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The Widow’s Cafe

The Widow’s Cafe

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2000s: A short story from the woman who put Fjällbacka and Sweden firmly on the literary map

  • ISBN: B00KFDR69K
  • Translator: Tiina Nunnally
  • Genre: Crime, Short Stories

What you need to know before your trail

Marianne opened the aptly named Café Widows, following the death of her husband. She sells a range of lovely Swedish food, snacks and drink  – her speciality being a drink known as the Widow’s Special – a very strong and dark coffee blend.

One day a Detective inspector turns up at the cafe and starts asking questions about three men who all died during the last few years. Turns out they all used to come to the cafe with their wives. The DI believes there is a link.

Is there? A link between the Widows Cafe and the local men who died?

Travel Guide

Although the place and setting are not explicitly mentioned, the real setting here is the nature of what goes on in the Widows Cafe and what exactly is the idea behind it and the food that it serves.

The opening of the story reads like a entrance to any fine Swedish cafe  filled with yummy Scandinavian treats –

The buns were arranged on platters. The biscuits were in fancy glass jars next to the cash register and the expresso machine gleamed behind her.

Fjällbacka is the normal setting for Camilla Läckberg’s books and so we give a little guided tour below of the main Läckberg sites.

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