Started reading Snow Angels (2010- now in paperback) by James Thompson, a new series featuring Finnish detective Kari Vaara. This novel is set at Christmas in Lapland, a time of crushing cold and darkness that I've only read about in the Snow Queen fairy tales. The story is well-written but the crime is so gruesome and horrific I'm sorry I read long enough to read its description. And the well-drawn setting so claustrophobic I couldn't read any more of it.
This is one time I'm glad not to be a professional reviewer.