Detective Inspector Huss

Detective Inspector Huss One of the most prominent citizens of G teborg Sweden plunges to his death off an apartment balcony but what appears to be a society suicide soon reveals itself to be a carefully plotted murder Ire

  • Title: Detective Inspector Huss
  • Author: Helene Tursten
  • ISBN: 9781569473702
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the most prominent citizens of G teborg, Sweden, plunges to his death off an apartment balcony, but what appears to be a society suicide soon reveals itself to be a carefully plotted murder Irene Huss finds herself embroiled in a complex and high stakes investigation As Huss and her team begin to uncover the victim s hidden past, they are dragged into Sweden s sOne of the most prominent citizens of G teborg, Sweden, plunges to his death off an apartment balcony, but what appears to be a society suicide soon reveals itself to be a carefully plotted murder Irene Huss finds herself embroiled in a complex and high stakes investigation As Huss and her team begin to uncover the victim s hidden past, they are dragged into Sweden s seamy underworld of street gangs, struggling immigrants, and neo Nazis in order to catch the killer.

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    About “Helene Tursten

    • Helene Tursten

      Helene Tursten born in Gothenburg in 1954 is a Swedish writer of crime fiction The main character in her stories is Detective Inspector Irene Huss Before becoming an author, Tursten worked as a nurse and then a dentist, but was forced to leave due to illness During her illness she worked as a translator of medical articles.Series Irene Huss



    345 thoughts on “Detective Inspector Huss

    • I don t get why I liked this book so much Inspector Huss does not seem to have any essential character flaws She has no hidden demons in her background She loves and cares for her family and I think she prefers weekends to working She s like so normal.She goes to work with a bunch of normal acting people and they sit around and discuss cases while eating take out pizza Once in a while somebody may get beat up by a motorcycle gang, puncture a lung, lose a kidney or something, but other than that, [...]


    • Yet another is the seemingly never ending stream of Scandinavian crime fiction And this one by a female author And a good thing too, as this is one of the best I ve read of that genre.This is the first installment of a series featuring detective Irene Huss, a thirty something mother, with a husband, two twin girls aged thirteen, and a dog The book opens with one of Sweden s richest men falling to his death from his fifth floor apartment balcony What originally looked liked suicide is very soon t [...]


    • I was happy to pick up a female detective novel centered around Detective Irene Huss, former Swedish national judo champion, now 35 and working homicide in Stockholm while raising twin teenage girls with her chef husband from a mystery writer who was also a woman What seemed at first like the usual Schwedenkrimi as the Germans call it was actually something much meatier The meat was not in the whodunit itself, however, and it also took its sweet time emerging It was that Helene Tursten actually [...]


    • This is a new series for me out of Sweden It was a long read and at first it was a little difficult to get into the flow of the writing style I suspect that may have to do with the translation than the book itself It was a superb, masterful mystery a great police procedural and the topics covered everything from politics, economics, single parenting to skinheads It was quite a ride I ve already started the next in the series


    • I wasn t sure about this one for at least the first 25% either the writing or the translation seemed a bit stilted However, I was enjoying DI Huss, so I persevered And became engrossed.I really love Scandi crime novels I stumbled onto Henning Mankell donkey s years ago long before Stieg Larsson s Millennium Trilogy was published and fell, not exactly in love with, but in great regard with damaged detective Kurt Wallander At that time, Nordic Noir hadn t yet crossed the Atlantic or made it into E [...]


    • I think my favorite television channel is MHZ because they have international mysteries At first, they had Wallander and Varg Veum, and some werid Italian mystery were everyone was sleeping with everyone Not only that, but the Detective mano couldn t figure out his partner s daughter was his, even though everyone watching knew within two secs Eventually they changed the mysteries up and started showing other ones, including Irene Huss The Irene Huss movies aren t my favorite They are rather melo [...]


    • Usually when I read a foreign book like this that has a good plot but awful writing, I feel safe in blaming the translator But in this case I have read quite a few books translated by Steven T Murray that were flawless, so I think Helene Tursten is the problem I bought it because I d heard the author s name mentioned in reviews of Karin Fossum and Asa Larsson, both of whom I adore Not even close The plot was fine, nothing unique or exciting, but sturdy enough to keep my interest The dialogue is [...]


