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Who created it? Hamalainen, Karo, 1976- author.
What's it called? Cruel is the night / Karo H©Şm©Şl©Şinen ; translated by Owen Witesman.
Who published it? New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2017]
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 DOWNTOWN Fiction  Hamalainen, K  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 313 pages ; 22 cm
What's it about? "Prizewinning Finnish author Karo Hamalainen's English-language debut is a literary homage to Agatha Christie and a black comedy locked-room mystery about murder, mayhem, and morality in our cynical modern world. Three cell phones ring in an opulent London apartment. The calls go unanswered because their recipients are all dead. Earlier that night, four Finnish friends meet for dinner. It's been ten years since the host, Robert, has seen his once-best friend, Mikko. The two had an ideological falling-out because Robert, a banker, made millions off of unethical (but not illegal) interest rate manipulation. Mikko, meanwhile, is an investigative journalist who has dedicated his career to bringing down corrupt financiers and politicians. Mikko's wife, Veera--with whom Robert once had a secret affair--and Robert's young trophy wife, Elise, are also joining the fray. Mikko has arrived in London with an agenda and thinks he's about to get away with murder, but he has no idea what's on the menu for the night: not only does every diner have a bone to pick with another, but there's an arsenal of deadly weapons hiding in plain sight. And by the end of the night, there will only be one survivor"-- Provided by publisher.
Helpful subjects! Married people -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
It's a special thing! Black humor (Literature).
Humorous fiction.
Mystery fiction.
More people who helped! Witesman, Owen, translator.
Other titles to try! Ilta on Julma. English
Special numbers! 9781616956813 (hardback)
161695681X (hardback)
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