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Light in a Dark House

Light in a Dark House Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the local hospital in which his young wife died several years before An unidentified woman in a coma has been murdered by someone who wept over the body t

  • Title: Light in a Dark House
  • Author: Jan Costin Wagner
  • ISBN: 9781846556531
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the local hospital in which his young wife died several years before An unidentified woman in a coma has been murdered by someone who wept over the body, their tears staining the sheets around her The death marks the start of a series of killings, with the unknown patient at their centre.As autumn turns to winter, and ChristmaFinnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the local hospital in which his young wife died several years before An unidentified woman in a coma has been murdered by someone who wept over the body, their tears staining the sheets around her The death marks the start of a series of killings, with the unknown patient at their centre.As autumn turns to winter, and Christmas fast approaches, Kimmo s attempts to unravel the case and identify the first victim are complicated by the disappearance of his sometime girlfriend, who has vanished after a party thrown by the head of the police force, and by a colleague s spiral into the depths of a gambling addiction.

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    1. Ich lese nicht sehr oft Krimis, das muss ich sagen, bevor ich meine Meinung zu diesem Buch hier darlege. Zumindest habe ich in letzter Zeit wenige gelesen, früher mehr, aber diese "Phase" war irgendwann vorbei. Aber dieses Buch interessierte mich auf den ersten Blick, der Klappentext klang interessant und anders. Ohne zu wissen, dass der Roman der vierte Teil einer Reihe war, habe ich ihn mir zugelegt - erst später herausgefunden, dass es noch Bände vorher gibt, aber auch ohne sie gelesen zu [...]

    2. ***3.5 stars***Thank you to the author and publisher for a copy of this book via netgalley.When an unidentified woman in a coma is murdered, Finnish Detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the scene - the hospital in which his wife died several years earlier. More deaths follow and as he attempts to unravel the mystery his life is further complicated by the disappearance of his sometime girlfriend Larissa.I liked this one. I don't read an awful lot of European/Nordic fiction it has to be said, an e [...]

    3. An enjoyable elliptical crime novel. Like Wagner's previous books featuring the dolorous detective Kimmo Joentaa, Light in a Dark House moves at the pace of a Finnish glacier and threatens to freeze in place, but in the end almost everything crumbles together. As with many Scandinavian novels, atmosphere is everything. On the other hand, being the sour fellow I am, I have a hard time stomaching Kimmo's romantic doldrums, which are only complicated in this book by a disappearing whore. Enough alr [...]

    4. Posted in Crime Fiction LoverFinnish detective Joenta is called in to investigate the murder of a woman in a hospital bed. Two strange aspects of the killing immediately arrest our attention. The victim is an unidentified woman who had been in a coma as the result of an attack, long before her murder. The other thing is that apparently someone, presumably the murderer, has left tears on her body. Who killed the comatose woman and wept for her?In addition to the mysterious murder victim, there ar [...]

    5. Blurb Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the local hospital in which his young wife died several years before. An unidentified woman in a coma has been murdered by someone who wept over the body, their tears staining the sheets around her. The death marks the start of a series of killings, with the unknown patient at their centre.As you can see for a lover of serial killer crime fiction this seemed like the perfect read. I found the start of this book quite slow, there are quite a few [...]

    6. This is another fine addition to the surge of Scandinavian fiction that seems to attach themselves to the success of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." The beginning was a little slow with a brooding policeman still mourning the loss of his wife and the sudden disappearance of his prostitue girlfriend. Throw in a possible serial killer and the circular trail that leads several police departments to the culprit, plus a surprise ending that you don't see coming, and you are drawn into this dark, a [...]

    7. Kimmo Joentaa, an atypical Finnish cop, faces a series of murders. The plot did not really catch me. I had a good time, nothing more.

    8. In an autumn when no rain fell, Kimmo Joentaa was living with a woman who had no name. The anticyclone keeping the weather fine had been christened Magdalena. The woman told people to call her Larissa. She came and went. He didn’t know where from or where to.Thus starts Wagner’s latest novel, Light in a Dark House. Young detective Kimmo Joentaa has finally found the courage to move on after the death of his wife and is living with a mysterious woman who calls herself Larissa. When he is call [...]

    9. This is the fourth in a series featuring Kimmo Joentaa, a doleful Finnish cop created by German writer Jan Costin Wagner (who spends much time in Finland with his Finnish wife). Kimmo Joentaa is based in Turku, a city about two hours west of Helsinki. He is a dreamy cop, in perpetual mourning for a wife who died too young. But Kimmo has managed to find a new kind of love with a woman who calls herself Larissa, who works as a prostitute during the day, who cries in her sleep, who plays hockey (go [...]

    10. "Kimmo Joentaa leefde met een vrouw zonder naam in een herfst zonder regen. Het hogedrukgebied werd Magdalena gedoopt. De vrouw liet zich Larissa noemen. Ze kwam en ging. Hij wist niet waarvandaan en waarheen."Namen. Dat is het grootste probleem van Kimmo Joenta. Het is namelijk niet alleen Larissa van wie hij de (echte) naam niet weet, maar hij weet ook niet wie die vrouw is die weken geleden bewusteloos in de berm van de weg is gevonden. Net zomin als hij weet wie het nodig heeft gevonden om d [...]

    11. After reading Silence, the second novel in the series which follows the work of Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa, I was enamoured by the rather circuitous, yet strangely beguiling approach that he takes to his work. The focus of this series is firmly centred around the morose Joentaa and his personal life and private thoughts occupy as much of this novel as the crimes at issue. Silence dealt with the immediate aftermath of wife Sanna dying of cancer and in this fourth outing there is evidence of [...]

