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Detective Inspector Huss (Inspector Irene Huss Series #1)
     

Detective Inspector Huss (Inspector Irene Huss Series #1)

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by Helene Tursten
 

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One of the most prominent citizens of Göteborg, Sweden, plunges to his death off an apartment balcony, but what appears to be a “society suicide” soon reveals itself to be a carefully plotted murder. Irene Huss finds herself embroiled in a complex and high-stakes investigation. As Huss and her team begin to uncover the victim’s hidden past, they

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Detective Inspector Huss 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
TheReadingWriter More than 1 year ago
Tursten has created a wonderfully rich work and family environment for her strong female lead, Detective Inspector Irene Huss of Violent Crimes, Goteborg, Sweden. Despite the brutally difficult work she does each day investigating the world's evils, she seems remarkably (unbelievably?) centered and grounded and empathetic to victims. She has emotions we recognize. We like to follow her to crime scenes, and stakeouts, despite the grim business we often find there. This is a very strong lead-in to series with potential. Not anything like the dark Nordic mysteries that are more commonly encountered with this genre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Helene Tursten has given readers a wonderful new life to share. Well worth the price of admission, Detective Inspector Huss is filled with interesting characters and plot side trips. I am eagerly awaiting further translations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The strengths: believable plot & subplots, pace is reasonably fast and even, and believable characters, particularly the female protagonist. The weaknesses: some characters (particularly Irene's family members) need more development, and there's really nothing unique or different about or in the novel; we've read it or heard it all before. However, I think the worst failure is the author's failure to develop the setting. We certainly learn almost nothing about the people of Sweden, their country and their culture in this book!
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mysteryfanMP More than 1 year ago
Well written. Good plot. Interesting female detective. Enjoyable reading. An author who uses language well. I look forward to additional adventures with Inspector Huss.
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JohnM369 More than 1 year ago
Boring. Stopped reading after 4 chapters.
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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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