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Fossum, Karin 1954-

Works: 158 works in 1,263 publications in 22 languages and 24,569 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PT8951.16.O735, 839.8238
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karin Fossum
Bad intentions by Karin Fossum( Book )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,814 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 )

56 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,790 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 )

92 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,769 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 )

42 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,693 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 )

58 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,644 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 )

99 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,628 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 )

100 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,583 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 )

89 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,530 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
I can see in the dark : a novel by Karin Fossum( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Riktor doesn't like the way the policeman storms into his home without even knocking. He doesn't like the arrogant way he walks around the house, taking note of its contents. The policeman doesn't bother to explain why he's there, and Riktor is too afraid to ask. He knows he's guilty of a terrible crime and he's sure the policeman has found him out. But when the policeman finally does confront him, Riktor freezes. The man is arresting him for something totally unexpected. Riktor doesn't have a clear conscience, but the crime he's being accused of is one he certainly didn't commit. Can he clear his name without further incriminating himself?" --
When the devil holds the candle by Karin Fossum( Book )

79 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,405 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
The murder of Harriet Krohn by Karin Fossum( Book )

44 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,239 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. "--
Broken by Karin Fossum( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,137 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 drowned boy by Karin Fossum( Book )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series, the first since The Caller, from Norway's finest crime writer Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen's story and consults his trusted colleague, the famed Inspector Sejer. An autopsy reveals Tommy's lungs to be full of soap. When Sejer and Skarre revisit the couple, Carmen, an epileptic, changes her story, confessing that she'd been knocked unconscious by a seizure while bathing Tommy. When she came to, she found him drowned in the tub and, horrified and frightened, threw him into the pond. But Skarre and Sejer's doubt is not appeased and the case is reopened. What more could Carmen be hiding? And what lengths will she take to cover her guilt? As Carmen's own family starts to doubt her, Skarre and Sejer work to find the truth."--
Het huis der dwazen by Karin Fossum( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eind jaren zeventig verblijft een jonge vrouw een jaar in een psychiatrische inrichting in Oslo
De nacht van vier november by Karin Fossum( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als hun dochter verdwijnt, stort de wereld van een Noors echtpaar in
Don't look back by Karin Fossum( Recording )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 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 225 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, Helga Joner, her mother, 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 neighbourhood, 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
The caller by Karin Fossum( Recording )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Lily discovers her baby bathed in blood but unharmed, Inspector Sejer is called to investigate this sinister prank
He who fears the wolf by Karin Fossum( Recording )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Sejer is investigating the brutal murder of a woman who lived alone in the middle of the woods. The chief suspect is another loner, a schizophrenic recently escaped from a mental institution. The only witness is a twelve-year-old boy, overweight, obsessed with archery, and a resident at a home for delinquents. When a demented man robs a nearby bank and accidentally takes the suspect hostage, the three mistfits are drawn into an uneasy alliance. Shrewdly, patiently, Inspector Sejer confronts a case where the strangeness of the crime is matched only by the strangemess of the criminals, and where small-town prejudices warp every piece of information he tries to collect
Gestrand by Karin Fossum( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 155 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
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The Indian bride
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Fossumu, Karin

Fosum, Ḳarin

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Fosuma, Karina 1954-

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Karin Fossum Norwegian author

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Mathiesen, Karin

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Фоссум, Карин

Фоссум, Карин 1954-

פוסום, קארין

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포숨, 카린 1954-


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