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Der schwarze Steg (Rebecka Martinsson #3)

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Ein neuer Fall für die sympathische Anwältin Rebecka Martinson

Anwältin Rebecka Martinsson fasst nach ihrem letzten Fall nur schwer wieder Fuß. Sie entschließt sich, Stockholm zu verlassen und nach Kiruna zu ziehen, in das alte Haus ihrer Großmutter. Doch die Stille ihres neuen Lebens wird jäh unterbrochen, als eine Frau ermordet aufgefunden wird. Die Identität der Toten is
Paperback, 442 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Btb (first published 2006)
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When a book contains a detailed description of a work of art, and especially when it explains how the work was created, that's often a clue that the object in question is standing in for the book itself. In Cat's Cradle, Newt's ironic and deceptively simple painting is the focal point of the story. In A la recherche de temps perdu, Proust uses Elstir's canvases and Vinteuil's sonata to give you some indications about his overall plan. And in Kjærstad's Jonas Wergeland trilogy, the TV series Å Te ...more
Aug 03, 2008 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, scandinavian
THE BLACK PATH is the sort of book that you need to read with your preconceptions and expectations firmly locked in a drawer. Having not read the second book in the series yet, I know something happened to Rebecka in that book, but the details aren't important to understanding, from the start of THE BLACK PATH, that she has been through a traumatic experience and she's struggling back into normal life.

But one thing you will find with THE BLACK PATH is that Rebecka, or Anna-Maria or any of the ot
The Black Path by Åsa Larsson is the third in her series of mysteries featuring Rebecka Martinsson and is a wonderful story. All the characters were vividly drawn and all the story arcs interesting. I never wanted it to be over, a feeling I rarely have as I rush from one book to another. And it did what few books ever do: it made me cry. And I still loved it.

The book begins with what seems to be the certain death of a man on the ice but rapidly changes course when he discovers the body of a woma
Chrissa Vasileiou
Να σημειωθεί παρακαλώ η σημερινή ημερομηνία ως η μέρα που θα κάνω θετικά σχόλια για βιβλίο της Larsson.Μετά από 3 βιβλία και άπειρες σελίδες,ναι επιτέλους ήρθε η ώρα...
Διαβάζοντας το "Μαύρο Μονοπάτι" ήταν σα να διάβαζα ένα εντελώς ανεξάρτητο βιβλίο από τα δύο προηγούμενα.Επιτέλους,ο φόνος δε συνάδει με τη θρησκεία.Επιτέλους,δεν έχουμε άτομα κολλημένα με τη θρησκεία - πόσα πια να χωράνε σε μια μικρή πόλη όπως η Κίρουνα;!Επιτέλους,μιλάμε για ένα βιβλίο με δράση,με παράλληλη γραφή τόσο σε παρελθόν
Kathy Davie
Sep 15, 2014 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Third in the Rebecka Martinsson mystery series set in the country in Sweden and revolving around a tax lawyer who cracked up.

The Black Path was nominated in 2009 for a Barry Award for Best Paperback Original.

My Take
Whoa, this one is CRITICAL. Read this. Try to read this as soon after The Blood Spilt , 2, as possible. It'll help with remembering as Larsson pulls events at the end of The Blood Spilt right in at the start of The Black Path. And do not skip ahead to Until Thy Wrath Be Past , 4, an
A decent enough Swedish murder mystery spanning international business, African instability, and kittens. It starts as a simple police procedural, but the story goes much deeper -- and becomes much messier.

Larsson's characters all have thick backstories -- sometimes to the point of pointlessness and with a few requiring knowledge of her previous novels. It's nice to see intelligent, capable female leads (this book has two).

I balked at the use of psychic powers in one side character, though, an
Fenia Vazaka
Στο ίδιο στυλ με τα προηγούμενα δύο, χωρίς ιδιαίτερες εκπλήξεις. Η υπόθεση αυτή ήταν λίγο πιο ενδιαφέρουσα (όχι πάλι φόνος ιερέα), αλλά όλες οι εξελίξεις γίνονται μαζεμένες στο τέλος, με μια δόση υπερβολής ως συνήθως. Η πρωταγωνίστρια τουλάχιστον έχει λίγο πιο ενεργό ρόλο, αλλά και πάλι δεν λύνει αυτή το μυστήριο.
Δεν νομίζω να συνεχίσω με το τέταρτο πάντως...
Jan 11, 2012 Lane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've become a big fan of Asa Larsson. I see no need to compare her to the likes of Karin Fossum, whom I also love to read. She can stand on her own merits.

