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As Red as Blood

In the midst of the freezing Nordic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school’s dark room and finds a stash of wet, crimson-colored money. Thousands of euros left to dry—splattered with someone’s blood.

“Limned in stark red, white and black, this cold, delicate snowflake of a tale sparkles with icy magic.” — Kirkus starred review

Copper Heart

Former police sergeant Maria Kallio gladly left her tiny Finnish hometown of Arpikylä without looking back. But even though Maria despises the small town and the acrid smell from its now-closed copper mine, when Arpikylä’s sheriff asks her to serve as deputy sheriff for the summer, she agrees. But what should have been a quiet summer soon turns dramatic—and deadly.

Her Enemy

After solving her first murder and leaving the Helsinki Police Department behind, Maria Kallio thought that a move to the neighboring city of Espoo would signal a fresh start. But when she discovers the strangled body of a new acquaintance, old habits die hard.

Cold Courage

When Lia witnesses a disturbing scene on the way to her job as a graphic designer, she, like the rest of the city of London, is captivated and horrified. Whatever the costs may be, Lia cannot leave the unknown woman’s murder unsolved.

The Healer

A poet searches for his missing wife in a Europe of the near future faced with climate catastrophe. A story of love and survival in difficult times by Antti Tuomainen.

My First Murder

The first book in Leena Lehtolainen’s bestselling Finnish crime series starring Detective Maria Kallio, My First Murder offers hard-boiled realism from a female perspective.

Nights of Awe

Four dead Arabs. Helsinki’s lone Jewish detective. Incendiary themes take a personal twist in this human-scale crime novel by Harri Nykänen.

The Blue Phantom

A Finnish commuter plane vanishes after taking off from Tallinn, a bank is robbed in Kerava, and riots flare in Helsinki with protesters demanding peace and brotherhood between Finland and the Soviet Union. The year is 1940, the war is on, and Agent Mujunen is in the middle of it all.

Purge

A fateful connection between two women spans decades of war, occupation, and exploitation in this suspenseful and thought-provoking novel by internationally acclaimed author Sofi Oksanen.