FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Misterioso has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See more of our deals.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Misterioso Hardcover – 12 Jul 2011

4.1 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£25.95
£14.10 £0.01
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£25.95 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Us Imports (12 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375425357
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375425356
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.9 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,376,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

"A truly fine crime novel." --"The Advocate"
"[A] superb police procedural...Dahl has created a brilliant character and a terrific story, and should that not be enough, this is a classic cop-shop tale of the old school." --"The Globe and Mail" (Canada)
"Arne Dahl's "Misterioso" is an endearingly dour procedural...[The] existential brooding is very much part of the novel's charm...most of the fun of" Misterioso" comes from the follow-the-power, follow-the-money games played by Hjelm and his associates. And while Dahl clearly sees detective fiction as having the ability to tackle hard-hitting issues of the day, the mystery's solution isn't lacking in good old-fashioned puzzle intrigue, either." --"Portland Mercury" (US)
""Misterioso" is a unique and wonderful book. It is part mystery, part police procedural, part existential philosophy, and part comedy. There is something so distinctive about this book that it resists categorization... There is not a dull moment. It seems like the Scandinavians are having a true renaissance in crime writing and Arne Dahl is right at the top." --"Mostly Fiction"
"Although this is Mankell's turf, Dahl handles it differently but also very successfully. Mystery devotees who loved Mankell's Kurt Wallander, and crime fiction 'lifers' who still treasure Sjowall's and Wahloo's Martin Beck, will want to add Paul Hjelm to their short lists of international favorites." --"Booklist" (starred)
"An exciting debut...Fans of hard-boiled detective and Swedish novels will enjoy this." --"Library Journal"
"Thoughtfully haunting and sometimes beautifully written, the first of Hjelm's cases to be translated into English is likely to resonate with readers of the Stieg Larsson trilogy." --"Kirkus" (starred)
"This is, without a doubt, one of the best Swedish crime novels of the year; well-written . . . and a chilling blow to the ways of contemporary society." --"Gotesborgs-Posten" (Sweden)
"A masterl

"Absorbing. . . . A dark, tense thriller."
--"Newark Star-Ledger
"
"Terrific. . . . Full of twists and turns, blind alleys and sudden assaults, procedural hassles and stakeouts. "
--"Providence Journal"
"Thoughtfully haunting and sometimes beautifully written, the first of Hjelm's cases to be translated into English is likely to resonate with readers of the Stieg Larsson trilogy."
--"Austin American-Statesman"
"Mystery devotees who loved Mankell's Kurt Wallander, and crime-fiction 'lifers' who still treasure Sjowall's and Wahloo's Martin Beck, will want to add Paul Hjelm to their short lists of international favorites."
--"Booklist"
"A truly fine crime novel."
--"The Advocate" (Baton Rouge)
"[A] superb police procedural. . . . Dahl has created a brilliant character and a terrific story, and should that not be enough, this is a classic cop-shop tale of the old school."
--"The Globe and Mail" (Toronto)
"Most of the fun of" Misterioso" comes from the follow-the-power, follow-the-money games played by Hjelm and his associates. And while Dahl clearly sees detective fiction as having the ability to tackle hard-hitting issues of the day, the mystery's solution isn't lacking in good old-fashioned puzzle intrigue, either."
--"The Portland Mercury"
"A unique and wonderful book. It is part mystery, part police procedural, part existential philosophy, and part comedy. There is something so distinctive about this book that it resists categorization. . . . There is not a dull moment. It seems like the Scandinavians are having a true renaissance in crime writing and Arne Dahl is right at the top."
--MostlyFiction.com
"An exciting debut. . . . Fans of hard-boiled detective and Swedish novels will enjoy this."
--"Library Journal"

