Once again Martin Widmark proves his ability to create a mystery that really captivates the reader, with meaningful language and a great feeling for detail. In the richly illustrated The middle of the Rose, he has created a mystery story book that you will not want to put down. It is exciting for both the young and older reader.
It is the early 1900s and winter is approaching. Ever since his mother committed suicide, twelve-year-old Stefan has lived alone with his father in one of the town's stone houses. One day Stefan finds a secret message written by his mother shortly before her death. The message urges him out into the freezing cold tow, towards finding new clues and riddles as to what really happened to his mother. But soon Stefan realizes he is being followed and the more bits of puzzle that fit in place, the clearer it becomes that the man following him is in fact a murderer. Stefan's life is in danger. With courage, guile and powers of deduction, Stefan fights against time to get the justice his mother deserves. And that means fast thinking, for the least mistake could be the last one Stefan makes.
Martin Widmark has created an exciting mystery full of cryptic puzzles and secrets, beautifully illustrated in comic-strip form by Ola Skogäng.