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SUMMARY Misterioso

After successfully but bloodily dismantling a complicated hostage situation at a bank in the suburbs of Stockholm Detective Paul Hjelm is faced with the reuisite investigation by Internal Affairs It is a potentially career ending inuiry but he is plucked out of it by the National Criminal Police commissioner who drops him into an elite task force of officers assembled from across the country to find an elusive killer with a sophisticated modus operandi and even sophisticated tastes  Misterioso by Arne Dahl is a uniue and wonderful book It is part mystery part police procedural part existential philosophy and part comedy There is something so distinctive about this book that it resists categorization On the surface it is a mystery but so much of the novel lies below the surface getting into the characters minds and thoughts as they live their lives and work at trying to catch a serial killerThe title of the book comes from a piece of music composed by Thelonius Monk a famous American jazz pianist and composer now deceased There is a serial killer on the loose in Sweden who is killing very rich and powerful men The killer waits for his prey in the victim s living room listening to Monk s Misterioso on the stereo and when the victim arrives he is shot in the head two times The killer views the music as a pantomime a peculiar dance of death The Swedish police put together what they call an A Team to find this killerPaul Hjelm is one of those chosen for this select group It is ironic for him as on the afternoon he was picked he expected to be fired He was with his colleagues that morning and there was a hostage situation in a building near police headuarters An Estonian immigrant here illegally was holding a group of people in the immigration office hostage Paul decides to take matters into his own hands and he goes into the office and shoots the man holding others hostage Paul feels very badly about doing this and expects Internal Affairs to fire him for his impulsive action He acted on his own without waiting for back up Instead of being fired he becomes a national heroThe group gathered to form the A Team is very original There is a singer a man who used to be Mr Sweden when he took steroids there is a Chilean who is called black head because he is not blonde like most Swedes there is a woman who also sings and likes to masturbate in her office there is a Finn who has a secrets from his past life prior to coming to Sweden there is a pedantic idealist who loves to give his political views The reader sees how the team interacts and gets to know one another Hultin the team leader always enters the room through a mysterious door that no one knows about Where it comes from and where it leads to is a mysteryAs the team works together there are four victims dead The A Team checks out all kinds of leads including the Russian and Estonian mafia the victims businesses and personal lives and they find out a lot of information One of the victims is a pedophile together the three of them tried to rape a woman who later committed suicide and some of their businesses are involved in mafia corruption An amphetamine babbling proprietor of a video store with private viewing booths in Norrmalm had cheerfully offered them some child porn films with Russian subtitles even though they had shown him their police ID He was arrestedPaul is in the midst of a marital crisis an existential aloneness where he and his wife of many years Cilla can no longer communicate and find themselves totally separate Paul has this dreadful unbearable feeling that we can never really reach anyone else Never ever not even those closest to us The horrifying sensation of absolute existential aloneness And now he saw this same emotion in Cilla s eyesWe learn about the Palme murder that is a huge deal in Sweden It is mentioned several times in this novel Olof Palme the Prime Minister of Sweden was assassinated in 1986 and the murderer was never found The A Group does not want to be seen as ineffective like the investigation of the Palme murder turned out to be It is very much in the back of their minds as they search for the serial killer When they do not have luck finding the murderer after a month either they were doing something fundamentally wrong or else they were dealing with another Palme murderWe also learn about the prevalence of xenophobia in Sweden The term black head refers to anyone who doesn t have blond hair as do most of the Swedes There is a great deal of prejudice against immigrants and looking like a Swede is considered very importantThe they got to know each other the harder it becames to understand each other As always This background of existential ennui reminded me of Sartre and Camus especially Sartre s book Nausea Paul becomes obsessed with a mark on his cheek most likely a common pimple However he worries it s melanoma and the mark takes on different shapes depending on his mood and the different crises he is facingMuch of the dialog is tongue in cheek and I found myself laughing at the oddest moments Tiina Nunnally did a wonderful job of translation and the book flows throughout There is not a dull moment It seems like the Scandinavians are having a true renaissance in crime writing and Arne Dahl is right at the top