    12. Kurzzusammenfassung:Turku, Finnland: Der verwitwete junge Polizist Kimmo Joentaa ist nach Jahren der Trauer wieder verliebt. In eine Frau, die kommt und geht wann sie will, und eines Tages einfach verschwindet. Außerdem ermittelt er in einem besonders mysteriösen Fall des Mordes an einer unbekannten Frau, die im Koma liegt, und deren Mörder Tränen an ihrem Bett hinterlassen hatKurzleseprobe:“Kimmo Joentaa lebte mit einer Frau ohne Namen in einem Herbst ohne Regen. Das Hoch wurde auf Magdal [...]

    13. I read an English translation of this book.Light in a Dark House by Jan Costin WagnerFinnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the local hospital in which his young wife died several years before. An unidentified woman in a coma has been murdered by someone who wept over the body, their tears staining the sheets around her. The death marks the start of a series of killings, with the unknown patient at their centre.As autumn turns to winter, and Christmas fast approaches, Kimmo’s attempts to [...]

    14. Jan Costin Wagner is a German crime writer who has set his novels in Finland and this novel is one in a series that feature the policeman Kimmo Joenta.This was the first book I've read by this Author and I'm a big fan of Swedish crime so I thought I would try something else in the Nordic crime genre. Kimmo Joenta is the main policeman in the story and as well as discovering the murderer, Kimmo is also struggling with the woman who walked out on him, who has no name. This thread turned out to be [...]

    15. In dem vierten Roman Das Licht in einem dunklen Haus von Jan Costin Wagner um Kimmo Joentaa sucht dieser nach dem Mörder einer unbekannten Toten, die im Wachkoma lag und im Krankenhaus in Turku ermordet wurde. Trotz zahlreicher Hinweise aus der Bevölkerung bleibt ihre Identität zunächst rätselhaft. Gleichzeitig geschehen in Helsinki zwei Morde nahezu in aller Öffentlichkeit, erst spät entdeckt Kommissar Westerberg (bekannt aus einem der vorigen Romane), dass beide aus dem gleichen Dorf ko [...]

    16. Light in a Dark House by Jan Costin Wagner and translated by Anthea Bell is the third in a series featuring Finnish detective Kimmo Joenta. A woman, unidentified, has been lying in a coma for some time, and then is murdered by someone who wept as she died. With her murder, the effort to discover who the woman was becomes more important, and detective Kimmo Joenta is puzzled and distressed by the case.Kimmo's lover has also disappeared from his life. Larissa was already a sort of on again, off ag [...]

    17. Wagners character, Kimmo Joentaa, is hauntingly involved again in another murder. We learn more about his feelings for Larissa - the unusual woman who has abruptly come into his life - and just as suddenly disappearsKimmo Joentaa is an unusual character in that he is rather quiet and introverted - almost similar to aspergers - yet he is able to piece together information in ways that are very insightful - pieces others miss. To me, getting to experience the way he thinks is one of the great draw [...]

    18. Wieder hat Wagner sich Traumata der Vergangenheit mit tiefen seelischen Wunden als Triebfeder für Morde vorgenommen und reflektiert zu einer schlüssigen Handlung verarbeitet. Aber auch diesmal hat mich der Hauptermittler Kimmo Joentaa, seine Trauer um den Verlust seiner geliebten Frau und die neue Liebe zu einer geheimnisvollen Prostituierten mindestens genauso in den Bahn gezogen. Am Schluss wird deutlich, dass der Täter den Schatten seiner Vergangenheit nicht entkommen konnte. Joentaa aber [...]

    19. Another book in the kimmo joentaa series. An unusual one as a number of strange murders are eventually connected to the discovery of a young unknown woman who is in a coma in hospital but is then bizarrely murdered and her hospital sheets are covered in tears.Kimmo is struggling still with his wife's death but from the last book a woman who has entered his life also disappeared.The origin of the crime goes back to 1985 and I enjoyed the story and the plotting is well crafted. A series I enjoy wi [...]

    20. ThreadsThe personal life and investigative style of Kimmo Joentaa crosses the the paths of other detectives as they discover commonalities and connections in this finely-threaded story that begins with nameless people and far-flung lives. Success involves knowing the past truths, as well as, present realities. It can take awhile to enter this story in a satisfying way, but it is worth the effort.

    21. Jan Costin Wagner ist derzeit für mich das Beste, das es auf dem deutschsprachigen Krimimarkt zu lesen gibt. Psychologisch stimmige, lakonisch-poetische Romane, in denen die Kriminalhandlung nebensächlich wird, ohne dass man auch nur eine Sekunde das Interesse verliert. Ein Mörder der weint, ein todtrauriger Polizist und ein sympathischer Rachefeldzug sind die Ingredienzen dieses vierten Romans um den finnischen Polizisten Kimmo Joentaa. Sehr lesenswert!

    22. I really enjoyed the book, even though I found the writing style rather disjointed, and not just because of the back and forth between 1985 and the present. It isn't fast-moving but at the same time it keeps you turning the pages. The plot is intriguing though at times it is hard to keep up with all the different characters and how they fit together.

    23. To me this book was a bit more obtuse than his previous books with a story line that didn't always make sense to me. But that being said I read it with interest and enjoyment and continue to like this man's writings

    24. Déroutant, assez lent et plutôt simpliste. Il n en faudrait pas bcp pour que la nonchalance et l originalité du personnage principal créent l intérêt mais l étincelle n a pas pris.

    25. 3,5 ster. Prettig en kalm, onderkoeld bijna, geschreven. Ik begreep later dat dit een boek uit een serie is, de andere wil ik beslist ook lezen. Mooie sfeer, fijne stijl.

    26. At the heart of this police procedural is a gentle, intuitive man - Kimmo Joentaa - who makes all the difference in the story telling.

    27. I love this series. Unfortunately, it's not available in the US, but is definitely worth an amazon order.

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