    • A tedious read, that becomes even frustrating when you realize, approximately 25 pages in, that the killer is revealed by clothing in the prologue The translation is clunky, not that I speak Swedish, but the wording is often odd In one scene, the inspector notices a wall of graffiti amongst the racial slurs, and cuss words, is the expression Kilroy was Here It s 1998, not 1948.I also took issue with the roving point of view The story was told mostly from the perspective of the Inspector and Sup [...]


    • note this a brief review you can find my longer one here I d put this book up against any good Scandinavian crime fiction novel it s got a credible plot with a good mystery wrapped around it, believable characters, and as always, concerns about contemporary issues are embedded within the story It falls within the category of police procedural, and although I might disagree somewhat with the blurb on my cover calling the book Sweden s Prime Suspect, there is very little fault for readers to find [...]


    • I wouldn t wish arthritis on anyone, but Helene Tursten, the author of this gripping story, only decided to write when rheumatics prevented her from continuing the practice of dentistry Detective Inspector Huss, published in Swedish in 1998 and in English in 2003, was her first book, and I found it surprisingly polished The characters are interesting and well drawn, particularly the eponymous heroine, who is in every way a well balanced, sensible Swedish mother, whose only hint of neuroticism is [...]


    • This is one of the most poorly written books I ve ever started 7 pages in is enough But why am I beating on Helene Tursten for her first Inspector Huss novel She s written in the series and people have evidently bought them and read them Some of our own folks here have written positive reviews Here s my reasons Scandanavian crime novel authors Jo Nesbo, Asa Larsson, Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell et al So much intense writing, so much attention to character development, such limpid prose Not ev [...]


    • The writing is to a fine, detailed and sometimes fun point.It was the first time she had been on an Intercity train Even before she sat down she knew she was out of place She wasn t wearing a suit or high heeled shoes, and she carried no briefcase or laptop In her black jeans, her down filled poplin jacket, and her red wool sweater she felt like a total misfit A woman in a masculine looking gray pin striped suit, complementing her pageboy haircut, looked at Irene disapprovingly over the edge of [...]


    • ANOTHER new series for me to trek throughd I have lovely library downloads to eReader while traveling This series w three so far the TV series in Sweden is billed as the Swedish Prime Suspect but Irene Huss is soooo much likable This is like a Swedish Inspector Brunetti, if you want my opinion good food, family involvment including dog, Sammie , completely interesting collegues, wonderful descriptions of place AND good mystery w really unusual twists Goody good I didn t even slip to the end of [...]


    • The prose and the characters in this book are exceptionally well written I only gave it three stars because the plot meanders loses focus, and runs out of momentum long before the end of the story I will probably try reading another book by this author.


    • Helen Tursten s Detective Inspector Huss is a satisfying Swedish police procedural It is the first in a series featuring Detective Irene Huss.The crime a successful, famous, and wealthy businessman is pushed to his death from his balcony landing at the feet of his wife and son There are many who had motive to kill him, including the members of his own family The mystery is sometimes slow going but generally well plotted.The most enjoyable aspect of the novel, for me, is the character of Irene Sh [...]


    • I really wanted to like this book I generally like Nordic Noir I picked it up and attemped it multiple times over a two week period but just couldn t At first I thought perhaps it was the translation, I have encountered other books in which the translation has made for a bad read in English but after reading other revies, I have found that this translator, Steven T Murray, is excellent and not the cause of the issues 1 repetitive sentence structure, often short and choppy 2 confusing point of vi [...]


    • A difficult read simply due to the writing I was ready to blame the translator, but have since learned he has translated other books and done a wonderful job The dialogue seemed artificial and the narration just a little off The shifting POV was disorienting sometimes everything is seen through the MC other times through different characters This wasn t written in omni, or if it was it was poorly written omni The characters were all sort of dull, and it just didn t hold my interest I got about h [...]


    • This book definitely makes way into my Top 10 list of MOST BORING READS From the very word go, it kicked in a sense of drag almost immediately You can say that about the basic progression of the plot, the detailing of the police procedural, characterization well almost about everything The responsibility of wasting my time squarely falls on the shoulders of the translator as I read the English Version The mystery is not gripping, the plot is plain and the characters are weak It felt that even th [...]


    • Tursten has created a wonderfully rich work and family environment for her strong female lead, Detective Inspector Irene Huss of Violent Crimes, Gotenborg, Sweden Despite the brutally difficult work she does each day investigating the evils of men, she seems remarkably unbelievably centered and grounded and empathetic to victims She has emotions we recognize We like to follow her to crime scenes, and stakeouts, despite the grim business we often find there This is a very strong lead in to series [...]


