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The Darkest Day

The Darkest Day

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: First in The Barbarotti Series

  • ISBN: 978-1509809349
  • Translator: Sarah Death
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

It’s December in the quiet Swedish town of Kymlinge, and the Hermansson family are gathering to celebrate a big family birthday. But beneath the guise of happy festivities, tensions are running high, and it’s not long before the night takes a dark and unexpected turn . . .

Before the weekend is over, two members of the Hermansson family are missing, and it’s up to Inspector Barbarotti – a detective who spends as much of his time debating the existence of God as he does solving cases – to determine exactly what happened on that darkest day, and unravel a web of sinister family secrets in the process .

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to Kymlinge

A town in the book AND the site of a chilling urban legend

“The whole of Kymlinge burnt down that year. Virtually all the buildings were wooden in those days, and this one was the only one that survived. The story goes that there was a maidservant here on her own, and it was her piety and prayers that saved her and the house.”

“And from 1850 onwards, the new town started being built. The Kymlinge we know. The new grid layout of the streets rather than the old medieval one. Two new squares, south and north.”

Kymlinge metro station just outside of Stockholm 

There are a number of tales about the Kymlinge Station, but the most well – known urban legend is that it is where a ghost train is often spotted. Silverpilen (The Silver Arrow). It is said that it drives around and around the Stockholm metro system and that ‘ only the dead get off at Kymlinge’

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Darkest Day (Barbarotti 1)

Destination : Kymlinge, Stockholm, Sweden Author/Guide: Håkan Nesser   Departure Time: 2000s

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