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The Resource Her enemy, Leena Lehtolainen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman

Her enemy, Leena Lehtolainen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman

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Her enemy
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Her enemy
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Leena Lehtolainen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman
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  • eng
  • fin
  • eng
Summary
"After solving her first murder and leaving the Helsinki Police Department behind, Maria Kallio thought that a move to the neighboring city of Espoo would signal a fresh start--a chance to not only put her new law degree to use but to nurture her budding romance with Antti Sarkela. But when she discovers the strangled body of a new acquaintance, old habits die hard for the redheaded sleuth--especially since the accused is not only the victim's fiancé but a member of Antti's family. Though she works as a legal counselor, Kallio soon finds herself unofficially investigating the murder, now labeled a sex crime. While Antti's relative may have some peculiar sexual tendencies, Kallio doubts that the man she's agreed to defend is capable of the crime. To crack the case, Kallio will have to pull back the curtain on Espoo high society ... and uncover a secret someone is willing to kill to keep hidden"--Page 4 of cover
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  • A strong lead character—obstinate, fearless, smart Maria Kallio—makes up for the rocky plot of Lehtolainen’s second mystery featuring the former cop and novice lawyer (after 2012’s My First Murder). Kallio, who practices near Helsinki, gets deeply involved in the murder of Armi Mäenpää, a recent acquaintance strangled outside her own home. Soon arrested is Mäenpää’s fiancée, Kimmo Hänninen, a hapless young man with quirky sexual habits. The suicide of Kimmo’s sister a year earlier is still fresh in people’s minds, and Kallio feels that somehow the sister’s death by drowning and Mäenpää’s murder are connected. In casting a wide net with her questioning, Kallio antagonizes just about everyone, including Mäenpää’s employer, an indiscrete gynecologist; her own boss, who has hidden some files she sorely needs; and most of Kimmo’s wildly dysfunctional family. An unconvincing conclusion won’t stop readers from wanting to see more of Kallio. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 4, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 09, p)
  • Maria Kallio may have taken herself out of the Helsinki police, but she finds when she's confronted with another murder that she can't take the detective out of herself. No longer an officer with the Violent Crime Unit but not quite a lawyer yet either, Maria has moved in with math student Antti Sarkela while he works on his dissertation in the Tapiola region of Espoo. The setting may be idyllic, but the people aren't. When Antti brings Maria to a party given by the family his sister has married into, the vibe is awkward since the Hänninens are still mourning their daughter and sister Sanna, who drowned last spring shortly after downing serious quantities of alcohol and prescription drugs. Sanna's brother Kimmo has gotten engaged to Armi Mäenpää, a chatty nurse with boundary issues. So Maria isn't looking forward to having a heart-to-heart with her the day after the party. She's got nothing to worry about, though, because by that afternoon Armi is dead, strangled, presumably by someone who was worried about her big mouth. Ignoring the fact that she's no longer with the police, Maria makes the rounds of the obligatory suspects--mostly members of Kimmo's family--from Kimmo's father, Henrik, a businessman who's distant in more ways than one, to his much older half brother Risto, an engineer whose marriage won't bear close scrutiny. There'll be a trip to an S&M club Kimmo frequented and a climactic confrontation in which even the killer can't resist pointing out that Maria's no longer wearing a badge or carrying a gun. A routine whodunit in the mold of Christie and Sayers, both of whom are cited. Only Maria, outspoken and matter-of-fact, stands out from the crowd.(Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2013)
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10179344
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lehtolainen, Leena
Dewey number
894/.54134
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Finnish
Literary form
novels
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Witesman, Owen
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True
Series statement
Maria Kallio
Series volume
[2]
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  • Women lawyers
  • Ex-police officers
  • Murder
  • Ex-police officers
  • Murder
  • Women lawyers
  • Finland
  • Finland
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Her enemy, Leena Lehtolainen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman
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  • "A Maria Kallio mystery"--Cover
  • Originally published in Finnish as: Harmin paikka (Tammi, 1994)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
953534
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781611099645
Lccn
2012922284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781611099645
  • (OCoLC)823045901
Label
Her enemy, Leena Lehtolainen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Maria Kallio mystery"--Cover
  • Originally published in Finnish as: Harmin paikka (Tammi, 1994)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
953534
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781611099645
Lccn
2012922284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781611099645
  • (OCoLC)823045901

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