Dødsenglen (Louise Rick, #6)
Dødsenglen - et flere hundrede år gammelt og meget kostbart glasikon - har været i den stenrige familie Sachs-Smiths eje i generationer, men altid som en velbevaret hemmelighed. Derfor kommer det som et chok, da det en dag pludselig er væk, og bedre bliver det ikke, da politiet kan meddele familien, at morens død nogle måneder tidligere ikke var selvmord, men nu efterforskes som en drabssag.Samtidig er Louise Rick fra drabsafdelingen på Københavns Politigård blevet involveret i en sag om en kvinde, der er meldt savnet under en rejse til Solkysten. En af politiets teorier er, at hun har ønsket at begynde et nyt liv, men da en kendt filminstruktør kort efter forsvinder sporløst i samme område, er Louise ikke længere i tvivl: De to kvinder er blevet bortført eller dræbt.Da sagen om Dødsenglen optrappes med en gidseltagning, bliver Louise inddraget, og mens det langsomt går op for hende, hvordan Sashs-Smith-historien hænger sammen, finder hun samtidig et afgørende spor i forsvindingssagen. Til hendes overraskelse viser det sig, at de to sager er forbundet, og at sandheden om den ene afslører sandheden om den anden.

Dødsenglen (Louise Rick, #6) Details

TitleDødsenglen (Louise Rick, #6)
Author
LanguageDanish
ReleaseDec 1st, 2010
PublisherPeople's Press
ISBN-139788770559935
Rating
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, European Literature, Danish, Thriller

Dødsenglen (Louise Rick, #6) Review

  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    The Angel of Death, a stained-glass icon taken generations ago from the Hagia Sofia in Copenhagen, is the required ransom for the release of a young kidnapped girl. But the icon disappeared from the Sachs-Smith family home, leaving negotiator Detective Inspector Louise Ricks to match wits with a criminal mastermind who will stop at nothing to own the Angel.Well-developed characters and an intriguing premise keep the pages turning although the side plot involving Louise’s family is less compellin The Angel of Death, a stained-glass icon taken generations ago from the Hagia Sofia in Copenhagen, is the required ransom for the release of a young kidnapped girl. But the icon disappeared from the Sachs-Smith family home, leaving negotiator Detective Inspector Louise Ricks to match wits with a criminal mastermind who will stop at nothing to own the Angel.Well-developed characters and an intriguing premise keep the pages turning although the side plot involving Louise’s family is less compelling and not fully resolved as the narrative draws to a close. In addition, plot revelations early in the telling of the tale keep the suspense from building; astute readers will identify the culprit and deduce the ending long before the not-so-surprising reveal.
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  • Karen Ng
    January 1, 1970
    I discovered Sara Baedel a couple of years ago when only a handful of her books were translated into English, and fell madly in love. I started reading crime/ detective novels in elementary school : Holmes, Encyopedia Brown, Christie, and later read the whole series by Cornwell, Patterson, Kellerman, Ludlum, Connelly, Deaver and oh, too many to name, and I can tell you, as a female author, Blaedel is second to none. Her logic and plotting is blemishless. A true master. I'm hopelessly addicted.
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  • Toni
    January 1, 1970
    The Stolen Angel entails several mysteries with many different components.Louise is a Police Dept. hostage negotiator. she has a foster son. The story lines include missing persons, murder, murder investigations, abductions, theft, job politics and foster care issues. I think the foster son was brought into the picture to humanize Louise's character but along with all of the plots and sub-plots it seemed unnecessary and really muddied the story.Being a Danish to English translation, the names of The Stolen Angel entails several mysteries with many different components.Louise is a Police Dept. hostage negotiator. she has a foster son. The story lines include missing persons, murder, murder investigations, abductions, theft, job politics and foster care issues. I think the foster son was brought into the picture to humanize Louise's character but along with all of the plots and sub-plots it seemed unnecessary and really muddied the story.Being a Danish to English translation, the names of the characters, areas and places almost drove me nuts!Much of the story was very predictable except for one ah-ha moment where the worst villain was revealed. There were more than one unsavory characters which again muddied everything. there were loose ends not tied up and the ending came about quickly (like how fast can I finish this novel?!) with Louise put into a neat box for the story to end. There was just way too much going on in this book none of which was well developed.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    This was a good read when you focused on the developing relationships - between Louise and Jonas, Camilla and Frederick, Louise and Camilla. A lot of ground was covered, and they’re developing very realistically. The Angel of Death just wasn’t as interesting an artifact as I wanted it to be, and I didn’t think the guilty party was that hard to spot. Tying the two stories together was the more entertaining part for me.Worth checking out if you like mysteries.
