A grievously mutilated young woman arrives at the hospital in Espoo, Finland—only to vanish without a trace. Though the victim refused to identify herself, Violent Crimes Unit Commander Maria Kallio suspects she’s connected to the city’s sex-worker underworld. The next day her suspicions grow when celebrity call girl Lulu Nightingale is murdered during a live television broadcast.
When a woman’s body turns up in a lake—a bullet to the back of her head—Violent Crime Unit commander Maria Kallio, freshly back from maternity leave, is fast to get on the case. But almost as soon as the inquiry starts, the investigation goes off the rails.
Three cell phones ring in an opulent London apartment. The calls go unanswered because their recipients are all dead. Earlier that night, four Finnish friends meet for dinner, but only one will survive.
When Petri Ilveskivi is murdered in the street on his way to a city-planning meeting, Maria Kallio, commander of Espoo’s Violent Crime Unit, and her team are first on the scene. Almost immediately, her focus is on the band of skinheads who brutally attacked the Finnish commissioner and his husband three years earlier. Did they finally finish the hate crime they started? But the trail soon reveals a web of lies—secrets Petri was keeping from even those closest to him—and a long list of suspects.
After months of maternity leave, tough-talking Espoo police detective Maria Kallio is ready to return to work. But before assuming her new post, she vacations on the island of Rödskär, where she learns of a mysterious death. Soon another man loses his life on those very same rocks.
A delightful poker-faced parody from Petri Tamminen.
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.
A riveting second case for Ariel Kafka, Helsinki’s favorite Jewish cop. Suspense and dry wit mark this popular series by Harri Nykänen.
As Black as Ebony The Snow White Trilogy (Book 3) by Salla Simukka Translated by Owen F. Witesman Published by Hot Key …
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.