Against the Wall
Helsinki Homicide (Book 3)
Best Finnish Crime Novel 2009
An abandoned house in Northern Helsinki, a dead body in the garage. Detective Lieutenant Kari Takamäki’s homicide team gets a case that looks like a professional hit but they are perplexed by the crime scene.
Takamaki’s right-hand man Suhonen goes undercover as "Suikkanen", a gangster full of action. In pursuit of the murderer, he must operate within the grey area of the law. But will the end justify the means?
Jarkko Sipila is a Finnish author and journalist. He has been reporting Finnish crime news for MTV3 TV news and the Helsingin Samomat newspaper for almost 20 years. He has written 11 novels and co-wrote a TV-series based on the Takamaki-books. Following in the footsteps of popular Scandinavian writers, Jarkko Sipila is introducing his critically acclaimed Takamäki series in English.
Helsinki Homicide: Against The Wall, the winner of the 20009 Finnish Crime Fiction of the Year Award, is the first of Jarkko Sipila's nine Takamäki-novels to be translated into English. Through realistic characters and complex plots, he discusses current topics surrounding Finnish society and unveils glimpses into his esoteric homeland.
Ice Cold Crime, 2009
paperback, 291 pages, 4.5 x 0.7 x 7.4 inches