Lili Flame Investigates: The Case of the Girls’ Orphanage

✓  An atmospheric mystery series reminiscent of old-time detective novels but with a queer angle!
✓ For fans of Agatha Christie, Alan Bradley, and Richard Osman

The feel-good crime series with vivid scenery, strong characters and gripping cases!

The hot summer of 1947 gets a chilling twist as the body of a young boy is found near a girl’s orphanage, and Lili is asked to investigate. Soon she finds out that one of the residents of the home has also gone missing. The home and its residents are subjected to strict rules – has the girl run away, or is she also a victim of a crime? In the fear-filtered atmosphere it is tricky to distinguish between truth and the lies. To balance things out, Lili spends time among artists in Helsinki, who are ready to leave the war behind and embrace the future.

The Lili Flame Investigates series has been compared to Agatha Christie as well as to the Inspector Palmu series by Mika Waltari. Set in post-war Helsinki, the expressive narration and the charismatic characters have charmed readers – the two previous titles, Murder at the Mansion and The Mystery of the Circus Woman have been received with adoration!