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  • Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
    January 1, 1970
    January brings us more Sara Blaedel. THE STOLEN ANGEL is the second installment in her Louise Rick series to be published at the beginning of 2018 (following THE RUNNING GIRL) and picks up about six months after the somber events of that worthy title. Kudos to Blaedel’s publisher and translator Martin Aitken for getting readers in the United States up to speed on Blaedel’s productivity and the events of Copenhagen Detective Inspector Louise Rick. Those who have been following Louise closely will January brings us more Sara Blaedel. THE STOLEN ANGEL is the second installment in her Louise Rick series to be published at the beginning of 2018 (following THE RUNNING GIRL) and picks up about six months after the somber events of that worthy title. Kudos to Blaedel’s publisher and translator Martin Aitken for getting readers in the United States up to speed on Blaedel’s productivity and the events of Copenhagen Detective Inspector Louise Rick. Those who have been following Louise closely will welcome THE STOLEN ANGEL, which thus far is Blaedel’s most intriguing work in the series.As might be expected, the book is comprised of two separate plots that proceed along parallel tracks for a bit before intersecting. This is standard procedure for the majority of contemporary mystery stories, but Blaedel does a particularly good job of using it in two important ways. First, finding the common element between two very diverse plotlines seems almost impossible. Yet bring them together she does, and in THE STOLEN ANGEL, she manages the task while startling the reader. Secondly, Blaedel tends to have the different mysteries sooner rather than later in her books. She does this once again here, springing forth a revelation at about the halfway point that doesn’t change everything but certainly sends the story spinning in a new direction.Let’s talk about those plots for just a moment. The first involves a collector of sorts whose macabre interests focus on a terrifying tableau that he is constructing, and adding to, as the novel commences. I don’t want to tell you what it is, but it’s sure to send a chill up and down your spine. The second concerns Denmark’s wealthy Sachs-Smith family, which has provided grist for secondary plotlines running through previous volumes in the series. The book’s title refers to a religious icon known as the Angel of Death, which had been exhibited in the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople until its disappearance in 1453. Rumors had long circulated that the Sachs-Smith family had discovered the icon and smuggled it out of Turkey decades earlier.As we learn early on in THE STOLEN ANGEL, those rumors were true, a secret passed down to immediate members of the family. So when a replica --- also in the family’s hands --- goes missing, and a demand is made for the original, one family member initiates a scheme to locate the original, which has been hidden away for several years. There are a lot of moving parts to the plot, though Blaedel keeps everything well-oiled and moving with nary a squeak as she leads the reader through the book to a series of startling and satisfying conclusions.Though her next novel, THE UNDERTAKER’S DAUGHTER (a sample of which is included at the end of this book), appears to take place outside of Louise Rick’s world, there is nothing to indicate that we have seen the last of Louise and her Copenhagen environs. That’s a good thing, as THE STOLEN ANGEL will leave both long-term fans of Blaedel and casual readers of her work wanting more.Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    A rich Danish family hides an ill gotten religious icon for many years. Two of them lose their lives over it. I found it very hard to relate emotionally to the characters in this book making it a difficult read for me. Plot was sufficiently complicated, but the lack of connection to the characters really left the book lacking for me.
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  • Helen
    January 1, 1970
    Two stolen angels in this book—a rare treasured icon and a little girl. Lots of intrigue and betrayals. The kidnaper of the little girl demands the icon as ransom, but it’s missing. Who has it and will it be found in time? Danish detective Louise a Rick is on the case.Plot seemed less believable to me than her other works.
