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The Witch Hunter

Detective Jessica Niemi is thrown into a ghoulish murder investigation: the wife of Finland’s pre-eminent crime writer has been found dead in a scene eerily reminiscent of the author’s Witch Hunter works. Jessica and her colleagues try to divine the motivation behind the killings as other gruesome scenes are re-enacted and the body count mounts. Who is behind the murder spree: a cult, a lone psychopath, or the author himself?

Where Have All the Young Girls Gone

After completing a dangerous mission training police officers in war-torn Afghanistan, Detective Maria Kallio returns to Finland as the head of a new special crimes unit. But what awaits her in her home country is her most challenging and unsettling case yet. Three immigrant Muslim girls, all members of the same social club, have gone missing under mysterious circumstances.

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Derailed

After surviving a terrifying assault, Maria Kallio traded in her badge for a desk job. But when an official for the Finnish Athletics Federation is murdered, Maria is drawn back into a race against more than murder.

The Nightingale Murder

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.

Below the Surface

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.

Cruel is the Night

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.

Before I Go

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.

Fatal Headwind

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.

Crime Novel

A delightful poker-faced parody from Petri Tamminen.

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.