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Maria Lang

Just a Shadow

When Puck Bure comes home after a trip abroad, she finds a woman in her home – strangled and drowned in the bathtub. How the woman had gotten into the Bure family home and who had murdered her is a mystery, but the unfamiliar set of keys on the table is a clue.

After an investigation, it turns out that the keys belong to the Library of Humanistics, where the dead had been a member of a circle of ambitious academics who between the shelves and the desks had gotten lost in love, envy and jealousy. One of them must be the killer.

Maria Lang is Sweden’s answer to Agatha Christie and made her debut in 1949 with The Murderer Doesn’t Lie Alone and for the next 42 years she published one book per year, and quickly became one of the most popular and widely read crime writers. Her books are traditional puzzle mysteries often set in the academic environment or…

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When Puck Bure comes home after a trip abroad, she finds a woman in her home – strangled and drowned in the bathtub. How the woman had gotten into the Bure family home and who had murdered her is a mystery, but the unfamiliar set of keys on the table is a clue.

After an investigation, it turns out that the keys belong to the Library of Humanistics, where the dead had been a member of a circle of ambitious academics who between the shelves and the desks had gotten lost in love, envy and jealousy. One of them must be the killer.

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