Absorbing. . . . A dark, tense thriller.
"Newark Star-Ledger
"
Terrific. . . . Full of twists and turns, blind alleys and sudden assaults, procedural hassles and stakeouts.
"Providence Journal"
Thoughtfully haunting and sometimes beautifully written, the first of Hjelm s cases to be translated into English is likely to resonate with readers of the Stieg Larsson trilogy.
"Austin American-Statesman"
Mystery devotees who loved Mankell s Kurt Wallander, and crime-fiction lifers who still treasure Sjowall s and Wahloo s Martin Beck, will want to add Paul Hjelm to their short lists of international favorites.
"Booklist"
A truly fine crime novel.
"The Advocate" (Baton Rouge)
[A] superb police procedural. . . . Dahl has created a brilliant character and a terrific story, and should that not be enough, this is a classic cop-shop tale of the old school.
"The Globe and Mail" (Toronto)
Most of the fun of"Misterioso"comes from the follow-the-power, follow-the-money games played by Hjelm and his associates. And while Dahl clearly sees detective fiction as having the ability to tackle hard-hitting issues of the day, the mystery s solution isn t lacking in good old-fashioned puzzle intrigue, either.
"The Portland Mercury"
A unique and wonderful book. It is part mystery, part police procedural, part existential philosophy, and part comedy. There is something so distinctive about this book that it resists categorization. . . . There is not a dull moment. It seems like the Scandinavians are having a true renaissance in crime writing and Arne Dahl is right at the top.
MostlyFiction.com
An exciting debut. . . . Fans of hard-boiled detective and Swedish novels will enjoy this.
"Library Journal"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Arne Dahl is an award-winning crime novelist and literary critic. He lives in Sweden. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Be warned.
This is exactly the same book as the one entitled "The Blinded Man".
I don't know whether this is an American problem or a Scandinavian problem. This renaming has happened with several crime novels sourced from Scandinavia - and it is very annoying.
Ken
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This first novel of a series is a captivating,enthralling thriller.
A seriel killer is on the loose in Sweden,murdering wealthy business
men.-Shooting them with two shots to the head whilst listening to
'Misterioso', a jazz track by Thelonius Monk.
Detective Paul Hjelm,is expecting to be fired from the police,but
instead he is asked to join an elite task force to track down the
killer. The team work at a frantic pace chasing numerous leads,
which takes them into the murkier areas of Swedish life.
This novel has all the ingredients that make a first-class crime
thriller.Strong characterisation,social awareness,an innovative
plot,and endearing wit.
This edition was published in USA,and one can only hope that a
UK edition is published without delay.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Another @CrimeReviewUK write-up took me to this book. A very favourable review of one of its sequels encouraged me to go back to where it all started.

I must say I was impressed and that extends to the translation and editing efforts too.

I think the ending dragged a bit and things could have been wrapped up earlier but, overall, this was a fine piece of crime fiction. The beauty of the novel for me was just how well the plot was constructed, leaving the reader very keen to find out what was going on. It was easy to travel with the team as the clues were assembled and worked on.

There were a couple of acknowledged coincidences, but nothing was outlandish and there was no other nonsense. Although my tolerance level is pretty high, there was nothing in terms of language or violence which was offensive either.

The characters are clearly being developed for a series, so it will be interesting to see how the new and budding relationships play out in the sequels. I'm going back for more by Dahl. 9/10
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
English-language readers have waited a long time to read Arne Dahl's well-regarded series about a small unit within the Swedish police force that deals with serious crimes, set up in direct response to the massive and confused official response to the assassination of Olaf Palme. The eventual translation is a US edition - and we have to be thankful that the first book in the series (the second to be written but chronologically the first) has now been published in English, unlike many other crime series from non-English speaking countries which are translated mid-way through. (While mentioning the translation, I note that Tiina Nunnally has done her usual excellent job with this text.)

Misterioso focuses on Paul Hjelm, a police detective stationed in a Stockholm suburb who defuses a hostage crisis before it gets out of hand. Because of the ethnic origin of the perpetrator, and because of his method of resolving the situation, Hjelm is handed over to internal affairs and is interrogated by two unpleasant Sapo (state secret police) officers. Worried that he is going to lose his job, and feeling alienated from his wife and teenage son, Hjelm even begins to doubt his own motives for his actions. He's soon plucked out of his dilemma, however, by being invited to join a small, dedicated team of police officers in the national crime squad who will be assigned to particularly serious crimes. Hjelm signs up and meets his new colleagues in a useful (to the reader) meeting where each of them briefly identifies themselves and provides a bit of background.

The timing for the formation of the group (informally known as the A team) has been forced by two very similar crimes in which rich businessmen have been assassinated.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback