Winter of the Lions

Winter of the Lions

[a Kimmo Joentaa Novel]

Book - 2011
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A new psychological crime thriller featuring melancholy Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa.
Every year since the tragic death of his wife Detective Kimmo Joentaa has prepared for the isolation of Christmas with a glass of milk and a bottle of vodka to arm him against the harsh Finnish winter. However, this year events take an unexpected turn when a young prostitute turns up on his doorstep.
Not long afterwards one of Kimmo's colleagues, a forensic pathologist, is found murdered and Finland's most famous talk-show host is brutally attacked. When it becomes clear that the pathologist had recently been a guest on the star's show, Kimmo is called upon to use all his powers of intuition and instinct to solve the case. Meanwhile the killer is lying in wait, ready to strike again...
In Kimmo Joentaa, prize-winning author Jan Costin Wagner has created a lonely hero in the Philip Marlowe mould, who uses his unusual gifts for psychological insight to delve deep inside the minds of the criminals he pursues.
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2011.
ISBN: 9781846553462
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY WAG
Characteristics: 268 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bell, Anthea


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Oct 18, 2015

Not his best work. Kind of predicable and somewhat deja vu. The end is slow and the overall intrigue is thin at best.

Apr 06, 2012

I couldn't finish this and I think I am overloaded on Scandanavian writers at the moment and they are all becoming a bit of a blur. Also none are as gripping as Larsson and Mankell although I have enjoyed some of the other writers. Need a break from them now!!!

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