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?

Other books by Karin Fossum

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 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.

Hellfire

Hellfire

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/06/2016

A mother and child are found brutally murdered in an old caravan on a remote piece of land. A bloody footprint is discovered at the scene, and Chief Inspector Sejer is called to investigate. Meanwhile, another mother, dying of cancer, confesses to her 21-year-old son that he is adopted. The man who abandoned them, whom the boy has become obsessed by, is not his real father. Why do we lie to those closest to us? Hellfire delves deep into the dark heart of family, and what drives people to commit the most horrific of crimes.

The Drowned Boy

The Drowned Boy

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback 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 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 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.

Wer anders liebt

Wer anders liebt

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

Ein Kind liegt tot im Wald, ein anderes ist spurlos verschwunden - zwei Opfer, eine Leiche und verwirrende Spuren: Mit dem grausigen Fund, den das Ehepaar Ris in einem Waldstuck macht, beginnt fur Kommissar Konrad Sejer die fieberhafte Suche nach einer Losung, denn moglicherweise ist ein Serienmorder am Werk ... Karin Fossums neuer Kriminalroman lotet unnachsichtig und mit psychologischer Raffinesse einen Fall aus, bei dem ein Tater auf dem beangstigend schmalen Grat zwischen Gut und Bose wandelt.

Schwarze Sekunden

Schwarze Sekunden

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 17/02/2014

Die schwarzen Sekunden der Septembernacht dehnen sich unertraglich, wahrend Kommissar Sejer verzweifelt die verschwundene Ida Joner sucht. Ist der autistische Emil Johannes ihr unergrundlicher, grausamer Morder? Psychologische Meisterschaft und hochste Spannung pragen den neuen Kriminalroman der preisgekronten Autorin Karin Fossum. "e;Meisterhaft schildert Karin Fossum die Katakomben der menschlichen Psyche. Ein Nervenzerrspiel, dessen Plot ber die letzte Seite hinaus verstrt."e;Facts

Evas Auge

Evas Auge

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 14/01/2014

Eine packende Kriminalgeschichte mit einem raffinierten psychologischen Hintergrund: Karin Fossum lasst die erfolglose junge Malerin Eva in den Mahlstrom eines Verbrechens geraten, bei dem sie aus reiner Neugier Zeugin geworden ist. Nachdem Eva einmal der Versuchung des schnellen Geldes nachgegeben hat, gibt es fur sie kein Entrinnen mehr.

Wer hat Angst vorm bosen Wolf

Wer hat Angst vorm bosen Wolf

Author: Karin Fossum Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2013

In der Einsamkeit ihrer Kate wird die alte Halldis Horn erschlagen aufgefunden. Nur der schizophrene Errki scheint als Tater infrage zu kommen, doch er ist spurlos verschwunden. Kommissar Sejer glaubt nicht an die Schuld des jungen Mannes. - Die vielfach preisgekronte norwegische Kriminalautorin Karin Fossum versetzt die Leser mit tiefem Gespur fur seelische Vorgange in atemlose Spannung.

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Beneath the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small village where the children run in and out of one another's houses and play unafraid in the streets. But when a naked body is found by the lake at the top of the mountain, its seeming tranquillity is disturbed forever. Inspector Sejer, a tough, no-nonsense policeman whose own life is tinged by sadness, is called in to investigate. As the suspense builds, and the list of suspects grows, Sejer's determination to discover the truth leads him to peel away layer upon layer of distrust and lies in this tiny community where apparently normal family ties hide dark secrets. Critically acclaimed across Europe and loved by fellow crime writers including Jo Nesbo, Ruth Rendell and Colin Dexter, Karin Fossum's novels evoke a world that is terrifyingly familiar.

Calling out for You

Calling out for You

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Gunder Jomann, a quiet, middle-aged man from a peaceful Norwegian community, thinks his life has been made complete when he returns from a trip to India a married man. But on the day his Indian bride is due to join him, he is called to the hospital to his sister's bedside. The local taxi driver sent instead to meet the bride at the airport returns without her. Then the town is shocked by the news of an Indian woman found bludgeoned to death in a nearby meadow. Inspector Sejer and his colleague Skarre head the murder inquiry, cross-examining the townsfolk and planting seeds of suspicion in a community which has always believed itself to be simple, safe and trusting. For what can only have been an unpremeditated and motiveless act of violence, everyone is guilty until proven innocent.

Black Seconds

Black Seconds

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Nine-year-old Ida Joner gets on her brand-new bike and sets off to buy sweets. Thirty-five minutes after Ida should have come home, her mother, Helga, starts to worry. She phones the shop and various friends, but no one has seen her daughter. As the family being to search for Ida, Helga's worst nightmare becomes reality. As the police are called in, hundreds of volunteers comb the neighbourhood, but there are no traces of the little girl, or her bike. As the relatives reach breaking point and the media frenzy begins, Inspector Sejer struggles to remains calm and reassuring. But usually missing children are found within forty-eight hours. Ida seems to have vanished without a trace.

I Can See in the Dark

I Can See in the Dark

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2013

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.

In the Darkness An Inspector Sejer Novel

In the Darkness An Inspector Sejer Novel

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Eva is walking by the river with her seven-year-old daughter when they catch sight of a man's body in the water. Eva tells her daughter to wait while she calls the police, but when she reaches the phone box she doesn't call them. Instead she phones her father, and makes no mention of her discovery. When the body is eventually found, it soon becomes clear to Inspector Sejer and his team that this was no accidental drowning - the man was the victim of a very violent killer. But the trail has gone cold. Until, one night, Eva receives a phone call...

