Title: The Redbreast*
Author: Jo Nesbø
Genre: Fiction, crime, Nordic noir, thriller, mystery
Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Bokkilden.
My rating: ★★★★☆
Summary: During President Clinton’s visit in Norway, police officer Harry Hole accidentally shoots a Secret Service Agent. The incident is covered up and Hole is promoted to inspector. He’s assigned the task of monitoring neo-Nazi activities, which is a mundane task until the discovery of a rare and unusual rifle is made. This is followed by several startling leads pointing to neo-Nazi networks and a mysterious contact only known as “the Prince”. Then an old drunk and former soldier is found with his throat slit, and Hole slowly unravels a murder plot dating all the way back to World War II.
* I read this in its original language (Norwegian) under the title “Rødstrupe”.
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Title: Six Four
Author: Hideo Yokoyama
Genre: Fiction, crime, thriller
Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Book Depository.
My rating: ★★★★☆
Summary: The 1989 kidnapping of seven-year-old Amamiya Shoko ended in tragedy. The failed investigation became known as Six Four and remained unsolved for the next 14 years. In 2002, renewed efforts are made to solve the Six Four-case. Former detective and now police press director Yoshinobu Mikami confronts an anomaly in the case. While he finds himself caught in a power struggle between the conflicting demands of bureaucrats, detectives, and journalists, Mikami’s own investigation uncovers more than he’d dared to imagine. Soon, a new case slowly unfolds.
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Title: Victim Without a Face*
Author: Stefan Ahnhem
Genre: Fiction, crime, thriller, Nordic Noir
Where I got the book: This book was gifted to me and I’m reviewing this on my own initiative.
My rating: ★★☆☆☆
Summary: Criminal investigator Fabian Risk has left Stockholm in order to start fresh in his hometown of Helsingborg. It doesn’t take long before he is asked to help investigate the brutal murder of Jörgen Pålsson, one of Risk’s former classmates. Soon however, more mutilated bodies of his old classmates are found and the killer must be caught before the entire class is murdered – and before Risk himself becomes a victim.
* I read the Norwegian translation of this book under the title “Offer Uten Ansikt”.
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