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Deep as Death by Katja Ivar

In this second book by Katja Ivar featuring investigator Hella Mauzer, it’s February 1953 in Helsinki, Finland, and someone believes that this cold, dark, snowy period is a propitious time to continue a nasty habit of murdering prostitutes. In the region there’s no shortage of…
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Little Siberia

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — In some ways, Little Siberia is reminiscent of Antti Tuomainen’s very first novel, The Healer, which we reviewed back in 2013. That book was the story of Tapani Lehtinen, a poet searching for his kidnapped wife…
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Palm Beach, Finland

Who said the Finns didn’t have a sense of humour? Antti Tuomainen’s second foray into black comedy will have you chuckling and wincing almost simultaneously. Set in a wannabe luxury resort on the icy Finnish coast, this is a story of big dreams, disappointing reality and…
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Palm Beach, Finland

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — In just over a decade, Antti Tuomainen has shown his impressive versatility within the crime fiction genre. He has written dystopian noir (The Healer), an ecothriller (The Mine) and black comedy (The Man Who Died). In…
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Holy Ceremony

Written by Harri Nykänen, translated by Kristian London — Finnish crime fiction has always been on the quirky side when compared to the more earnest crime novels of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Less often translated or adapted for film or television than the other Scandinavian countries,…
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