The Golden Calf

The Golden Calf

Paperback An Irene Huss Investigation

By (author) Helene Tursten

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  • Publisher: Soho Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 190mm x 28mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 5 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1616952989
  • ISBN 13: 9781616952983
  • Sales rank: 227,822

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Three men are found brutally executed in one of Gotenborg's most fashionable neighbourhoods. All three men were involved in an online poker company, but that's all they appear to have in common. The complex investigation immerses Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues into a world of expensive cars, fancy homes and impressive castles in the air."

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Author information

Helene Tursten was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. Other books in the Irene Huss series include "Detective Inspector Huss, The Torso," "The""Glass Devil," "Night Rounds," "The Fire Dance," and "The Beige Man." She was born in Goteborg, Sweden, where she now lives with her husband and daughter. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Praise for "The Golden Calf " "Huss and Persson are empathetic and attractive characters, willing to take the extra step to navigate the case's Byzantine complexity." --Adam Woog, "The Seattle Times" "For decades the Swedes have excelled at crime fiction, which is often as gloomy as their long winter nights, filled with philosophical asides on life and politics. Procedure, rather than clues or flights of deductive fancy, are the usual hallmarks of a Scandinavian thriller. You'll find plenty of that in Helen Tursten's finely crafted novels but she also pays homage to the grand old form, down to a bit of old-fashioned alibi busting." --"Denver Post" "Compelling characters and steady suspense make this a fine Nordic crime novel in the spirit of Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum." --"Booklist ""Both readers new to the series and avid fans will enjoy investigating this puzzling case with Inspector Huss." --"Library Journal " "If you are looking for an additional fix of Nordic crime fiction, I suggest you add Helene Tursten to your list.... "The Golden Calf" being more than a mystery; it is also, in part, a cautionary tale, one that resonates quietly long after the final paragraph is read." --Joe Hartlaub, "The Golden Calf has a plot with more twists and turns than a mountain road high in the Andes, but while you're enjoying a devious storyline, there are always...characters that live and breathe on the page. Whenever I need a bit of a Scandinavian crime fix, it's always a pleasure to turn to Detective Inspector Irene Huss." --Kittling Books Praise for the Irene Huss series "As good as Louise Welsh's similarly creepy tour of Glasgow." --"Entertainment Weekly" "These days Scandinavian crime writers are thick on the ground. It's nice to see that the women can be just as bloodthirsty as the men." ─"The New York Times""Book Review" Praise for "Night Rounds"