The Root of Evil

Swedish title: En helt annan historia

Series: The Barbarotti Series

Category: Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers

Pub date: 03-04-2007

The Root of Evil

Håkan Nesser

A friendly vacation with dramatic consequences

One summer in the early 2000s, a handful of Swedish tourists spend a couple of weeks together in Finistère, Brittany. Two couples and two singletons – in all, six newfound friends. They spend their days swimming, going on excursions and flirting just beyond what marriage permits. They leave behind a few photos, perhaps one of the group, a watercolour and an anonymous journal which details their adventures.

Five years later someone begins killing them one by one, but not before Detective Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti from Kymlinge has received letters warning him of the impending murders. It remains a famous but unsolved mystery and the officer responsible is ruthlessly hounded by the press. Who is behind the murders? And who is writing letters to Barbarotti?

A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STORY is the second novel in Håkan Nesser’s Barbarotti quintet.

Rights sold

Bulgarian/Emas Publishing
Danish/Modtryk
Dutch/Uitgeverij De Geus
English (UK)/Mantle/Macmillan Publishing
Finnish/Tammi
German/Btb
Italian/Guanda
Norwegian/Vigmostad & Bjørke
Polish/Czarna Owca