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Misterioso

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

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    Terrific Scandinavian Mystery

    The powers that be have decided to use Det. Paul Hjelm as a scapegoat following his handling of a hostage situation at the immigration office. Although Hjelm diffused the situation, it wasn't by the book and he knows he's in trouble.

    Fully expecting to be unemployed, instead he is picked to be part of an elite team of officers from across Sweden; hand picked because of their ability to think outside the box. The six member team is led by Jan-Olov Hultin and has been assigned the task of trying to identify and catch the killer who has been executing Swedish businessmen.

    With seven different egos to deal with, it takes the team a while to coalesce, but once they're up and running they're quickly immersed in their task. Following the theme of many Scandinavian novels, the team's investigation finds them wading through ties to the Russian mafia as well as dealing with the national problem of the Swedish fear and loathing of immigrants.

    Ever since I read Stieg Larsson's wonderful trilogy I've discovered more authors from that chilly section of the globe. Perhaps it's because of the long winters that force them indoors, or just that the Scandinavian publishing industry has decided to follow the coattails of Larsson's amazing success, but whatever the reason and lucky for us, intelligent and intricate Scandiavian mysteries have reached our shores in abundance. Jo Nesbo of Norway, the writing duo of Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom from Sweden, as well as Arnaldur Indridson of Iceland have all produced solid and enjoyable mysteries and thrillers that have been translated for the English speaking market. Award winning Swedish author Arne Dahl joins this esteemed group and MISTERIOSO is the first book in his crime trilogy. Lynn Kimmerle

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Arne Dahl has created a terrific Swedish police procedural, in t

    Arne Dahl has created a terrific Swedish police procedural, in the tradition of Maj Sjowall/Per Wahloo and Henning Mankell. The characters are believeable and the plot complex (but not convoluted). Like his predecessors, Dahl does a wonderful job of capturing the Swedish condition. As with most contemporary Nordic writers, he takes the occasional jab at capitalism as practiced in America, but these have now become more amusing than irritating, probably because of the sad cultural and social deterioration of Sweden during the last couple of decades. Good mystery, good writing--I'm looking forward to the English translation of the next book in the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    A very good read

    For the Swedes, it was different. Good tempo. I hope the whole series gets translated.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    Highly recommended!

    This novel really captured me, it's both tough and gritty as well as sensitive and also humorous at times. Suspenseful with an extremely solid plot. You follow an entire group, consisting of different individuals with different background. It's not just about the murder, but equally about the various character's destiny. The way the author lets his characters develop depth, and the way he depicts these traits is breathtaking. Can't wait for his next one!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

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    I had read a review of this book in the NY Times, I read reviews

    I had read a review of this book in the NY Times, I read reviews and shop online. The characters are all well developed and interesting , its well plotted and moves the story along. I am looking forward to the next in the series .. I liked this book better than Larrson's Millennium Triligy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Great book!

    I thought this was a really good book.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    I liked the book for it's writing and dialogue, I did not like t

    I liked the book for it's writing and dialogue, I did not like the plot line or the character development at all. I skipped 
    several pages because it rambled too much. It's like the author goes in and out of deciding if he's going to make 
    it a character study or an intriguing plot line. I will likely read the follow up, but be ready to be disappointed with the
    ending and how the characters are awkwardly thrust together.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    good

    Alot of fun to read.......

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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