Strange Bird (The Maria Wern Series)

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by Anna Jansson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9187173956 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 11/3/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, November 03, 2016
I found this slightly-battered paperback in a Little Free Library in Dover NH, and thought it looked interesting. It's a Swedish novel, set on the island of Gotland, and featuring a growing epidemic of a deadly bird flu. Detective Inspector Maria Wern is involved, investigating a local murder while trying to cope with the fact that her own son has been quarantined with the rest of the kids at his camp, in an attempt to limit the spread of the disease.

The plots weave together in increasingly frustrating and disturbing fashion, with panicking parents trying to break into quarantine to see their children, other folk trying to flee the area, and murder victims turning up along with more and more casualties of the plague. Wern is a difficult character, grumpy and distracted, dealing with a broken marriage as well as the increasingly fraught situation re the quarantine - and sometimes she makes questionable decisions, such as sneaking into a crime scene on her own, without letting anyone know where she's going. But she's dogged once she gets going, and eventually helps unravel the truth behind the murders *and* the plague. If only it isn't too late...

[There's a Swedish TV series based on the books.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Waterhouse Country Store in Windham, New Hampshire USA on Friday, February 03, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (2/3/2017 UTC) at Waterhouse Country Store in Windham, New Hampshire USA


I left this book on a bench in front of the store at around 2:30 or so; hope the finder enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count release challenge; see the GBBC page here. ***

*** Released for the 2017 TV Series release challenge. ***

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