Bad Blood (Intercrime, #2) by Arne Dahl

Bad Blood (Intercrime, #2)

In Arne Dahl’s riveting follow-up to Misterioso, the Intercrime team is assigned the task of tracking down an American serial killer on the loose in Sweden—quietly, and as quickly as possible.When a Swedish literary critic is found tortured to death in a janitor’s closet at Newark International Airport, the police realize that the murderer made off with the victim’s ticket and boarded a flight to Stockholm. Swedish authorities are placed ...

Details Bad Blood (Intercrime, #2)

TitleBad Blood (Intercrime, #2)
Release DateAug 13th, 2013
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Thriller, European Literature, Scandinavian Literature, Swedish Literature, Cultural, Sweden, Scandinavian Lite..., Nordic Noir, German Literature, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Bad Blood (Intercrime, #2)

  • Barbara
    Stockholm's Intercrime Unit A squad deals with serious crimes that extend beyond Sweden's borders. As this second book in the Nordic crime series opens, the team hasn't had a case in quite some time and is concerned about being split up. Before that happens though, the FBI calls Unit A leader, Detective Superintendent Jan-Olov Hultin, to report that a Swedish literary critic named Lars-Erik Hassel has been murdered at Newark International Airport...
  • Thomas
    Βαθμολογία: ★★★Ο Dahl δυστυχώς συνεχίζει να μη με πείθει με τη γραφή του. Στην αρχή σου δημιουργεί αγωνία, το τέλος είναι πάντα δυναμικό, αλλά στη μέση... σε χάνει. Δεν μπορώ να πω ότι με κούρασε καθώς το διάβασα σε 3 μέρες (αν και οι αγγλισμοί του είνα...
  • David Carr
    This better second book, after Misterioso, was written in the pre-dawn of the current century and it has to be read with that awareness. It is Swedish, and so I think that awareness must also include the residual shock surrounding the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986, a crime without a certain perpetrator. It is a police procedural, serial killer novel of the kind I have been reading since finding David L. Lindsey's Mercy 25 yea...
  • Chrissa Vasileiou
    H δεύτερη περιπέτεια της Ομάδας Α περιλαμβάνει και αρκετή δράση στην απέναντι πλευρά του Ατλαντικού.Ένας Αμερικανός serial killer έρχεται στη Σουηδία και στο "Αρχηγείο" σημαίνει συναγερμός,όταν αποκαλύπτεται πως έχει ήδη βρει τα πρώτα του θύματα επί ε...
  • Dimitris Passas
    ''Bad Blood'' is, in my humble opinion, one of the best books of ''A-Gruppen'' (or ''Intercrime'') saga even though it is only the second installment in the series. The elite team of policemen is facing a unique, for the Swedish standards, case involving an American serial killer known as ''The Kentucky killer'' who, according to strong evidence, is in the country wreaking havoc to the local community. This novel stands out, mainly, for the terri...
  • Angela
    Bad Blood is the second in the Intercrime series by Scandinavian crime writer,Arne Dahl. In this novel, we meet again the team of police officers featured previously, getting to know a little more of their characters and what “makes them tick”. They are an interesting, flawed and varied set of personalities, who gel into an effective crime- solving force.Their task this time is to find the American serial killer, nicknamed the Kentucky Killer...
  • Πάνος Τουρλής
    Ένα από τα καλύτερα αστυνομικά βιβλία που έχω διαβάσει. Ανατρεπτικό, αγωνιώδες, ανατριχιαστικό, άνθρώπινο, άμεσο, αναλυτικό...Στοκχόλμη και Κεντάκι, Σουηδία και ΗΠΑ, KGB και CIA και ντετέκτιβ και αστυνομικοί να κυνηγούν έναν κατά συρροήν δολοφόνο. Τι ...
  • Panagiotis
    Ένα βιβλίο αντιπροσωπευτικό της σκανδιναυβικής σχολής αστυνομικού μυθιστορήματος, που δεν δίνει βάση μόνο στην αστυνομική πλοκή ενός κλασσικού who done it αλλά επιχειρεί να κάνει και ένα κοινωνικό σχόλιο.Ο Νταλ τα καταφέρνει σ'αυτό πολύ καλά γιατί ε...
  • Katy
    Book Info: Genre: Suspense/Thriller/Noir CrimeReading Level: AdultRecommended for: those who like darker crime thrillers, those who like Scandinavian crime novelsBook Available: August 13, 2013 in Hardcover and Kindle formatsTrigger Warnings: torture, murder, infidelity (flashback to first book), child abuseMy Thoughts: This is an absolutely brilliant book, like the first one. Again I am not surprised to find that Arne Dahl is a bestseller and ve...
