Category Archives: Jorn Lier Horst

Books of the month: May 2016

Pick of the month Authors who choose to subvert the tropes of much loved genres always take a big risk but in the case of AN ISOLATED INCIDENT Australian author Emily Maguire has been successful. Although it opens with the murder … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, books of the month, C.J. Sansom, Emily Maguire (Aus), Fiona Barton, Jorn Lier Horst, Lindsay Tanner (Aus), Margaret Millar | 7 Comments

Musings on the 2016 Petrona Award

The Petrona Award for the best Scandinavian crime novel published in English during the eligible period which in this instance is the 2015 calendar year. The Award is in memory of one of the first crime fiction bloggers, Maxine Clarke, … Continue reading

Posted in Antti Tuomainen, Hans Olav Lahlum, Jorn Lier Horst, Karin Fossum, Kati Hiekkapelto, musings | 7 Comments

Review: THE CAVEMAN by Jørn Lier Horst

THE CAVEMAN opens with the discovery of Viggo Hansen’s body in his Norwegian home. Although it seems the man died of natural causes, so police involvement is minimal, the fact that the body lay undiscovered for four months troubles Inspector William Wisting who … Continue reading

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2015: The good, the bad and the dog walkers

As seems to be almost mandatory among book bloggers I’m wrapping up last year’s reading by reflecting on what the year threw at me, book wise. I should tell you this list is a bit haphazard because my memory for … Continue reading

Posted in Ausma Zehanat Khan, Bernard Keane (Aus), books of the year, Cath Staincliffe, Derek B. Miller, J.M. Peace (Aus), Jorn Lier Horst, K.T. Medina, Malla Nunn (Aus), Patricia Carlon (Aus), Paula Hawkins, Philippe Georget, Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 19 Comments

Books of the month: April 2015

Pick of the month The good thing about having completed only a paltry 4 books for the month is that it made picking a favourite pretty easy, though I think Jørn Lier Horst’s THE HUNTING DOGS would have made the … Continue reading

Posted in Arthur Upfield, books of the month, Jorn Lier Horst, Nadia Dalbuono, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 14 Comments

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 on the 2014 Petrona Award

In a few hours the winner of the 2014 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian crime novel translated into English will be announced as part of CrimeFest festivities and, like last year, I’m quite glad not to be the one deciding. But … Continue reading

Posted in Arnaldur Indriðason, Hakan Nesser, Jan Costin Wagner, Jorn Lier Horst, Leif G.W. Persson, random thoughts, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 6 Comments

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: 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

Posted in book review, Jorn Lier Horst, Nordic Challenge 2011, Norway | 19 Comments