Maria Kallio
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  • 1
    My First Murder: Maria Kallio, Book 1 | Leena Lehtolainen

    My First Murder: Maria Kallio, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Leena Lehtolainen
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
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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.

    First Published 1993 So Expect Some Social Change


    Maria Kallio is a young sergeant in the Serious Crime Unit in Helsinki, Finland. The book was first published in 1993 so if it seems socially a b..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2013 by Sires (Chesapeake, OH, United States)
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    Her Enemy: Maria Kallio, 2 | Leena Lehtolainen, Owen F. Witesman (translated)

    Her Enemy: Maria Kallio, 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Leena Lehtolainen, Owen F. Witesman (translated)
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    After solving her first murder and leaving the Helsinki Police Department behind, Maria Kallio thought that a move to the neighboring city of Espoo would signal a fresh start - a chance to not only put her new law degree to use but to nurture her budding romance with Antti Sarkela. But when she discovers the strangled body of a new acquaintance, old habits die hard for the redheaded sleuth - especially since the accused is not only the victim's fiancé but a member of Antti's family. Though she works as a legal counselor, Kallio soon finds herself unofficially investigating the murder, now labeled a sex crime.

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