US crime author has dark take on Finnish society

Associated Press
US crime author has dark take on Finnish society

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, American author James Thompson drinks coffee in Helsinki's 'Hilarious Pike' bar, a location central to the action in his Inspector Kari Vaari series of novels. Thompson's style is on the dark end of the “Nordic Noir” spectrum. The genre _ with its stark and often violent police procedurals _ has proved wildly successful for publishers and filmmakers alike. (AP Photo/David Mac Dougall)

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