Jan Costin Wagner The Winter of the Lions

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The Winter of the Lions

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A new psychological crime thriller featuring melancholy Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa.

Every year since the tragic death of his wife Detective Kimmo Joentaa has prepared for the isolation of Christmas with a glass of milk and a bottle of vodka to arm him against the harsh Finnish winter. However, this year events take an unexpected turn when a young prostitute turns up on his doorstep.

Not long afterwards one of Kimmo's colleagues, a forensic pathologist, is found murdered and Finland's most famous talk-show host is brutally attacked. When it becomes clear that the pathologist had recently been a guest on the star's show, Kimmo is called upon to use all his powers of intuition and instinct to solve the case. Meanwhile the killer is lying in wait, ready to strike again...

In Kimmo Joentaa, prize-winning author Jan Costin Wagner has created a lonely hero in the Philip Marlowe mould, who uses his unusual gifts for psychological insight to delve deep inside the minds of the criminals he pursues.

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JAN COSTIN WAGNER was born in 1972 in Langen/Hesse near Frankfurt. After studying German language, literature and history at Frankfurt University, he went on to work as a journalist and freelance writer. He divides his time between Germany and Finland (the home country of his wife). Silence is his third novel, and the second to be translated into English after Ice Moon.

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"Wagner is not interested in catching a serial killer. He is writing about the mystery of death... Rarely has a murder mystery come so close to the riddle of death. Wagner has what it takes: the ability to unnerve us."
— Die Zeit

"To create an investigator who is both admirable and troubled... and yet individual and sympathetic, is a gift, and Wagner has it."
—  Heather O'Donoghue, TLS

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