Death By Scissors
Death By ScissorsMarie Bengts
It is summer 1957 and seamstress Hannah Lönn is on her way to the little town of Eneby in southern Sweden, to help her aunt, who has hurt her leg. At the sewing circle – which purports to bring together all the local woman to sew, but in reality is more focused on eating pastries, drinking coffee and gossiping – Hannah soon senses that Asta Grankvist is a woman who is perhaps a little too keen to get involved in other people’s problems. Several days later Asta is indeed found murdered – with a pair of sewing scissors.
In this charmingly wry and irresistible whodunnit, we follow Hannah and her Aunt Lilly as they slowly but surely unravel the truth behind the murder. And could this spell the beginning of a budding romance between Hannah and Inspector Holm?
DEATH BY SCISSORS is an extraordinarily intelligent and delectable detective novel, with a lot to say about women, both in the 50s and today.
Finnish: Bazar Kustannus