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Witesman, Owen

Overview
Works: 65 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 3,818 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  Noir fiction  Novels  Philosophical fiction  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PH356.H358, 894.54134
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Owen Witesman
As red as blood by Salla Simukka( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of the freezing Arctic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school's darkroom and finds a stash of money splattered with someone's blood. She is swept into a whirlpool of dangerous encounters with dirty cops and a notorious drug kingpin as she helps to trace the origin of the cash
Norma by Sofi Oksanen( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood--and the moods of those around her--moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months--sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files--Norma begins to realize that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining. As Sofi Oksanen leads us ever more deeply into Norma's world, weaving together past and present, she gives us a dark family drama that is a searing portrait of both the exploitation of women's bodies and the extremes to which people will go for the sake of beauty"--
Cruel is the night by Karo Hämäläinen( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by puzzle-mystery great Agatha Christie, prizewinning Finnish author Karo Hamalainen (The Buyout) presents us with a comedy of murderous intentions Three cell phones ring in an opulent London suite. The calls go unanswered, because their recipients are dead. Earlier that night, four old friends and lovers meet for a reunion dinner. It's been ten years since the host, Robert, who made millions by way of unethical (but not illegal) interest rate manipulation, has seen Mikko, an investigative journalist feared by corrupt financiers and politicians. Mikko's wife, Veera--with whom Robert once had a secret affair--and Robert's young trophy wife, Elise, are also joining the fray. Mikko thinks he's about to get away with murder, but he has no idea what's on the menu for the night: not only does every diner have a bone to pick with another, but there's an arsenal of deadly weapons hiding in plain sight. And by the end of the night, there will only be one"--
My first murder by Leena Lehtolainen( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Kallio has just been assigned her first murder investigation. To prove to herself and her squad that she has what it takes to be a detective, she'll have to solve the death of Tommi Peltonen. Found floating facedown at the water's edge of his Helsinki villa, Tommi had invited his choir group to spend a weekend at his retreat. But beneath the choir's seemingly tight-knit bonds seethed bitter passion and jealousy. As Maria sets out to determine the difference between friends and foes, she uncovers the victim's unsavory past - and motives for all seven suspects. Now it's up to her to untangle a complex set of clues before the killer strikes again
As white as snow by Salla Simukka( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When seventeen-year-old Lumikki travels to Prague to find some peace after helping to bring down a crime ring, she is approached by a strange woman who claims to be her sister
As black as ebony by Salla Simukka( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Indonesian and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lumikki lands the lead role in her school's modern-day adaptation of "Snow White," she begins receiving obsessive love notes from a secret admirer, and Lumikki must discover who is behind the letters when they threaten mass violence at the play's premiere
A fool's paradise by Anita Konkka( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overeducated, unemployed, recently dumped, and depressed, the 38-year-old nameless narrator is a familiar American character, except she's Finnish. It is the 1980s, her married Russian lover has recently left her, and the narrator compulsively writes in her journal as she tries to put her life back together. Obsessed with omens, astrology, dreams, fortune-tellers, and other objects of the paranormal, the narrator is both funny and morose
Her enemy by Leena Lehtolainen( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. While Antti's relative may have some peculiar sexual tendencies, Kallio doubts that the man she's agreed to defend is capable of the crime. To crack the case, Kallio will have to pull back the curtain on Espoo high society ... and uncover a secret someone is willing to kill to keep hidden"--Page 4 of cover
Black noise by Pekka Hiltunen( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sequel to the prize-winning Cold Courage, published by Hesperus in 2013, presents the second instalment in the Studio series by Pekka Hiltunen, celebrated Finnish crime author. Lia and Mari live unusual lives. Both independent Finnish women living in London, they spend their spare time investigating difficult cases the police have failed to solve. Mari runs the mysterious 'Studio', a private crime fighting organisation that considers itself above the law and has recently initiated Lia into her team. When ultra-violent videos of murder and torture show up online, and bodies start littering the streets of London, the news catches the attention of Mari and Lia. Backed by high-tech gadgets and their team of fiercely loyal experts, the two women set about trying to stem the recent surge of violence and track down the murderer. But the stakes are high and Mari will have to risk much, even the lives of her companions, including Lia's, if she is to bring the perpetrator to justice
Oneiron : a fantasy about the seconds after death by Laura Lindstedt( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Performance artist Shlomith from New York, chief accountant Polina from Moscow, heart transplant patient Rosa Imaculada from Brazil, upper-crust Nina of Marseilles who is expecting twins, Wlbgis from the Netherlands, who suffers from throat cancer, Senegalese Maimuna, who dreams of a career as a model, and Austrian teenager Ulrike have all ended up in an empty, blank space. Time, as we understand it, has ceased to exist, and all bodily sensations seem to have disappeared. Playing with genres from essay to poetry, Oneiron is an astonishing work that explores the question of what follows death and delves deep into the lives and experiences of seven very different women."--Provided by publisher
