Search Results: "Helene Tursten"


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NIGHT ROUNDS by Helene Tursten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"The investigation into the hospital's past may unearth routine secrets, but the killer is well worth unmasking, and Huss' home life, trying as ever (one of her twin daughters has become a militant vegetarian), is a welcome bonus."
The most likely suspect in the strangling of a young Swedish night nurse seems to be the hospital ghost. Read full book review >

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WHO WATCHETH  by Helene Tursten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Proficient, unexceptionable work for readers who haven't had enough of self-righteous serial killers targeting helpless women beneath Nordic skies."
Göteborg's Violent Crimes Unit sets its sights on a killer who takes an unusually retributive view toward sins of the flesh. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN CALF by Helene Tursten
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Monstrous Sanna is well worth Irene's trouble, but the kitchen-sink financial intrigue and deus ex machina windup may tax fans' patience."
A fourth round of multiple homicides-cum-lesser felonies for DI Irene Huss and her colleagues and friends in Göteborg's Violent Crime Division (Night Rounds, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TREACHEROUS NET by Helene Tursten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"The case reaching back in time is considerably more tangled and less urgent than the one that points disquietingly toward the future, threatening to claim new victims. Through it all, DI Irene Huss remains appealingly unflappable under pressure."
Göteborg's Violent Crimes Unit never has a nice day. But this summer they're especially hard-pressed by diminishing numbers and a caseload that's soared a lot faster than Swedish temperatures. Read full book review >

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THE BEIGE MAN by Helene Tursten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Effectively puzzling till the final pages, rewardingly logical in its conclusion: One of Irene's best."
The seventh case for DI Irene Huss (The Golden Calf, 2013, etc.) gives Göteborg's Violent Crimes Unit still another chance to show why it's so well-named.Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE INSPECTOR HUSS by Helene Tursten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Huss."
A new procedural series introduces Det. Insp. Read full book review >

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THE TORSO by Helene Tursten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Though they take dietary issues much more seriously than their U.S. counterparts—Irene is married to a master chef—these brisk, professional and entertaining Scandinavians would feel right at home in Ed McBain's 87th Precinct."
The eponymous heroine of Tursten's debut mystery, Detective Inspector Huss (2003), and her beset colleagues of the Goteborg Violent Crimes Unit are up to their necks in mutilated corpses. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH by Helene Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Elegant and eloquent, and full of news from places about which we know too little."
A contemplative memoir of a privileged life in a poor place. Read full book review >

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THESE GENTLE WOUNDS by Helene Dunbar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2014

"Though competently enough written, it fails to distinguish itself. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The sole survivor of an incident in which his mother drove herself and four children into a river, high school sophomore Gordie copes with the aftereffects of trauma. Read full book review >

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FIVE-FINGER DISCOUNT by Helene Stapinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2001

"Equally reminiscent of Samuel Fuller's filmed melodramas, Springsteen's 'My Hometown,' and Patrick MacDonald's All Souls (1999), this is an unusual and relevant urban family history."
A humorous yet unsettling look back at a minor-league grifter family in a major-league crooked town—pre-reform Jersey City. Read full book review >

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MADAME PRESIDENT by Helene Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"A brisk chronicle of a strong-willed, tireless, and determined leader."
A celebratory biography of Africa's first female president and 2011 Nobel Prize winner. Read full book review >