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  • Lis
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy this Louise Rick series. This book carries on directly from the previous one in the series (The Running Girl), with carried-over story lines.This one focuses mostly on the perpetrators, with much less focus on Louise and her family/friends. Made for a very tense and different plot, though I wanted to find out more about what had been going on with Jonas (Louise’s foster son.)
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  • Victoria
    January 1, 1970
    A cast of messed up characters are interwoven into two Louise Rick investigations. First is a horrifying collector of dead women who dehydrates the bodies then rehydrates them in a silicone solution to create beautiful display specimens, second is an intricately woven caper involving a stolen icon called the Death Angel. Another great novel by Sara Blaedel.
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  • Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    Am quite enjoying these Louise Rick books but I have not been able to determine their chronological order because they were not translated into English in that order. The stories are strong enough to stand on their own individually however
  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    Sara Blaedel is a favorite author of mine. Well-developed plot although I could not get into some of the characters. It was a great listen for my work commute. I would recommend this to other fans of Sara Blaedel.
  • sandra digras
    January 1, 1970
    A great read. Sara Blaedel at her best.Stolen Angel has all the twists and turns Blaedel is famous for.Her character Louise Rick is a great blend of hard nosed detective and soft hearted foster parent.
  • Patricia
    January 1, 1970
    Too much focus on the killer's inner dialogue. I wanted more of other's points of view and further development of characters we've come to know in these series.
  • Kristin (Always With a Book)
    January 1, 1970
    Full review to be posted on blog.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    This one was SO good! Lots of great twists and turns. Excellent read!
  • James Spears
    January 1, 1970
    The ending was okay. I lost interest in the story because of the pacing seemed to have disappeared. This is a good thriller with an okay ending. I am not sure if I would recommend it to any way.
  • Brenda Freeman
    January 1, 1970
    Love this series.
  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    not my favorite.
  • Tami
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty good thriller.
  • Mary Kay
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed it by the end, although the crimes were so horrible that if this had not been the month's read for my book club I would have not gone further than the first chapter.
  • Susanne Helmer
    January 1, 1970
    Line a b-movie and the story somewhat familar
  • Susan W
    January 1, 1970
    Not as good as some others. It took awhile for all the different lines to merge, once they did the story picked up speed and interest.
  • Jill Gross
    January 1, 1970
    Bit on the gruesome side but a good quick read
  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    Great twists and turns.. skillful side stories.
  • MaryBeth Herrboldt
    January 1, 1970
    Feel like I’m missing something after reading.
  • Gary
    January 1, 1970
    A little family life, some friends, a little suspense, some buzz pages...oh, and a little detective work!
  • Sheila
    January 1, 1970
    Read
  • Fiona Forthe
    January 1, 1970
    The characters were well written and the plot was solid, but it wasn't exactly a page-turner.
  • Sabine Andersen
    January 1, 1970
    A very interesting story and plot but everything just fitted together to well.
  • Maria Elmvang
    January 1, 1970
    A terrific continuation to the Louise Rick series. Sara Blædel clearly improves by each book - her writing is ever tighter and the plot more detailed. This one included a twist I had not seen coming, but which turned out to be completely believable in the scope of the novel.My only complaint with this novel is that there was too little about Louise's private life and especially one huge (and important!) thread concerning her foster son was left hanging. I hope this is merely in order to pick it A terrific continuation to the Louise Rick series. Sara Blædel clearly improves by each book - her writing is ever tighter and the plot more detailed. This one included a twist I had not seen coming, but which turned out to be completely believable in the scope of the novel.My only complaint with this novel is that there was too little about Louise's private life and especially one huge (and important!) thread concerning her foster son was left hanging. I hope this is merely in order to pick it up in a later sequel - otherwise I think she made a huge mistake in not tying it off properly here.But excellent entertainment regardless. Definitely one of the best in the series.Previous read: June 2011
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