Nights of Awe (Ariel Kafka, Book 1)

Nights of Awe (Ariel Kafka, Book 1)

Harri Nykänen


‘Nykänen’s twist on Nordic crime fiction could be the so much artistic of the 12 months. Ariel Kafka, a middle-aged bachelor, is a detective in Helsinki (think early Harry gap) and, so far as he understands, the single Jew at the whole Helsinki police strength, that is why he’s picked to go up the research of a chain of murders that begun with Arabic-looking males who could have been shouting Jewish obscenities as they died. Set in the course of the days major as much as Yom Kippur, this advanced story strikes quick, as Ari makes an attempt to determine all of it out. With strain from his colleagues, police management, his brother, and the neighborhood Jewish group, can he discover every thing ahead of the holiest day within the Jewish calender? The shrewdpermanent blend of vintage Jewish subject matters with the traditions of Nordic crime makes for a fresh story with large charm. And the delicate humor, mixed with a hero who's no longer thoroughly depressed and alcoholic, makes it even greater. not only for readers of Nordic fiction, this could even be urged to those that relate to ny Jewish detectives, together with Lenny Briscoe (from legislation & Order) and John Munch (from murder and legislation & Order: SVU), in addition to readers who benefit from the black humor of Stuart MacBride.’ Booklist

Harri Nykänen, born in Helsinki in 1953, was once a well known crime journalist prior to turning to fiction. He received the Finnish crime writing award The Clue in 1990 and in 2001. His fiction exposes the neighborhood underworld in the course of the eyes of the felony, the terrorist, and, so much lately, from the perspective of an eccentric Helsinki police inspector.

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