Holy Ceremony

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FINLAND: Crime Time (orig.)

UNITED KINGDOM: Bitter Lemon Press

Original title: Pyhä toimitus

Author: Harri Nykänen

Published: 2011

Publisher: Crime Time

Genre: Crime & Suspense

Pages: 252

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The fourth entry in the Ariel Kafka series.

In the neighbourhood of Töölö in Helsinki, a dead female is discovered with religious texts written onto her body. This is not a murder victim, however, but a body stolen from the morgue. Soon after its discovery, the body is stolen once more and ceremoniously burned in Helsinki’s Central Park.

Ariel Kafka’s investigation leads him to the enigmatic Brotherhood of the Holy Vault and one of its members Reijo Laurén, who is also suspected of stealing the body. Before Kafka begins to put together the mystery piece by piece, many people have to pay for their past sins with their lives

Harri Nykänen

Harri Nykänen is an industrious novelist who draws on his 20 years of experience as a crime reporter at Helsingin Sanomat, the largest daily in the Nordic countries. An author since 1986, he has written dozens of books portraying the customs and rules of the Helsinki underworld – through the eyes of both criminals and members of the police force. Nykänen has won the Finnish crime writing award The Clue twice, and was nominated for the Glass Key for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel in 2004.

Bibliography


Harri Nykänen

Ariel 5: The Lion King

2015, Crime & Suspense


Harri Nykänen

Ariel 4: Holy Ceremony

2011, Crime & Suspense


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Holy Ceremony

2011, Crime & Suspense


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Ariel 3: In the Middle on Nowhere

2009, Crime & Suspense


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Ariel 2: The Spider Woman

2005, Crime & Suspense


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Ariel 1: Night of Awe

2004, Crime & Suspense


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