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Fossum, Karin 1954-

Works: 166 works in 1,081 publications in 20 languages and 23,324 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PT8951.16.O735, 839.8238
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karin Fossum
Bad intentions by Karin Fossum( Book )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konrad Sejer must face down his memories and fears as he struggles to determine why the corpses of troubled young men keep surfacing in local lakes. As Sejer begins to feel his age weigh on him, he wonders if he has the strength to pursue the elusive explanations for human evil
The caller by Karin Fossum( Book )

48 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Sejer investigates the delivery of a threatening postcard that coincides with the discovery of a child who was found covered in blood but unharmed in her stroller
The Indian bride by Karin Fossum( Book )

78 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When perpetual bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married, the Norwegian town of Elvestad is stunned. On the day the Indian bride is supposed to arrive, the battered body of a woman is found in a meadow on the outskirts of town. None of the "good people of Elvestad" can believe that anyone among them would be capable of such a brutal murder. But in his quiet, formal way, Inspector Konrad Sejer understands that good people can commit atrocious deeds, and that no one is altogether innocent--including the café owner who knows too much, the girl who wants to be a chief witness, and the bodybuilder with no outlet for his terrible strength. Another psychological mystery from one of Europe's most successful crime writers.--From publisher description
The water's edge by Karin Fossum( Book )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A married couple, Reinhardt and Kristine Ris, are out for a Sunday walk when they discover the body of a boy and see the figure of a man limping away. They alert the police, but not before Reinhardt, to Kristine's horror, kneels down and takes photographs of the dead child with his cell phone. Inspectors Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre begin to make inquiries in the little town of Solberglia. But then another boy disappears, and an explanation seems more remote than ever. Meanwhile, the Ris's marriage starts to unravel as Reinhardt becomes obsessed with the tragic events and his own part in them."--Publisher's web site
Black seconds by Karin Fossum( Book )

53 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fifth Inspector Sejer mystery, a little girl has vanished without a trace and Sejer must find her before it's too late
Eva's eye by Karin Fossum( Book )

87 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the murder of a man who had been missing for months, Inspector Sejer and his team discover that his death is linked to the murder of a prostitute and to Eva, a struggling artist who holds the key to solving both murders
Don't look back by Karin Fossum( Book )

92 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
He who fears the wolf by Karin Fossum( Book )

79 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a woman who lived alone in the woods is brutally murdered, Inspector Sejer investigates the chief suspect, a schizophrenic loner who recently escaped from a mental institution
When the devil holds the candle by Karin Fossum( Book )

69 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological thriller, Andrea's disappearnace is a mystery to all, including his friend Zipp. Inspector Sejer and his collegues are baffled by this case
I can see in the dark : a novel by Karin Fossum( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if you were arrested for a crime you didn't commit--but had to prove your innocence without revealing anything about the crime that you did?" --
Broken by Karin Fossum( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awakened in the middle of the night by one of her own desperate characters, a shocked writer is compelled to envision a background and publish his story, which unfolds through the appearance of an obsessive young drug addict
The murder of Harriet Krohn by Karin Fossum( Book )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a wet, gray night in early November, Charlo Torp, a former gambler who's only recently kicked the habit, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn's apartment, flowers in his hand. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughter Julie's forgiveness, Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old woman's antique silver collection. What he doesn't expect is for her to put up a fight. The following morning Harriet is found dead, her antique silver missing, and the only clue Inspector Sejer and his team find in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet. Charlo should feel relieved, but he's heard of Sejer's amazing record--the detective has solved every case he's ever been assigned to. Sure that Sejer is inching steadily closer to the truth, Charlo does everything he can think of to keep from getting caught as he desperately tries to reconcile with Julie in this thrilling new addition to an acclaimed series."--
Don't look back by Karin Fossum( Recording )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the foot of the Kollen mountain lies a small village where the children play unafraid in the streets. But the tranquility is about to be irrecoverably shattered by a most sinister crime when a young woman's naked body is found by the lake. Inspector Sejer - smart, tough and enigmatic - is called in to investigate. Only he can uncover the dark secrets of this quiet community, hidden by deep family ties
Black seconds by Karin Fossum( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ida Joner gets on her brand-new bike and sets off to buy sweets. A good-natured, happy girl, she is looking forward to her tenth birthday. 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 goes out looking for Ida, Helga's worst nightmare becomes reality, and they contact the police. Hundreds of volunteers comb the neighborhood, but there are no traces of Ida or her bike. As the relatives reach breaking point and the media frenzy begins, Inspector Sejer is calm and reassuring. But he finds the case puzzling. Usually missing children are found within forty-eight hours. Ida Joner seems to have vanished without a trace.--
De nacht van vier november by Karin Fossum( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als hun dochter verdwijnt, stort de wereld van een Noors echtpaar in
The caller by Karin Fossum( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Lily discovers her baby bathed in blood but unharmed, Inspector Sejer is called to investigate this sinister prank
Het huis der dwazen by Karin Fossum( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eind jaren zeventig verblijft een jonge vrouw een jaar in een psychiatrische inrichting in Oslo
Gestrand by Karin Fossum( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een magazijnchef en zijn vrouw voelen zich al gauw ongelukkig in hun huwelijk dat voor beiden niet is wat ze zich ervan hadden voorgesteld
Calling out for you by Karin Fossum( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunder Jomann, a middle-aged man from a peaceful Norwegian town, thinks his life is complete when he returns from a trip to India a married man. But on the day his bride is due to join him, she fails to show. Then the body of an Indian woman is found
The water's edge by Karin Fossum( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a couple discovers the body of a boy and sees a man limping away from the scene, Inspectors Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre make inquiries throughout the community of Solberglia and find the case complicated by another boy's disappearance
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The Indian bride
Alternative Names
Fossum, Karin

Fossumu, Karin

Fosum, Karin

Fosuma, Karina

Fosuma, Karina 1954-

Karin Fossum Noors schrijver

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Karin Fossum norsk forfatter

Karin Fossum Norwegian author

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Karin Fossum scrittrice norvegese

Mathiesen, Karin

Mathisen, Karin

Фоссум, Карин

Фоссум, Карин 1954-

פוסום, קארין

פוסום, קארין 1954-


フォッスム, カリン


English (241)

Norwegian (140)

German (102)

Dutch (49)

Danish (41)

Swedish (40)

Spanish (30)

Italian (24)

French (22)

Finnish (22)

Polish (16)

Russian (3)

Czech (3)

Korean (2)

Serbian (2)

Chinese (2)

Albanian (1)

Norwegian (1)

Hebrew (1)

Turkish (1)

The callerThe Indian brideThe water's edgeBlack secondsEva's eyeDon't look backHe who fears the wolfWhen the devil holds the candle