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Red Wolf (Annika Bengtzon (Chronological Order) #5)

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  1,139 ratings  ·  164 reviews
Reporter Annika Bengtzon is working on the story of a devastating crime when she hears that a journalist investigating the same incident has been killed. It appears to be a hit-and-run accident. Several brutal killings follow - all linked by handwritten letters sent to the victim's relatives. When Annika unravels a connection with the story she's writing, she is thrown on...more
Paperback, 508 pages
Published October 2010 by Transworld Publishers (first published 2003)
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Sian
This book is actually 5th in a series....which I didnt realise until I was half way through lol.

The series is based on the reporter Annika Bengzton, the stories she does and her family.

Even though I haven't read any of the other books I still really enjoyed this.

All throughout it I kept getting images of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo...maybe because it was based in Sweden but also it just had the same feel to it. (Along with the hard to pronounce names [:)])
Also the same as The Girl With the D...more
Chris
Mar 20, 2011 Chris rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who had problems with whatsherface from the Tattoo book
Okay, this bit before the review is really an angry rant about publishing. Honestly what is with you publishers? Releasing book five in a series, at least in America, before releasing the other ones? How does this make sense? Fix it!

I first heard about Marklund though a reviewer here at Goodreads that I follow. At that time, Marklund's series was not availble in the U.S., because we American are illiterate readers, because I don't know. The books are up on Amazon, but a 25 dollar paperback is WA...more
Maria João Fernandes
"Indépendence. Je suis mon propre maître."

Depois de ter lido o "Homicídio no Parque" fiquei com expectativas demasiado elevadas para os restantes livros da autora, da série da Annika Bengtzon. Tendo os seus livros duas ordens distintas - a ordem de publicação e a ordem cronológica da história - é difícil escolher como os vamos ler. O ideal seria a ordem de publicação. Porém, a minha pesquisa sobre a autora e a sua obra foi consequência do impacto da leitura do seu primeiro livro publicado em Por...more
Book Him Danno
This book contains everything I love about Swedish crime fiction. First of all the crimes are realistic based in everyday human emotions. Anotherwords there isn’t some grand scheming mad man with super intelligence out to prove to the world and police that he is smarter than them. He doesn’t purposely tease the powers that be to catch him. I find to much of American crime fiction is dedicated to this type of criminal, and consequently it ends up being boring by trying to be sensationalistic.

Seco...more
Eyehavenofilter
This was a task to read but I guess it's really cold up there in the Netherlands! I suppose these authors will now
become the rage after Larsson and Nesbo have braved the Atlantic and hit pay dirt here in the USA! This is an amazing weave of spy vs.
Spy vs. Spy. and misdirection, wrong turns, bad decisions, and misplaced loyalties that just make us glad that we the reader live easier less complicated lives. ( seriously)
I discovered them 5 or so years ago and been on a one woman rant about them! N...more
Maria
Quando tive conhecimento que ia surgir no mercado português mais um livro de Liza Marklund fiquei felicíssima. Isto porque há uns anos li o primeiro livro da série Annika Bengtzon, publicado pela Presença, e lembro-me de ter gostado muito. Em Homicídio no Parque Annika ainda era uma jovem estagiária num dos principais jornais de Estocolmo quando se viu envolvida na investigação do assassinato de uma jovem stripper.

Opinião completa: http://marcadordelivros.blogspot.pt/2...
Tina Siegel
Wonderful! I'm really starting to enjoy Annika - her husband is a totally douchebag, though, and I have no idea why she would want him.

Great book, though - can't wait to read the rest of them!
Kathleen Hagen
Red Wolf, by Liza Marklund, a-minus, Narrated by Jill Tanner, produced by Harper Audio, downloaded from audible.com.

Annika Bengtzon is a crime reporter for a major paper in Stockholm. She decides to investigate a murder of a journalist. She comes to believe that this crime connects to one that occurred 30 years ago, when a plane was blown up on a Swedish air base and someone was killed in the explosion, and the group responsible for the explosion were never caught. The police had a suspect, the...more
Karen
The fifth book in the Annika Bengtzon series, I've absolutely no idea whether or not the entire series has been translated in order or not. I've sort of lost the plot with this series, probably because the first book - THE BOMBER - didn't appeal a lot. The last I read, PRIME TIME, was better, but a lot of the problem is that Annika, as the main focus, is a character I find it very hard to either warm to, or increasingly raise much interest in.

