Author(s): Arne Dahl
Detective Paul Hjelm, member of an elite Swedish team assembled to investigate violent international crime, receives an urgent call from the FBI offices in America. A man has been found murdered at New York airport. The killer's violent methods bear a frightening resemblance to those of the notorious 'Kentucky Killer', a serial killer who was thought to have died some years before in a car crash witnessed by an FBI agent. The FBI believe that the killer has boarded a flight to Sweden but when the plane lands in Stockholm, he escapes without being identified. Soon, the bodies begin to pile up - some bearing the hallmarks of the Kentucky Killer's signature torture device: a weapon that squeezes shut the vocal chords. Has he somehow returned from the dead or do they have a copy-cat on their hands? And what does the killer want in Sweden?
Set to be the new Scandinavian crime sensation from BBC Four: in Bad Blood, Detective Paul Hjelm and his team are called in to try and catch an American serial killer on the loose in Sweden
Arne Dahl is an award-winning Swedish crime novelist and literary critic whose books have been translated into over twenty languages. Bad Blood is the second book in the Intercrime series, adaptations of which will be shown by BBC Four in Spring 2013 in the slot that turned The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen into household names.