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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
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
Kathy Davie
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, and
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
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
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
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
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!
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
„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
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
Drayton Bird
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
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
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
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”
La más negra, violenta y redonda en cuanto a trama de las 3 que hasta este momento he leído de Asa Larsson..Al menos esta vez la autora no "maltrata" tanto al personaje de Rebecca Martinsson, que por esta vez parece que ha dejado sus miedos, traumas y complejos a un lado.
What with all the current Scandinavian mystery writers in vogue, one wonders how there are any nonwriters to buy their books. And when did they become such a bloodthirsty lot?
This is the first of the Rebecka Martinson series I have read, and while it was well written enough to hold my interest, it simply wasn't such a great story, and all the characters, with their attendant flashbacks, became redundant and wearisome. I already own another Asa Larsson book, but it might be a while before I try r
Connie Wisniewski
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.
Linda  Branham Greenwell
The latest book in Asa Larsson's 'Rebecka Martinsson'. Rebecka seems to have made a slight recovery from the horrific attack of the previous book. After her release from the psychiatric unit, she finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation with female detective Anna-Maria Mella.
The characters in the book become fuller as we get to know them better.
There was a little too much info about Uganda, but other than that I loved the story :)
There are artists, mercenaries, poor boy become
Judith Baller-Fabian
Dec 08, 2014 Judith Baller-Fabian rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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

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, w

It's not the first time it happens: I begin reading a book with thrill (you know, there's a mysterious murder, no clear suspects, and so on), and then you find out about everybody's personal story. That's the traditional outline for any piece of crime fiction. I may be too critical, but that is exactly what I dislike. There are some characters that don't make any important contribution to the novel, yet the author devotes nearly hundreds of pages to them. To what purpose? I don't know. I didn't ...more
Bee Halton
This book really irritated me.
It sounded good when it was recommended to me by my local library as I like Scandinavian authors but I could not get into it.

It says on the book that it is "another Rebecca Martinsson mystery" but to me it seemed like it is about loads of people but not mainly about Rebecca Martinsson.

I could not get the grip on the changing points of view as well as the constant flashbacks of all of the characters.

What I liked is the fact that it gave an insight in how certain bus

A grisly torture-murder, a haunting northern Sweden backdrop, and a dark drama of twisted sexuality collide memorably in Åsa Larsson’s masterpiece of suspense—a tale of menace, hope, longing, and darkness beyond imagining.

The dead woman was found on a frozen lake, her body riddled with evidence of torture. Instantly, Inspector Anna-Maria Mella knows she needs help. Because the dead woman—found in workout clothes with lacy underwear beneath them—was a key player in a mining company whose tentac

Lauren Murphy
3.5 stars

Swedish crime thrillers are on the rise in popularity in Australia, though they’ve been around for a long time. I think the first I heard of them was Stieg Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, which admittedly I am yet to read. I really enjoyed the movies and my fiancé really wants me to read the books.

I know this isn’t a review for Stieg Larsson, but I suppose that was the reason I thought I’d give Åsa Larsson a try, she’s a well-established Swedish author in the crime genre
In The Black Path, Rebecka Martinsson is recovering from a psychotic episode brought about by the violent events that concluded the previous book The Blood Spilt. It is one of the greatest strengths of Larsson’s writing that the protagonists never spring back from the traumas they experience but remain marked by events into future narratives. After eighteen months of treatment, Rebecka retreats to her cottage in Kurravaara, a village near Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost city. Kiruna is a mining co ...more
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
Este es el tercer libro de la serie, despu�s de Aurora Boreal y Sangre Derramada. El libro es bueno, al igual que los dos anteriores.

La trama de este gira en torno al asesinato de una alta ejecutiva de una empresa minera, y se centra mucho en la relaci�n entre el due�o de la empresa (Mauri Kallis), uno de sus colaboradores (Jacob ?Diddi? Wattrang) y la hermana de este �ltimo (Inna Wattrang) quien es la mujer asesinada.

En este el papel de Rebecka Martinsson en la trama policial es casi nulo, rec
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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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