have a hard time coming to terms on how an experienced detective can be so hung up on a killer. The story reads like a travelogue on southern Sweden and makes me want to travel there (without the murders, of course)!

  • Linda
    2019-03-06 03:17

    I liked that she was in trouble from the episode at the end of the last book. I also liked that she redeemed herself with solving this one; although I figured out the one murderer way early. It was interesting how she got there and you get a little history lesson of little known happenings during WWII.

  • Gary Van Cott
    2019-03-03 06:39

    An excellent book. His main character seems to have more problems (personal and professional) than any other female detective I have read about. I am disappointed there aren't any more in this series (yet?). It is interesting that most of the Swedish detective series seem to take place outside of Stockholm (except for some of Larsen's books).

  • Andrea
    2019-03-02 11:29

    Good but not greatI like this series; the first book being rather good, but this second book starts off slow and continues that way until mid book. I am rather put off by the main character's continuing interest in her felon quasi-boyfriend. This part of the book seems too contrived. But the book is worth reading to continue the storyline.

  • Lyra
    2019-03-16 03:35

    Really enjoyed this sequel. Characters are excellent, plot is fraught with twists and turns and angst. Unusual premise, but it works. Unusually inexpensive as a Kindle purchase and much better than you would expect for the price!

  • Susan
    2019-03-12 05:15

    While the ending was a bit predictable and I have issues with the main character, I enjoyed the story and especially enjoyed the descriptions of the setting. An easy read -- not earth shattering but will definitely continue with the series.

  • Anna Guy
    2019-03-21 07:36

    The second book in the series about female detective Anita Sundström. I liked the first book and enjoyed this one too. She's a nice character and the story is slightly preictable but well put together. I will at some point ready no3, I'm sure.

  • Bill Kearns
    2019-03-11 07:41

    I liked it. Anita started in trouble from the last book. She was at odds with most of her colleagues. There several murder investigation happening simultaneously. She drew the most mundane. No more you'll have to read the rest. How good, I'm starting the third tomorrow.

  • James Scanlan
    2019-03-23 09:18

    Swedish mayhemVery good second of a series. Anita fights her personal demons, and finds the way through a bewildering set of murders. Politics, Ww2, and madness create a witch's brew of dead ends for our inspector.