The second William Wisting mystery to be translated into English, after the hugely successful Dregs.
Ove Bakkerud, newly separated and extremely disillusioned, is looking forward to a final quiet weekend at his summer home before closing for winter but, when the tourists leave, less welcome visitors arrive.
Bakkerud’s cottage is ransacked by burglars. Next door he discovers the body of a man who has been beaten to death. Police Inspector William Wisting has witnessed grotesque murders before, but the desperation he sees in this latest murder is something new.
Against his wishes, his daughter Line decides to stay in one of the summer cottages at the mouth of the fjord ...
About the Author
Jorn Lier Horst (born in Bamble, Telemark 1970) is a former Senior Investigating Officer at the Norwegian police force. He made his literary debut as a crime writer in 2004 and is now considered one of the foremost Nordic crime writers. His William Wisting series of crime novels has been extremely successful, having sold more than 500,000 copies in Scandinavia, UK, Germany, Netherlands and Thailand. Dregs was published in English by Sandstone Press in 2011.
The next book, Closed for Winter, won Norway’s Booksellers’ Prize in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Riverton Prize. The Hunting Dogs, won both the prestigious Golden Revolver, for best Norwegian crime, and The Glass Key, which widened the scope to best crime fiction in all the Nordic countries, in 2013.
The writer's career as a police chief has supplied a key ingredient for the crime fiction form: credibility. - Barry Forshaw, Nordic Noir
Published: 1st May 2017
Publisher: Affirm Press
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1