IBNA- Crime fiction 'My First Murder' (1993) by prominent Finnish crime novelist Leena Lehtolainen best known for her series of novels about the policewoman Maria Kallio has been translated into Persian and published.
This solid first in a mystery series from Lehtolainen has been rendered into Persian by Fatemeh Tayebeh. Kamak Publishing has released 'My First Murder' in 262 pages.
Twenty-three-year-old law student Maria Kallio is recruited for a temporary position at the Helsinki police department. Sweet-faced but tough and hot-tempered, Maria faces pushback from her new squad- so when a young playboy is murdered at his family's summer villa, the new detective is out to prove herself.
Found floating facedown at the water's edge after a night of partying, Tommi Pelatonen appears to have been murdered by one of his closest friends--but why? As Maria discovers, bitter passion and jealousy seethe under the placid surface of the group's privileged, carefree lifestyle. As Maria uncovers the victim's unsavory secrets, motives for all seven suspects come to light. Now it's up to her to untangle the clues before the killer strikes again.
The first book in Leena Lehtolainen's international bestselling Nordic crime series starring Detective Maria Kallio, 'My First Murder' serves up murder with a slice of life in the Finnish upper crust.
Leena Lehtolainen is Finland's bestselling female crime author, first reaching international acclaim for her hit detective series starring Maria Kallio. Lehtolainen has become a classic of Nordic crime literature- she has been called "Finland's answer to Henning Mankel", while her Maria Kallio series has been ascribed "cult status".
Lehtolainen twice won the annual prize for best Finnish crime novel, and has also been nominated for the prestigious Glass Key award for the best Nordic crime novel. Readers around the world continue to discover Lehtolainen's detective novels- to date, over 2 million copies of her titles have been sold in numerous languages including German, French, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Hebrew, and Chinese, and the Kallio series has been adapted for television.