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Nykänen, Harri

Overview
Works: 96 works in 199 publications in 5 languages and 1,331 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Anecdotes  History  Detective and mystery television programs  Thrillers (Television programs)  Television mini-series  Short stories  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PH355.N92, 894.54134
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harri Nykänen
Nights of awe by Harri Nykänen( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the period known as the Days of Awe that lead up to Yom Kippur, Ariel Kafka, inspector in the Violent Crime Unit of the Helsinki police and one of two Jewish policemen in Finland, is confronted with the most difficult case of his career. Two Arabs are killed near the capital and shortly after Kafka discovers two more bodies at an Iraqi-owned garage. Are these deaths evidence of gang warfare or international terrorism? When it transpires that an Israeli minister will make an unofficial visit to Helsinki, matters become truly complicated. The Finnish Security Police and Mossad all have a role to play and Kafka is on a trail that leads back to his youth
Behind God's back by Harri Nykänen( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Finnish and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are two Jewish cops in all of Helsinki. One of them, Ariel Kafka, a lieutenant in the Violent Crime Unit, identifies himself as a policeman first, then a Finn, and lastly a Jew. He's willing to risk his career to get an answer. Murky circumstances surround his investigation of a Jewish businessman's murder. Neo-Nazi violence, intergenerational intrigue, shady loans-- predictable lines of investigation lead to unpredictable culprits. But a second killing strikes closer to home, and the Finnish Security Police come knocking. The tentacles of Israeli politics and Mossad reach surprisingly far, once again wrapping Kafka in their sticky embrace
Nights of Awe A Case for Ariel Kafka of Helsinki's Violent Crime Unit by Harri Nykänen( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eccentric Jewish policeman Ariel Kafka investigates four Arabs' murders in Helsinki in this fresh take on the Nordic crime novel
Holy ceremony by Harri Nykänen( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in Finnish and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's body scrawled with religious texts is found in a Helsinki apartment. Jewish homicide inspector Ariel Kafka investigates
Ariel : Mord vor Jom Kippur ; Kriminalroman by Harri Nykänen( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Finnish and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raid and the kid by Harri Nykänen( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hard-nosed hit man Raid is lying low at his farmhouse in northern Finland when the son of a local shopkeeper stumbles onto his property with bloodthirsty Bolivian drug traffickers on his heels. Raid comes to the boy's aid, and arouses the ire of the Bolivian cartel. Further south, Detective Lieutenant Jansson and his colleagues find the bodies of a Bolivian warehouse worker and a Finnish flight attendant in a Helsinki home, along with a closet brimming with stolen goods. In this twisting tale of cops, criminals, and those who blur the lines, Jansson and his team struggle to connect the dots behind the case. Were the killings the work of a jealous lover, the result of a theft racket gone awry, or something else entirely? And how might a shady PI and a decades-old prostitution case be linked to the murders?"--Page 4 of cover
Raid and the blackest sheep by Harri Nykänen( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hard-nosed hit man Raid is driving toward the Arctic Circle with Nygren, a career criminal in the twilight of his life. As they journey northward, Nygren puts his affairs in order, wreaking vengeance on those who have wronged him and paying penance to those he has wronged. Their first stop is at a church, where a sham preacher is fleecing his congregation for money. Soon, both cops and crooks are on the trail of the mysterious pair. Detective Lieutenant Jansson and his colleagues are interested in any potential jobs the notorious criminals might be planning. A couple of accomplices from Nygren's past believe he has a hidden stash of cash, and want a share for themselves. In the end, the pilgrimage leaves a trail of wounded and dead in its wake."--Page 4 of cover
Ariel - Tod der Spinnenfrau Kriminalroman by Harri Nykänen( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raid und der Legionär : Kriminalroman by Harri Nykänen( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kommissar Janssen findet, dass der Tod des kranken Lare zu schnell zu den Akten gelegt wird und sich 2 Kollegen auffällig für den Fall interessieren. Als Eki, der Legionär, einen Knastfreund ermordet haben soll, mischt sich der sympathische Gauner Raid ein
Raid und der Brandstifter : Kriminalroman by Harri Nykänen( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als Raid, ein hartgesottener Auftragskiller, sich wegen einer Lappalie in das Gefängnis von Katajanokka einsperren lässt, vermutet der Gefängnisdirektor, dass Raid jemanden im Gefängnis zum Schweigen bringen soll. Geht es um Johannsson, einen geistig zurückgebliebenen Pyromanen, der im Prozess gegen einen Wirtschaftskriminellender wichtigste Belastungszeuge ist?
Rööperi : rikoksen vuodet 1955-2005 by Harri Nykänen( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Finnish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwärzer als ein schwarzes Schaf : Kriminalroman by Harri Nykänen( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puoli volttia kerien : ja muita rikosnovelleja by Harri Nykänen( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Finnish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raid ja mustempi lammas : jännitysromaani by Harri Nykänen( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Finnish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I giorni del pentimento : Il caso del detective Ariel Kafka by Harri Nykänen( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nella sonnolenta Helsinki vengono trovati assassinati due arabi. A distanza di poco tempo, la scoperta di altri due corpi in un garage di proprietà irachena, e subito i giornalisti e alcuni rappresentanti della comunità ebraica gridano al terrorismo, mentre i servizi segreti cercano di far passare i due omicidi per crimini comuni, forse di matrice razzista. Le vittime aumentano e il commissario Ariel Kafka - prima di tutto un detective, poi un finlandese, e infine un ebreo - porta testardamente avanti le indagini nonostante i tentativi di depistaggio da parte dei servizi segreti e le intrusioni dell'ambasciata israeliana. Di pari passo con la scoperta della verità, nascosta dietro un inestricabile groviglio di malintesi, Ariel affronta i fantasmi del passato e si scontra con amici e parenti che, in buona o in cattiva fede, si sono messi dal lato sbagliato della legge. Nei dieci giorni precedenti la festa di Yom Kippur, i giorni del timore e del pentimento, molti, compreso Ariel stesso, avranno motivo di pentirsi dei propri errori e chiedere perdono - se faranno in tempo
Raid by Harri Nykänen( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Finnish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raid und der dumme Junge : Kriminalroman by Harri Nykänen( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raid ja poika : jännitysromaani by Harri Nykänen( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Finnish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raid by Djamel Bensalah( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Finnish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raid is a rought-and-tumble cop who is called in to solve a crime when conventional methods fail
Raid och tjallarna by Harri Nykänen( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Harri Nykänen en finländsk författare

Harri Nykänen finnischer Schriftsteller

Harri Nykänen Finnish crime writer

Harri Nykänen Fins scenarioschrijver

ハッリ・ニュカネン

Languages
Finnish (41)

English (17)

German (15)

Swedish (4)

Italian (1)