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The blinded man

The blinded man

Dahl, Arne, 1963-; Dahl, Arne, 1963-

THE FIRST INTERCRIME THRILLER, TO BE BROADCAST ON BBC FOUR SPRING 2013 Sweden's elite are under attack. Two rich and powerful men have been murdered, and in the face of mounting panic - and media hysteria - a task force has been created to catch the killer. To his surprise, Detective Paul Hjelm, currently under investigation for misconduct after shooting a man who took the staff of an immigration office hostage, is summoned to join the new team. But the killer has left no clues, even removing the bullets from the crime scenes, and Hjelm and his new teammates face a daunting challenge if they are to uncover the connection between the victims and catch the murderer before he kills again

Paperback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Vintage, 2012

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Statement of responsibility: Arne Dahl ; translated from the Swedish by Tina Nunnally
ISBN: 009957568X, 9780099575689
Note: This translation originally published: as Misterioso. New York: Pantheon, 2011.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: 437 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Intercrime ; 1
Uniform Title: Misterioso. English

Author note

Arne Dahl is an award-winning Swedish crime novelist and literary critic.The Blinded Manis the first book in the Intercrime series, adaptations of which the BBC will be screening in the slot that madeThe Killing,BorgenandThe Bridgeinto household names.

Tiina Nunnally has translated more than fifty books from Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.

Reviews

"Mystery devotees who loved Mankell's Kurt Wallander, and crime-fiction "lifers" who still treasure Sjowall's and Wahloo's Martin Beck, will want to add Paul Hjelm to their short lists of international favorites"
Booklist||"Thoughtfully haunting and sometimes beautifully written, the first of Hjelm's cases to be translated into English is likely to resonate with readers of the Stieg Larsson trilogy"
Kirkus (starred)||"Arne Dahl has created a school of his own within the Swedish crime writing tradition. He combines global intrigue with intelligence, suspense, and genuine literary quality"||"Loose canon Paul Helm and his character-filled team entertainingly chase multiple false leads as they hunt for a Thelonious Monk obsessed assassin"
Metro||"[A] superb police procedural... Dahl has created a brilliant character and a terrific story, and should that not be enough, this is a classic cop-shop tale of the old school"
The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Back cover copy

Two of Sweden's most powerful businessmen have been murdered.

In the face of mounting panic amongst the financial elite, a task force has been created to catch the culprit before he kills again. To his surprise, Detective Paul Hjelm, currently under investigation for misconduct after shooting a man who took an immigration office hostage, is summoned to join the team.

But the killer has left no clues - even removing the bullets from the crime scenes - and Hjelm and his new teammates face a daunting challenge if they are to uncover the connection between the murdered men and identify any potential victims before he strikes again.

'A masterly crime novel'Kristelig Dagblad(Denmark)

'[A] superb police procedural... Dahl has created a brilliant character and a terrific story, and should that not be enough, this is a classic cop-shop tale of the old school'The Globe and Mail(Canada