Detective Inspector Huss

Detective Inspector Huss

eBook - 2003
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"Detective Inspector Irene Huss is an investigator assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit in Goteborg, Sweden. She is a wife and mother, her husband is a chef and she has twin daughters and also a judo champion and an avowed feminist in a police department which is still adjusting to the presence of women as officers." -- Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2003
ISBN: 1569476993 (electronic bk.)
9781569476994 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK B TURSTEN
Characteristics: 1 online resource (392 p.)
Additional Contributors: Murray, Steven T.

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Investigating the murder of a wealthy businessman draws DI Irene Huss into the Swedish underworld of drugs, motorcycle gangs, and corruption in this fast-paced Scandinavian thriller.

Investigating the murder of a wealthy businessman draws DI Irene Huss into the Swedish underworld of drugs, motorcycle gangs, and corruption in this fast-paced Scandinavian thriller.


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LauraSteinert
Jul 15, 2016

A very well-written detective story with a good translation. This story is fast paced, full of twists and turns, interesting characters, and murders. If you have watched and enjoyed Vera, Blue Murder, or Scott and Baily, you will enjoy this. DI Huss is an excellent detective working in a department full of interesting characters--some misogynist, some just not able to drag themselves in to a world where women have jobs, and some who just want to get the work done. Huss is also a mother who works 12-16 hours a day while dealing with teenage angst. Her husband is most women's dream spouse. I look forward to completing the series.

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CB2295
Jan 10, 2012

This is the first book in a Swedish Detective Inspector Irene Huss series of eight police procedurals that address social issues; only three of the eight are available in English; but to my dismay, this is an annoying book with a story that’s been Americanized to the point of silliness; it’s taking place during early December but all the characters are fixated on Christmas instead of on Sweden’s traditional mid-December Festival of Light, which actually is a lot more important to Swedes; and things get cleaned with Ajax, a product that might be well known to Americans but is virtually unknown in other countries, particularly in Sweden; and many of these references are totally unnecessary because the book could say “a chocolate bar” without having to mention the name of an American product that’s not likely to be sold much in Sweden, if at all, or making repeated references to MacDonalds; worse, the story seems about 100 pages too long and is padded with lots of pointless melodramatic stuff that makes it into an airport sort of book; and the police mostly behave like American police out of control and definitely not like Swedes because they constantly use interrogation techniques that are questionable from a legal standpoint in most of the world (if not necessarily in the US); but it will fly well with American readers; also, the book uses Kronor amounts as though they were American dollars (“everyone” knows that the US dollar is the only currency that matters); and 500,000 Kronor is not “bigger than his fortune”, as he book actually says, since that amount of Kronor is only about C$75,000; maybe the next ones in the series are better but I wouldn’t expect so.

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