Book Details

Looking for Alice

Nadja Franzén's ordinarily staid husband, Mikael, has been acting strangely. He's been staying out late at night, claiming to be working but coming home drunk, and his wife has concluded that he's having an affair. She hires a private detective agency to investigate, and her case is assigned to investigator Gunvor Ström, a former surgeon in her mid-60s. As she pursues Mikael from bar to bar, it quickly becomes apparent that he's involved in something altogether more sinister than garden-variety adultery. As a sexagenarian, though, Gunvor struggles to be inconspicuous at the Stockholm nightspots that Mikael frequents, so she recruits two young acquaintances to be her eyes and ears: Elin, a rather plain teenager with low self-esteem, and David, an immature dropout. The trio soon forges a plan to uncover the truth. After some bodyguards viciously attack Mikael, though, Nadja reconsiders the investigation—and things take a very dark turn when a brutal murder is broadcast live to paying customers.

Author Details

Luna Miller
Swedish author Luna Miller (pseudonym) specializes in Nordic Noir. In mid-life, after experiencing life and adventures throughout Europe, India, China, Pakistan, Iran, Thailand and a host of other countries, with her studies, children and work, Luna found quality time to write her debut novel "Three Days in September" followed by "Den om ger sig in i leken"- the original Swedish precursor of "Looking for Alice". Her next book in the Gunvor Ström series is to be published in the autumn of 2020.