My First Murder (The Maria Kallio Series)

By Leena Lehtolainen

Twenty-three-year-old legislations pupil Maria Kallio is recruited for a short lived place on the Helsinki police division. Sweet-faced yet difficult and hot-tempered, Maria faces pushback from her new squad – so while a tender playboy is murdered at his family’s summer season villa, the recent detective is out to end up herself.

Found floating facedown on the water’s facet after an evening of partying, Tommi Pelatonen seems to were murdered through one in every of his closest associates – yet why? As Maria discovers, sour ardour and jealousy seethe less than the placid floor of the group’s privileged, carefree way of life. As Maria uncovers the victim’s unsavory secrets and techniques, explanations for all seven suspects come to mild. Now it’s as much as her to untangle the clues sooner than the killer moves again.

The first e-book in Leena Lehtolainen’s overseas bestselling Nordic crime sequence starring Detective Maria Kallio, My First Murder serves up homicide with a slice of existence within the Finnish higher crust.

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Forensics stayed to seem for any item that may qualify as a homicide weapon, and the coastline used to be sealed off. A uniformed patrol stayed to satisfy Tommi’s mom and dad, who have been scheduled to reach someday that night. I appeared over the bewildered crew of individuals i'd be interviewing. It was once attainable that a few interloper from outdoor the gang can have witnessed Tommi’s dying, or might also have been accountable for it. We couldn’t rule out the prospect. There were lots of break-ins round the outskirts of town in fresh months and Tommi could have shocked a thief coming ashore in a ship. there have been lots of summer season cabins scattered at the islands, and such a lot of them have been unoccupied a great deal of the yr. even if, those seven humans stands out as the concentration of the research in the interim. no less than one member of the choir needed to recognize greater than she or he was once telling me, and it was once attainable that certainly one of them had even killed Tommi. if that's the case, we weren’t facing a hardened specialist felony, yet a standard individual whose guilt may well quickly turn into an excessive amount of to undergo, i presumed expectantly. Antti and Tuulia have been down dealing with the shore yelling, and it gave the impression of they have been attempting to clarify anything to the uniformed officials. “What’s flawed? ” I requested as I approached them to provide the order to depart. “Einstein. My cat,” Antti responded. “No one has noticeable him for a few hours, and that i can’t depart with no him. ” “Do you think that he’s misplaced? ” Tuulia requested, involved. “Of direction not—he used to be born the following! He’s simply out on one among his expeditions. ” “How approximately you return to seem on your cat later,” I stated, sounding chillier than I intended to. I informed the officials who have been staying directly to retain their eyes out for the cat and to trap it if it became up. They stared at me like i used to be a half-wit. “So we’re chasing cats now too? ” one in every of them muttered crossly. Tommi’s motor vehicle could stay the place it used to be till the technicians had an opportunity to take a initial examine it. The keys have been within the ignition, so somebody may perhaps simply force it to the lab later. Pia Wahlroos’s BMW had room for 5 choir contributors. there has been no aspect in assigning an officer to their motor vehicle to watch them and confirm they didn’t have an opportunity to agree on their alibis. that they had already had lots of time to take action ahead of the police had arrived at the scene. i used to be prepared to guess that Mira Rasinkangas and Antti Sarkela stands out as the in simple terms ones to just accept a experience from the police—and i'd have received. while I felt Antti’s lengthy legs pushing into the again of my seat, I shifted it ahead. The touch aggravated me. “So what are you doing operating as a cop, Maria? ” Antti requested as we became off the small woodland street onto the pavement. “The final time I observed you, you have been learning legislations. ” “I went throughout the police academy sooner than legislations university. There simply occurred to be a short lived starting. ” “Have you solved loads of these... murders? ” “Enough. ” “Hey, guy, don’t move underestimating this girl’s brains,” Rane stated sourly. This amused me. Rane’s peak complicated had struck back.

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