Trafika Europe 2 - Polish Nocturne

Kiss of Santa (a short story)

Leena Lehtolainen

Leena Lehtolainen, born in Vesanto in 1964, is Finland's most successful female crime author, with her titles consistently

topping the country’s best-seller lists. More than two million copies of her books have been sold worldwide, and her works have been translated into twenty-nine languages. In addition to her career as an author, Lehtolainen has worked as a literary researcher, columnist, and critic. Her best-known character is the tough, down-to-earth, and emotionally intelligent police officer Maria Kallio. To celebrate the season, we end with this taut thriller of a woman in a fat Santa suit, set on a very special department store mission. You can find this new story, and so much more, in the tingling collection, Helsinki Noir , just out by Akashic Press.

Translated from Finnish by Jill G. Timbers.


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