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Karin Fossum - Author

About the Author

Karin Fossum made her literary debut in Norway with a collection of poetry in 1974. She has since published another volume of poetry, short stories and a non-crime novel. Her crime novels featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer are published in sixteen languages.

Featured books by Karin Fossum

The Murder of Harriet Krohn

The Murder of Harriet Krohn

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

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. Told through the eyes of a killer, The Murder of Harriet Krohn poses the question: how far would you go to turn your life around, and could you live with yourself afterwards?

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Other books by Karin Fossum

The Whisperer

The Whisperer

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Read the stunning, psychologically acute new thriller from the Queen of Norwegian crime fiction. **SHORTLISTED FOR THE PETRONA AWARD 2019** Ragna Riegel works in a supermarket and still lives in her childhood home. She's alone in the world since her only son moved to Berlin. She longs for a Christmas or birthday card from him. Ragna lives her life within strict self-imposed limits: she sits in the same seat on the bus every day, on her way to her predictable job. On her way home she always visits the same local shop. She feels safe in her routine, until one day she receives a letter with a threatening message scrawled in capital letters. An unknown enemy has entered her world and she must use all her means to defend herself. When the worst happens, Inspector Konrad Sejer is called in to interrogate Ragna. Is this unassuming woman out of her depth, or is she hiding a dark secret? 'The final page will make your jaw drop and your heart stop' Evening Standard 'Exemplary... the suspense is maintained with a sure touch' Guardian

The Whisperer

The Whisperer

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2018

Inspector Sejer returns in a stunning, psychologically acute new thriller from the Queen of Norwegian crime fiction. Ragna Riegel works in a supermarket and still lives in her childhood home. She's alone in the world since her only son moved to Berlin. She longs for a Christmas or birthday card from him. Ragna lives her life within strict self-imposed limits: she sits in the same seat on the bus every day, on her way to her predictable job. On her way home she always visits the same local shop. She feels safe in her routine, until one day she receives a letter with a threatening message scrawled in capital letters. An unknown enemy has entered her world and she must use all her means to defend herself. When the worst happens, Inspector Konrad Sejer is called in to interrogate Ragna. Is this unassuming woman out of her depth, or is she hiding a dark secret? PRAISE FOR THE WHISPERER: 'It is her ability to make average, often wounded human psyches crackle and glow in all the colours of the rainbow that is Fossum's forte as a writer. She has an exceptional eye for fragility and vulnerability, and the complexity and dark humour of these states of mind.' AFTENPOSTEN 'Hviskeren contains all of the elements that make Fossum one of Norway's foremost crime authors: Deep psychological insight ... Creepy, unnerving discomfort and plausible madness in everyday life... The unthinkable lingers and quivers within the text, creating suspense as the story builds towards the shocking reveal.' VG

Eine undankbare Frau

Eine undankbare Frau

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2018

Kommissar Konrad Sejers atemberaubender, zehnter Fall! Johnny Beskow liebt es, Unfug zu treiben. Taglich bringt er seine Mutter auf die Palme oder verschreckt heimlich die Nachbarn, indem er falsche Todesanzeigen in die Zeitung setzt oder Tierblut uber schlafende Babys schuttet. Bald treibt der misanthropische Junge es so weit, dass der alternde Kommissar Sejer sich des Falles annimmt. Noch wahrend der laufenden Ermittlungen uberschlagen sich die Ereignisse, und Johnny Beskow begeht einen fatalen Fehler ...

Boser Wille

Boser Wille

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2017

Die norwegische Bestsellerautorin Karin Fossum lotet auch in diesem Fall die Abgrunde der menschlichen Psyche ausDrei Freunde, Jon, Axel und Philip, machen einen Wochenendausflug ins Gebirge. Doch nur zwei kehren zuruck. Wahrend einer Bootsfahrt im Waldsee fallt Jon ins Wasser - und ertrinkt. In Panik uberredet Axel Philip, die Polizei erst am nachsten Morgen zu informieren. Jon sei nachts alleine losgezogen und nicht zuruckgekehrt, behaupten sie. Doch Jons Leichnam wird schon bald aus dem See gefischt. Und kurze Zeit spater taucht in einem anderen Waldsee eine weitere Leiche auf: Kim, ein junger Vietnamese. Und der ist nicht ertrunken. Kommissar Sejer und seine Kollegen ermitteln - besteht ein Zusammenhang zwischen den beiden Toten?

