☄ The Winter of the Lions Author Jan Costin Wagner – Marjoriejane.co.uk



10 thoughts on “The Winter of the Lions

  1. says:

    somewhere between a 3.5 and a 4.The short back cover blurb by The Financial Times calls this book snow noir There seems to be a noir for everything these days, a concept that doesn t really sit well with me but that s another story so we ll save it for another time or I ll just get myself all worked up But really, there is nothing better when your brain is overloaded than a good mystery to carry you away And this one is good The Winter of the Lions is third in a series set in Finland, feat somewhere between a 3.5 and a 4.The short back cover blurb by The Financial Times calls this book snow noir There seems to be a noir for everything these days, a concept that doesn t really sit well with me but that s another story so we ll save it for another time or I ll just get myself all worked up But really, there is nothing better when your brain is overloaded than a good mystery to carry you away And this one is good The Winter of the Lions is third in a series set in Finland, featuring Detective Kimm...


  2. says:

    This author just appeals to me in the story line of his protagonist who is in perpetual mourning for his wife, investigating crimes in Finland It has the right amount of darkness about the story, yet it is not trite or depressing He is up there ...


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    I cannot believe, firstly that I ve left the last two books in this series unread for so long, and secondly I d be daft enough to read the third, THE WINTER OF THE LIONS out of order Not that it made a lot of difference to the experience It s hard to use the word enjoyable when you re referring to any of the books by Jan Costin Wagner as they are so steeped in grief and brooding, although, there was just a glimmer that Kimmo Joentaa might be ready to move on a little Even though the death of I cannot believe, firstly that I ve left the last two books in this series ...


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    This is the third book I ve read by Wagner, after Ice Moon and Silence, and it s just as brooding and grief haunted as the first two an aspect which perfectly suits Wagner s wounded detective Kimmo Joentaa Wagner has been called the anti writer of pop literature I m not sure what that means, but it s true that his crime novels are eccentric even by Scandinavian standards Maybe it s because Wagner is German and his novels are set in Finland Whatever the reason, I enjoy the offbeat abstrac This is the third book I ve read by Wagner, after Ice Moon and Silence, and it s just as brooding and grief haunted as the first two an aspect which perfectly suits Wagner s wounded detective Kimmo Joentaa Wagner has been called the anti writer of pop literature I m not sure what that means, but it s true that his crime novels are eccentric even by Scandinavian standards Maybe it s because Wagner is German and his novels are set in Finland Whatever the reason, I enjoy the offbeat abstract quality that makes themmeditations than mysteries The Winter of the Lions features a charming talk show host and a confused, stricken woman bent on metaphysical revenge There s also a willowy gay puppeteer, who of course is suicidal The plot doesn t actually make a lot of sense, b...


  5. says:

    I loved this book, I loved the writer I didn t know it s another volume in a Kimmo Joentaa series this doesn t diminish it s worth one bit It s not a procedural police story and nothing wrong footing the reader will be revealed in the end The pleasure one gets from this book comes from the crude and honest portrayal of the characters crude in that descriptive words barely make their presence which fits nicely on the winter atmosphere of Finland Honest in that the ideas that take shape in s I loved this book, I loved the writer I didn t know it s another volume in a Kimmo Joentaa series this doesn t diminish it s worth one bit It s not a procedural police story and nothing wrong footing the reader will be revealed in the end The pleasure one gets from this book comes from the crude and honest portrayal of the characters crude in that descriptive words barely make their presence which fits nicely on the winter atmosphere of Fin...


  6. says:

    As usual the mood is somber However, there is a change in Kimmo s life The mystery is told from the perspective of Kimmo and the perpetrator 2 people are murdered, and one almost murdered All 3 were on a TV talk show shortly before the incidents What is the c...


  7. says:

    G nial


  8. says:

    My first try with this author and it wasn t bad Basically a Scandinavian noir cosy if there is such a thing , Detective Kimmo Joentaa and his Finnish colleagues work the case when two people who appeared on the same crime re creation show are murdered Some very short chapters, wh...


  9. says:

    The third book in a series of four Each is better than the previous The protagonist, Detective Kimmo Joentaa, while he disassociates from his surroundings, continues to reflect upon the world in a brilliantly, insightful manner, ...


  10. says:

    I read Wagner s first book Ice Moon when it came out in 2006 and loved it It was a moving tale of a murder investigation set to the background of a man s grief for his recently dead wife It could have been a difficult subject to get right but was very well done However the writer dropped off my radar and his follow up book Silence, published in 2010, passed me by I noticed recently that he had had a third book published in 2011 so I did a quick catch up over Christmas, taking in both Silence I read Wagner s first book Ice Moon when it came out in 2006 and loved it It was a moving tale of a murder investigation set to the background of a man s grief for his recently dead wife It could have been a difficult subject to get right but was very well done However the writer dropped off my radar and his follow up book Silence, published in 2010, passed me by I noticed recently that he had had a third book published in 2011 so I did a quick catch up over Christmas, taking in both Silence and his latest book The Winter of Lions The Winter of Lions features, once again, Detective Kimmo Joentaa who is investigating the murder of two men who have recently been guests on a famous TV talk show The subject of t...


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The Winter of the Lions download The Winter of the Lions , read online The Winter of the Lions , kindle ebook The Winter of the Lions , The Winter of the Lions da2df39081eb 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 Himself Against The Harsh Finnish Winter However, This Year Events Take An Unexpected Turn When A Young Woman Turns Up On His Doorstep.Not Long Afterwards Two Men Are Found Murdered, One Of Whom Is Joentaa S Colleague, A Forensic Pathologist When It Becomes Clear That Both Victims Had Recently Been Guests On Finland S Most Famous Talk 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 AgainIn Kimmo Joentaa, Prizewinning 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.