My First Murder (The Maria Kallio Series), by Leena Lehtolainen
Maria Kallio has just been assigned her first murder investigation. To prove to herself and her squad that she has what it takes to be a detective, she’ll have to solve the death of Tommi Peltonen.
Found floating facedown at the water’s edge of his Helsinki villa, Tommi had invited his choir group to spend a weekend at his retreat. But beneath the choir’s seemingly tight-knit bonds seethed bitter passion and jealousy.
As Maria sets out to determine the difference between friends and foes, she uncovers the victim’s unsavory past—and motives for all seven suspects. Now it’s up to her to untangle a complex set of clues before the killer strikes again.
Meet the Author
Leena Lehtolainen was born in Vesanto, Finland, to parents who taught language and literature. A keen reader, she made up stories in her head before she could even write. At the age of ten, she began her first book, a young adult novel, and it was published two years later.
Besides writing, Leena is fond of classical singing, her beloved cats, and--her greatest passion--figure skating. She attends many competitions as a skating journalist and writes for the Finnish figure skating magazine Taitoluistelu.
Her bestselling Maria Kallio series has been successfully adapted for Finnish television. Leena currently lives in Finland with her husband and two sons.