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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

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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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...

Broken

Broken

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

A writer wakes one night to find a strange man in her bedroom. He is a character she has invented, but not yet used, and so desperate is he to have his story told that he has resorted to breaking into her house. She creates him for Alvar Eide, a quiet, middle-aged man whose life is carefully designed to avoid surprise, but when a young heroine addict comes into the gallery where he works, Alvar's life is changed forever and his inventor realises that she cannot control the character she has created. The result is a superb novel that plays with the boundaries of fact and fiction.

Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback / softback 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...

The Water's Edge

The Water's Edge

Author: Karin Fossum Format: Paperback / softback 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?

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