The plot of RED WOLF, that idea of the past having a...more
Jill Manske
One of these days, I'm going to learn to start reading a new-to-me author's books with his/her first. I think it would have been easier to follow had I known more of the backstory contained in Marklund's previous novels. However, this is till a terrific book - exceptionally well written. It's rather dark, sort of a mix of psychological thriller and psychological study. Annika Bengtzon, a journalist who recently suffered at the hands of terrorists herself, has made it her mission to study and rep...more
Beth


A man, born in Sweden near the Arctic Circle, returns to his country after nearly forty years. He has become more comfortable speaking and thinking in French than in his native tongue. He fled Sweden as a young man and now he is returning to die. He needs to see some of the people he knew so well so long ago. He has skills now that he didn’t have then. He is an assassin and he has unfinished business.

RED WOLF begins a few months after the end of THE BOMBER. Annika Bengtzon has become a free-lanc...more
Silvia Ribeiro
Num maravilhoso cenário de neve no norte da Suécia, deparamo-nos com mais um policial daqueles que valem a pena. Não precisamos de ler muitas páginas para simpatizarmos com a protagonista, que nos conquista com a sua simplicidade e defeitos. Apesar da maior dos capítulos não terem muita ação a história é certinha e agarra-nos. O final não é arrebatador nem é daqueles livros que ficamos com pena de acabar. Mas também não desilude. Foi a minha estreia na autora e vou estar atenta às suas novas pub...more
Junying
There was a time when my reading was stalled and I was wondering if I should go on. I'm so glad that I did!

The book is long with a slow start. Thankfully It picked up the pace after 100 pages or so and then it really engaged my interest as I continued the story. It's fascinating to read about the rebels in the 1960s - I had little idea how China's Revolution and Mao had such far-reaching impact in a country as different as it could be, in this case, Sweden.

I have read her first book in the seri...more
Jennifer
Reminded me of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, of course. There were definitely times when I could tell that this was part of a series, but overall I didn't feel like I was missing too much. One day I might go back and look for the previous books. Like The Girl... this story took a while to get going but once it did, things moved along pretty rapidly and the story was well told.
Mary
More Scandinavian Murder Mystery Mayhem! And Henning Mankell blurbed this one, saying that Marklund is "in a league of her own." Her Annika Bengtzon chases down murderers and terrorists, but she's not some cartoonish heroine. She juggles work with family, and is wracked by anxiety because she was taken hostage in an earlier book. Compelling and complex mystery fun.
Vicki
I enjoyed this thriller, mystery which takes place in the frozen land of northern Sweden. Annika Bengtzon is an investigative reporter. She has two young children and an inattentive husband who is starting to stray. She is only barely recovering from being kidnapped and terrorized by a mad serial killer connected with a story she had broken last year. As she tries to readjust to her job and family, she finds herself questioning the usefulness of one and the stability of the other. A small town r...more
Trish
Years ago I read a book by Liza Marklund called Bomber , which I thought was fascinating. It was one of the first Scandanavian mysteries that told me something substantive about the health care system and the newspaper business in Sweden, all wrapped up in a finger-biting mystery. Therefore, I gave some latitude to Ms. Marklund for her follow-on novels ( Studio Sex , for one) though I didn't care for them as well.

In this, her fifth Annika Bengtzon novel, Marklund really reminds me what was so goo...more
Wendy Hines
When I first heard that Red Wolf was coming out, I really wanted to read it. She co-wrote The Postcard Killers with one of my favorite all-time authors, James Patterson.

From what I can see, Liza Marklund is a well-known author in Switzerland, and this is the first book of hers to be published in the USA. Her popular series is Annika Bengzon, an investigative news reporter.

So what happened in the previous books in the series, I have no idea as this is the first one to hit the USA market. What I...more
Paul Pessolano
Liza Marklund is a Swedish author who has written 4 books prior to "Red Wolf". She has been well received in Sweden and she has just teamed up with James Patterson in his new novel, "The Postcard Killers". It seems to be an odd partnership in that Patterson's books almost always contan short chapters that hit hard.

Not so with "Red Wolf".

