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My First Murder (The Maria Kallio Series)

By Leena Lehtolainen

Twenty-three-year-old legislations scholar Maria Kallio is recruited for a brief place on the Helsinki police division. Sweet-faced yet tricky 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 hot detective is out to turn out herself.

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

The first publication in Leena Lehtolainen’s foreign 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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We sang a number of items after which left simply because we felt like every body used to be staring. Sirkku and that i inspiration the total fuss might eventually be over in the event you arrested Antti. no longer that i might want any damage on Antti, or a person for that subject, yet this company is beginning to get on my nerves... and that i completely need to be capable of fly to San Francisco in weeks—that’s the end line for Peter’s race. i will be able to move, correct? ” It hadn’t even happened to me that any one may possibly go away the rustic. Did i have to confiscate all of my suspects’ passports? “Hopefully the case may be over via then. discovering a solution as speedy as attainable is in my most sensible curiosity too. ” there has been whatever approximately Pia that made me extra stiff than ordinary. “Would you're keen on a few tea? I regularly have a cup of chamomile tea after my herb tub. It’s very enjoyable. ” i spotted I hadn’t eaten something when you consider that breakfast apart from a slice of bread and cheese with Antti. Tea sounded great. Pia ushered me into the lounge after which disappeared into the kitchen. After Mira’s pupil house, with its usual furniture, and my very own flea-market-decorated domestic, the Wahlrooses’ lounge seemed lavish. The view of the ocean was once undeniably notable. The blue-and-beige furnishings shaped comfortable enclaves the place you could gap as much as learn or take heed to track. Small, strange items decorated the cabinets and tables, evidently keepsakes received all over the world. the one factor that stricken me used to be the sterility created by way of all of the tidiness. there have been no half-read books mendacity round or newspapers folded open to the tv time table on a espresso desk. It was once like an inside decorator had simply comprehensive with it. The ceramic teacups Pia introduced have been an analogous colour because the couch slipcovers. along the tea, she served scrumptious buttery scones, most likely instantly from the microwave. i used to be so hungry that I took one ahead of Pia even had an opportunity to provide me any. If this were a film, Pia may were the assassin and the scones might were poisoned. because the poison paralyzed me, she may confess her crime after which push me off the dock into the ocean. If this have been a film, the hero could appear on the final moment to save lots of me. yet this used to be fact, and that i may perhaps look after myself. “Very good,” I mumbled, my mouth filled with pastry. “Peter made them. They’re from the freezer. He’s a very good chef. in reality, he chefs at the Marlboro too. ” “Did you meet Peter via Tommi? ” I discreetly clicked the recorder on back in my pocket. “Tommi and Henri have been Peter’s crusing acquaintances. Antti sailed with them occasionally too. while Tommi grew to become twenty-five, he equipped a massive celebration out on the Peltonens’ villa and invited the choir and his different pals. That’s the place we met. ” “Love first and foremost sight? ” “In a manner. I had heard of Peter ahead of, on the grounds that he used to be within the papers much in the course of that final massive maxi-boat race. ” “Were you and Tommi romantically concerned ahead of that? ” “No! He used to be courting Jaana on the time. at the start, we spent loads of time jointly as a bunch. It used to be the Peltonen boys and their girlfriends, Antti and Sarianna, and us.

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