The Seven Symphonies: A Finnish Murder Mystery
Reached #4 in Finland's Academic Bookshop bestseller list
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a story teller who is a master of his craft... intelligently written,
mature, nonmelodramatic style is absorbingly clinical, like the report
of a literate, clear-headed investigator, as well as compelling – quite
fitting for a detective novel by an Englishman set in modern urban
Finland. The police investigation is scrupulously observed and
fascinating in detail, to the point where the reader often feels like a
fourth member of the investigative team....
recommend this novel highly... there is much in there for any reader to
Seven Symphonies was a delight to read and kept the reader's
excellent and absorbing novel...
and almost impossible to put down....
disturbing exploration of sexual obsession is interwoven with a series
of insightful lectures about Sibelius's symphonies...
What a great
read... the book took off lickety-split and raced to the end from
there... [and] kept [me] in suspense about the identity of the murderer
to the end. What piqued my interested initially and what kept me going
was my passion for the music of Sibelius. The many references to the
composer and his life, as well as the series of lectures being given
throughout the mystery by the inspector's father, is a brilliant plot
device. And, may I say, not too much for the casual reader or too
little for the music lover...
This is a
fantastic book, well written, & I love the whole Finnish
flavour....I would highly recommend this book....I hope he writes more!
kirjoittaa soljuvaa kieltä ja värittää sitä
nautittavasti arkikielen ulkopuolelta valituilla ilmauksilla...
yhdistelee asiallisesti poliisiromaanin, psykologisen trillerin ja