The Chosen by Kristina Ohlsson is set in Stockholm, Sweden. This is the first book I've read in the Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht series, and while I realized that there was a backstory with which I was not familiar, it was not detrimental to the plot.
A pre-school teacher at a Jewish school is killed by a sniper, and later on the same day, to young boys go missing. The seeds were sown in Israel decades before, and Bergman and Recht need to discover why two Israeli families emigrated to Sweden.
A lot of tangled threads in this one and some deliberate misleading, though not exactly red herrings. I wouldn't mind starting at the beginning of this series.
Nordic Mystery. First published in 2013; trans. in 2015, 2016. Print length: 592 pages.
Death Deserved by L.J. Sellers . I read Deadly Bonds in 2014 and liked the main character, Detective Wade Jackson.
Jackson's sergeant is hospitalized and in intensive care after being poisoned; two people are shot at a licensed marijuana nursery; Jackson worries about his own health; and plenty of personal complications among the members of the Violent Crimes Unit keep the plot rolling.
I did not like this one as much as Deadly Bonds, but I this is another series that I wouldn't mind catching up on.
NetGalley/Thomas & Mercer
Mystery. July 19, 2016. Print length: 286 pages.
------- Mail Art continues, and I keep playing with used tea bags