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

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AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH?


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.



A SERIES OF MURDERS


Several brutal killings follow - all linked by handwritten letters sent to the victims' relatives. When Annika unravels a connection with

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Kindle Edition, 516 pages
Published (first published 2003)
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Sian
Aug 03, 2010 Sian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
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
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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
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Chris
Mar 20, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  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
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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
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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
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Roger
Jul 31, 2016 Roger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like to read outside my comfort zone sometimes-it is a great palate cleanser. I found a little gem in Red Wolf by Liza Marklund. Marklund is very famous (and I think deservedly so) in her native Sweden. The angle this book is written from and its' immersion in a culture alien to me made this book fascinating; this did not get five stars only because, as I was telling a friend, it took such a long time to start the fire. There is a point around page 150 when everything starts to click and after ...more
Maddy
Feb 05, 2016 Maddy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads
PROTAGONIST: Annika Bengzton
SETTING: Sweden
SERIES: #5 of 5
RATING: 3.25

At one time, Annika Bengzton was the head of the crime team at a leading Swedish newspaper. Currently, she works as an independent investigative reporter, whose bosses don’t always trust her judgment in the stories that she chooses to report. Her current obsession is with an event that occurred 40 years earlier, when a Draken fighter plane exploded at a northern Swedish base. She senses that a cover-up has occurred; as she inv
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Maria
May 30, 2013 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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
Jul 14, 2013 Tina Siegel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Karen
Sep 23, 2012 Karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, scandinavian
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
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Jill Manske
Oct 26, 2013 Jill Manske rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 23, 2011 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


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
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Silvia Ribeiro
May 15, 2014 Silvia Ribeiro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Bonnie
Jun 05, 2012 Bonnie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not nearly as good as Last Will, but a thoroughly developed mystery involving Annika Bengtzon solving the attack on a Swedish plane F21 that has never been solved. She arranged a meeting with a journalist up in the northern Swedish town of Lulea about an old case of terrorism – a terrorist attack on a military airport named F21 by a group that called themselves The Beasts. However, when she arrives in Lulea to meet him, she is told that the journalist has been killed in a hit and run accident. I ...more
Junying
Jul 16, 2014 Junying rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Violet Aderes
Aug 29, 2016 Violet Aderes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don’t think I will be able to survive through some pages in second part. I am disappointed that author did this to me. It wasn’t supposed to happen, but if you cheat one time, chances are you will do it again, and again. Until you are left alone, by yourself, regretting what you’ve done in the past.

That kind of things are the worst. When something bad happens, when you feel like the person you love is drifting apart and suddenly, you don’t know what to do, but find support in someone else’s ar
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 Olivermagnus
Thirty years ago, someone destroyed a plane at a secure military air base in Luleå. Though no one was ever tried for the crime, blame was assigned by the Swedish authorities to an anonymous Russian and the matter forgotten. Journalist Benny Ekland seems to have some new information so crime reporter Annika Bengtson flies to Luleå to meet with him. When she arrives she discovers he has been killed. After talking to a young eyewitness the police have missed, she discovers his death was the result ...more
Riccardo
SBQS. Sono bravi, questi Svedesi! Dopo il successo di Lindqvist e di Larsson, ecco che anche la Marklund riesce a colpire nel segno. Magari non ci troviamo di fronte ad un centro perfetto, ma sicuramente 70 punti buoni questo libro li realizza. A dispetto delle situazioni accessorie decisamente scontate (e anche abbastanza inutili, sono il grande difetto di questo libro), la trama principale bene articolata e ricca di colpi di scena, credibili proprio per il fatto che il lettore attento pu rius ...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
May 10, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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.
Dora
Feb 14, 2015 Dora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would give this book 3.5 stars. There were a couple of story lines that seemed kind of superfluous to me and didn't really add anything to the narrative.the story was set in Sweden around Christmas. The coldness and the darkness of the days were oppressive. I don't know if I would have felt differently if I had read this in the summer instead of the winter which I find depressing. Annika, the protagonist, is an investigative reporter who had earlier been held hostage by a bomber. As a result s ...more
Pat Haber
I was looking for a new crime series to read, and this one appealed to me. I have mixed feelings about it. I found the author's style a bit difficult to follow, almost like she is trying too hard to write intellectually, and for a crime novel, it seemed somehow, out of place.
I also didn't particularly like the crime to solve in this book, perhaps some of the others are better.
I do like the main character, she has flaws, has marital problems, and has some weird friends!

This series has also been
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Yume
Sep 01, 2015 Yume rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I kept getting lost through most of the novel. It was incredibly boring and yet I have no idea why I kept reading. I think I was hoping that it would improve as I read further along but it didn't happen. It just kept dragging on and on. Based on this experience, I won't ever read anything by her again.

I'm okay with cultural differences in language but she needed to get an English editor. I read an advanced copy of her novel and towards the end of the 'why he did it segment', a large section was
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Vicki
Mar 26, 2014 Vicki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
Bec
Jan 04, 2015 Bec rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scandi-crime
Hate is a strong word. Let's just say I strongly disliked this book. I only finished it because I have a problem with not finishing books. Otherwise I may not have bothered.

Perhaps not all Scandi crime is created equally. I love Karin Fossum. I've read other novels in this genre. I have even read other Liza Markland - but I just cannot warm to her books. I was expecting much more crime and a lot less personal dramas. Alas on balance it seemed to be much more personal dramas of the main characte
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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 g
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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