The Purity of Vengeance

vengeanceThe Purity of Vengeance
by Jussi Adler-Olsen  (Denmark translated)
2013 / 528 pages
read by Graeme Malcolm 14h 6m
rating:  A –  crime
(Dept. Q mystery – #4 )

Eeks!   I read this earlier this month (October) but forgot to post the blog here.

I’m catching up on the Department Q mysteries – I was a bit hesitant about this one because it has less glowing reviews – still,  I know I want to read #5 so here we go.  The down side of the novel seems to be the historical aspect – there really was a sterilization program for wayward girls on the island of Sprogø in Denmarkbetween the years 1923 and 1959

The Purity of Vengeance has to do with that sorry part of Denmark’s history and the possibility of continuing racist ideas in the country.  So Adler-Olsen is writing with some  political and historical ideas involved and that changes the tenor a bit.   Oh well – the suspense remains high and I’m used to historical aspects to my fiction.   >>>>MORE>>>>

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