When a Swedish literary critic is found tortured to death in a janitor’s closet at Newark International Airport, the police realize that the murderer made off with the victim’s ...more
And, less important, where did Justine get her money? was her family really uber-wealthy? (hide spoiler)]
In this 2nd book in the 'Intercrime' series, the Swedish detective squad is on the trail of a vicious serial killer. The book can be read as a standalone.
Stockholm's Intercrime Unit A squad deals with serious crimes that extend beyond Sweden's borders. As this book in the Nordic crime series opens, the team hasn't had a case in quite some time and is concerned about being split up.
Before that happens t ...more
Their task this time is to find the America ...more
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: those who like darker crime thrillers, those who like Scandinavian crime novels
Book Available: August 13, 2013 in Hardcover and Kindle formats
Trigger Warnings: torture, murder, infidelity (flashback to first book), child abuse
My Thoughts: This is an absolutely brilliant book, like the first one. Again I am not surprised to find that Arne Dahl is a bestseller and very well-known elsewhere in the world. While it is very dark, it's also very well-written, and a highly enjoyable read.>My/>Trigger/>Book/>Recommended/>Reading ...more
Arne Dahl's latest North American release is Bad Blood. This is the second book featuring his recurring characters, the members of the A-Unit of the Swedish Intercrime Team.
The team is notified by the FBI that an American serial killer has eluded authorities and is on a flight to Sweden. Once the plane lands, the killer manages to again escape and the inevitable wait be ...more
The plot involves the 'Kentucky Killer' traveling to Sweden. Since this was written pre-9/11, the ease with which K (as he is called) goes through the airports can be excused, even it gave me pause. What also stopped the flow for me was Dahl referring to Kentucky as ...more
This was an enjoyable read, combining a polic ...more
But we have a group of detectives, all with particular talents who are assembled together in the Intercrime Group. None are perfect but they do h ...more
Paul Hjelm and the team have had very little to do since they wound up their last case in The Blinded Man. 'Violent crimes with an international character' seem to be in short supply. And Paul is bored...
'What they needed was a robust serial killer, of a robust, international character, thought Paul Hjelm as he slid back into his orgy of self-pity.'
Be careful what you wish for! Even as Paul thinks this, a serial killer is on his way to Sweden - a killer who tortu/>'What ...more
A review copy was provided by Gill Hess in return for an honest review
I should start by saying that I haven't read the first book nor have I seen the TV series. It usually really irks me when I discover that the book I'm reading is part of a series but it didn't really effect my enjoyment of this one.
The blurb on the back sounded really interesting and I couldn't wait to get into it. I was expecting a roller-coaster like thriller but that wasn't what I got. The first half of the book moves quite slowly. I ...more
I like hearing the behind the scenes banter and theorising; the blackb ...more
that all changes when they receive a call from the states. it appears that a serial killer is now on his way to sweden after a killing at newark airport
he is known as the kentucky killer with over 20 murders to his name and a unique way of torturing his victims with pincers that squeeze the vocal cords shut
has he now returned and why to sweden, or do they have a copycat kill ...more
When police find a Swedish literary critic tortured to death in a janitor's closet at Newark International Airport, they realize that the murderer has made off with the victim’s ticket and boarded a flight to Stockholm, where he apparently slipped through customs.
With no clear motive in sight, Detectives Paul Hjelm and Kerstin Holm of Intercrime' s A-Unit take over the investigation. They learn that the method of torture used was not only a highly specialized means of extracting information—sec...more
The police d ...more
Arne Dahl consistently kept up the quality and flow throughout whilst also delving into characterisation on a much deeper level than you'd expect, but this didn't alter the flow in any negative way. The hunt for The Kentucky Killer by Paul Hjlem the Swedish A Unit was riv ...more
As in Misterioso, instead of being focused on single detective, it individually develops the character of each member of the team. The endings (and there is more than one) are surprising.
His writing can also be seen in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. He published Barbarer (2001) and Maria och Artur (2006) under his own name, but under his pseudonym he has written the A-gruppen (Intercrime) series, involving the A-team, a group highly trained in dealing with criminal cases in Sweden.