Helsinki Noir

Helsinki Noir

Book - 2014
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Helsinki Noir joins Copenhagen Noir in representing the Akashic Noir Series in the far north of Europe.
Publisher: [Brooklyn, New York] :, Akashic Books,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781617752414
Branch Call Number: M HELS
Characteristics: 283 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Thompson, James 1964-2014,- Editor


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Sep 17, 2018

" the door was security was the door. everything was material. but above the material world wandered creatures of another sort---us---to whom the laws of this world did not apply. I was Cerberus. In Finland, doormen were called Cerberuses. That always made me smile.....I only let in enough Africans to avoid racism charges. I let in Indians and Russkies in similar measure, because I knew neither felt any love, kinship, or sympathy for Africans....over the past twenty years, Finns had been methodically taught that anything that came from abroad was better than anything Finnish. They called it multiculturalism. And the more distant and exotic the goods, the harder you grasped for it. And so the diseases spread." " People who ended up here from the third world would call my homeland a bad, cold-hearted place for just about any reason. Compared to the bloodbaths of the Congo, the Taliban state of Afghanistan, and the drug wars of Mexico, apparently prosperous, centrally heated, well-lit Finland was hell." "Dread coils like eels in my guts." "Behind him, he heard a sharp scream cut short. He knew the sound all too well. No matter the source, it always rang the same. The panicked yelp and sudden comprehension of things turning sour. He'd heard it from women at the bar, when their men had too much to drink and even more to prove."

Dec 12, 2014

Finally, a collection of mystery short stories were a store detective is the main hardcase. [No offense to store detectives, just remember them as being kind of characters?]


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