Snow Angels

Snow Angels

A Kari Vaara Mystery

Book - 2010
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Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780399156175
0399156178
Branch Call Number: MYS Thom
Characteristics: 264 p.

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maipenrai
Nov 06, 2016

The first book in the Inspector Vaara series

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giax
Dec 29, 2012

Fantastic. The only Finnish crime series available in English where you don't have to have grown up in Finland to understand it. Thompson is an American who's lived in Finland for over 15 years, and manages to reverse the roles in the books, writing in first person as a Finnish detective who's got an American wife. (He later writes a different version of his books for the Finnish audiences, where he cuts out all the parts that would bore the Finns, but that help enjoy the book better everywhere else).
I lived in Helsinki as a kid, and I love the series. Please read in order if you can; Snow Angels -> Lucifer's Tears -> Helsinki White -> Helsinki Blood (out in 2013)

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cheadlebeagle
Nov 19, 2011

I was looking forward to this book and the setting of Finland is very interesting. However I found it extremely gruesome and abandoned it. I thought the graphic details were over the top and I am not particularly faint-hearted. I may try another by this author as hopefully it won't be so gruesome.

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lpreston214
Jun 01, 2011

Engrossing murder mystery set in Finland. Inspector Vaara must find the killer in an especially brutal murder of a Somali immigrant. Great characters and a fascinating insight into Finnish culture and legal/justice system. A must for the burgeoning group of Scandinavian mystery lovers hungry for more Stieg Larsson-esque fare.

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Ms_Fitz Mar 15, 2011

Violence: graphic forensic detail

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