Misterioso / A Crime Novel Arne Dahl ; translated from the Swedish by Tiina Nunally.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Detective Paul Hjelm is placed into an elite team of officers and sent on a mission to track down a killer who has been systematically targeting business leaders, a case that pits them against the Russian Mafia and Sweden's secret wealthy societies.
    • Other Titles:
      Misterioso. English
    • ISBN:
      9780375425356 : HRD
      0375425357 : HRD
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      DAHL, A.; NUNNALLY, T. Misterioso. A Crime Novel. [s. l.]: Pantheon Books, 2011. ISBN 9780375425356. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.330977. Acesso em: 27 out. 2020.
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      Dahl A, Nunnally T. Misterioso. A Crime Novel. Pantheon Books; 2011. Accessed October 27, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.330977
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      Dahl, A., & Nunnally, T. (2011). Misterioso. A Crime Novel. Pantheon Books.
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      Dahl, Arne, and Tiina Nunnally. 2011. Misterioso. A Crime Novel. Pantheon Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.330977.
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      Dahl, A. and Nunnally, T. (2011) Misterioso. A Crime Novel. Pantheon Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.330977 (Accessed: 27 October 2020).
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Booklist Reviews 2011 July #1

*Starred Review* It's 1997, and a serial killer is methodically killing Sweden's wealthiest businessmen while listening to a tape of Thelonious Monk's haunting classic Misterioso. The National Police, still traumatized by the unsolved assassination of Prime Minister Olaf Palme a decade before, decide to create a special unit to hunt down the killer. Paul Hjelm, a detective in Stockholm's southern suburbs, is selected as one of the unit's six seemingly mismatched members. Hjelm is thunderstruck. Although he's the hero du jour in the newspapers, he's expecting to be fired for shooting a blackhead, a Kosovar Arab who had taken hostages in an immigration office. Dahl, who is hailed in northern Europe as Henning Mankell's successor, sets a full plate for himself in the first of a series about Hjelm and his colleagues. He introduces and fleshes out a baker's-dozen characters. He describes a once comfortable country fragmented by racial malaise; East European Mafias; a financial collapse brought on by greedy, reckless bankers and government deregulation; postindustrial capitalism; and a gnawing fear that Sweden has lost its way. Although this is also Mankell's turf, Dahl handles it differently but also very successfully. Mystery devotees who loved Mankell's Kurt Wallander, and crime-fiction lifers who still treasure Sjöwall's and Wahlöö's Martin Beck, will want to add Paul Hjelm to their short lists of international favorites. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2011 May #2

This exciting debut in a three-book series follows Paul Hjelm, a Swedish detective considered a hero by the media and a loose cannon by Internal Affairs. After his mostly successful resolution of a hostage situation, Hjelm is told to clean out his office—but instead of losing his job, he is asked to join the A-Unit, a new, elite law enforcement group. Their first investigation is to solve the killings of Sweden's top business leaders. The clues are few but have the A-Unit questioning the Russian Mafia, booze smugglers, and their own xenophobic tendencies. VERDICT Nunnally has smoothly translated the novel from Swedish to English, although it is easy for a reader unfamiliar with Sweden and its capital, Stockholm, to get confused by city and business names. The intriguing plot can be complicated at times, but Dahl neatly ties up all of the loose ends in a symmetrical exposition. Fans of hard-boiled detective and Swedish crime novels will enjoy this. [See Prepub Alert, 1/21/11.]—Jennifer Funk, McKendree Univ. Lib., Lebanon, IL

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PW Reviews 2011 May #4

Originally published in Sweden in 1999, the first in Dahl's acclaimed Intercrime trilogy focuses on the A-Unit, a freshly formed elite team of six mavericks and misfits from various police units. Typical is Paul Hjelm, who was about to lose his job for the unorthodox handling of a hostage situation. The author artfully fills in the disparate backgrounds of the other four men and one woman, each of whom emerges as a substantial, nuanced character. Plot, though, is not Dahl's strong suit. A less than compelling story line, full of Stockholm street names, leaves the reader floundering in clueless murders for too long, burdened with extended lists of possibilities that don't pan out and a lot of talk about corporations and their board members, some of whom are thought to be possible targets of the media-dubbed "Power Murderer." Eventually, clues come pouring in and the pace picks up. (July)

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