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Copper Heart (The Maria Kallio Series)

Copper Heart (The Maria Kallio Series) [Kindle Edition]

Leena Lehtolainen , Owen Witesman
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Former police sergeant Maria Kallio gladly left her tiny Finnish hometown of Arpikylä without looking back. But even though Maria despises the small town and the acrid smell from its now-closed copper mine, when Arpikylä’s sheriff asks her to serve as deputy sheriff for the summer, she agrees.

What should have been a quiet summer soon turns dramatic—and deadly. Meritta, an outspoken local artist, plunges to her death from the copper mine’s tower, and Maria immediately suspects someone helped her fall. Now Maria must face the harsh truth that one of the town’s residents killed Meritta, and friends Maria has known for decades all harbor their own murderous motives—even Johnny, her gorgeous former crush who almost makes her forget about her long-distance boyfriend, Antti, who is studying in Chicago.

In this thrilling addition to the internationally successful Maria Kallio mystery series, the past and present of the beloved Finnish detective violently collide, leaving her future in grave danger.

About the Author

Leena Lehtolainen was born in Vesanto, Finland, to parents who taught language and literature. A keen reader, she made up stories in her head before she could even write. At the age of ten, she began her first book—a young adult novel—and published it two years later. She released her second book at the age of seventeen. She has received numerous awards for her writing, including the 1997 Vuoden Johtolanka (Clue) Award (for the best Finnish crime novel) for Luminainen (The Snow Woman), the Great Finnish Book Club prize in 2000, and more. Besides writing, Leena enjoys classical singing, her beloved cats, and—her greatest passion—figure skating. Her nonfiction book about figure skating, Taitoluistelun lumo (The Enchantment of Figure Skating), was chosen as the Sport Book of the Year 2011 in Finland. Copper Heart, now translated into English, serves as another thrilling adventure in the best-selling Maria Kallio series. Leena lives in Finland with her husband and two sons.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1935 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: AmazonCrossing (12 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,067 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic Maria Kallio story 3 Dec 2013
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This is the third in the series so far. The writer has a wonderful visual style, one can see the colours in the scenery and the very realistic characters. Maria has been made redundant from her job in the law firm and has gone back to her small home town to be a temporary sherif. The old copper mine has been transformed into a tourist attraction but on the opening night a disaster strikes ! The story is fast moving and gripping to the last page .
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2.0 out of 5 stars boring in parts 9 Jun 2014
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The story of a Finnish detective returning to her hometown. It appears that most of the people she knew there she now suspects may have been a murderer. Naturally, the murderer turns out not to be someone with whom she was close (yawn). Too much of the book is spent in her being weak-kneed at her idol being
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read. 14 April 2014
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More information about Finnish life and customs help to make this unconventional hero easier to understand. A dark book full of colourful characters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellend 16 Jan 2014
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I really enjoyed the content and learning more about Finland, the storyline was good and easy to follow and didn't want to finish it
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