Publication Date: 12/08/2011 ISBN: 9781905207671 Category:


Jorn Lier Horst

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Publication Date: 12/08/2011 ISBN: 9781905207671 Category:
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The inspiration for thrilling BBC TV show Wisting, from the producers behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A severed left foot in a training shoe washes up on the shore in Stavern. Then another, and another: four left feet in a single week.

Inspector Wisting is an experienced policeman but has never seen anything like this before and has trouble making sense of the case.

Has there been some kind of terrible accident at sea? Or does this indicate the killing and dismembering of multiple victims?

Wisting suspects a link with the unsolved spate of recent disappearances in the area – the dregs of society, for his publicity-hungry superior, but people nonetheless. People who, in Wisting’s eyes, deserve justice.

Meanwhile Wisting’s daughter Line, a journalist, is interviewing murderers recently released from prison. When it emerges that her interviewees have ties to the missing, Wisting cannot help but wonder if there is a larger, more sinister, force at work.

Get your next Scandi crime fix from number one bestselling author Jorn Lier Horst.

Praise for the multi-award-winning William Wisting Mysteries:

‘Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers.’ -The Times

‘Solid, satisfying police procedurals.’ -The Sunday Times

‘Plotting reigns supreme.’ -Financial Times

‘Gripping and well executed.’ -The Herald

‘Immensely impressive.’ -Barry Forshaw

‘A masterpiece of storytelling.’ -Lin Anderson

Publisher Review

'Urban rather than natural settings are the stamping grounds of Jorn Lier Horst, whose Dregs (his first novel to be published in English) is immensely impressive. The writer's career as a police chief has supplied a key ingredient for the crime fiction form: credibility.' * Barry Forshaw, Nordic Noir and Euro Noir * 'Jorn Lier Horst is a phenomenal new voice in Nordic Noir. His handling of landscape and location matches that of Henning Mankell. The narrative concern with digital technology is on a par with Stieg Larsson. What makes Lier Horst distinctive is his haunting ability to find the feasible in the psychopathic.' * Steve Peacock * 'Horst is an intelligent and often poetic writer. His storytelling is as measured and precise as his main character. So we hope to see more of William Wisting in the English language soon.' * Crime Fiction Lover * 'Once more the Larvik region is the arena for murder and dark deeds, and once again Wisting, now somewhat burned out, uninspired and overworked, confronts a seemingly insoluble criminal mystery.' * Svend E. Hansen, Ostlands, Posten * 'Many have known it for a long time, but now it ought to be acknowledged as a truth for all Norwegian readers of crime fiction: William Wisting is one of the great investigators in Norwegian crime novels. He can bear comparison with Thygesen, Sejer and Isaksen. ' * Marius Aronsen, Norwegian Book Club * 'Yes indeed, Jorn Leir Horst has once more written a well-founded and tense crime novel, with space for both the expected and the downright surprising. At his best, the author is both a sociologist and a philosopher.' * Terje Stemland, AftenPosten *

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