An Inspector Irene Huss Investigation Set in Sweden

By Helene Tursten

Publisher: Soho Crime
Release date: January, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-61695-010-1

Reviewed by Cherie Jung
(May, 2014)

The discovery of charred human remains in an abandoned warehouse causes questions to resurface for Detective Inspector Irene Huss. The current case could shed light on a disturbing case from early in the detective's career.

The author does an admirable job of character development, pacing, and making sure the reader gets a real sense of the setting. This is only the second book that I've read from this series. The first I read was NIGHT ROUNDS, which I felt to be a more compelling tale, but that's just my personal preference. I think long-time fans of Tursten will be more than satisfied with THE FIRE DANCE. I don't think many readers new to the series will be disappointed either.

Tursten's Irene Huss character is a wife and mother, a jiu-jitsu champion, and the lead of the Goteborg Murder Squad. The character will appeal to readers who like a strong, hardboiled female protagonist. THE FIRE DANCE is the sixth investigation featuring the Swedish detective. Other titles in the series include: DETECTIVE INSPECTOR HUSS, THE TORSO, THE GLASS DEVIL, NIGHT ROUNDS, and THE GOLDEN CALF.

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