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Hunting game. #1 / Helene Tursten ; translated from the Swedish by Paul Norlen.

Tursten, Helene, 1954- author. (Author). Norlén, Paul R., translator. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library M TUR (Text) 33500013012398 New Checked out 09/24/2019
Twin Valley LINK Site M TUR (Text) 33500013012380 New Available -
Roseau Public Library TUR (Text) 35500006141442 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616956509
  • ISBN: 161695650X
  • ISBN: 9781616956516
  • ISBN: 1616956518
  • Physical Description: 280 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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 divorcee. 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : 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.

Author Notes

Helene Tursten was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. She is the author of the short story collection An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good as well as the Irene Huss mysteries and the Embla Nyström mysteries, including Hunting Game and Winter Grave. Her books have been translated into 21 languages and made into a television series. She was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she now lives with her husband.

Subject: Police > Fiction.
Moose hunting > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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