Category Archives: Kati Hiekkapelto

Books of the month: April 2017

Pick of the month I was working crazy hours during April so read a lot fewer books during the month but there were a couple of real gems (both from the shortlist for this year’s Petrona Award). My favourite of these … Continue reading

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Review: THE EXILED by Kati Hiekkapelto

Kati Hiekkapelto’s third novel to feature Finnish-Hungarian policewoman Anna Fekete is another of the titles on this year’s Petrona Award shortlist; the announcement of which was just the impetus I needed to catch up with the series. And though I … Continue reading

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Musings on the 2016 Petrona Award

The Petrona Award for the best Scandinavian crime novel published in English during the eligible period which in this instance is the 2015 calendar year. The Award is in memory of one of the first crime fiction bloggers, Maxine Clarke, … Continue reading

Posted in Antti Tuomainen, Hans Olav Lahlum, Jorn Lier Horst, Karin Fossum, Kati Hiekkapelto, musings | 7 Comments

Books of the month: January 2016

Pick of the month I was a bit out of touch for the last half of last year so I relied on the end of year roundups from fellow book bloggers to re-populate my reading wishlist. One such recommendation came from … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, Dana Stabenow, Ellery Adams, Emma Viskic (Aus), Kati Hiekkapelto, Leslie O'Kane | 4 Comments

Review: THE DEFENCELESS by Kati Hiekkapelto

It was written before last year’s migrant ‘crisis’ in Europe had news watchers transfixed but that just makes Kati Hiekkapelto appear to have excellent predictive skills in addition to her writing chops. Because I couldn’t help but think what an incredibly timely … Continue reading

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Review: THE HUMMINGBIRD by Kati Hiekkapelto

THE HUMMINGBIRD opens by introducing us to Anna Fekete experiencing the first day on her new job as a senior detective in an unnamed town in northern Finland. Initially expecting to ease into her new role instead she must get … Continue reading

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