Cold courage by Pekka Hiltunen( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mari and Lia, two Finnish women in London, meet in a late-night bar and strike up a firm friendship. When Lia shares her plaguing thoughts about a murder she has witnessed, Mari, a psychologist who possesses an unnatural way of being able to 'read' people, thinks she can help where the police have failed. But Mari and Lia are about to set foot in to extremely dangerous territory, especially as Mari has a will to control others and take vengeance on those she deems deserve it
Black noise by Pekka Hiltunen( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People thought it was a prank when the videos first appeared: empty minutes of darkness uploaded continuously to YouTube. But then they turned nasty. Repeat images of bloody violence spread like wildfire, showing helpless figures cowering on the ground as they were kicked over and over again. And when the dead bodies began showing up all over London it became clear this was no prank at all, this was grim reality. With the police unable to stop the spread of violence, Lia and Mari step in. Two independent Finnish women living in London, they spend their spare time investigating difficult cases that the police have failed to solve. Mari will have to call on the aid of her mysterious 'Studio', a private crime-fighting organisation that considers itself above the law, into which she has recently initiated Lia. But the stakes are high and Mari will have to risk much, perhaps the lives of all her companions including Lia, if she is to bring the perpetrator to justice."--Cover
The human part by Kari Hotakainen( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burnt-out author, who can no longer mine material from his own life for his novels, "buys" the life of an elderly woman he meets at a book fair. In exchange for his last few thousand euros, the woman, Salme Malmikunnas, a retired yarn and button saleswoman, relates her life story over the course of two interviews held in a secluded highway cafe. The author is instantly reinvigorated, but the two soon come into conflict over the degree to which he may embellish Salme's reminiscences. His imagination begins to run wild with the lives of her three children, and as they all lurch from crisis to crisis, Salme founders in the shifting sands of the little white lies they have told her, and the fabrications of her new friend. The Human Part is at once an absurdist meditation on the relationship between truth and falsehood in fiction and a panoramic state-of-the-nation novel. Racism, communism, the global financial crisis and the literary legacies of Finland's finest writers are all dissected. There are shades of George Pennac's masterpiece, Life: A User's Manual, in the subtly oblique angle of Hotakainen's approach
Cold courage by Pekka Hiltunen( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mari and Lia, two Finnish women in London, meet in a late-night bar and strike up a firm friendship. When Lia shares her plaguing thoughts about a murder she has witnessed, Mari, a psychologist who possesses an unnatural way of being able to 'read' people, thinks she can help where the police have failed. But Mari and Lia are about to set foot in to extremely dangerous territory, especially as Mari has a will to control others and take vengeance on those she deems deserve it
As red as blood by Salla Simukka( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stash of blood-stained money sets off a deadly sequence of events that may unravel seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson's entire world
Copper Heart : A Maria Kallio Mystery by Leena Lehtolainen( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former police sergeant Maria Kallio gladly left her tiny Finnish hometown of Arpikylä without looking back. But even though Maria despises the small town and the acrid smell from its now-closed copper mine, when Arpikylä's sheriff asks her to serve as deputy sheriff for the summer, she agrees. What should have been a quiet summer soon turns dramatic and deadly. Meritta, an outspoken local artist, plunges to her death from the copper mine's tower, and Maria immediately suspects someone helped her fall. Now Maria must face the harsh truth that one of the town's residents killed Meritta, and friends Maria has known for decades all harbor their own murderous motives -- even Johnny, her gorgeous former crush who almost makes her forget about her long-distance boyfriend, Antti, who is studying in Chicago. In this thrilling addition to the internationally successful Maria Kallio mystery series, the past and present of the beloved Finnish detective violently collide, leaving her future in grave danger
Stella and the hunt for the jade egg by Sari Peltoniemi( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Join Stella and friends on a daring adventure! When the jade egg from Matilda's powerful necklace goes missing, it's up to Stella to rescue it from the Bad Piggies' grasp!"--
Snow Woman by Leena Lehtolainen( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the well-known director of a women's retreat center goes missing, Espoo Police Detective Maria Kallio is called to investigate. As the missing woman's friends and family quickly become the pool of suspects, Maria must soften her tough interrogation style to uncover the information she needs to solve the crime. Meanwhile, a killer Maria put in prison escapes and sets out to take revenge. As the missing persons case - and Maria's personal life - become increasingly complicated, the Espoo Police work to track down the escaped killer before it's too late
Fatal headwind by Leena Lehtolainen( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After months of maternity leave, tough-talking Espoo police detective Maria Kallio is ready to return to work. But before assuming her new post as head of the Violent Crime Unit, she vacations with her husband and daughter on the island of Rödskär. There Kallio learns that, one year earlier, her ex-boyfriend Harri had mysteriously fallen to his death from the isle's steep and treacherous cliffs. On the anniversary of that event, Harri's boss, the CEO of an allegedly nontoxic paint company, loses his life on those very same rocks. In light of such a coincidence, Kallio searches for the link between these two tragedies and is soon convinced that they weren't accidents--they were murders. As the Finnish nights grow longer, so too does the list of suspects. Was the CEO's disillusioned wife involved? His environmental-activist son? Or perhaps his rebellious daughter? Or might the culprit be his half brother, an adventurous sailor whom Kallio finds altogether a little too intriguing?"--Page 4 of cover
The railroad, or A tale of an old man and an old woman who had never seen it before by Juhani Aho( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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