Detective Inspector Huss

Helene Tursten

ISBN: 9781569473030

Published: July, 2003

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Paperback $9.99

Helene Tursten

Göteborg, Sweden

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One of the most prominent citizens of Goteborg, Sweden, plunges to his death off an apartment balcony, but what appears to be a “society suicide” soon reveals itself to be a carefully plotted murder. Irene Huss finds herself embroiled in a complex and high-stakes investigation. As Huss and her team begin to uncover the victim’s hidd...

One of the most prominent citizens of Goteborg, Sweden, plunges to his death off an apartment balcony, but what appears to be a “society suicide” soon reveals itself to be a carefully plotted murder. Irene Huss finds herself embroiled in a complex and high-stakes investigation. As Huss and her team begin to uncover the victim’s hidden past, they are dragged into Sweden’s seamy underworld of street gangs, struggling immigrants, and neo-Nazis in order to catch the killer.

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“Add the voice of Helen Tursten to the list of mystery writers who know how to craft a truly satisfying police procedural.”
—Philadelphia Inquirer
“An absorbing, intelligent mystery that holds its own alongside the best feminine hardboiled novels currently being written by Englishwomen Val McDermid and Liza Cody, and our own Sara Paretsky.”
—Maureen Corrigan, NPR, "Fresh Air," Washington Post Book World
“The picture [Helene] Tursten provides of Sweden’s growing anti-immigrant resentment—embodied in Huss’ skinhead daughter—imbues this novel with a cold chill of dread that can’t be attributed only to the subfreezing temperatures of Göteborg in winter.”
—Chicago Sun-Times on Detective Inspector Huss
“These days Scandinavian crime writers are thick on the ground. It's nice to see that the women can be just as bloodthirsty as the men.”
—The New York Times Book Review