Hollenrose

Hollenrose

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2017

Als Kommissar Konrad Sejer zu einem Campingwagen am Waldrand gerufen wird, erwartet ihn dort der wohl erschutterndste Fall seiner Karriere. Im Inneren des alten Caravans befinden sich die brutal zugerichteten Leichen einer jungen Frau und eines kleinen Jungen. Wer wurde einer wehrlosen Mutter und ihrem Kind so etwas antun? Ein blutiger Fuabdruck ist alles, was auf die Identitat des Taters hindeutet. Kommissar Sejer macht sich auf eine fast aussichtslose Suche nach dem Morder. Was er dabei enthullt, ist das herzzerreiende Schicksal einer verlorenen Seele.

Hellfire

Hellfire

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

A mother and child are found dead in an old caravan on a remote piece of land. There is a bloody footprint at the scene. Meanwhile, another mother confesses to her son that he is adopted. The man who abandoned them, now the focus of the boy's obsession, is not his real father. Chief Inspector Sejer is tasked with investigating the murder - and soon receives important information about the two families...

Fremde Blicke

Fremde Blicke

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2017

Der unerklarliche Tod der jungen Annie lost in dem norwegischen Dorf Horgen tiefe Besturzung aus. Still und schwarz liegt der Schlangenweiher in der idyllischen Fjordlandschaft, als Hauptkommissar Konrad Sejer die Leiche des jungen Madchens findet. Sie ist ermordet worden, und niemand in dem kleinen Dorf kann sich erklaren, weshalb. Mit Beharrlichkeit und einem guten Gespur furs Detail geht der Kommissar den Dingen Schritt fur Schritt auf den Grund - und stot auf einen zweiten tragischen Todesfall in der Gemeinde, der erst wenige Monate zuruckliegt ... Raffiniert und poetisch entwirft Karin Fossum die Psychologie einer Landschaft und ihrer Menschen.

The Drowned Boy

The Drowned Boy

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

'He'd just learnt to walk,' she said. 'He was sitting playing on his blanket, then all of a sudden he was gone.' A 16-month-old boy is found drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector Sejer is called to the scene as there is something troubling about the mother's story. As even her own family turns against her, Sejer is determined to get to the truth.

Inspector Sejer Series

Inspector Sejer Series

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

';No one can thoroughly chill the blood the way Karin Fossum can.' Los Angeles Times Critically acclaimed across Europe, Karin Fossum's Inspector Sejer novels are masterfully constructed, psychologically convincing, and compulsively readable. They evoke a world that is at once profoundly disturbing and terrifyingly familiar. The inaugural Inspector Sejer novels have been conveniently packaged together for your very own chilling reading experience.EVA'S EYE When the body of a man floats to the surface of a river, Inspector Sejer is called in. Sejer and his team determine that the man, Egil, died in a violent attack. But Egil has been missing for months, and the trail to his killer has gone cold. It's as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejer's desk: the murder of a prostitute who was found dead just three days before Egil went missing. Sejer sets to work piecing together the fragments of these two impossible cases; soon enough he realizes that they might not be as separate as they had seemed.DON'T LOOK BACK At the foot of the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small, idyllic village where neighbors know neighbors and children play happily in the streets. But when the body of a teenage girl is found by the lake at the mountaintop, the town's tranquility is shattered forever. Annie was strong, intelligent, and loved by everyone. What went so terribly wrong? Doggedly, yet subtly, Inspector Sejer uncovers layer upon layer of distrust and lies beneath the town's seemingly perfect faade.HE WHO FEARS THE WOLF Inspector Sejer is hard at work again, investigating the murder of a woman who lived alone in the middle of the woods. The chief suspect is another loner, a schizophrenic recently escaped from a mental institution. The only witness is a twelve-year-old boy, overweight, obsessed with archery, and a resident at a home for delinquents. Shrewdly, patiently, as is his way, Sejer confronts a case where the strangeness of the crime is matched only by the strangeness of the criminals, and where small-town prejudices warp every piece of information he tries to collect. ';In spare, incisive prose, Fossum turns a conventional police procedural into a sensitive examination of troubled minds and a disturbing look at the way society views them . . . A superb writer of psychological suspense.' New York Times

