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Harry has been in Langholmen jail for a year and a half, but is about to be released. He is looking forward to building a life with his new lover outside the prison gates.
But no sooner is he back home than he finds that his friend Beda has been murdered and, even worse, that her disabled son Petrus is accused of the crime. Harry investigates, and finds evidence of a cover-up and a trail of guilt leading all the way to the royal family. What will Harry have to do to free Petrus and bring the real murderers to justice?
|Title||:||Down for the Count (Harry Kvist, #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||200 pages|
June 11, 2017
Darker and grittier.
'You can't get away from a promise', I remind myself. 'It's always honour and glory all the bloody way, but when you think about it, those are the only things the poor have.'
Harry Kvist just can't catch a break. It's enough to make you believe in curses. Yes, much of his pro...
May 25, 2017
A true noir ....... dark, dirty and bruised
As always our Kvisten leads with his fists than sometimes follows with his brain. But like a pitbull when he locks jaws into a target he will not open them until the target is down.
A magnificent use of language to create such a noir, dirty, bruised Stock...
May 26, 2017
A Swedish noir par excellence. Bravo.
Martin Holmén turned this finest piece of prose into a small work of art.
Stockholm, November, 1935.
After one and half year Harry Kvist is released from prison. He has something to look forward.
He is in love. He is full of hopes and...butterflies. His Doughbo...
May 22, 2017
" Harry Kvist in a magnificent comeback "
This is one of those books that don't make me think of how much research the author has done to describe the 1930s well.
No- it feels like it was actually written back then. No out of place phrases, vivid descriptions of the setting and character traits....
September 06, 2017
You can also find this review on my book blog.
This book is a second in a trilogy called the Harry Kvist Trilogy and what attracted me to this book is that it has a bisexual main character. I usually see a lot of straight main characters in mystery/thriller genres so this is what immediately int...
August 08, 2017
Harry Kvist is not a nice man. So you know. But he is complex. We meet him in the last hour of his eighteen-month imprisonment--one of many--with his lover, Doughboy, a youth who shares a cell with fleas and a wood louse. And with whom Kvist is in love.
Within a few hours, Kvist learns one of his...
August 18, 2017
This is the second in the proposed trilogy of Harry Kvist novels by Marten Holman and proves that the first novel 'Clinch' was not a flash in the pan. This novel is every bit as good, if not better than the first.
Harry has been released from prison after serving a sentence for intimidation and h...
August 13, 2017
It’s winter 1935, Stockholm. Former boxer, Harry Kvist, leaves prison. All he wants to do is begin a new life with the lover he met in jail. But his past dogs him. It is a time seeing the rise of Nazi ideals, which is beginning to make life uncomfortable for many people, even in Sweden.
September 02, 2017
I don't appear to have liked this book as much as the other reviewers on here. I can't fault the writing or the story but somehow I could not engage that much with it. When I won it as a 'giveaway' I became aware that it followed on from the author's earlier book 'The Clinch', and I made a note t...