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Call Me Princess (Louise Rick (English translation order) #1)

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The international bestselling novelist and Denmark’s “Queen of Crime,” Sara Blaedel is “entertaining all the way” (Politiken) in this suspense-packed thriller featuring her acclaimed detective heroine Louise Rick.

An online flirtation can have horrific consequences, as Detective Inspector Louise Rick discovers when she is called to an idyllic Copenhagen neighborhood where a
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ebook, 320 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Gallery Books (first published 2005)
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Greg
Nov 20, 2012 Greg rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The premise of this book would probably make for a good hour-long CSI like CBS procedural show.

It probably could make for a good book, too. But this book isn't good. It's awful.

I don't know where the blame lays for how awful this book is. Maybe it is the translators fault. Maybe the book reads better in Danish, or whatever language it was originally written in (I think it was in Danish, but it doesn't say anywhere in the book. It's actually a little difficult to even find who translated the bo
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Cynthia
Where are we?

Oddly, though Blaedel is Danish, this story could as easily been set in any American city rather than Copenhagen. The place names were Danish but there was no wisp of Scandinavia. The plot was so so but only just. I hate the title. It’s too twee and only becomes relevant late in the story. Homicide Detective Louise Rick and her partner investigate a rape. Soon the case grows legs when rapist’s next victim dies and other women speak out about enduring similar attacks. The plot circle
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Nikoleta Katsiouli
Η Σάρα Μπλέντελ με τα μυθιστορήματα της να είναι σταθερά στις λίστες των μπεστ σέλερ στην πατρίδα της, με αυτό το βιβλίο κάνει το αμερικανικό ντεμπούτο της και καταφέρνει να κλέψει την παράσταση.

Αυτό το εκπληκτικό μυθιστόρημα αναφέρεται σε ένα από τα πιο σημαντικά ζητήματα της εποχής μας: το online dating (ραντεβού μέσω διαδυκτίου).

Η ιστορία λαμβάνει χώρα σε αυτή την περίπτωση στη σύγχρονη Κοπεγχάγη. Η Ντετέκτιβ Λουίσε Ρίκ ετοιμάζεται να πάει στο σπίτι μετά από μια δύσκολη μέρα, όταν παίρνει μι
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Marianne
Apr 21, 2014 Marianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blue Blood (also titled Call Me Princess) is the second book in the Louise Rick/Camilla Lind series by popular Danish novelist, Sara Blaedel. It is the first book in the series to be translated into English. When Assistant Detective Louise Rick is called to the hospital to talk to Susanna Hansson, the victim of a brutal rape, she is met with some reluctance to reveal all the pertinent facts. When she eventually establishes that Susanna first met her attacker online, Copenhagen’s police force is ...more
Nancy
This was my third Sara Blaedel book featuring Detective Louise Rick. The stories are set in Copenhagen and are different in style to the many American and British mystery/ police procedural books I have read and enjoyed. I would say these are "cut and dry", the characters do not engage in much introspection and seem rather one dimensional. There is very little site description, which can either add a great deal or totally bog the story down.....I thought this plot/resolution was predictable. Now ...more
Luanne Ollivier
The hot list of crime writers right now includes many from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Denmark. Here's another author from Denmark to add to your list.

Call Me Princess marks Sara Blaedel's North American debut.

Assistant Detective Louise Rick of the Copenhagen P.D. is called in on the case of Susanne Hansson - a woman who has been brutally sexually assaulted. As Rick delves into the case, she discovers that Susanne met her attacker through an online dating site. Susanne's not the only vi
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Jessica Woodbury
Overall, a slightly above-average procedural. It's hard for me to know how accurate it was since it was set in Denmark. (It did seem strange at times that well into the investigation the detective had to review key pieces of evidence she hadn't looked at before.)

I did have to put aside my own biases, since the crimes involved internet dating and I tend to just roll my eyes when I hear such things and think, "How is finding someone on the internet less safe than finding someone in a bar? Isn't i
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Olivia Linn
Jan 12, 2017 Olivia Linn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, 2017
2.5 stars. I don't really like crime novels I guess. I keep reading them because I keep thinking that eventually I am going to find something I like, but I never do. The Millennium trilogy was the first crime I ever read, and nothing so far has caught my interest like Stig Larson did back then. Those were brilliant. I have been thinking a lot about what it is that I don't care for and it is rather hard to pinpoint. I don't think it is the violence itself that I don't care for, but more the point ...more
Jasmine
Jul 18, 2011 Jasmine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: danish
This is the first book I've finished without a weekend since I started my new job. And I think this book is at least suffering a little from being the book I read after cara black's book. nothing seems quite so bright after something that good.

What this book does well:
-incorporates s&m in a manner that makes sense in the real world
-presents a police officer that seems like a normal person and is not an idiot about understanding what is happening in the real world, and has an average level
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Serina
Jun 15, 2012 Serina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this is a warning. so you don't waste your time. this is not a good book to read. stupid. stupid. stupid. wanna know how stupid? first example is the female detective gets frustrated with a rape victum. second would be when she actually sees the rapist she goes to find her partner first, and gasp! surprise an hour later hes left with another girl. stupid.
Race Bannon Berns
Feb 16, 2016 Race Bannon Berns rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh! This book is likehow I remember the Keystone Kops from the movies. Not only for the ineptitude of the police in this investigation of a rape, but also for the wooden personal lives of the ancillary characters. Very poor mundane reading.
Lakis Fourouklas
This astonishing novel is preoccupied with two of the most important issues of our times: online dating and sexual assaults against women.
The facts in this case take place in modern day Copenhagen. Detective Louise Rick is getting ready to go home after a hard day’s work, when she receives a call that puts her plans for a nice evening with her companion into hold. A woman lies in a hospital bed injured after she’s been battered and raped and she’s willing to testify about who was the person beh
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rameau
I'm slowly wading through my NetGalley backlog and this was one of the oldest titles there. My apologies to everyone for being so abysmally late, but I'm glad I decided to read this instead of just chalk it up to the list of forgotten.

