Karin Fossum

The Most Memorable Books: 2014

Because it's been such a stellar year for Crime Fiction - a Most Memorable of the Year List before Christmas seems like a plan in case anybody is thinking about books to spoil themselves / friends / family with. Of course the year isn't over yet and I fully expect a few more "memorables" between now and the end of December, if the previous 11 months have been any indication.

The ones that simply will not go out of my head:

Review - THE MURDER OF HARRIET KROHN, Karin Fossum

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Book Title: 
The Murder of Harriet Krohn
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Author's Home Country: 
Norway
ISBN: 
B00IA4C9UM
Series: 
Inspector Sejer
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Norway
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - The Murder of Harriet Krohn, Karin Fossum

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A break from local reading to catch up with a brilliant series.

From the Blurb:

Charlo Torp has problems.

He’s grieving for his late wife, he’s lost his job, and gambling debts have alienated him from his teenage daughter. Desperate, his solution is to rob an elderly woman of her money and silverware. But Harriet Krohn fights back, and Charlo loses control.

Wracked with guilt, Charlo attempts to rebuild his life. But the police are catching up with him, and Inspector Konrad Sejer has never lost a case yet.

CR - In the Darkness, Karin Fossum

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This is an Inspector Sejer book, originally published in 1995, translated into English last year. That makes it the very first Inspector Sejer book. Translated at last. Sigh.

From the Blurb:

Eva is walking by the river one afternoon when a body floats to the surface of the icy water. She tells her daughter to wait patiently while she calls the police, but when she reaches the phone box Eva dials another number altogether.

THE CALLER - Karin Fossum

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Book Title: 
The Caller
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Author's Home Country: 
Norway
ISBN: 
9781846553936
Series: 
Inspector Sejer
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Psychological Thriller
Publisher: 
Harvill Secker
Year of Publication: 
2011

Currently Reading - The Caller, Karin Fossum

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Okay - so I really am in the middle of reading this book, for once (rather than just catching up).

From the Blurb:

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree.  But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror.  The child is bathed in blood.

BAD INTENTIONS - Karin Fossum

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Book Title: 
Bad Intentions
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Author's Home Country: 
Norway
ISBN: 
9780755342501
Series: 
Inspector Sejer
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Publisher: 
Harvill Secker
Year of Publication: 
2010

THE WATER'S EDGE - Karin Fossum

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Book Title: 
The Water's Edge
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Author's Home Country: 
Norway
ISBN: 
9781846551703
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Norway
Publisher: 
Harvill Secker
Year of Publication: 
2008
2007

Currently Reading - The Water's Edge, Karin Fossum

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Another one started and finished over the weekend (you have to love Festivals where finding a seat in the sun, out of the wind and reading is an experience to be shared with total strangers), The Water's Edge is the latest Karin Fossum book featuring Inspector Sejer (who is probably as close to a current day Martin Beck as you're ever going to find).

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