Renowned Finnish crime writer Jarkko Sipilä spoke at the University of Washington and at Barnes & Noble (Bellevue) on 10 March 2016. Jarkko Sipilä is famous in Finland and abroad as the author of the “Helsinki Homicide" series of fifteen novels. He is also a television journalist on the Finnish Channel MTV3. Sipilä spoke about crime in contemporary Finland, the country's "seamy underside," about his entry into crime journalism and crime writing, and about the style and themes of his novels. Sipilä's visit was supported by the Eero and Helli Tetri Endowment and the Finnish Studies Endowment.