  • Luanne Ollivier
    3.5/5 It's no secret to faithful readers that I'm a crime fiction fan. I always enjoy discovering new authors in this genre. Arne Dahl's latest North American release is Bad Blood. This is the second book featuring his recurring characters, the members of the A-Unit of the Swedish Intercrime Team. The team is notified by the FBI that an American serial killer has eluded authorities and is on a flight to Sweden. Once the plane lands, the killer ...
  • Richard
    The second in Dahl's Swedish special crime team novels, and pretty good. While there is a lot to groan about, the interesting plot and humor (when it works) more than make up for the odd moments and mistakes about America.The plot involves the 'Kentucky Killer' traveling to Sweden. Since this was written pre-9/11, the ease with which K (as he is called) goes through the airports can be excused, even it gave me pause. What also stopped the flow fo...
  • Pamela
    Stockholm's A-Group, tasked with investigating crimes with international connections, are following the trail of an American serial killer, who appears to have murdered a Swedish citizen in New York and taken his seat on a flight to Sweden. The routine investigation of a warehouse break-in appears to throw up links to the killer, and the team have to pull together all the lines of enquiry to try to track down a vicious and ruthless killer.This wa...
  • Michael
    Take the late (and very great) Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series, move them to Sweden, particularly Stockholm, bring them into the world of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, change all of the names of the characters to Scandinavian names and you have the Intercrime series of Arne Dahl. Well, sort of. (No one is Ed McBain except maybe Evan Hunter.) But we have a group of detectives, all with particular talents who are assembled together in th...
  • Fenia Vazaka
    Μου άρεσε αρκετά. Θα έβαζα 3,5 αλλά θα είμαι λαρτζ και θα βάλω 4. Δεν υπάρχει ένας πρωταγωνιστής, αλλά μια ομάδα, το οποίο ίσως και να είναι πιο ρεαλιστικό, γιατί γίνεται καταμερισμός εργασίας και υπάρχει συντονισμός και ομαδικό πνεύμα. Η υπόθεση με τ...
  • Kadi Viik
    Arne Dahl är riktigt bra, både litterärt och inom sin genre. Ont blod är dessutom oavbrutet intressant och spännande med en sorts lökeffekt - under varje skikt blottas ett nytt som vrider om historien ytterligare ett varv. Tänker tugga mig igenom hela serien nu.
  • Donna
    Another great police procedural from Mr. Dahl. I am enjoying the slow building rapport between the team of investigators first introduced in the beginning novel in the series 'Misterioso'.
  • Πάρις
    3,5/5 stars
  • Rikard Bergquist
    Meandering, slow, predictable first half that picks up speed in the second half. Twists and somewhat breaks the mold but stays a little bit to true to the genre, to become something out of the ordinary.
  • Leah
    Be careful what you wish for…Paul Hjelm and the team have had very little to do since they wound up their last case in The Blinded Man. 'Violent crimes with an international character' seem to be in short supply. And Paul is bored...'What they needed was a robust serial killer, of a robust, international character, thought Paul Hjelm as he slid back into his orgy of self-pity.'Be careful what you wish for! Even as Paul thinks this, a serial kil...
  • Amanda - Go Book Yourself
    A review copy was provided by Gill Hess in return for an honest reviewI should start by saying that I haven't read the first book nor have I seen the TV series. It usually really irks me when I discover that the book I'm reading is part of a series but it didn't really effect my enjoyment of this one.The blurb on the back sounded really interesting and I couldn't wait to get into it. I was expecting a roller-coaster like thriller but that wasn't ...
  • Victoria
