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Staalesen, Gunnar 1947-

Works: 283 works in 1,330 publications in 13 languages and 4,606 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Adapter, Originator, Narrator, Honoree
Classifications: PT8951.29.T3, 839.82374
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Most widely held works about Gunnar Staalesen
Most widely held works by Gunnar Staalesen
Cold hearts by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a frosty January day in Bergen, Norway, private investigator Varg Veum is visited by a prostitute. Her friend Margrethe has disappeared and hasn't been seen for days. Before her disappearance, something had unsettled her: she'd turned away a customer and returned to the neighbourhood in terror. Shortly after taking the case, Veum is confronted with a brutal, uneasy reality. He soon finds the first body--and it won't be the last. His investigation leads him into a dark subculture where corrupted idealism has had deadly consequences.--Provided by publisher
Where roses never die by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mette Misvaer, a three-year-old girl, disappears without trace from the sandpit outside her home. Her family and community is devastated, but their enquiries and the police produce nothing. Almost 25 years later, Mette's mother approaches PI Varg Veum, in a last, desperate attempt to find out what happened to her daughter. As Veum starts to dig, he uncovers an intricate web of secrets
The writing on the wall by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

42 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varg Veum is lead into a dark world of privileged young girls who have been drawn into drugs and prostitution. When the body of a local judge is found in a luxury hotel clad only in women's lingerie, he looks for clues that lead him only deeper into Bergen's criminal underworld
We shall inherit the wind by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1998. Varg Veum sits by the hospital bedside of his long-term girlfriend Karin, whose life-threatening injuries provide a deeply painful reminder of the mistakes he's made. Investigating the seemingly innocent disappearance of a wind-farm inspector, Varg Veum is thrust into one of the most challenging cases of his career, riddled with conflicts, environmental terrorism, religious fanaticism, unsolved mysteries and dubious business ethics. Then, in one of the most heart-stopping scenes in crime fiction, the first body appears… A chilling, timeless story of love, revenge and desire
Yours until death by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

53 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The single-mother families of an isolated community are being terrorised by a teenage gang. Varg Veum encounters the gang's pathetic but deadly ferocity to help a young client
Het uur van de wolf by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Noorse privé-detective gaat op zoek naar de waarheid betreffende enkele zaken uit het verleden, als een bevriende ex-politieman die deze zaken onderzocht, gedood wordt
De vrouw in de koelkast by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tijdens zijn zoektocht naar een verdwenen offshore werker wordt een privé-detective ernstig bedreigd door de onderwereld van Stavanger
Grote zus : literaire thriller by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varg Veum receives a surprise visit in his office. A woman introduces herself as his half-sister, and she has a job for him. Her god-daughter, a 19-year-old trainee nurse from Haugesund, moved from her bedsit in Bergen two weeks ago. Since then no one has heard anything from her. She didn't leave an address. She doesn't answer her phone. And the police refuse to take her case seriously. Veum's investigation uncovers a series of carefully covered-up crimes and pent-up hatreds, and the trail leads to a gang of extreme bikers on the hunt for a group of people whose dark deeds are hidden by the anonymity of the Internet. And then things get personal
Wolves in the dark by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reeling from the death of his great love, Karin, Varg Veum's life has descended into a self-destructive spiral of alcohol, lust, grief and blackouts. When traces of child pornography are found on his computer, he's accused of being part of a paedophile ring and thrown into a prison cell. There, he struggles to sift through his past to work out who is responsible for planting the material and who is seeking the ultimate revenge. When a chance to escape presents itself, Varg finds himself on the run in his hometown of Bergen. With the clock ticking and the police on his tail, Varg takes on his hardest and most personal, case yet."--Back cover
The consorts of death by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's September 1995, and Veum is in his office when a telephone conversation takes him back twenty-five years, to a case he was involved in while working as a child protection officer, during the summer of 1970. A small boy was separated from his mother under tragic circumstances. But that had not been the end of it
Le loup dans la bergerie : roman by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

38 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embûches, menaces, identités usurpées et cadavres semblent fleurir sur la route du détective Varg Veum, qui préférerait la compagnie plus aimable de sa fidèle bouteille d'aquavit
Anges déchus : roman by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Septième aventure de Varg Veum, détective privé norvégien, qui retrouve des camarades de classe à l'occasion des funérailles de l'un d'entre eux. Des événements tragiques en rapport avec son passé surviennent. L'enquête est rendue difficile par le poids des souvenirs : Varg Veum fouille dans le passé de ses anciens amis et découvre ce qu'ils sont devenus. Prix des libraires norvégiens 1990
Zwarte schapen by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rechercher une petite Siren qui a mal tourné ou régulariser les papiers d'un étudiant sud-africain qu'on veut renvoyer dans son pays, ça paraît facile, même pour un privé aussi maladroit que Varg Veum. Mais même à Bergen, les brebis égarées peuvent s'avérer galeuses
Bittere bloemen by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een net uit een ontwenningskliniek ontslagen privé-detective wordt geconfronteerd met een moord in een zwembad en de verdwijning van een vrouw
Face à face : roman by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman policier (énigme)
La belle dormit cent ans by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman policier (noir)
Comme dans un miroir : roman by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman policier
Varg Veum( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Norwegian and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privédetective Varg Veum duldt geen onrecht en zoekt in zijn werk vaak de grenzen van de wet op
1900, morgenrød by Gunnar Staalesen( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episk fortælling om udviklingen i det norske samfund frem til 1932 set fra Bergen, begyndende med mordet på Carl August Frimann natten til 1. januar 1900
Private investigator Varg Veum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Norwegian and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the bestselling Varg Veum novels and two collections of short stories by author Gunnar Staalesen, this modern noir Norwegian crime series is distinguished by dark humor, insightful characterization, and unremitting suspense. Varg is the old Norwegian word for wolf, and Varg Veum is one lone wolf who's become a household name to the European crime audience. He may be unconventional but he gets the job done."--IMDb
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The writing on the wall
Yours until deathThe consorts of death
Alternative Names
Gunnar Staalesen écrivain norvégien

Gunnar Staalesen escritor noruego

Gunnar Staalesen escritor noruegués

Gunnar Staalesen Noors schrijver

Gunnar Staalesen norsk författare

Gunnar Staalesen norsk skribent

Gunnar Staalesen Norwegian writer

Gunnar Staalesen Norwegischer Schriftsteller

Gunnar Staalesen scrittore norvegese

Staalesen, Gunnar

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Stoelsen, Gunnar 1947-

Stolesen, Gjunar

Stolesen, Gjunar‏ 1947-

Stolesen, Gjunnar

Stolesen, Gjunnar‏ 1947-

Stolesen, Gkounar

Stolesen, Gunnar 1947-

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