Search Results: "Tiina Nunnally"


BOOK REVIEW

UNSPOKEN by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Features all the virtues of Knutas' English-language debut, from grim atmosphere to sharply rendered characters, plus a better constructed mystery with some unusually subtle clues."
Sweden's Det. Supt. Anders Knutas shows that the weeks leading up to Christmas can be just as bleak as the pitiless midsummer of Unseen (2006). Read full book review >

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THE RING OF THE SLAVE PRINCE by Bjarne Reuter
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

An ambitious 18th-century bildungsroman, set largely among slaves and pirates in the Caribbean, but still unlikely to carry many child readers through to the end. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF DREAMS by Vidar Sundstøl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The first of Sundstøl's Minnesota trilogy to be published in the U.S. is literate, lyrically descriptive and mystical. The next can't come too soon."
A police officer fears that his brother is guilty of murder. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOOD MAN by A.J. Kazinski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"The co-authors successfully keep the wheels of their end-of-the-world scenario spinning."
Working on his own, a beleaguered Italian cop, Tommaso, uncovers a strange wave of international murders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGHEAD by Morten Ramsland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An earthy, funny, unflinching family history."
The American debut of an award-winning Danish novel, a bestseller throughout Europe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST BOY by Camilla Läckberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The resolute avoidance of anything that smacks of exposition slows the pace to a crawl and makes it hard to sift the wheat from the chaff but also gives this glum tale a certain majesty."
Under all the massive weight of circumstance and suffering, the latest case for the sorely tried Tanumshede police is a tale of mothers and their children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INNER CIRCLE by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"The investigation, as usual, crackles with tension, and the constant shifts in viewpoint are expertly managed. But the bizarre denouement is likely to make the third of Knutas's cases to appear in English the hardest sell to an American audience."
The murder of a Dutch student on a Gotland dig has roots more sinister than any Viking remains. Read full book review >

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Jens Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2005

"Thickly footnoted and thoughtful, this 200th birthday tribute to the great writer makes for rewarding if sometimes arduous reading."
Like a character in one of his own fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen almost magically transformed himself from penniless street urchin to one of Europe's most celebrated authors. Here, a scholarly, penetrating biography proves that Andersen's life also had much of the Dickens novel in it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINTER WAR by Philip Teir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A darkly comic, satisfying novel of richly rendered inner tensions played out in interpersonal relationships."
The cycle of satisfaction, frustration, creation, and ennui that dogs artists and scholars alike unfolds in two generations of a Helsinki family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAVENS by Vidar Sundstøl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2015

"The last in Sundstøl's Minnesota Trilogy is the most like a traditional mystery while continuing the mystical images and stunning descriptions that make for a superb reading experience."
A man's life crumbles as he desperately seeks a solution to his problems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONLY THE DEAD by Vidar Sundstøl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"The second in the Minnesota Trilogy, this slim volume is so exquisitely written, lyrically descriptive and mystically mysterious it could stand on its own, but to understand all the nuances it's best read as part of the trilogy."
A police officer and his brother play cat and mouse in a frozen forest. Read full book review >

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MISTERIOSO by Arne Dahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Thoughtfully haunting and sometimes beautifully written, the first of Hjelm's cases to be translated into English is likely to resonate with readers of the Stieg Larsson trilogy."
An elite team of misfit police officers band together to stop a serial killer. Read full book review >