Personally, I think that Black Path is excellent. I like all of the storylines and am not troubled by the fact that our heroine, Rebeka, isn't always the main focus of the book. I enjoy Anna-Maria Mella and her partner, Sven-Erik, tremendously, and I think that the back and forth of the different plots was skillfully handled and very effective
Sep 05, 2016 Irene rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una historia que mantiene el ritmo, aunque las dos primeras novelas de la serie me gustaron más.
Como el propio título indica el ser humano puede ser lo más oscuro que exista y la senda que recorre para ello también.
Mar 11, 2010 Maddy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tops, 2008-reads
PROTAGONIST: Anna-Maria Mella, detective; Rebecka Martinsson, attorney
SETTING: Kiruna (north Sweden)
SERIES: #3 of 3

It's early spring, and the ice on the lake in Tornetrask, northern Sweden, is thick. The inhabitants of nearby Kiruna journey here to go ice fishing, setting up small cabins on runners called arks, which protect them as they fish. A powerful storm blows one of the arks away, and its owner scrambles into a nearby cabin to escape from the elements. And what he finds is more
Do not--I repeat--do not attempt to read this book if you are feeling even a tiny bit sad. Chapter after chapter of Bergmanesque neurosis, angst, violence, perversion, and sadism will have you heading directly into the nearest black bog. The ragged psyches of the many deftly drawn characters in this book range from a woman lawyer obsessing like a 13-year-old over an imagined romantic interest to a millionaire sociopath. Damn, don't these Swedes have therapists or clinical psychotropic drugs? Som ...more
May 31, 2012 Ellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, translated
It is spring in northern Sweden, when a body is found hidden in a fishing ark, on the frozen lake of Torneträsk. She’s dressed for running, not for fishing in icy conditions, yet she’s wearing make-up. Whilst inspectors Mella and Stålnacke think it’s probably another case of a husband killing his wife, the soon realise she has been tortured. When Mella discovers a link between the dead woman and Kallis Mining, she asks newly appointed special prosecutor, Rebecka Martinsson, to help find out more ...more
May 31, 2012 Raven rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The latest instalment in Asa Larsson's 'Rebecka Martinsson' series and to my mind, her best to date. Rebecka has seemingly made a full recovery from the horrific attack of the previous book and after her release from the psychiatric unit, finds herself embroiled in another murder investigation with the wonderful female detective Anna-Maria Mella. This is where Larsson excels in her characterisation that portrays Rebecka as an outwardly strong but essentially damaged woman and Anna-Maria, who wit ...more
Jan 04, 2015 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Essentially this novel is about the corruption in a diverse multi-layered mining company. Also about the corruption in the governments which it deals with and less about solving the murder of Inna Wattrang. She was their expert at finding financing and investments for their projects. I found the way this author switched between time frames of the characters lives very jarring. Also there were way too many characters to keep track of and it seemed that this story was never going to come together. ...more
Oct 02, 2008 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
damn, she's good--each book, this is the 3rd, gets better and fascinating. im beginning to see a theme in mysteries, the greed and meanness of mining interests, esp first world in third world countries....same in shadow walker. plus some spirit world thrown in, a la colin cotteril. plus its the cold world of sweden!
Drayton Bird
Aug 11, 2013 Drayton Bird rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wiser heads than mine are probably puzzling as to why Scandinavia produces so many good crime writers.

Maybe they are just better educated: and informed about the world.

I often think so - but anyhow here is another cracker, with a character (and cast of characters) all its own.

I don't know about you but I love stories where I learn about cultures I know little or nothing about.

I liked this one enormously, partly because it's set in a part of Scandinavia I knew nothing about - the north east wher
Aug 14, 2012 Eva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Asa Larsson's stories and style she uses, which is true about The Black Path but for the end. The plot is skillfully planned but I simply have problems with the political background of perp's economic interests. However, it's nothing new in Scandi crime fiction: in Jo Nesbo's Leopard and Henning Mankell's Kennedy's brain similar motifs can be found. Why is the Northerners relationship to Africa so strong? Guilty conscience that their life is much better than people's lives over there? Pro ...more
Paulo Pires
Jul 26, 2012 Paulo Pires rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog
Há muito que pretendia ler este livro, tinha uma enorme curiosidade pela autora.
Confesso que os autores nórdicos me apaixonam.

Inna Wahring, uma executiva da empresa Kallis Mining é encontrada assassinada num das cabanas "flutuantes" que povoam o lago Torneträsk.

Rebecka Martisson, que se encontra em recuperação de uma enorme trauma, acaba por ser uma peça essencial na compreensão deste quebra cabeças que Anna-Maria Mella, a inspectora da policia encarregado do caso, tem em mãos.

