The Dead Man Speaks

Swedish title: Den döde talar

Series: Johnny & Co

Category: Children

Pub date: 24-04-2006

Format: 80 pages, b/w illustrations

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Ulf Nilsson, illustrated by Filippa Widlund

The Danish woman living in Johnny’s block of flats asks for his help in solving yet another mystery. This time it concerns her close friend Ulric Steen who has just died, but seems unable to rest in peace.

“The telephone rang. It rang twice more. I approached the receiver. One more ring. I lifted the receiver and held it to my ear.
It was the dead man on the other end of the phone. I heard him myself. I put the phone down and closed my eyes. Everything was spinning around.
How could he be on the phone?
The Danish woman was certain that it was definitely Ulric Steen on the phone. And I’d heard him speaking myself . . .”

The Dead Man Speaks is the second completely free-standing book in Ulf Nilsson’s new detective series, featuring Johnny & Co.

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