Fossum, Karin

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The Whisperer

Those who like Scandinavian mysteries and the subtle buildup of psychological thrillers will enjoy this book. An essential purchase, even if Fossum’s previous works are not in the collection. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]
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The Drowned Boy

Fossom's 12th Sejer installment doesn't disappoint. Her writing style keeps the reader guessing to the final page. This title will appeal to mystery readers of all stripes. [See Prepub Alert, 3/2/15.]
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The Murder of Harriet Krohn

Writing from the killer's perspective, Fossum sketches a credible if unsuspenseful portrait of how normal people commit violent acts. This is the seventh book in the "Sejer" series (The Water's Edge; Bad Intentions; The Caller) but one of the last to be translated into English, quite possibly because the detective doesn't appear until well past the halfway mark. That's too bad, because his scenes crackle with energy that's lacking in the rest of the book. For readers who enjoy psychological suspense and who don't mind crime novels minus the mystery.
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I Can See in the Dark

In this slim stand-alone, Fossum takes a chilling departure from her popular series featuring Norwegian police inspector Konrad Sejer. The results are a compelling—if unsettling—character study for fans of disturbing psychological suspense. [See Prepub Alert, 2/10/14.]
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Eva's Eye

Expect high demand for the debut title in Fossum's popular series (first time available in English)...
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The Caller: An Inspector Sejer Mystery

Fossum is back on track with her eighth Sejer mystery (after 2011's underwhelming Bad Intentions). Getting into the heads of the detectives, victims, and perpetrator, she offers a chilling morality play reminiscent of Ruth Rendell or even Patricia Highsmith. Good stuff for admirers of the clever and creepy. [See Prepub Alert, 2/12/12.]
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Bad Intentions

Fossum checks in with the seventh installment of her psychologically acute Inspector Sejer series after taking a brief detour last year with the stand-alone Broken. Although her prose is as sharp as ever, the characterizations are uncharacteristically thin, and the steely Sejer appears only sporadically. Fossum is one of Nordic noir's most skilled practitioners, but Sejer's faithful fans might be disappointed by his lukewarm return. [See Prepub Alert, 2/14/11.]—Annabelle Mortensen, Skokie P.L., IL
PREMIUM

Bad Intentions

Fossum checks in with the seventh installment of her psychologically acute Inspector Sejer series after taking a brief detour last year with the stand-alone Broken. Although her prose is as sharp as ever, the characterizations are uncharacteristically thin, and the steely Sejer appears only sporadically. Fossum is one of Nordic noir's most skilled practitioners, but Sejer's faithful fans might be disappointed by his lukewarm return. [See Prepub Alert, 2/14/11.]—Annabelle Mortensen, Skokie P.L., IL

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