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Crime Novel

A delightful poker-faced parody from Petri Tamminen.

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The Defenceless

The newest in Kati Hiekkapelto’s award-winning Anna Fekete series. A suspenseful story with a social conscience from Finland’s rising star of Nordic Crime.

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Behind God’s Back

A riveting second case for Ariel Kafka, Helsinki’s favorite Jewish cop. Suspense and dry wit mark this popular series by Harri Nykänen.

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The Core of the Sun

A densely imagined, funny, and moving tale of survival and spiritual insurrection in a land of stifling gender conformity, from the queen of Finnish Weird, Johanna Sinisalo.

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The Mapmakers’ World

The Mapmakers’ World is beautifully illustrated exploration of the cultural and political influences of the development of European world maps from the Early Middle Ages until the modern period. Containing reproductions of some 300 maps from the world’s finest museums, libraries, and private collections, this book is a treat for any lover of European graphic art, nautical history, or cartography.

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Death Spiral

Noora Nieminen was destined to become a world champion. But when the sixteen-year-old skating sensation is found slain with her own skates, her promising career is unexpectedly cut short. Detective Maria Kallio is seven months pregnant, but that isn’t going to stop her from putting everything she has into solving the murder.

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Lithium-6

In the dangerous game of nuclear anti-terrorism, what holds the most power to destroy the world as we know it—the weapons themselves or the fear they inspire?

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Dark As My Heart

A moody and atmospheric novel of criminal acts, family love, and loss from Finland’s most lyrical crime writer.

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On Contracts: Unsolicited Advice for Literary Translators

Negotiating contracts can be full of pitfalls and challenges, but good contracts are a translator’s lifeline. In this essay, Finnish-English translator Owen Witesman delves into best practices, strategies, and current trends in contracts for literary translation.

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The Hummingbird

A young woman has been killed on a running trail, and a pendant depicting an Aztec god has been found in her possession. Another murder soon follows. All signs point to a serial killer, but can Anna catch the Hummingbird before he – or she – strikes again? And at what personal cost?