Original title: Sirkusnaisen arvoitus
Author: Laura Andersson
Publisher: FINNISH: Otava (orig).
Genre: Crime & Suspense
Part of a series: Lili Flame Investigates
English sample and synopsis, series bible
Unlikely investigator Lili Flame who’s charmed readers faces a new tricky puzzle!
In early 1947, Helsinki gets to see something exciting when an unusual troupe of female wrestlers from America performs in the city.
Lili and Riku Loimola, together with their friends, enjoy the performance, but, after the show, chaos erupts in the area. One of the star performers has been shot – and struck with a knife. Why two methods of killing? Could there be two murderers, too?
The Helsinki police are not particularly interested in investigating the foreign woman’s murder, but Lili and Riku won’t give up – the victim deserves justice. A terrific journey begins into the colorful and circus-filled past of Joy Johnson!
"One of our [Finland’s] most original crime authors [---]."
— Markus Ånäs on Suomen Kuvalehti magazine
FINNISH: Otava (orig).