Irene Huss:episodes 1-3 (2010)
Editor's NoteThe character of Irene Huss originated in a series of bestselling detective novels by Swedish author Helene Tursten. A Detective Inspector with a Violent Crimes Unit in Sweden, Irene possesses formidable Ju-Jitsu skills and manages to raise twin daughters alongside her work on the force. Her husband, Krister, is a world-class chef who happily takes on a broad array of household tasks while Irene is out saving the world from violent criminals. The series DETECTIVE INSPECTOR IRENE HUSS ran on Swedish television to phenomenal ratings, beginning in the late 2000s, with Angela Kovacs in the title role. Three feature length episodes of the series appear in this collection. THE TORSO finds a dismembered corpse washing up on Gothenburg shores, with an enigmatic tattoo as Irene's only lead to the killer; THE HORSE FIGURINE opens with a wealthy local plummeting to his death from a Gothenburg balcony, and leaving many questions about whether he killed himself or was slain; and THE FIRE DANCE finds Irene attempting to solve the baffling mystery surrounding suspicious fires in Gothenburg, that may or may not be the work of a serial arsonist.