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James Thompson (1964-2014) was an American-Finish author of crime fiction novels. He wrote the Inspector Vaara series. James was born and raised in eastern Kentucky, but spent the last years of his life in Finland. He became fluent in the language (he studied six languages) and also earned his Master’s degree in English philology from the University of Helsinki.

James Thompson made his debut as a published novelist in 2009 with Snow Angels. The final novel he was able to finish was Helsinki Blood in 2013. A fifth novel, Helsinki Dead, went incomplete at the time of his death. Below is a list of James Thompson’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Inspector Vaara Books

Snow Angels(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lucifer's Tears(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Helsinki White(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Helsinki Blood(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Helsinki Noir(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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James Thompson Synopsis: Snow Angels is the first Inspector Vaara novel by James Thompson. Kaamos is two weeks of unrelenting darkness and soul-numbing cold that falls upon Finnish Lapland, a hundred miles into the Arctic Circle, just prior to Christmas. Some get through it with the help of cheap booze; others fall into depression. This year, it may have driven someone mad enough to commit murder. The brutalized body of a beautiful Somali woman has been found in the snow, and Inspector Kari Vaara must find her killer. It will be a challenge in a place where ugly things lurk under frozen surfaces, and silence is a way of life.

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