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Jarkko Sipila

Finland (b.1964)

Jarkko Sipila is a Finnish journalist / author. He has written 18 crime novels since 1996.

In the signature series, his protagonist is Lieutenant Detective Kari Takamaki.

Takamaki is a detective lieutenant in the Helsinki Police Violent Crimes Unit. Takamaki, unlike most Finnish fictional police characters is not a boozing wildcat, but the ultimate professional who directs his team to track down criminals in an organized fashion. He is also a family man who strives to spend any extra time with his family, sometimes to no avail.

Sipila's style is direct, realistic, and action packed. He comprehensively describes modern police work in Finland.

Genres: Mystery