Welcome to MURDER BY TYPE, a place to discuss mysteries and authors and the things that draw us to our favorite books. Is it location? Is it the type of protagonist? I am drawn to police procedurals and books with private or amateur investigators. Unfamiliar locations carry the plus of teaching about cultures and customs. Favorite authors include Leighton Gage, Timothy Hallinan, Cara Black, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Michael Stanley, Dan Waddell, Donna Leon, Libby Fischer Hellman, Martha Grimes, Kathy Reichs and the list goes on and on.
- Beth C.
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“James Thompson’s… is filled with bad language, horrific details about mutilation, brutal murders, characters who are victims of their geography, and a culture about which most of us know very little…. I started reading and didn’t stop until I finished … Continue reading
James Thompson gives these words to his protagonist, Kari Varra, a detective in Finland’s national police force, in the firsst book in the series, SNOW ANGELS. “Finland has a … lot of violent crime….We kill the people we love… … Continue reading
The third book in the series featuring Finnish police officer Kari Vaara is HELSINKI WHITE. It’s a terrific series so I am posting the reviews of the first two books to encourage readers to discover them before the March … Continue reading