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Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Police Inspector Maria Wern for
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Police Inspector Maria Wern

Police Inspector Maria Wern (2014) - 804 minutes
Police Inspector Maria Wern Episodes 1-3 at Amazon.com
Police Inspector Maria Wern Episodes 4-7 at Amazon.com
Police Inspector Maria Wern Episodes 8-9 at Amazon.com

Based on the Scandinavian Crime Fiction Novels by Anna Jansson

After the death of her husband, Police inspector Maria Wern seeks to start her life over and moves to the picturesque Swedish island of Gotland with her two children. While struggling as a single mother and mourning her husband's death, Maria manages to sustain her female perspective and approach to life in a harsh and male-dominated environment. She constantly encounters rage, death and evil but she stays determined to endure what sometimes feels like an unwinnable battle. The Maria Wern series consists of seven 90 minute episodes based on the novels by best-selling author Anna Jansson and starring acclaimed Swedish actress Eva Rose.

The Speechless God - The usually joyous Midsummer celebrations on the island of Gotland are shattered by two gruesome murders. The killings imitate crimes committed decades ago by a long-deceased killer. As Maria Wern and her colleagues race to solve the copycat murders, they find themselves drawn into a maze of ancient Norse beliefs.

All the Tranquil Dead - A lawyer driving through the Gotland countryside disappears without a trace. A mink farmer receives a death threat and a sadistic trap is set up on his premises. Maria becomes personally involved in the investigation and find herself in more danger than she thought possible.

Dreams from Snow - It's Christmastime when Gotland is struck by unspeakable tragedy - a high-school girl is found dead in the middle of a country road wearing a white Lucia gown. What appears to be suicide becomes more sinister when Maria and her colleagues find e-mails indicating that the high school is a hotbed of conflict, rivalry and extortion.

May Death Sleep - Two women, seemingly unconnected, die in apparent suicides. With no evidence for murder, Maria Wern and her colleagues at the Gotland police department find themselves looking for a stalker or considering psychosis in the victims. When more dead bodies show up, Maria's colleagues Ek and Erika are forced further into the center of events than they ever thought they would be.

Black Butterfly - The charred body of a suffocated medium lies in the gutted remains of her office after a fire. When two other murders take place in the same manner, Maria Wern is forced to lead an investigation in which the motive and the connection between victims remains unclear. At the same time, her colleague Arvidsson's loyalty is forcibly put to the test.

Boy Missing - A ten-year-old boy disappears from a dinner, while another vanishes from a refugee camp. What starts as the search for a missing child ends up being an investigation of hidden agendas, personal betrayals and links to international crime. Maria and her colleagues discover that beneath the island paradise of Gotland lie secrets more dangerous than they ever imagined.

Not Even the Past - When Maria receives anonymous death threats, she's ordered off the island for her own protection. While her colleagues on Gotland scramble to find the culprit, it becomes increasingly clear that the murderer may have followed Maria to Stora Karlso Island, where she joined a group of high school friends. Instead of being safely hidden away, the seven women are hovering in mortal danger.

Sleepwalker - After intervening in a fistfight and getting herself beat up, Maria heads the investigation into a murder that occurred very close to the place where she was assaulted. When more bodies turn up, Maria and her team try to discover if the incidents could be related. They come up against extreme reluctance by potential witnesses to assist the police, and the team scrambles to find the killer before he strikes again.

Not Until The Giver Is Dead - Just as Medieval Week is about to begin in Visby, a 70-year-old woman is killed in a suspected arson. Then a series of murders occur, and the evidence leads Maria Wern and her colleagues to a small village where everyone knows everyone. The discovery of some documents in Latin, along with incomprehensible drawings, turns the investigators' suspicions towards the rituals of the upcoming Medieval celebrations.

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Police Inspector Maria Wern

Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Police Inspector Maria Wern for
showing us a strong leading woman character who pursues justice.