Este livro é um po
Gisela Hafezparast
Love this series, even though I read them all out of order. Now read all of them and can't wait for a the next book. This one is grittier than the others with big business in the form of a shroud investor, turned mining company owner and his accomplices, but Larssen still inserts a lot of what makes this series so good, i.e. she tells you about this part of Sweden, it's people and their lives. Every book has a different aspect in this regard, really interesting and touching. Something tells me t ...more
Sonia Cristina
Que desilusão tão grande, além de uma seca.
Não gostei da história por trás do assassinato daquela mulher. Odiei as cenas do passado que, apesar de poderem servir para melhor explicar as coisas, eram desnecessárias tantas e tão longas. Não gostei do fim.

A única coisa que aproveitei foi mesmo as cenas em que entraram Rebecka, Anna Maria e Sven Erik.
Connie Wisniewski
Nov 28, 2013 Connie Wisniewski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a first time Larsson reader, but I will surely will be reading more of her books. The Black Path was filled with great characters and many sub-plots. I would recommend this to all crime and thriller readers.
Dec 18, 2016 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seven stars, not five!
Gail Thurston
Mar 29, 2017 Gail Thurston rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love a good Swedish drama! Last in the series, but left it open enough for another book. Characters are strong but so sensitive at the same time.
Mar 05, 2014 Pablos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Druga w moim czytniku (a w rzeczywistości już trzecia) część cyklu Åsy Larsson jeszcze bardziej przypomina mi dokonania innego skandynawskiego twórcy, bardzo przeze mnie lubianego Håkana Nessera, niż tom poprzedni. Choć u pani Larsson historie nie są aż tak wciągające, to jednak ilość niespodzianek oraz świadome i udane łamanie schematów i stereotypów bywają bardzo podobne jak u Nessera.

W książce zatytułowanej niestety w równie wydumany sposób, jak poprzednio (tym razem: “I tylko czarna ścieżka”
May 03, 2013 Pamela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The path to home.

Writing that will amaze and hold you. Simply and deeply descriptive. Inner and outer narrative creating a story of complex people. Police action. The past and present context of character's lives. Åsa Larsson has, in The Black Path: Rebecka Martinsson #3, written yet another superbly crafted crime novel.

The storyline follows Rebecka as she recovers from depression, and a psychotic break. She is a gifted tax lawyer who has returned to the frozen north of her home town, Kiruna,

Bonnie Brody
Jun 07, 2015 Bonnie Brody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Asa Larsson knows how to get her readers sucked into a book. I picked this one up and had trouble putting it down until I was finished.

This thriller takes place in Sweden. A woman is found murdered in a lake house and it appears that she was tortured by electrocution and stabbed multiple times. Her name is Ina Wattring and she is the public relations officer for Kallis Mines, a multi-national mining company with ties to mines in conflict-laden African nations. Ina and her brother Didi both work
Judith Baller-Fabian
Jun 16, 2014 Judith Baller-Fabian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes Scandinavian Noîr
This is a book that real lovers of Scandinavian Noîr would like a lot. The author is a creative wordsmith and her writing is lovely, very lyrical. She literally "lives" her characters (all of them) so you become very familiar with each one. She also has an interesting way of switching from third to first person and it took me a while to figure it out, but she uses first person present when she's writing about one of the character's past. Once I figured it out, it made sense and it was here that ...more
Nov 12, 2013 Ewelina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
„Zakochane serce ma w sobie coś z niezłomnego bojownika. Możesz ukrywać uczucia, a ono gdzieś tam w środku i tak robi swoje. Rozum przestaje działać, argumentować i podejmować ważne decyzje. Zaczyna malować obrazy: żałosne, romantyczne, sentymentalne, pornograficzne. Całe cholerne spektrum.”

To już moje trzecie spotkanie z Rebeką Martinsson. Uznałabym je w porównaniu do poprzednich za rozczarowujące. Jestem na ten fakt zła. Autorka potrafi lepiej równoważyć akcję. Rozpoczęło się ciekawie i końców
Kerry Little
I am a long time fan of Scandi crime writers but only recently discovered Asa Larsson. The structure of this book was really interesting as it took you to the perspective of all the major characters, with equal weight given to each. This departure from knowing the action from the perspective of the key protagonists - in Larsson's books, a prosecutor, Rebecca Martinsson, and detective - Anna Maria Mella - slows the pace and gives depth and backstory to important characters and events that inform ...more
S. Lynham
Feb 22, 2015 S. Lynham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sadly, it appears that not all of Larsson's books have yet been translated...this is the 3rd in a series (note that the first 2 were named the best Swedish crime novels of of 2003 and 2004) and it felt a bit strange to sort of fall into the story so late in the game but this was well-written, interesting and a pleasure to read...I would highly recommend her books....I feel kind of thoughtless for not recognising that millions of books are published every year in languages other than English and ...more
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Åsa Larsson is a Swedish crime-writer. Although born in Uppsala, she was raised in Kiruna in the far north. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Larsson was a tax lawyer, a profession she shares with the heroine of her novels, Rebecka Martinsson.

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