The Blood Spilt (Rebecka Martinsson #2)
I can see why "Blood" was voted Sweden's best mystery novel of 2007. Larsson's psychological perceptiveness as she sketches out a number of minor characters is impressive....more
It’s midsummer in Sweden—when the light lingers through dawn and a long, isolating winter finally comes to an end. In this magical time, a brutal killer has chosen to strike. A female priest—who made enemies and acolytes in equal number—has been found hanging in her church. And a big-city lawyer quite acquainted with death enters the scene as police and parishioners try to pick up the pieces....
Not long ago, attorney Rebecka Martinsson had to kill three men in order to stop an eerily similar m
Åsa Larsson is one of the Swedish crime-writers whose name is now very well-known; thanks both to her style and also the recent appeal of Scandinavian crime. Although born in Uppsala, she was raised in Kiruna (North of Sweden). Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Larsson was a tax lawyer, a profession she shares with the heroine of her novels, Rebecka Martinsson. Her first novel published in the UK (under the title The Savage Altar), was shortlisted for th...more
Rebeka Martinsson, młoda prawniczka, pół roku wcześniej, w obronie własnej, zabiła trójkę ludzi. Je...more
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This was a good book but with a few awkward spots which might be caused by the translation from Swedish. This is an Inspector Dunlif mystery. The police are called in because a woman priest is found hanging from the organ pipes in the church she served. As the police investigate, they find that this woman had many secrets. Also, she was either loved or hated by others. She was very much a feminist and spoke her...more
Ik wil niet zeggen, dat ik het boek in een adem heb uitgelezen, daarvoor was het te dik, maar het scheelde weinig.Het boeide me vanaf de eerste bladzijde.
Nader onderzoek wees uit, dat dit het tweede deel was van een serie van vijf boeken. Allemaal met als hoofdpersoon de advocate Rebecka Martinsson. Gelukkig was het boek prima zelfstandig te lezen.
Van VN krijgt het maar twee sterren in de Detect...more
The opening is intriguing. Many of the characters are believable, from Sven to Lars. Each of the characters had flaws to deal with and I would have liked Larsson to get more into their psyches, like she did with Lars. What I found most interesting is the different perspectives of those who knew the murdered priest. The men who felt threatene...more
Todo el ecosistema de personajes me ha parecido confuso. LLegado a un punto, con todos los Winkstromm, Largusson y Tjorvsen, además de que me parecían todos iguales, no sabía si se refería a una persona o al último modelo...more
Secondly, it's apparent Larsson hates animals. In both books, there was an unnecessary amount of animal cruelty. Especially in this second book. Was it really necessary for Lisa to kill all the chickens and dogs? Completely heartless. If...more
A great read with an interesting the story line that draws on the jealousies of a small town and the associated communities. The main character...more
pues me ha gustado bastante más que el primero, y eso que el misterio como dije antes no me interesaba nada, pero los p...more
The book seemed really limp and slow moving, and the main character was just.... ghastly. There were a lot of "memories" and throw backs to the previous book, which I'm sure made sense to others who read it, but made little sense to me.
Fast paced read...more
I actually loved the victim of the murder and wished there were more flashbacks to her interactions with her congregation.
* Rebecka Martinsson