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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (144 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leena Lehtolainen Narrator: Amy Rubinate Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Maria Kallio Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781469211817
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After a student choir’s practice session at a Helsinki villa turns deadly, Detective Maria Kallio finds herself in the middle of the action — and her first murder case. Someone in the group wanted playboy Tommi Peltonen dead, but that’s one song these suspects refuse to sing. Behind the choir’s jovial facade lies bitter passion, and the victim’s seemingly perfect life hid a host of sins that made him a target of almost everyone in the villa. As a young female — and a redhead to boot — Maria knows that solving this case will help her overcome her perceived shortcoming in the eyes of her colleagues. But as the case takes startling twists and turns, and friends and foes become interchangeable, will she be able to piece together the clues before the killer strikes again? Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anna | 10/22/2013

    " maybe something was lost in the translation but after all the hype about this book i was really disappointed. the plot meandered and when the killer was finally revealed i felt like there should have been more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Martin | 9/16/2013

    " Not too bad for a first outing. The protagonist needs to toughen up A LOT though and stop talking so much about the skirts she's wearing. Skirts? This is policing? I'd try another one and hope the character would become a little more confident and, beyond that, decide what to do with her life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Baseni | 7/16/2013

    " Ein skandinavischer Krimi aus der Sicht einer Kommissarin geschrieben. Man kann Leena Lehtolainen nur dazu gratulieren. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikole Muzzy | 7/3/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I liked the main character (a young female detective) and the plot. It had enough suspense so I couldn't put it down, but it wasn't overly gruesome which I appreciated. I definitely want to read more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ed | 5/10/2013

    " Either Leena Lehtolainen is an infelicitous writer of prose or Owen Witesman is a poor translator from Finnish to English--or, more likely, some of each--but "My First Murder" is so bland and dull that I gave it up after 50 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracie Stokka | 3/22/2013

    " The side view into Finnish culture was fascinating. The narrator is compelling . .mi did identify the murderer very early onm but I still felt compelled to continue reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Sometomato | 2/15/2013

    " Really liked this writer and her main character. I understand that the author has written a whole series around this gutsy but very human woman, and I look forward to their printing and release in the US. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylan Dabaldo | 2/9/2013

    " A quick and enjoyable read. Fairly predictable, I felt confident I had the "bad guy" pegged early on. With that though, I did like the book & the storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noella | 11/27/2012

    " Eh. Not horrible but I can see what the other reviewers mean. I'm willing to read the next one though. "

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About the Author

Leena Lehtolainen is the author of the Maria Kallio series and the Bodyguard series, which hit the #1 spot on the Finnish bestseller lists. Her books have sold over two million copies worldwide, and rights have been sold in twenty-nine languages. She was born in Vesanto, Finland, to parents who taught language and literature. As a child, she made up stories in her head before she could even write, and at age ten wrote her first book, which was published two years later. Besides her novels, she writes for a Finnish figure-skating magazine.

About the Narrator

Amy Rubinate has narrated over 250 audiobooks and won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her books have been selected for AudioFile’s Best Romance of 2016 list; Booklist’s Top 10 Romance, Top 10 Historical Fiction, Editor’s Choice Media; and YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children’s books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Amy’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.