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by Trapdoor, 1 Apri 2014. ISBN: 978-1847445858
Klemet and his new partner Nina
are the Reindeer Patrol Officers for their region of Norway’s
most northern territory.They deal mostly with disputes between Sami
herders – unti a priceless artefact is stolen, and a reindeer herder murdered
novel had a plot that was traditional in the best sense: a mysterious object,
tensions between natives and incomers, corruption higher up, and a race to find
treasure.The plot moved briskly, with a
particularly satisfying finale that drew in unexpected threads.The two police officers were well contrasted:
older Klemet, fighting the tensions between his Sami heritage and his own past,
and his city rookie, Nina, who takes feminism for granted and is keen to try out
her detective skills.I’d want to meet
them again.However what really made
this novel stand out was the setting: the world without sun for forty days,
where the police get about on snowmobiles; the tension between the traditional
small herder and the modern breeders; the politics; the fight to retain an
ancient culture, shown particularly in the shaman Aslak and his tragic
wife.Truc has been a Le Monde’s Nordic and Baltic reporter
for over a decade, and his analysis of this strange, beautiful world comes
across as completely authentic.
excellent traditional police procedural with an unusual and vividly-evoked
was born in France in 1964. He has worked as a journalist since 1986, and has
been based in Stockholm since 1994, where he is currently the Nordic and Baltic
correspondent for Le Monde and Le Point. As a reporter, Olivier Truc covers
subjects from politics and economics to social issues like immigration and
minorities. He has also produced TV documentaries, including one that portrays
a group of Norwegian policemen in Lapland.
Marsali Taylor grew up near
Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently
a part-time teacher on Shetland's scenic west side, living with her husband and
two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is
fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland's distinctive
dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a
keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of
her local drama group.Marsali also does
a regular monthly column for the Mystery People e-zine.