The Golden Calf by Helene Tursten
(Inspector Irene Huss)

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In this fifth installment in the critically acclaimed Irene Huss series, three men are found brutally executed in one of Goteborg's most fashionable neighborhoods. All three men were involved in an online poker company, but that's all they appear to have in common. The complex investigation immerses Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues into a world of expensive cars, fancy homes and impressive castles in the air.
 
Meanwhile, the normally peaceful atmosphere of the Huss family is disturbed by marital tension as Irene suspects her husband Krister of a having an affair with a younger woman.
 

About Helene Tursten

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Helene Tursten was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. Other books in the Irene Huss series include Detective Inspector Huss, The Torso, and The Glass Devil. She was born in Goteborg, Sweden, where she now lives with her husband and daughter.
 
Published February 5, 2013 by Soho Crime. 340 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A fourth round of multiple homicides-cum–lesser felonies for DI Irene Huss and her colleagues and friends in Göteborg's Violent Crime Division (Night Rounds, 2012, etc.).

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The murder of Kjell B:son Ceder, the so-called restaurant king of Göteborg, kicks off Tursten’s complex and compelling fifth Det.

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Book Reporter

While neither Tursten nor Huss has achieved quite that level of popularity in the United States (at least as of yet), each and all of the books that have been translated are worth your time and attention, with THE GOLDEN CALF arguably the most intriguing and complex of these so far.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Though originally published in Sweden in 2003, this fifth book in the Irene Huss series is timely.

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Denver Post

An English wag, noting the increasing number of crime novels coming out of Scandinavia, referred to them as "Inspector Norse" books, a salute to Colin Dexter's now completed series featuring Oxford copper Inspector Morris.

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