In the Darkness An Inspector Sejer Novel

In the Darkness An Inspector Sejer Novel

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Eva is walking by the river with her seven-year-old daughter when they catch sight of a man's body in the water. Eva tells her daughter to wait while she calls the police, but when she reaches the phone box she doesn't call them. Instead she phones her father, and makes no mention of her discovery. When the body is eventually found, it soon becomes clear to Inspector Sejer and his team that this was no accidental drowning - the man was the victim of a very violent killer. But the trail has gone cold. Until, one night, Eva receives a phone call...

Mujeres de los fiordos

Mujeres de los fiordos

Esta antologia que tenemos entre las manos nos presenta a diez escritoras noruegas contemporaneas, de entre 35 y 85 anos, pertenecientes a generaciones y credos literarios muy diversos, pero en las que tal vez podamos tambien intuir algunos rasgos comunes. Como casi siempre en la literatura, tambin en estos relatos el tema recurrente son las relaciones humanas. En todos estos cuentos encontramos luces y sombras, otro de los rasgos caractersticos de la literatura noruega de todos los tiempos. Por lo general, melancola y realismo aparecen como dos caras de la misma moneda. Los personajes de estos relatos son hombres y mujeres de carne y hueso, con sus anhelos y sus traumas, sus ilusiones y sus decepciones, y una terca bsqueda de algo que proporcione sentido. Cada relato est traducido por un traductor diferente, lo cual pensamos que proporciona una riqueza especial a la antologa: diez escritoras y diez traductores, entre los cuales hay tanto latinoamericanos como espaoles, cosa que se refleja tambin en el lenguaje final de los relatos, en los que se ha querido respetar las diferencias y la riqueza de esta lengua que hablamos tantos pueblos distintos.

The Caller

The Caller

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2012

One summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram in the garden. But then Lily steps outside to find her baby soaked in blood. The distraught parents rush to the hospital where they discover that she is unharmed - the blood isn't hers. Inspector Sejer is called in and spends the evening trying to comprehend why anyone would carry out such a sinister prank. Then, just before midnight, somebody rings his doorbell. The corridor is empty, but the caller has left a small grey envelope on the mat. Inside it, Sejer finds a postcard bearing a short message: Hell begins now...

Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Early one September three friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin by Dead Water Lake. With only a pale moon to light their way, they row across the water in the middle of the night. But only two of them return. When the body of the third friend is discovered, Inspector Sejer is put in charge of the investigation. He is troubled by the apparent suicide and has an overwhelming sense that the surviving pair has something to hide. Weeks pass without further clues and then, in a nearby lake, the body of another teenage boy floats to the surface...

Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

Early one September, three friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin by Dead Water Lake. With only a pale moon to light their way, they row across the water in the middle of the night. But only two of them return, and they make a pact not to call for help until the following morning. Inspector Sejer leads the investigation when the body is discovered. He is troubled by the apparent suicide and has an overwhelming sense that the surviving pair has something to hide. Weeks pass without further clues, and then in a nearby lake the body of a teenage boy floats to the surface.

The Water's Edge

The Water's Edge

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

A couple out walking in the woods discover the dead body of a half-naked boy. To Kristine's horror her husband begins to take photographs of the corpse on his mobile phone, but this proves only the beginning of his obsession with the case. Inspector Sejer is called to the scene but he can find no immediate cause of death. And who was the agitated man the couple saw moments before their discovery? Then, a second boy goes missing, and the once peaceful community is left deeply shaken. Is there a killer within their midst?

Black Seconds

Black Seconds

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2007

Ida Joner gets on her brand-new bike and sets off to buy sweets. A good-natured, happy girl, she is looking forward to her tenth birthday. Thirty-five minutes after Ida should have come home, Helga Joner, her mother, starts to worry. She phones the shop and various friends, but no one has seen her daughter. As the family goes out looking for Ida, Helga's worst nightmare becomes reality, and they contact the police. Hundreds of volunteers comb the neighbourhood, but there are no traces of Ida or her bike. As the relatives reach breaking point and the media frenzy begins, Inspector Sejer is calm and reassuring. But he finds the case puzzling. Usually missing children are found within forty-eight hours. Ida Joner seems to have vanished without a trace.

When the Devil Holds the Candle

When the Devil Holds the Candle

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2004

'Has anyone seen Andreas?' Andreas's disappearance is a mystery to all, including his inseparable friend Zipp. But its not easy for Zipp to come forward with details of the last time he saw his friend - they had been following an old woman, an easy target for some quick cash, and Andreas boldly followed her into her home brandishing his knife, the next moment he was gone. Zipp waited anxiously outside but Andreas failed to reappear. Inspector Sejer and his colleague Skarre are baffled but while the confusion in the outside world continues, a chilling and heart-stopping drama is unfolding inside the old woman's home. In a plot in the tradition of Stephen King, Fossum deploys her trademark skill of looking realistically, terrifyingly, into the minds of criminal and victim. Appearances aren't always to be believed, and people are not always what they seem.

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2002

Beneath the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small village where the children run in and out of one another's houses and play unafraid in the streets. But the sleepy village is like a pond through which not enough water runs - beneath the surface it is beginning to stagnate. When a naked body is found by the lake at the top of the mountain, its seeming tranquility is disturbed forever. Enter Inspector Sejer, a tough, no-nonsense policeman whose own life is tinged by sadness. As the suspense builds, and the list of suspects grows, Sejer's determination to discover the truth will lead him to peel away layer upon layer of distrust and lies, in this tiny community where apparently normal family ties hide dark secrets. Critically acclaimed across Europe, Karin Fossum's novels evoke a world that is terrifyingly familiar. Don't Look Back introduces the tough, ethical Inspector Sejer to British readers for the first time.

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