Closed for Winter: A William Wisting Mystery

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SHORTLISTED: The Petrona Prize.

The summer cottages are closed and peace is settling over the coast of Vestfold, but the autumn fog conceals evil deeds. In the novel Closed for Winter , William Wisting has a new case to solve during the off-season. Ove Bakkerud, newly separated and extremely disillusioned, is looking forward to a final quiet weekend at his summer home before closing for winter but, when the tourists leave, less welcome visitors arrive. Bakkerud s cottage is ransacked by burglars. Next door he discovers the body of a man who has been beaten to death. Police Inspector William Wisting has witnessed grotesque murders before, but the desperation he sees in this latest murder is something new. Against his wishes his daughter Line decides to stay in one of the summer cottages at the mouth of the fjord. Wisting s unease does not diminish when they discover several more corpses on the deserted archipelago. Meanwhile, dead birds are dropping from the sky.


'Urban rather than natural settings are the stamping grounds of Jørn Lier Horst, whose Dregs (his first book to be published in English) is immensely impressive The writers career as a police chief has supplied a key ingredient for the crime fiction form: credibility. --Barry Forshaw, author of Nordic Noir

'Jørn Lier Horst demonstrates in Closed for Winter that he belongs to the premier division of Norwegian crime fiction.' --The Norwegian Book Club

Top class crime writing. --Sindre Hovdenakk, Verdens Gang

'Such a wonderful title! Can you not immediately sense that wistful end-of-season atmosphere, the unfamiliar chill in the air, the damp and the mist rolling in from the sea, the evenings drawing in? Autumnal daylight and earth-scented evenings. Very northern hemisphere, very evocative... It would make wonderful telly and perhaps it will.' --Bookoxygen

'This highly atmospheric novel sees Chief Inspector Wisting investigate an off-season burglary and a disturbing case of murder on the Norwegian coast of Vestfold. As ever, author Jørn Lier Horsts police background lends the novel a striking authenticity, with readers treated to the outstanding plotting and characterisation that typify this quality series. --The Petrona Prize judging panel

'Painstaking and swift, Closed for Winter is a piece of quality craftsmanship, with Horst meticulously bringing together an unexpectedly windy plot, highly intelligent characterizations and a delectably subtle noir mood to create a very engrossing crime novel.' --Edinburgh Book Review

Classic police procedural from an author who knows what he is doing ... I recommend that every fan of crime novels should dedicate some time to Jørn Lier Horst s writing. Make a pleasurable start with Closed for Winter. --Torbjørn Ekelund, Dagbladet

'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers.' --Marcel, The Times

Classic police procedural from an author who knows what he is doing ... I recommend that every fan of crime novels should dedicate some time to Jørn Lier Horst s writing. Make a pleasurable start with Closed for Winter. --Torbjørn Ekelund, Dagbladet

Detalii
Autor HORST, Jorn Lier
An apariţie 2013
Editura Sandstone Press
Nr pagini 328
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
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