    • The 3 stars are the result of 4 stars for plot and some interesting ideas, and 2 stars for lame writing Sometime I wonder if mystery writers think that their readers are completely stupid, or won t follow the character development or the plot if it is not made pedantically explicit The protagonist of the story, Swedish police detective Irene Huss, is a nice change from middle aged semi alcoholic men who seem to populate so many of today s mysteries Her life and her experiences ring true, but the [...]


    • Porcel nov kon k se sice v knize vyskytl, ale vlastn nem s p b hem a jeho z pletkou v bec nic spole n ho Pro se takto kniha jmenuje, netu m.Na knize se mi l bilo n sil se tam nijak moc nerozmaz v , nest kaj tam potoky krve a nel taj hlavy To je hezk zm na oproti jin m knih m hlavn hrdinka m dokonce relativn astn rodinn ivot z pletka nebyla patn.Co se mi nel bilo p eklad, m sty fakt hr za Nap klad jist osoba viditeln n co sledovala t m, co kala Na co jeden z policist ekl V m, kam chce doj t Co Ne [...]


    • The first of Swedish police procedural series set in gotenburg sees inspector Irene huss investigating the apparent suicide of a Swedish billionaire.There are plenty of suspects including family and the local hells angels gang.I liked the characters in the police team which included a strong female lead , some other well portrayed women officers, and interesting family dynamics which included some discussion of fascism and holocaust denial.Overall I enjoyed and will read in the series.


    • Better than most I like a lot of details, a lot of suspects This book delivers those qualities It did drag at the end,but stayed true to the first two thirds and no gods from the heavens cut through the mysteries It was a bit like a game of Clue and a bit like a locked room mystery All we were missing was the final scene at the end where all the suspects are gathered and their lies and alibis are stripped away one by one.


    • Another Swedish author and another Swedish Detective But.Irene Huss seems entirely normal Works hard Intelligent Nice family No hidden past No drinking problem And the book is like that Just seems to flow along and we find what happened via police procedures and intelligent, hard work First book in the series and I ll be back for .


    • First Sentence Nobody saw him fall through the dense November darkness.When a wealthy businessman plummets from his fourth floor apartment balcony, landing virtually at the feet of his wife and son, it raises the immediate question of suicide of murder When it turns out to be murder, The Violent Crimes Unit and D.I Irene Huss are called in While they are having a hard time finding a suspect, they also can t find a motive Additional deaths and even violent crimes cause them to realize there is m [...]


    • On vacation, I was lucky to find a bookstore in a place settled by Norwegians Poulsbo, Washington they had a lot of Scandinavian authors of whim I had heard, including Helene Tursten I had already read through most all of the Scandinavian authors brought to fame here by the Girl With a Dragon Tattoo series and was thinking I had run out.But this is an entirely new series, for me, anyway, and it features a woman detective Probably because of that, the central character does not solve mysteries by [...]


    • I was slowly drawn in by this police procedural featuring the D.I of the title, her boss and colleagues in the Violent Crimes division of the Goteborg, Sweden police force What I liked best is that it seemed such a realistic portrayal of the lives of cops and the solving of a murder or two or three Nothing sensational, no Lizbeth Salander types, just the details of ordinary people going about their jobs and living their lives That s why I say slowly drawn in because I wouldn t call this a page t [...]


    • Promising beginning to the Inspector Huss series, set in Gothenberg, Sweden, featuring Detective Inspector Irene Huss The suspense builds in this fast paced thriller with a plot concerning several interrelated major crimes in which Huss and her team are involved as well as a subplot having to do with her teenage daughters The discussion of anti immigrant skinhead sentiment seemed timely The translation seemed good except for the referring of Huss s spouse as dear which in my opinion is now only [...]


    • As others have already noted, the writing in this book is tedious and boring Like clipped staccato There was absolutely no variation in the sentences, which all read like this I like cheese I eat cheese I m a cheesehead The characters were incredibly dull, the plot thin some drugs, some murder for money, some jealously Instead of showing most of the action, Helene Tursten simply had her characters tell what happened during their morning meetings Hey, we should find the killer soon, said boring c [...]


    • Although this is the first in a series with Detective Inspector Huss as the main character, in this one, her boss, Superintendent Andersson, plays such a large role, you d think he was the main character The book deals with social issues as well such as the place of women in a man s world, sexual harassment, and the rise of neo Nazi groups But I found it not as well written as I would like I don t know if that s the fault of the writer or the translator I know sometimes translators have to make [...]


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