Category Archives: Norway

Review: THE HUNTING DOGS by Jorn Lier Horst

The third novel (which has been translated into English) to feature senior Norwegian policeman William Wisting is, at least on one level, a standard procedural novel with two murder investigations playing out. The first of these is a high-profile murder … Continue reading

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Musings: NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

Ditto. As I’m very late to the party reading this beautiful book I don’t need to say much more than that. I’m sure you’ve all read at least a half-dozen glowing reviews of it (and if you haven’t, check out … Continue reading

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Review: THE MURDER OF HARRIET KROHN by Karin Fossum

If I’d been paying attention I probably wouldn’t have downloaded this particular book even though I’m a huge fan of Karin Fossum’s because stories told from the perspective of the killer are not one of my favourite things. But I … Continue reading

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Review: CLOSED FOR WINTER by Jorn Lier Horst

CLOSED FOR WINTER opens with a dead body being discovered in the summer cottage of a famous TV presenter. When Police Inspector William Wisting attends the site he is attached and his car stolen. With the corpse being…lost…before an identification can be … Continue reading

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Review: IN THE DARKNESS by Karin Fossum

This book tells two stories really. The first involves the discovery of the body of a man who has been missing for some months. Because the body is found in a river and due to the delay in finding it Sejer and … Continue reading

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Review: PIERCED by Thomas Enger

Taking place soon after the end of BURNED this second novel from Norwegian journalist Thomas Enger is a welcome addition to the series; managing to continue the good traits noticeable in the first book while controlling the wildness of plot that … Continue reading

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Review: THE CALLER by Karin Fossum

I’m almost unwilling to admit that I found THE CALLER unsettling. Not because I’m worried you’ll think I’m a wuss (I am but I don’t care that you know it) but because you’ll think that’s a derogatory thing to say about the … Continue reading

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Review: Dregs by Jørn Lier Horst

Dregs is the sixth novel in Jørn Lier Horst’s series featuring Chief Inspector William Wisting who lives and works in Stavern south of Oslo, though annoyingly (for the linguistically challenged like myself) it’s the first to be translated to English. … Continue reading

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Review: Headhunters by Jo Nesbo

After a hiccup (I had discarded the book once but you convinced me to give it another go) I thoroughly enjoyed Jo Nesbø’s The Redbreast and bought the rest of the series before I’d even finished the first book. I … Continue reading

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Review: Burned by Thomas Enger

On his first day back at work after nearly 2 years’ absence Henning Juul, a reporter for an online news outlet, is immediately thrown into a major investigation. A young female film student has been found (by the ubiquitous dog … Continue reading

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