Hunting game / Helene Tursten ; translated from the Swedish by Paul Norlen.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "The first installment in Helene Tursten's brand new series featuring the strong, smart Detective Inspector Embla Nystrom. From a young age, 28-year-old Embla Nystrom has been plagued by chronic nightmares and racing thoughts. Though she still develops unhealthy fixations and makes rash decisions from time to time, she has learned to channel most of her anxious energy into her position as Detective Inspector in the mobile unit in Gothenburg, Sweden, and into sports. A talented hunter and prize-winning Nordic welterweight, she is glad to be taking a vacation from her high-stress job to attend the annual moose hunt with her family and friends. But when Embla arrives at her uncle's cabin in rural Dalsland, she sees an unfamiliar face has joined the group: Peter, an enigmatic young divorce. And she isn't the only one to take notice. One longtime member of the hunt doesn't welcome the presence of an outsider and is quick to point out that with Peter, the group's number reaches thirteen, a bad omen for the week. Sure enough, a string of unsettling incidents follow, culminating in the disappearance of two men from a neighboring group of hunters. Embla takes charge of the search, and they soon find one of the missing men floating facedown in the nearby lake, his arm tightly wedged between two rocks. Just what she needs on her vacation. With the help of local reinforcements, Embla delves into the dark pasts of her fellow hunters in search of a killer"-- Provided by publisher.
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      Translated from the Swedish.
    • Other Titles:
      Jaktmark. English
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      TURSTEN, H.; NORLÉN, P. R. Hunting game. [s. l.]: Soho Crime, 2019. ISBN 9781616956509. Disponível em: Acesso em: 4 jun. 2020.
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      Tursten H, Norlén PR. Hunting Game. Soho Crime; 2019. Accessed June 4, 2020.
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      Tursten, H., & Norlén, P. R. (2019). Hunting game. Soho Crime.
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      Tursten, Helene, and Paul R. Norlén. 2019. Hunting Game. Soho Crime.
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      Tursten, H. and Norlén, P. R. (2019) Hunting game. Soho Crime. Available at: (Accessed: 4 June 2020).
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      Tursten, H & Norlén, PR 2019, Hunting game, Soho Crime, viewed 4 June 2020, .
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      Tursten, Helene, and Paul R. Norlén. Hunting Game. Soho Crime, 2019. EBSCOhost,
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      Tursten, Helene, and Paul R. Norlén. Hunting Game. Soho Crime, 2019.
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      Tursten H, Norlén PR. Hunting game [Internet]. Soho Crime; 2019 [cited 2020 Jun 4]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1

*Starred Review* After 10 books featuring Inspector Irene Huss, Tursten launches a new series revolving around Detective Inspector Embla Nyström of the mobile police unit in Gothenburg, Sweden. At 28, Embla, a champion welterweight boxer, is on vacation for an annual moose hunt when things start to go wrong: a dog is poisoned, a viper in the outhouse bites the other female hunter, and a dangerous trap is found on a path. Then two of the hunters disappear, with one found dead in a nearby lake. Suspicions of foul play arise since the two were part of a close-knit trio, the third of whom had died recently in a car crash. Embla's vacation ends as she works the case and pursues her curiosity about and attraction to the newcomer to the hunt group, technocrat loner Peter Hansson, who seems to read her thoughts. Only Embla's superb physical condition saves her life in a riveting climax. Embla, still plagued by nightmares about losing her teenage best friend, is a sharp, willful, though emotionally vulnerable detective. Fans of the Huss novels in particular and Nordic noir in general will want to follow this series from its start. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 December #2

Det. Insp. Embla Nyström, who appeared as a police intern in Tursten's 2015 Irene Huss mystery, The Treacherous Net, is now with the Västra Götaland County Bureau of Investigation's mobile police unit in this outstanding series launch. The line between Embla's professional and personal life blurs during an annual family moose hunt, when she feels drawn to a new participant, Peter Hansson, who has just returned to the area. But the prospect of a relationship is threatened by the disappearance of two fellow hunters, Jan-Eric Cahneborg and Anders von Beehn. Shortly before, Cahneborg received a letter containing a bandanna and a slip of paper on which the words "I remember. M." were printed, a message that sent him into shock. The reader is also aware that the identical message was sent to von Beehn, accompanied, in his case, by an empty BMW key ring. Murder follows. Embla is a refreshingly capable lead, whose situational ethics means that she doesn't feel she must do everything by the book. (Feb.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.