Stumme Schreie

Stumme Schreie

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2015

In dem abgelegenen Flecken Elvestad sieht sich der wortkarge und sensible Kommissar Konrad Sejer mit dem Fall einer grausam zugerichteten Frauenleiche konfrontiert. Niemand kennt die Fremde. Sejers Ermittlungen fuhren in eine geschlossene Gemeinschaft, die von guten Absichten und zerstorerischem Hass gepragt ist. In meisterhafter Sprache erzahlt Karin Fossum vom Mord an der schonen Inderin Poona. Ein poetischer und fesselnder Roman, der zum Besten gehort, was die norwegische Kriminalliteratur zu bieten hat.

The Murder of Harriet Krohn

The Murder of Harriet Krohn

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

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. Told through the eyes of a killer, The Murder of Harriet Krohn poses the question: how far would you go to turn your life around, and could you live with yourself afterwards?

Dunkler Schlaf

Dunkler Schlaf

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2015

Sie gehort zu den Meisterinnen ihres Genres: die Norwegerin Karin Fossum. In diesem packenden Kriminalroman recherchiert der wortkarge Kommissar Konrad Sejer den Fall der sonderbaren Irma Funder: In deren Keller liegt ein sterbender junger Mann - und fur Sejer beginnt ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit, den er nicht gewinnen kann ... Ein fesselndes Psychogramm, in dem sich der Unterschied zwischen Opfer und Tater immer mehr verwischt.

Also, von mir aus

Also, von mir aus

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2015

Als der Einzelganger Jonas der molligen Lillian begegnet, ist er von ihr bezaubert. Sie ist ihm nicht abgeneigt, aber auch nicht besonders zugetan. Dennoch antwortet sie auf seinen Heiratsantrag: "e;Also, von mir aus"e;. Und das ist nur der Anfang ... Die abgrundige, skurrile Geschichte einer verungluckten Liebe zeigt die norwegische Krimiautorin Karin Fossum von einer ganz neuen Seite.

Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein

Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2014

Es war nur ein Augenblick. Nur einen kurzen Moment haben Carmen und Nicolai ihren kleinen Sohn aus den Augen gelassen, da passierte die Katastrophe. Alle sind sich einig: ein tragischer Unfall. Einzig Kommissar Sejer spurt, dass etwas nicht stimmt, und beginnt zu ermitteln: Wie kam der gehbehinderte Junge aus dem Haus? Warum war das Kind nackt? Welche Rolle spielt die Mutter? Etwas scheint in der jungen Familie nicht mit rechten Dingen zugegangen zu sein...

I Can See in the Dark

I Can See in the Dark

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Riktor doesn't like the way the policeman comes straight into the house without knocking. He doesn't like the arrogant way he observes his home.The policeman doesn't tell him why he's there, and Riktor doesn't ask. Because he knows he's guilty of a terrible crime. But it turns out that the policeman isn't looking for a missing person. He is accusing Riktor of something totally unexpected. Riktor doesn't have a clear conscience, but this is a crime he certainly didn't commit.

Der Mord an Harriet Krohn

Der Mord an Harriet Krohn

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2014

Charles Olav Torp konnte es selbst nicht begreifen: Harriet Krohn lag vor ihm auf dem Boden ihrer Wohnung, tot. Im Grunde war es ihre eigene Schuld, sie hatte nur stillhalten mussen. Wenn das hier alles gutgehen sollte, durfte Torp jetzt keine Fehler mehr machen ... Karin Fossum, eine der erfolgreichsten skandinavischen Krimiautorinnen, prasentiert einen neuen Fall fur Kommissar Sejer - eine abgrundige Geschichte von Schuld und Suhne und das Portrat eines beunruhigend alltaglichen Morders zugleich.

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