Lucifer's Tears by James Thompson
(An Inspector Vaara Novel)

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From the acclaimed author of Snow Angels comes a new novel featuring Inspector Vaara.

Inspector Kari Vaara has left the Arctic Circle and returned- reluctantly-to Helsinki, where headaches and sleeplessness plague him. But he must work through the pain. He has two cases on his plate: the brutal murder of a Russian businessman's wife, and-more secretively-an investigation into an elderly Finnish national hero who may have played a darker role in World War II than the public knows. Vaara's past has turned him into a haunted man. The questions he's asking now may turn him into a hunted man as well...


 

About James Thompson

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JAMES THOMPSON, eastern Kentucky born and raised, has lived in Finland for more than a dozen years. His first novel, flow Angels, was nominated for the Edgar, the Anthony, and The Strand Magazine Critics Award.
 
Published March 17, 2011 by Berkley. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Inspector Kari Vaara’s success in cracking the Sufia Elmi murder (Snow Angels, 2010) wins him a transfer from the sticks to Helsinki, below the Arctic Circle but just as hospitable to cold-blooded murder.

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New York Journal of Books

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While Scandinavian writers seem to have taken over the crime genre these past few years, one crime writer has surpassed them, and he’s not Scandinavian.

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He and his very pregnant wife, Kate, have relocated from Kittila in North Finland (which was left a killing ground partly due to Vaara's actions) to Helsinki, where Vaara has undertaken his new position with the city's homicide unit.

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Inspector Kari Vaara, assigned to a new station in Helsinki and partnered with a new detective, is given an open-and-shut murder investigation that turns out to be anything but in Lucifer's Tears, the second mystery in this series by James Thompson.

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Jacksonville.com

– Kari Vaara It’s been a little over a year since the events in Snow Angels, the first book in the Inspector Kari Varra series, and the time has not been kind to Kari.

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There is a lot of pressure on Kari to pin the murder on a man named Rein Saar but Kari does not believe that he is the murderer.

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Driffield Times & Post

Lucifer’s Tears is the gripping follow-up to US-born James Thompson’s much-talked-about debut novel Snow Angels which introduced us to the truculent, straight-talking Finnish homicide detective who can’t seem to steer clear of trouble whether he’s at work or at home.

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