THE SITE FOR DIE HARD CRIME & THRILLER FANS
Book Club

The Defenceless

1 Mins read
defenceless200-e1450183054972

Kati Hiekkapelto’s cop Anna Fekete first featured in The Hummingird (2014) and she returns in another crime thriller which exposes the raw underbelly of Finland’s normally calm and thoughtful society. Police officer Fekete and her older colleague Esko have to fight hard to stay on top of a series of crimes, included the emergence of The Black Cobras – a ruthless drug gang. The book is strong on the theme of social justice, but this polemic never overwhelms what is a brilliant police procedural. The Defenceless was translated by David Hackston, and you can click the link to read our full review.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related posts
KindlePrintReviews

Kalmann and the Sleeping Mountain by Joachim B Schmidt

Translated by Jamie Lee Searle — If you haven’t read the first Kalmann novel, first published in 2022, you’ll probably find the opening section its sequel quite disorientating. Ever if you have read it, you may still feel that way. The story is told from…
KindlePrintReviews

Into the Flames by James Delargy

James Delargy’s incendiary new crime thriller Into the Flames follows his two previous novels set in rural southeastern Australia. Inspiration for his latest may have been the terrifying 2019-20 bushfire season in New South Wales, and reminiscent of wildfires in Western Canada and the United…
iBookKindlePrintReviews

Dead Fall by AK Turner

It’s no surprise that the majority of crime fiction books have a dead person in them – but not many feature a protagonist who has a special affinity with the recently deceased. Step forward Cassie Raven, the star of her own series of which Dead…
Crime Fiction Lover