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Detective Inspector Huss (Inspector Irene Huss Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Great mystery

Financial mogul Richard von Knecht jumps off Goteborg, Sweden apartment balcony. Suicide seems obvious, but some counter evidence quickly surfaces that murder may have occurred. Irene Huss of the Violent Crimes Unit investigates the von Knecht death with a word of cau...
Financial mogul Richard von Knecht jumps off Goteborg, Sweden apartment balcony. Suicide seems obvious, but some counter evidence quickly surfaces that murder may have occurred. Irene Huss of the Violent Crimes Unit investigates the von Knecht death with a word of caution that the victim is connected to the Swedish elite....................................... Rather quickly Huss and her competent team trace von Knecht¿s life into the criminal underground of drug dealing and motorcycle gangs. Not long afterwards, the case turns deadly again when a bomb blows up Von Knecht's business office, killing two people. Huss and her squad struggle with finding the specific motive though in some way she knows that von Knecht¿s underworld and business connections have crossed at a fatal junction making her worry that more killings will follow if they do not stop the unknown perpetrator now................................. Ironically, the reader can figure out who the culprit is rather quickly, but that does not interfere with a fine Swedish police procedural. Huss is a delightful protagonist struggling to make it in a world in which male domination is not limited to the men¿s room. The police force, especially those who work with the heroine are a wonderful group as their verbal exchanges and professional investigation make for a fine read for sub-genre fans who also can look forward to future translations of Detective Huss¿ caseload.............................. Harriet Klausner

posted by Anonymous on April 9, 2004

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Realistic police procedural

The first volume in the Irene Huss mysteries has Inspector Huss investigating the death of a wealthy man who fell from his balcony in an apparent suicide.

The greatest virtue of the police procedural genre is also its greatest vice. The realistic portrayal of poli...
The first volume in the Irene Huss mysteries has Inspector Huss investigating the death of a wealthy man who fell from his balcony in an apparent suicide.

The greatest virtue of the police procedural genre is also its greatest vice. The realistic portrayal of police work offers interviews and evidence reports over chases and shoot-outs. Except for a violent confrontation with a pack of Hell's Angels, there's little action or suspense in the book. I still enjoyed it, but I'd cut about 100 pages out of it.

posted by 4963519 on March 2, 2012

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Dull

    Boring. Stopped reading after 4 chapters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Poorly translated

    Quit reading after 100 pages. Dull reading: short, simple sentences; he said/she said conversations dragged; unsuspenseful, at least as fat as I got. Nothing like Nesbo, Mankill or other, better scandinavian writers.

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