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.
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.
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?
A solitary groundskeeper on a country estate seeks clues to the fate of the mother he lost in childhood in this moody and atmospheric novel of criminal acts, family love, and loss from Finland’s most lyrical crime writer.
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?
Lumikki Andersson may be innocent, but she’s no Snow White…Three and a half months have passed since she was left for dead in a snowdrift, and the scorching hot streets of Prague in summer provide a welcome contrast to that terrifying time. However, when she is approached on the street by a nervous young woman who claims to be Lumikki’s long-lost sister, the holiday quickly ends.
When the well-known director of a women’s retreat center goes missing, Espoo Police Detective Maria Kallio is called to investigate.
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
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.