The Hummingbird

The Hummingbird

Book - 2014
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Anna Fekete, who fled the Yugoslavian wars as a child, has a past. Just beginning her career as a criminal investigator in northern Finnish coastal town, she is thrust into a high-profile, seemingly unsolvable case that has riveted the nation. It doesn't help that her middle-aged new partner, Esko, doesn't bother hiding his racist prejudices, and Anna becomes the target of a systematic campaign to unsettle her. A young woman has been killed on a running trail, and a pendant depicting an Aztec god has been found in her possession. Another murder soon follows. All signs point to a serial killer, but can Anna catch the Hummingbird before he--or she--strikes again? And at what personal cost?
Publisher: London : Arcadia Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781909807563
Branch Call Number: M HIEKKAP KATI
Characteristics: 363 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Hackston, David


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Oct 08, 2018

This murder mystery unfolds slowly and much more realistically than its adrenaline-fueled North American counterparts. The lead detective - a young woman and an immigrant - is a refreshing change from the angst-ridden, lone wolves who normally populate crime novels. As an outsider finding her way in a new job, she provides social commentary about Finnish society that allows the author to explore its treatment of immigrants, racism, and alcoholism.


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