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Misterioso

Targeting Sweden’s high profile business leaders the killer breaks into their homes at night waits for his victims places two bullets in their heads with deadly precision and removes the bullets from the walls a ritual enacted to a rare bootleg recording of Thelonious Monk’s jazz classic “Misterioso” As Hjelm his young doggedly energetic partner Jorge Chavez and the rest of the team follow one lead after another in their pursuit navigating the murky underworlds of the Russia Too many characters and a plot with too many convolutions Jazz fans may have an interest in reading this because Thelonious Monk s 1958 Five Spot recording of Misterioso with a bootlegged addition plays a part in the book I have the feeling that Arne Dahl is a jazz fan who used his musical interests as a part of the novel though I could be way off base about that It did seem a bit far fetched to me that two police officers would have the same interest but perhaps I just don t know enough police officers and no Scandinavian police officers

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N Mafia and the secretive members only society of Sweden’s wealthiest denizens they must also delve into one of the country’s most persistent ills a deep rooted xenophobia that affects both the police and the perpetrator in a small nation that is becoming rapidly internationalized The first novel in Arne Dahl’s gripping Intercrime series widely considered to be one of Sweden’s best Misterioso is a penetrating dark and absorbing introduction to this acclaimed author’s worl Someone is knocking off Sweden s most rich and powerful men one by one Who is doing it and what is the connection among these men Whoever it is leaves no clues behind and even removes the bullets The only thing we know is that the person listens to a tape of Theloneous Monk s jazz piece of the book s title As the case gets solved we follow several detectives and learn a bit about their personal lives A good read


10 thoughts on “Misterioso

  1. says:

    Misterioso by Arne Dahl is a uniue and wonderful book It is part mystery part police procedural part existential philosophy and part comedy There is something so distinctive about this book that it resists categori

  2. says:

    Detective Paul Hjelm finds himself in a hostage situation and for the first time in his life shoots someone after feigning being unarmed Hailed as a hero by the press his tactics are under review by the police department; however he is asked to join a task force of misfits to capture someone who is methodically killing high profile business leaders in Sweden breaking into their homes at night listening to Thelonious Monk’s jazz classic

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    Please Note I read an

  4. says:

    Between a 35 and a 375 rounded upMisterioso is very different from normal Scandinavian crime fare but still good I liked it with a couple of reservations see belowMisterioso is another fine example of Scandinavian crime fiction this time of a police procedural with a few twists and turns along the way There is definitely no measure of cutesiness to be found in this book it's police work through and through and some of th

  5. says:

    This is a police proceedural crime novel The story is about a special team that is assembled to find out who is killing prominent businessmen in Sweden I enjoyed the beginning ending of the story but found the middle just too dry The crime team spent uite a bit of time examining each of victims' connections to

  6. says:

    Too many characters and a plot with too many convolutions Jazz fans may have an interest in reading this because Thelonious Monk's 1958 Five Spot recording of Misterioso with a bootlegged addition plays a part in the book I have the feeling that Arne Dahl is a jazz fan who used his musical interests as a part of the novel though

  7. says:

    Misterioso by Arne Dahl is the first in a Swedish series called The A Team Despite this to me somewhat unfortunate name the book is

  8. says:

    Someone is knocking off Sweden’s most rich and powerful men one by one Who is doing it and what is the connection among these men Whoever it

  9. says:

    NoI'm not turning into a Scandinavian groupie but it's sure looking like it I read Bad Blood which was excellent giving it five stars and this one was great as well However as seen by the four stars didn't blow me out of the water like Bad Blood If you haven't put your toe into this genre of writing it might be time

  10. says:

    A gripping and occasionally hilarious thriller about a disparate group of dedicated but eccentric police officers and their attempts to catch a bizarre serial killer Nordic Noir with a distinct twist of black humour