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The Resource My first murder, Leena Lehtolainen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman

My first murder, Leena Lehtolainen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman

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My first murder
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My first murder
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Leena Lehtolainen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman
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  • eng
  • fin
  • eng
Summary
Maria Kallio's just been assigned her first murder investigation: to prove to herself and her squad that she has what it takes to be a detective, she'll have to solve the death of Tommi Peltonen. Found floating facedown at the water's edge of his Helsinki villa, Tommi had invited his choir group to spend a weekend at his retreat. But beneath the choir's seemingly tight-knit bonds seethed bitter passion and jealousy. As Maria sets out to determine the difference between friends and foes, she uncovers the victim's unsavory past--and motives for all seven suspects
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  • First published in 1993, this solid first in a mystery series from Lehtolainen, billed as “Finland’s bestselling female crime author,” introduces 23-year-old Sgt. Maria Kallio, of Helsinki’s Violent Crime Unit. Kallio’s initial low-level cases and paper-pushing lead her to begin law school, but boredom with her studies prompts her to return to the force for a six-month stint as a substitute officer. Her provisional status and sexist male colleagues complicate her first homicide inquiry, into the death of singer Tommi Peltonen, the leader of a quartet, who appears to have drowned in the sea off his parents’ summer house, though a blow to the head could have been a contributing factor. Peltonen was organizing a summer musical event for a double quartet, whose surviving members become the obvious suspects. The author does a good job integrating her dogged detective’s inner life with the murder inquiry. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed October 15, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 42, p)
  • Rookie detective Maria Kallio is called out to a puzzling case involving a respected choir composed of college-age and 20-something adults. One of the members has been murdered at the Helsinki villa where the choir was invited for the weekend. Odds are that one of the victim's fellow choristers killed him. Coincidentally, Maria knows many of the individuals, having gone to college with them. Despite the potential conflict of interest, the short-staffed police department makes it her case. But can Maria stay professional and not let her personal prejudices blind her to the mounting evidence? VERDICT Lehtolainen's first entry (originally published in 1993) in a series long popular in Finland is an engaging Scandinavian procedural sure to appeal to Helene Tursten fans. It is also a good choice for readers who like a young protagonist trying to establish herself in a man's world, not unlike Tess Gerritsen's early Rizzoli and Isles titles. --Teresa L. Jacobsen (Reviewed November 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 137, issue 18, p58)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10161238
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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
LC call number
PH355.L376
LC item number
M9 2012
Literary form
fiction
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Witesman, Owen
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True
Series statement
Maria Kallio thriller
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0001
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  • Choirs (Music)
  • Murder
  • Helsinki (Finland)
  • Finland
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My first murder, Leena Lehtolainen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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905888
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781612184371
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(pbk.)
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2012941209
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781612184371
  • (OCoLC)793222870
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My first murder, Leena Lehtolainen ; translated by Owen F. Witesman
Publication
Copyright
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
905888
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781612184371
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012941209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612184371
  • (OCoLC)793222870

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