James Thompson





James Thompson

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in Greenup Co. KY, The United States
October 16, 1964

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Jim has suddenly passed away on August 2, 2014.

With his first internationally published novel, Snow Angels, James Thompson proved himself Finland’s best and most popular representative in the rise of Nordic noir. It was selected as one of Booklist’ s Best Crime Novel Debuts of the Year and nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, and a Strand Critics Award. His novel, Lucifer’s Tears, has received critical acclaim from all quarters, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus, and was selected as one of the best novels of the year by Kirkus. Helsinki White was released to critical acclaim in 2012. The fourth book in the series, Helsinki Blood, was published in March, 2013 to rave reviews. He was also a revi
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Brendan Lavin has a gift, like an apple with a poison core. He can break into anything, whether it be stealing a car or cracking a safe. Nowhere is denied him. After a prison jolt, he never wanted to use that gift again, opened a bakery and found happiness. But the past doesn’t allow him to keep it. Years passed and then his former colleagues demanded his talents. It was crack a safe or lose th... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.71 · 4,506 ratings · 951 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Snow Angels (Inspector Kari...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 2,293 ratings — published 2010 — 24 editions
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Lucifer's Tears (Inspector ...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,169 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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Helsinki White (Inspector K...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 635 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Helsinki Blood (Inspector K...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Helsinki Noir
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Helsinki Dead (Inspector Ka...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009
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The Return of the Titans
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“Years ago, when I was working on my master's thesis, I went to New York for a semester as an exchange student. What struck me most was the sky. On that side of the world, so far away from the North Pole, the sky is flat and gray, a one-dimensional universe. Here, the sky is arched, and there's almost no pollution. In spring and fall the sky is dark blue or violet, and sunsets last for hours. The sun turns into a dim orange ball that transforms clouds into silver-rimmed red and violet towers. In winter, twenty-four hours a day, uncountable stars outline the vaulted ceiling of the great cathedral we live in. Finnish skies are the reason I believe in God.”
James Thompson, Snow Angels

“We had fed the heart on fantasies. / The heart’s grown brutal from the fare.”
From “Meditations in Time of Civil War,” 1923.W.B.Yeats”
James Thompson

“A city of Dreadful Nights:
"The world rolls round forever like a mill, it grinds out life and death and good and ill. It has no purpose, heart, nor mind, nor will.”
James Thompson

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