Category Archives: Antti Tuomainen

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

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Books of the month: February 2016

Pick of the month My reading dropped off the pace somewhat after January due to a bout of illness and a mix of work and social activities. Although there are a couple of contenders I’m choosing THIS HOUSE OF GRIEF as … Continue reading

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Review: DARK AS MY HEART by Antti Tuomainen

Three years ago I, somewhat surprisingly, fell in love with THE HEALER, Antti Tuomainen’s first novel available to me in translation from the original Finnish. It was surprising because the book is barely crime fiction at all; it’s a kind … Continue reading

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Review: THE HEALER by Antti Tuomainen

At some point in the future climate change has had the devastating environmental impact scientists have warned us about for years and in Helsinki the social order has all but collapsed as those who can afford to flee north, and … Continue reading

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