Witch hunt in snowy Helsinki

There are not many Finnish crime fiction writers translated into English, but Max Seeck is a new and highly original voice. His novel The Witch Hunter centers around some gruesome murders in today´s Helsinki – with puzzling ties to witchcraft and the occult.

Detective Jessica Niemi is called to investigate a murder case in an affluent Helsinki suburb, a case which is completely out of the ordinary. Famous author Roger Koponen´s wife has been found dead in a gorgeous black evening gown, sitting at the head of an empty dining table. The most chilling feature is that her face is frozen in a ghastly smile.

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