Lethal Investments : An Oslo Detectives Mystery

Lethal Investments : An Oslo Detectives Mystery

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"K.O. Dahl's fourth installment in the Oslo Detective series is set seven years prior to the book that started it all: The Fourth Man. It's the early nineties, and Oslo is driven by the rapid success of the IT boom. The brutal murder of a beautiful girl employed at a software company becomes the point of departure for a puzzling investigation led by Inspectors Gunnarstranda and Fr.
"A string of murders sucks the Oslo Detectives into a maelstrom of dark secrets in the latest from the master of Norwegian crime writing. Award-winning author K.O. Dahl has achieved international acclaim with his Oslo Detectives series featuring inspectors Frøhlich and Gunnarstranda. Now he presents the riveting fourth book in the series, combining rare psychological insight and elegant prose. Lethal Investments opens seven years prior to the case that started it all: The Fourth Man. It's the early nineties, and Oslo is driven by the rapid success of the IT boom. When Reiden Rosendal, a beautiful young woman, is found brutally murdered in her apartment, Inspectors Gunnarstranda and Frøhlich's top suspect is her lover--until he's discovered dead, too. A trail of clues points the team towards the software company where Reidun worked--a labyrinth of secrets where employees' business and the private lives intertwine in a thick web of hurried sexual dalliances, hushed affairs, and downright lies. When yet another body connected to Reidun surfaces, Gunnarstranda and Frøhlich must race against time to lay bare the murderer's dark secrets and stop the senseless killing. Once again, Dahl's dark, lyrical writing and haunting, atmospheric setting bring new life to the modern noir mystery. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780312375720
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY DAHL...K
Characteristics: 352 pages
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."


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Apr 16, 2013

A classic police procedural a la Georges Simenon, Mankell's early Wallender books or Indridason's Erlendur. If you are expecting a mystery/thriller like Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series, forgetaboutit. Read something else. In your disappointment you will give Mr Dahl a lousy one, two, or three stars and he deserves better.


Excellent mystery with complex characters.


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