Fjallbacka Mysteries

17 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 4,075 ratings

The Ice Princess Publisher's Summary

Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their lost friendship.

While her interest grows to an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case. But it is only when they start working together that the truth begins to emerge about the small town with a deeply disturbing past.

©2010 Camilla Lackberg (P)2010 HighBridge Company
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  • Book 1

    • The Ice Princess

    • By: Camilla Läckberg, Steven T. Murray (translator)
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,081
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 919
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 916

    Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their lost friendship. While her interest grows to an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Frozen Mystery

    • By Paul on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Ice Princess

    • Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 1
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems, at first, that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will help to overcome her writer's block as well as answer questions about their own past.

    Regular price: $18.70

  • Book 2

    • The Preacher

    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 533
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 470
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 468

    In the fishing community of Fjällbacka, life is remote, peaceful—and for some, tragically short. Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance 20 years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom, expecting a baby with his girlfriend Erica, can only imagine what it is like to lose a child.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2nd Book is Good, 1st Book was Excellent

    • By L. O. Pardue on 05-24-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Preacher

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 2
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good long entertaining detective story

    • By paola on 09-28-10

    Regular price: $18.70

  • Book 3

    • The Stonecutter

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 3
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    The remote resort of Fjällbacka has seen its share of tragedy, though perhaps none worse than that of the little girl found in a fisherman's net. But the post-mortem reveals that this is no case of accidental drowning…. Local detective Patrik Hedström has just become a father. It is his grim task to discover who could be behind the methodical murder of a child both he and his partner, Erica, knew well. He knows the real question - and answer - lies with why.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bad writing and bad narration

    • By jacqueline on 08-04-11

    Regular price: $15.45

    • The Stonecutter

    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 681
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 602

    The remote resort town of Fjällbacka has seen more than its share of tragedies, but a little girl found in a fisherman's net may be the worst yet - especially when the postmortem reveals that this was a methodical murder, not an accidental drowning. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom has just become a father, and it’s his grim task to discover who could have killed a child both he and his partner Erica knew well. He realizes that the solution lies with finding a motive for this terrible crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely enjoyable

    • By Maureen on 02-15-13

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 4

    • The Stranger (originally published as The Gallows Bird)

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 4
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    For the first time in English, the fourth psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Läckberg.A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It’s the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues.At the same time a reality TV show is being shot in the town. As cameras shadow the stars’ every move, relations with the locals are strained to breaking point.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Translation or tone?

    • By Anna on 04-01-11

    Regular price: $15.45

    • The Stranger

    • Fjällbacka Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341

    A local woman is killed in a tragic car crash, but while the victim’s blood contains high alcohol levels, she rarely drank a drop. Meanwhile, a reality TV show begins shooting in Fjällbacka, and as cameras shadow the stars’ every move, tempers flare. When a drunken party ends with an unpopular contestant’s murder, all eyes turn to the cast and crew. Could there be a murderer among them? The ratings spike as the country tunes in to a real life murder mystery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Stranger

    • By Pamela on 07-08-13

    Regular price: $25.87

  • Book 5

    • The Hidden Child

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 5
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Worldwide best seller Camilla Lackberg weaves together another brilliant contemporary psychological thriller with the chilling struggle of a young woman facing the darkest chapter of Europe's past…. Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother's possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family's past and finally uncover the reasons why.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Camilla Lackberg gets my vote again.

    • By Katinka on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Hidden Child

    • Fjällbacka Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426

    Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother’s possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family’s past and finally uncover the reasons why. Her enquiries lead her to the home of a retired history teacher. He was among her mother’s circle of friends during the Second World War but her questions are met with bizarre and evasive answers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the author's best work so far

    • By Stevon on 09-25-14

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 6

    • The Drowning

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 6
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Christian Thydell has been receiving anonymous threats since he began writing his novel, The Mermaid. When one message, secreted within a bouquet of flowers, causes him to collapse at the book's launch party, crime writer Erica Falck is compelled to investigate. Erica’s husband, detective Patrik Hedström, meanwhile, is puzzled by the disappearance of Christian’s friend Magnus Kjellner. When a body is found frozen in the sea near Fjallbacka, he has a murder enquiry on his hands.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best of the bunch

    • By BSquaredInOz on 05-13-12

    Regular price: $15.45

    • The Drowning

    • Patrik Hedstrom, Book 6
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366

    Christian Thydell's dream has come true. His debut novel, The Mermaid, has been published to rave reviews. So why is he as distant and unhappy as ever? When crime writer Erica Falck, who helped Christian discover and develop his talents, learns he has been receiving anonymous threats, she investigates not just the messages but also the young author's mysterious past. Then one of Christian's closet friends, Magnus, goes missing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Should have really been three and a half stars

    • By cristina on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 7

    • The Lost Boy

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 7
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. On a late summer’s night, a young woman jumps in her car, her hands slippery with blood on the steering wheel. Taking her five-year-old son, Nathalie flees to the only safe haven she knows: the island of Gråskär off the coast of Fjällbacka…

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By Jeanette on 04-23-13

    Regular price: $15.45

    • The Lost Boy

    • The Fjällbacka Series, Book 7
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    Mats Sverin was Fjällbacka's financial director on a regeneration project worth millions. When he's found dead, detective Patrik Hedström must find answers. It seems Mats was a man who everybody liked yet nobody really knew - a man with something to hide. Is it just a coincidence that his high school sweetheart, Nathalie, has returned to the area? Does she know who Mats really was?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I like this author

    • By Donna on 10-14-16

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 8

    • Buried Angels

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 8
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. You Cannot Change the Past. Easter, 1974. A family vanishes from their home on an idyllic island off the Swedish coast. They have left everything behind – including their one-year-old daughter, Ebba.Now, years later, Ebba has returned to the island.

    Regular price: $18.70

  • Book 9

    • The Ice Child

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 9
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    January, Fjällbacka. A seminaked girl wanders through the woods in freezing cold weather. When she finally reaches the road, a car comes out of nowhere. It doesn't manage to stop. By the time Detective Patrik Hedström receives word of the accident, the girl has already been identified. Four months ago she disappeared on her way home from the local riding school, and no one has seen her since. It quickly becomes clear that she has been subjected to unimaginably brutal treatment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pause between chapters

    • By Caroline Maimiti Sue on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $16.42

  • Book 10

    • The Girl in the Woods

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 10
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
    • Length: 21 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Number one international best seller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg's new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck - irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. When a four-year-old girl disappears in the woods just outside Fjällbacka, the community is horror-struck. Thirty years ago a young girl went missing from the exact same spot and was later discovered murdered....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New narrator, new pronunciations. Not good.

    • By T Jones on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $20.72