Category Archives: Norway

Fear Not by Anne Holt

Holt, Anne – ‘Fear Not’ (translated by Marlaine Delargy) Hardback: 400 pages (July 2011) Publisher: Corvus ISBN: 1848876106 The fourth, and most successful, of the Vik/Stubo novels opens as a young girl wanders around Oslo city at night, drifting onto … Continue reading

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The Caller by Karin Fossum

The Caller by Karin Fossum, translated by Kyle Semmel Review posted at Petrona, August 2011.

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The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

The Leopard by Jo Nesbo, tr Don Bartlett Reviewed at Petrona, February 2011 See here for review.

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Yours Until Death by Gunnar Staalesen

Staalesen, Gunnar – ‘Yours Until Death’ (translated by Margaret Amassian) Paperback: 332 pages (July 2010) Publisher: Arcadia ISBN: 1906413703 Originally published in Norway in 1979 and first translated into (and published in) English in 1993, YOURS UNTIL DEATH is an … Continue reading

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1222 by Anne Holt

1222 by Anne Holt, translated by Marlaine Delargy. Corvus 2010. A passenger train crashes at a tunnel in the Norwegian mountains near Finsenut during a terrible snow storm. There are 269 people on board but only one of them, the … Continue reading

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The Man in the Window by K O Dahl

(translated by Don Bartlett)Paperback: 496 pages (May 2008) Publisher: Faber and Faber ISBN: 9780571232918 I loved THE MAN IN THE WINDOW. Like its (chronological) predecessor, THE LAST FIX, it is a traditional detective story set in Oslo, Norway, with Inspector … Continue reading

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The Water Widow by Ella Griffiths

translated by J. Basil Cowlishaw Quartet books, 1986. First published in Norway 1977. The second of Ella Griffiths's two novels that were translated into English, The Water Widow, is another engaging, brisk-paced investigation for detective brothers Sergeant Rudolf and Detective Karsten Nilsen … Continue reading

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Bad Intentions, by Karin Fossum

Bad Intentions Translated by Charlotte Barslund. Bad Intentions is an extremely bleak anatomy of the aftermath of a death. Three friends, Axel, Philip and Jon, are spending the weekend at a cabin on the shores of Dead Water lake. They … Continue reading

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The Last Fix, by K. O. Dahl

The Last Fix Translated by Don Bartlett. The Last Fix is a very enjoyable, if ultimately sad, police procedural set in Oslo, Norway. Katrine, a young woman who works part-time in a travel agent, is attacked by a customer demanding … Continue reading

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The Snowman, by Jo Nesbo

  The Snowman   Translated by Don Bartlett. There is no doubt in my mind that THE SNOWMAN is the best so far of Jo Nesbo's series about Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo police. The novel is a very … Continue reading

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