Inferno in the Snow
Inferno in the SnowMarie Bengts
Stranded in a gothic mansion in the middle of a snow storm with a suspected arsonist, Hannah Lönn has to solve her most riveting mystery to date.
We are back in 1957 with Hannah Lönn and Aunt Lilly as they travel to spend the Christmas holidays at the Paradise Guesthouse on Öland. On the way, they get caught in a snowstorm and pick up a hitchhiker, who turns out to be the suspected pyromaniac Einar Andersson, known as the Öland Farmer and allegedly the perpetrator of a slew of unresolved arson attacks.
Instead of Paradise, they end up at Inferno — the colloquial name of the gothic 17th century mansion at Hallerum. Hannah immediately senses the conflicts and tensions simmering between the guests and inhabitants and is determined to leave as quickly as possible. But the snowstorm has made the roads impassable and Hannah soon realizes that she is going to be stuck at the mansion over Christmas, together with a suspected arsonist, a lecherous author, the conflict-ridden Strandberg family and their staff. When Hannah finds the phone lines deliberately cut, she begins to suspect that someone at the house wants to stop them all from leaving.
INFERNO IN THE SNOW is the third instalment in the much-loved Seamstress Investigates series. A classic locked-room Christmas mystery from an author who has mastered the combination of humour, mystery, wit, suspense, riveting plot and fascinating characters learned from masters of the genre like Agatha Christie and Maria Lang.