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Preview — Der schwarze Steg by Åsa Larsson
Der schwarze Steg (Rebecka Martinsson #3)
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 ...more
But one thing you will find with THE BLACK PATH is that Rebecka, or Anna-Maria or any of the ot ...more
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 ...more
The Black Path was nominated in 2009 for a Barry Award for Best Paperback Original.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
W książce zatytułowanej niestety w równie wydumany sposób, jak poprzednio (tym razem: “I tylko czarna ścieżka” ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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