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Inspector Christian Tell and his team are called to the scene of a double murder. University lecturer Anne-Marie Karpov lies dead in her home, alongside her student and lover, Henrik. The crime appears straightforward: Henrik's girlfriend Rebecca, a woman in therapy for her violent jealousy, had been spotted outside Karpov's flat and her fingerprints are found on the door.Inspector Christian Tell and his team are called to the scene of a double murder. University lecturer Anne-Marie Karpov lies dead in her home, alongside her student and lover, Henrik. The crime appears straightforward: Henrik's girlfriend Rebecca, a woman in therapy for her violent jealousy, had been spotted outside Karpov's flat and her fingerprints are found on the door.But shortly afterwards, when Rebecca's flat is burgled in a seemingly unconnected attack, Tell begins to wonder whether she might be the victim in a larger game. It emerges that items on the Red List - artefacts raided from Iraqi museums - were found among Henrik's possessions.As the truth behind Anne-Marie and Henrik's past begins to emerge, the dead woman's ex-husband, Danish gangsters and Turkish black marketeers all come into the frame. Tell must unravel a web of hidden motives that spans continents, all while trying to salvage his stormy relationship with Seja....

Title : Babylon
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ISBN : 9780297866695
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Babylon Reviews

  • Marina Sofia
    2019-04-17 16:17

    OK, but nothing to get really excited about. This is not the next big Scandinavian crime sensation, or at least not yet. There is a lot more here about the background and personal relationships of the detectives, which are extraneous to the plot. Some of it is interesting (a comment perhaps on Sweden's social welfare system), but a good deal of it is misleading. I kept expecting something bad to happen to Seja, the main detective's girlfriend, because there was so much insistence on the remote woodland location of her home.Otherwise, a fairly standard police procedural with a few red herrings and plenty of suspects.

  • Ann Smith
    2019-04-17 20:59

    As already stated many times, this is NOT the new Jo Nesbo; why the authors publishers thought it desirable to claim she is I really cannot imagine. A truly great writer can create a literary masterpiece in any genre; this book appears to want to be a literary novel but is disguised as a police procedural because, frankly, that is what sells.Not a bad book but far too much about the private lives of the police personnel, the crime gets 'lost' in a morass of meaningless plot developments and the perpetrator is completely obvious practically from the start.I think the author might benefit from considering whether crime novels are really her genre; the germ of a good novel is there but it has few of the elements that make good crime fiction - not exciting or intriguing in any way. I read it for my crime based reading group and although it generated some interesting discussion, it got a thumbs down from people who read a LOT of crime fiction of every type.

  • Lisa
    2019-04-15 18:55

    It was hailed as a new Swedish author. Granted I did read these two books out of order. Now that I am reading her other one, I am aware they should be read in order.The problem I had with this book that I have not had with other Swedish authors was the names. Or maybe the story was a little loose and allowed the names to confuse me, until I almost did not care.After the murders were solved, they then went back and looked at the Babylon connection. It felt a little like a patchwork quilt - the pieces are all there but the flow did not quite work.I have to admit she really is not the new "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" author, but a fair attempt as relative new authors go. I will read the first book, but do not expect better.Overall, a little disappointed.

  • Wilde Sky
    2019-03-31 16:50

    A man and woman are murdered and the police investigate.I found this book hard work – there was so much detail that had nothing to do with the plot that I couldn’t engage with this book. There are better crime books around.My real rating is 2.5

  • Vicky Unwin
    2019-04-12 20:15

    Disappointing follow-up to Frozen Moment, which introduced us to the new Nordic Noir Inspector Christian Tell and his journalist girlfriend, Seja. Not as claimed 'the new Jo Nesbo'.

  • Ania
    2019-04-06 20:49

    Słabo, gdy od samego początku wie się, kto może być zabójcą. Ale dla relaksu da się przeczytać.

  • Maureen Evans
    2019-04-18 23:15

    I enjoyed it.

  • Michelle Wilson
    2019-04-15 23:08

    The cover of this book said that Ceder was the new Jo Nesbo. Camilla Ceder is very much her own person. Babylon proceeds at a pace with murders but also is peopled with individuals with feelings, regrets and the ability to change. The murders are solved slowly and in the process we learn about the team and the people affected by the murders.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-10 19:48

    I listened to this as an audio book and it was a complex detective novel. I had a few issues with the relationship between the main character Christian Tell and his girlfriend ( frankly they just didn't seem to get on with one another...) but other than that it was a good read. Lots of interesting detail on the treasures and some well developed characters involved in the plot.

  • Trish
    2019-04-02 18:52

    I enjoyed the balance of personal story lines with the crime investigation. I had started Frozen Moment some time ago and did not read all of - but this was either translated more effectively or she has n=matured as a writer.

  • Ken Fredette
    2019-04-08 17:04

    Lots of action from the whole squad of detectives. Everything falls into line in the end. Seja's and Christian's love affair ends up taking off. Can't remember "Frozen Moment" know I read it, but this book really stands out.

  • Angela Dunlop
    2019-03-25 17:55

    I've read the 1st two books in this series and loved them. For some reason this one just didn't grab me as much as they did. Can't explain why.

  • Ann Tonks
    2019-04-02 18:01

    A great range of characters all trying to find out were they sit in the world of relationships....while at the same time a traditional murder mystery. A good read.