The story focuses around Annika Bengtzon, a journalist for a major newspaper. She receives a mesage to meet with another journalist from a rival paper who says h...more
pdxmaven
If the heroine (or hero) lives in another country that I, the reader, get a little view into; and also has a personal life that the mystery manages to include in a realistic way, it gets points in my book. In this mystery, Annika Bengtzon is not only a writer for a Stockholm newspaper, but wife, mother of two young kids, and friend to Anne (who has her own set of troubles with her ex and the shared custody of their daughter). And her life with them (and the challenges in her marriage)are a count...more
Susan
In this book, part of a mystery series, Swedish journalist Annika Bengtzon is looking into a terrorist attack that happened decades earlier, in 1969. Along the way, there are a few fresh murders, but everything is tied up cleanly by the end of the book. The last 50 or so pages were fast-paced and interesting. I wish I could say as much for the rest of the story.

I thought that I would like this book, so when it didn't live up to my expectations, I refrained from just skimming through it until abo...more
Ellen Keim
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Anita
It took quite some time for this book to become interesting for me. I had only read The Postcard Killers with James Patterson, previously, and not any of Marklund's previous novels on her own, so I didn't have insight into Annika's character. She is psychologically unstable from a previous encounter in a tunnel with a bomber, and I liked that she was flawed, but there was a bit too much emphasis on the angels singing, the room tilting, and the panic attacks. I was unclear what she was investigat...more
Ronald Roseborough
I enjoyed this thriller, mystery which takes place in the frozen land of northern Sweden. Annika Bengtzon is an investigative reporter. She has two young children and an inattentive husband who is starting to stray. She is only barely recovering from being kidnapped and terrorized by a mad serial killer connected with a story she had broken last year. As she tries to readjust to her job and family, she finds herself questioning the usefulness of one and the stability of the other. A small town r...more
Valerie
Won via First Reads Giveaways - thanks, Goodreads!

I think the really cool thing about the giveaways on Goodreads is that they've matched me up with books I normally wouldn't check out otherwise. My only experience with Swedish crime fiction came via Stieg Larsson, and I'm sorry to say that I couldn't get into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at all. Liza Marklund, on the other hand, pleasantly surprised me.

This is apparently the fifth book in the Annika Bengtzon series - the previous ones were t...more
Trishnyc
Annika Bengtzon, a journalist at a national paper is scheduled to meet with Benny Ekland (also a journalist) on a story she is researching. She arrives to find that Benny is dead and the circumstances surrounding his death including the murder of a witness to his demise, make Annika suspect this case is more complex than first thought. As she begins investigating the first two murders, she comes across more murders and it appears there is a serial killer on the lose. But there is something odd a...more
Miles
Red Wolf by Liza Marklund is the fifth title in a series which follows the trials and tribulations of Annika Bengzton a crime reporter for the Evening Post.

This is the first novel I have read from Liza Marklund and although part of a long standing series “Red Wolf” can certainly be read as a standalone novel.

Entirely based in her native Sweden, (born in Pålmark in Northern Sweden) Marklund’s novel is a compelling and taut thriller that oozes class thanks mainly to her wonderfully descriptive nar...more
Yosh Han
I saw her at a Nordic Crime Fiction event during Litquake and thought Marklund was a dynamic character. During the reading, I realized that she was the same person who co-authored a book I recently read - The Post Card Killers with James Patterson. The Red Wolf is a quick read. The style fits other Nordic crime writers. Politically relevant and also strong characters with flaws.

She said that she was glad her novels came out before The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I agree because there are some...more
Angela
I read an ARC of the American version which will be available 2/15/2011.


Red Wolf, by Liza Marklund (co-author of The Postcard Killers, with James Patterson), is the fifth book in a series that follows the life of Annika Bengtzon, a crime reporter for the Swedish tabloid Evening Post. Chronologically in the life of the main character, The Bomber precedes Red Wolf. In The Bomber, Annika is taken hostage and terrorized. Coming into Red Wolf, she is still battling with fear and anxiety caused by her...more
Deanna Drai Turner
What a different surprise! I got this as book-on-tape (12 discs). At first I was unsure about it. The story seemed vague with several seemingly unattached story lines. But I liked the main character Annika so I plodded onward and am pleased I did. I found this to be a FINE FINE story, extremely well crafted indeed. All knots were tied together, in complicated and shrewd ways. Excellent. This is a story placed in Sweden. I liked that very much, not knowing a lot about this country or their custom...more
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Scandinavia’s undisputed queen of crime fiction, Liza Marklund is the No. 1 international bestselling author of the Annika Bengtzon series.

Liza Marklund was born in 1962 in the small village of Pålmark, close to the Arctic Circle in Sweden. She is an author, journalist, columnist, and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She is also co-owner of Piratförlaget, one of Sweden’s most successful publishing...more
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