Call Me Princess isn't the kind of crime novel I've read before.

It's slow building and the death doesn't happen until about half way through the book. It's not about a detective who is smarter than the whole universe combined nor is it about nonstop action that w
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John
Feb 28, 2015 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Compulsively readable and fast-paced, a good example of Scandi Noir.

In Copenhagen, a vicious serial rapist is using online dating sites to meet his victims. Detective Louise Rick is on the case.

Further description of the plot would be a bit superfluous -- you know wheree you are with this type of novel. This is by no means to denigrate it: while in a sense it follows the standard formula, it subverts that formula quite often enough to keep us wakeful. In particular, I loved the late reveal of wh
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Gretel
It is such a relief that the police in Sara Blaedel's Blue Blood are fictional, because these are one of the worst, if not THE worst police teams I have ever read about. If the Danish police force is anything like these characters, then their system needs a huge overhaul.

Sara Blaedel is one of Denmark's most popular crime authors. I just don't get it. This book has won awards; was it the only book published that year in Denmark? I know Denmark is a small country, but really?

The main heroine is I
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Denise
Jan 03, 2015 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.0 out of 5 stars -- Thrilling police procedural, the second in a series, featuring Assistant Detective Louise Rick of Copenhagen Police Department. Set in Denmark, this novel focuses on the online dating scene and a serial rapist and murderer.

I like the writing and the characters -- Louise is struggling in her personal life and striving to also mange her heavy workload during an intense investigation and manhunt for the rapist. Her friend, Camilla, a reporter, is on the fringe of the story as
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Benjamin
Feb 12, 2017 Benjamin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
One of the worst crime novels I've ever read. The writing borders on juvenile and the author clearly invested no time researching cases or police procedure. It's what I imagine from a Harlequin novel.
Caty Hespel
Jul 30, 2014 Caty Hespel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: detective, boekenfans
In Kopenhagen worden verschillende vrouwen het slachtoffer van een serieverkrachter. Politie-inspecteur Louise Rick wordt op de zaak gezet en ontdekt dat de vrouwen allemaal de man hebben leren kennen via een datingsite.
In speedtempo Chatprinses van Sara Blaedel uitgelezen. Niet van mijn gewoonte, kon het maar niet wegleggen! Ik werd echt meegezogen in Louise's speurtocht.
Deb
Dec 26, 2016 Deb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Total disappointment. The book was very long and drawn out and then the ending is wrapped up quickly. I felt like you could've taken the entire middle of the book out and it wouldn't of changed anything. This type of story has been told before in a lot less verbiage.
Ken Fredette
Dec 27, 2012 Ken Fredette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sara Blaedel is really good at putting her story together. I can believe everything that happened in the story to be true from the files in Copenhagen. People can be dogs, at times.
Sheila
Jul 23, 2013 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book from this Danish author in her Detective Louise Rick series. Rick and her team are trying to catch a serial rapist. Pretty intense when the rapes turn to murder.
Sarah
Feb 10, 2012 Sarah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Worst. Book. EVER.
Donna Siebold
This is the English language debut for Ms. Blaedel. The book is set in Copenhagen. Louise Rick is a police detective who is investigating the brutal rape of a young woman.

The woman met her rapist through an online dating service. Shortly after lodging her complaint the rapist strikes again, but this time he kills his victim.

The book is a relatively straight forward police procedural. It is a bit dated, however, having been originally published over ten years ago. There are significant difference
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Mette Pilgaard
Jan 06, 2017 Mette Pilgaard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anden bog i serien om Louise Rick og bogen er om muligt bedre end den første. Bogen er velskrevet og Blædel har virkelig styr på plottet, personerne og detaljerne.
Larissa
Review published on Reviewing the Evidence: http://reviewingtheevidence.com/revie...

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Although Nordic crime fiction has gained an incredible prominence on the world stage, Denmark has never been at the forefront of this movement. Among countless others in the field, Sweden has its Henning Mankell, Stig Larsson, and Sjöwall & Wahlöö; Norway its Jo Nesbø and Helene Tursten; Finland its Matti Yrjänä Joensuu; and Iceland its Arnaldur Indridason and Yrsa Sigurdadottir, but contemporary crime aut
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Jennifer
Mar 15, 2017 Jennifer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My first reading of this author. It had potential but the characters seemed a bit thin. I'll read another one to see if they get better but as of right now, I had a hard time caring about any of the main characters.
Elisabeth
Oct 09, 2016 Elisabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sterk geschreven, Louise was goed uitgewerkt.

SPOILERS

Jammer dat het redelijk voorspelbaar wad en het verhaal afgekapt leek te worden. Had ook wel meer van Karin willen weten. En misschien een opbloeiende relatie tussen Louise en Flemming...? Ach ja. Al met al een prima boek dat lekker weg leest. Erg spannend ook.
Lakis Fourouklas
This astonishing novel is preoccupied with two of the most important issues of our times: online dating and physical assaults against women.
The facts in this case take place in modern day Copenhagen. Detective Louise Rick is getting ready to go home after a hard day’s work, when she receives a call that puts her plans for a nice evening with her companion into hold. A woman lies in a hospital bed injured after she’s been battered and raped and she’s willing to testify about who was the person b
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Sara Blaedel is the author of the #1 international bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. Her books are published in thirty-three countries. She lives in Copenhagen, and was voted Denmark's most popular novelist for the fourth time in 2014. She is also a recipient of the Golden Laurel, Denmark's most prestigious literary award.
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