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MISTERIOSO – Arne Dahl

MISTERIOSO is an exceptional book.  It follows the rules that define a police procedural by following a case from  the commission of a crime to the end of police involvement.  The judicial system is not an arm of the police; … Continue reading

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Guest Post: THE SNOWMAN – Jo Nesbo

Today, a guest post by Maine Colonial – a terrific writer and recovering lawyer who enjoys reading traditional mysteries, police procedurals, espionage thrillers and Eurocrime. This is Nesbø’s seventh Harry Hole novel, but the fifth to be published in English.  … Continue reading

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THE MAN FROM BEIJING – Henning Mankell

On page 328 of THE MAN FROM BEIJING, Henning Mankell writes, as part of a conversation, “We are still embroiled in a large-scale investigation with lots of complicated details.” This pretty much describes the book. It starts with the murders … Continue reading

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THE DARKEST ROOM – Johan Theorin

THE DARKEST ROOM is the winner of the 2010 Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger.  It was chosen over THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, AUGUST HEAT, HYPOTHERMIA, BADFELLAS, and THIRTEEN HOURS. ECHOES OF THE DEAD, the first of Johan … Continue reading

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THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (film) – Daniel Alfredson

My daughter will, at odd moments, decide that something is a “tradition”. A few months ago, she came with her father and I to see the film adaptation of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, after which she announced that … Continue reading

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WOMAN WITH BIRTHMARK – Harkan Nesser

WOMAN WITH BIRTHMARK is the fourth of Harkan Nesser’s books to be translated into English. It opens in a cemetery a few days before Christmas. A woman, the lone mourner, stands at the side of a grave as her mother … Continue reading

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ECHOES FROM THE DEAD – Johan Theorin

Johan Theorin’s ECHOES FROM THE DEAD is Swedish noir that builds its story on events from 1936 to the 1940’s to 1972 to 1992, periods connected by suspected murders and the memories of the residents of a remote area of … Continue reading

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