    The second book in the A-Unit series opens just about a season after Misterioso’s conclusion. Dahl does a nice job of summarizing the previous novel without giving away any plot points, but covers just enough of a re-cap that readers starting with this second novel in the series would not be overly lost. Like its predecessor, this novel falls more into the police-procedural sub-genre of the mystery/thriller. Accordingly, its opening pages are f...
  • Book Madness (Elif)
    Bir polisiye seriye ilk kez sırasıyla başladım. Ölümün Sesi ilk kitaptı, Kötü Kan ikinci kitap. Başrol Paul Hjelm’i sevdim. Yüzündeki o garip pembe iz bütün seri boyunca olay olacak herhalde. Hjelm ile Holm tam Edi ile Büdü oldu. Ama bence iş arkadaşlıkları bozulmasaydı daha iyi olurdu. Bu kitapta aksiyon çok daha yüksekti. Yazar bayağı detay düşünmüş. Genel olarak sevdim. 👍🏻
  • Estibaliz79
    Tengo claro que este es un libro de 2 1/2; lo que tenía menos claro era si representar esa nota con tres estrellas o con dos, como al final ha sido el caso. ¿Por qué? Porque, al fin y a la postre, más allá de sopesar lo bueno y lo malo me quedo con que esta historia sin duda no pervivirá mucho tiempo en mi memoria... que, por lo demás, ya se sabe que es un tanto efímera por saturación.Lo bueno de esta novela son las particularidades de a...
  • Anna Jesse
    De Zweedse literatuurcriticus Hassel wordt op brute wijze vermoord op de vlieghaven Newark bij New York. Opvallend detail: het slachtoffer heeft 2 gaatjes in zijn hals. Het zijn de 'merktekens' van de beruchte seriemoordenaar The Kentucky Killer, die evenwel al jaren geleden is overleden. Is hij herrezen? Het Zweedse A team dat op sterven na dood is moet weer nieuw leven in worden geblazen en wacht op een nieuwe seriemoordenaar. Als een geschenk ...
  • ΠανωςΚ
    To Misterioso, πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς, δεν μ' είχε ενθουσιάσει και διάλεξα να διαβάσω το επόμενο, Μίσος και Αίμα, κατά τη διάρκεια ενός ταξιδιού, μόνο και μόνο επειδή μου φάνηκε ιδανικό ανάγνωσμα αεροδρομίου, ακριβώς επειδή στο εξώφυλλο γράφει «προσοχή,...
  • Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling
    I thought that the first eighty odd pages of history and establishing of the unsympathetic characters was far too long and tedious, the story took a long time to develop and gain momentum but once it did it was riveting. Being a police procedural in style I can easily see how this story could translate successfully to the small screen (BBC4 has picked this title and series up and I believe it has already screened).I like hearing the behind the sc...
  • Tim Orfanos
    Ο Dahl δίνει μια πολιτική διάσταση στο σύγχρονο αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα (1998), ενώ, ταυτόχρονα, αναλύει τις πολιτικο-κοινωνικο-οικονομικές αλλαγές που υπέστη η Σουηδία, και κατ'επέκταση τις διπλωματικές σχέσεις της με τις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες. Χτίζει μ...
  • buchtrunken
    Was das Buch eigen macht, ist die Erzählweise, die sich auf die Sicht der Polizisten auf der Jagd nach K. konzentriert.Es gibt kein übliches "switchen" zwischen dem Vorankommen der Polizei und den aktuellen Machenschaften des Serienmörders. Der Leser ist stets genauso schlau wie die Polizisten selbst.Dahl räumt dabei jedem der Polizisten gleich viel Spielraum ein, so dass der Leser selbst entscheiden kann für wen seine Sympathien höher schl...
  • Johannes
    Ein solider Thriller der den Spannungsbogen gekonnt hält, aber leider auch einige inhaltliche, sprachliche und stilistische Defizite aufweist: So gelingt es Dahl oft nicht, die Wahrnehmungen, Gedanken und Gefühle seiner Hauptfiguren überzeugend darzustellen ohne in Plattitüden zu verfallen. Zudem überschreiten die vielen humoristisch zugespitzten Passagen zuweilen die Grenze zum Kalauer. Was bleibt ist eine Geschichte, die durchaus in ihren ...
  • Karen
    I really like this series, and the second book is even better than the first. Dahl manages to be both really grim and outrageously funny. There's a bit of proselytizing when our heroes end up in NYC, but I enjoyed seeing the US's policies on crime from a European perspective. Very creepy bad guy. Will keep reading these. Great ending.