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Publication Order of Fjällbacka Books

The Ice Princess (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Preacher (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stonecutter (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gallows Bird / The Stranger (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hidden Child (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drowning (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Boy (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried Angels (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ice Child (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl In The Woods (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cuckoo (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Patrik Hedstrom Biography:

Patrik Hedstrom is a Swedish police detective who features in most detective novels that are written by the well known author from Sweden Camilla Lackberg. Camilla has made Patrik come alive in the minds of many young readers who enjoy reading detective stories. Set in the quiet and calm backdrop of the fishing community in Fjallbacka, the Patrik Hedstrom series is also popularly known as the Fjallbacka series. The birth of Patrik Hedstrom took place in the first book of the series which was the Ice Princess published way back in 2002.Since then the author has gone ahead to release many more books in the Patrik Hedstrom series such as the Preacher in 2004,The Stone cutter in 2005, The Gallows Bird in 2006 followed by The Hidden Child, The Drowning and The Lost Child in 2007, 2008 and 2013 respectively. While Steve Murray went on to translate the first five books from the Ice Princess till The Gallows Bird in English. The novel Hidden Child was converted into English by Tina Nunnay.

Patrik Hedstrom books are always known to be classical detective stories and right from her first book, The Ice Princess Camilla has managed to capture the minds and imagination of her readers.A truly exciting story of how a writer Erica Lackberg, the other famous character in this series returns to hometown after attending her parents funeral only to find her best friend dead in mysterious circumstances. Deciding to pay tribute to her friend she begins to write about their shared lives and that is when she gets obsessed on finding out also exactly how her friend died with the help of local detective Patrik Hedstrom.When These two join hands together they draw the reader into highly disturbing facts about the town’s past. This first book of a hard back cover with 393 pages in the Patrik Hedstrom series was re published again on the 15th of June 2010 by Pegasus while the original copy was published way back in 2002. It has an average rating of 3.63 from over 11000+ readers on the internet.

The next publication of the series went on to involve more readers and make Patrik Hedstrom and even more famous character. The Preacher is set in the quiet town of Fjallbacka, which has a calm fishing community as its inhabitants. People here were always suspicious about the mysterious disappearances of two young boys who went missing about twenty years ago and there was no sign of them till date. However their fears only came true when a young lad whole playing stumbled upon their remains which were lying by the side of the remains of fresh victim. This incident put the small and usually quiet town into state of shock and panic. Here steps in Patrik Hedstrom again who by now knows what it is to lose a child as he himself is expecting a baby along with his girlfriend Erica. In the meanwhile a second girl goes missing prompting the detective to suspect the Hults, a revolting gang of criminals, religious fanatics and anti social elements. Although the task is not easy due to shortage of time and a long list of never ending suspects, patrik goes all out in revealing family secrets which hold vital clues to this mystery.This 432 pages hardcover book which was first published in 2004 and later republished by Pegasus in 2011 has over 74 editions. It enjoys an average rating of 3.73 from almost 6000 readers on the internet.

The Patrik Hedstrom series is also a popular topic for movie and TV show producers. Most of the enticing novels from the pen of Camilla Lackberg have gone ahead to be successful TV shows or movies. The Hidden Child for example which was released in early 2013 is directed by Per Hanefjord and has Richrad Ulfsater and Caludia Galli playing the roles of Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck respectively. The movie plot revolves around the death of Erica’s parents in a car accident and the murder of a mysterious stranger who claims to be Erica’s mother’s son and her half brother. A further investigation by the detective couple reveals some dark secrets about Erica’s family and unfolds a mystery of lies and death. The Stone cutter which was a famous TV show in 2009 has also been based on Camilla’s Patrik Hedstrom series and this story revolves around a dead girl who is found in a fisherman’s net.

Mostly TV shows and movies that are based on the Patrik Hedstrom series or novels are purely of the thrilling drama types and have the capacity to keep you on the edge of seats and always guessing. It is great fun to watch them and wait for mysterious surprises to unfold as the plot opens up. Stories also from earlier novels such as the Ice Princess and the Preacher have also hit the TV screens way back in 2007. All the three TV shows mentioned in this write up have been directed by noted Swedish TV personality Nikolai’s Hjulstrom.

Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck have been more than mere characters in the Swedish novels. The detective and writer couple were first born in Camilla Lackberg’s first creation the Ice Princess and went on to get married after working together on that case. Most of Camilla’s stories have mentioned the fact that Patrik Hedstrom and Erica are expecting their first child and in spite of this get drawn in unravelling gruesome killings and crimes.The Characters have been made live on screen by noted actors and hence today Patrik Hedstrom is much more than just a detective that you would read and forget about.

Who knows in future this imaginary detective may go on to be the Swedish James Bond and may have a larger fan following throughout the world. Moreover with the amazing amount of expertise with which Camilla Lackberg goes about her crime writing work makes Patrik Hedstrom virtually a superhero who can probably solve any puzzle in the world. Camilla regards her books as her children and that is why she has literally managed to breathe enough life and breadth into her characters Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck.

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One Response to “Patrik Hedstrom”

  1. Lori Lawrence: 2 years ago

    I have read two books of the series. These mysteries are terrific, most of all, all the characters are so empathetic. Of course, Ericka and Patrick most of all But in this one, the” boss” breaking down into a living human being is just priceless. As well as the constant humor, just so enticing. Thank you Ms Lackberg


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