Snow Angels (Inspector Vaara, Book 1)

by James Thompson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0425238830 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Sherlockfan of Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on 8/27/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Who better to make a comment about this book than Peter Høeg?
"The laconic voice of Inspector Kari Vaara is at the same time dangerous and human, his world cold, barren, yet intriguingly exotic, his story fast, brutal, yet told with a sort of laid back calm."

Vaara is new to me and I love Scandinavian tales so couldn't resist ordering a copy from The Book Depository.

Journal Entry 2 by Sherlockfan at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I've read this now with enjoyment but with a certain amount of sorrow at the bleakness of the location so near the Arctic Circle. The descriptions of the intense cold almost interfere with reading enjoyment. There was a depressed feeling about the semi-permanent darkness and the cruelty described so starkly was a trifle off-putting.Thompson comes up with a deep and sinister scenario although hedescribes the characters well.
I'll try another book by this author if I can but with reservations.

Journal Entry 3 by Sherlockfan at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
“Years ago, when I was working on my master's thesis, I went to New York for a semester as an exchange student. What struck me most was the sky. On that side of the world, so far away from the North Pole, the sky is flat and gray, a one-dimensional universe. Here, the sky is arched, and there's almost no pollution. In spring and fall the sky is dark blue or violet, and sunsets last for hours. The sun turns into a dim orange ball that transforms clouds into silver-rimmed red and violet towers. In winter, twenty-four hours a day, uncountable stars outline the vaulted ceiling of the great cathedral we live in. Finnish skies are the reason I believe in God.”
― James Thompson, Snow Angels

Journal Entry 4 by Sherlockfan at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Journal Entry 5 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, January 11, 2015
Read for the 666 challenge. What a vivid portrayal of a bleak country and its bleak people. A graphic and grisly murder scene not for the faint hearted.
I wonder if a Finnish author would portray their society and their fellow citizens characters so bleakly.

Released 6 yrs ago (4/29/2015 UTC) at —- by hand, post, or courier in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

One of two S books being released as part of the alphabet ring. this is being restarted by me as the first attempt stalled.
Please note new order.

Journal Entry 7 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Surprise surprise a murder mystery book that has originated from Sherlockfan. More reading more fun and many thanks to Edwardstreet for restarting the stalled ray.

Journal Entry 8 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
This was one bleak book and just reading it made you feel cold. What got me in about this one was the setting and the author did it so well with cold and dark of a northern Finnish winter. Throw in some unpleasant murders and this became a must for fans of this genre. Have set outside for the Alphabetical VBB

Journal Entry 9 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The book has safely arrived in the UK. I chose this because I have read Scandinavian crime novels before but never one set in Finland. Thank you Billbooks for getting this to me so quickly.

Journal Entry 10 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
A chilling read set in a starkly atmospheric setting that really drew me in. I read this in two sessions.

Journal Entry 11 by wingTanamowing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Released 3 yrs ago (1/30/2018 UTC) at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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Taking to bc mini meet at Mrs Bridges café.

Journal Entry 12 by raeliz64 at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, April 2, 2018
Going into a passing bookbox.

Journal Entry 13 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 5, 2018
Received when my "World of Crime" Book box came home. Will save to release as part of the CHRISTMAS IN JULY Challenge as have read it before :o)

Journal Entry 14 by wingPlum-crazywing at on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Released 3 yrs ago (7/11/2018 UTC) at

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On it's way to someone who entered my CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY draw. Hope it gets there before Christmas actually arrives....

Released as part of the CHRISTMAS IN JULY Challenge (#6)




Journal Entry 15 by Brookler at Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Friday, July 27, 2018
This arrived in my mailbox in July! What, Christmas already?! Thanks so much, Plum-crazy, for organizing this RABCK draw. And for picking my name out of the proverbial hat, lol!

Journal Entry 16 by Brookler at Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Very graphic depictions of horrendous murders, paired with a bleak setting and despairing people. Not my favourite type of murder mystery. Depressing and grotesque. Certainly doesn't make you want to visit Finland!

Journal Entry 17 by Brookler at Little Free Library in Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, November 27, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (11/27/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library in Powell River, British Columbia Canada

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Left at the Seeds and Reads Little Free Library on Hammond

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