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Night Rounds (Inspector Irene Huss Investigation)

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Irene Huss is a former Ju-Jitsu champion, a mother of twin teenage girls, the wife of a successful chef, and a Detective Inspector with the Violent Crimes Unit in Goteborg, Sweden. And now she’s back with a gripping follow-up to Detective Inspector Huss.

One nurse lies dead and another vanishes after their hospital is hit by a blackout. The only witness claims to have seen Nurse Tekla doing her rounds, but Nurse Tekla died sixty years ago. Detective Inspector Irene Huss of the Violent Crimes Unit has the challenge of disentangling wandering ghosts and complex human relationships to get to the bottom of this intriguing case.

A cult hit in its first three installments, the Irene Huss series is available once again for English-language fans.

Review:

"A self-effacing but effective lead plus a complex whodunit plot add up to a superior Scandinavian crime novel, Tursten's fourth featuring Det. Insp. Irene Huss (after 2007's The Glass Devil). When a nurse, Marianne Svärd, is found strangled at a small hospital in Göteborg after a blackout that also claimed the life of a patient who was on a respirator, the night nurse on duty, Siv Persson, tells the police an incredible story. While the power was out, Persson claims she saw the ghost of a nurse who committed suicide in the hospital 50 years earlier after having an affair with a surgeon. While Huss and her team instantly dismiss a supernatural explanation, she becomes convinced that the motive for Svärd's slaying stems from the hospital's past. Tursten does an outstanding job of offering multiple plausible murderers, making this the rare procedural that actually requires the reader to evaluate alibis, motives, and means to solve the case. Agent: Anneli Hoier." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Helene Tursten was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. Other books in the Irene Huss series include Detective Inspector Huss, The Torso, and The Glass Devil. She was born in Goteborg, Sweden, where she now lives with her husband and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616950064
Author:
Tursten, Helene
Publisher:
Soho Crime
Author:
Wideburg, Laura A.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
sweden;mystery;irene huss;fiction;crime fiction
Series:
An Irene Huss Investigation
Publication Date:
20120214
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.3 x 1.06 in 1.3 lb

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Product details 336 pages Soho Crime - English 9781616950064 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A self-effacing but effective lead plus a complex whodunit plot add up to a superior Scandinavian crime novel, Tursten's fourth featuring Det. Insp. Irene Huss (after 2007's The Glass Devil). When a nurse, Marianne Svärd, is found strangled at a small hospital in Göteborg after a blackout that also claimed the life of a patient who was on a respirator, the night nurse on duty, Siv Persson, tells the police an incredible story. While the power was out, Persson claims she saw the ghost of a nurse who committed suicide in the hospital 50 years earlier after having an affair with a surgeon. While Huss and her team instantly dismiss a supernatural explanation, she becomes convinced that the motive for Svärd's slaying stems from the hospital's past. Tursten does an outstanding job of offering multiple plausible murderers, making this the rare procedural that actually requires the reader to evaluate alibis, motives, and means to solve the case. Agent: Anneli Hoier." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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