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Fossum, Karin 1954-

Overview
Works: 244 works in 906 publications in 4 languages and 20,633 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PT8951.16.O735, 839.8238
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karin Fossum
The caller by Karin Fossum ( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,638 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
Bad intentions by Karin Fossum ( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,590 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 water's edge by Karin Fossum ( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,580 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" -- from publisher's web site
Black seconds by Karin Fossum ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,572 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
He who fears the wolf by Karin Fossum ( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,483 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
Don't look back by Karin Fossum ( Book )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,441 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 the sleepy village is like a pond through which not enough water runs - beneath the surface it is beginning to stagnate. When a naked body is found by the lake at the top of the mountain, its seeming tranquility is disturbed forever. Enter Inspector Sejer, a tough, no-nonsense policeman whose own life is tinged by sadness. As the suspense builds, and the list of suspects grows, Sejer's determination to discover the truth will lead him to peel away layer upon layer of distrust and lies, in this tiny community where apparently normal family ties hide dark secrets
The Indian bride by Karin Fossum ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,324 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
When the devil holds the candle by Karin Fossum ( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the theft of a purse from a stroller results in an infant's death, two teenagers are in trouble. Unaware of the enormity of their crime, Zipp and Andreas are intent on committing still another. They follow an elderly woman home, and Andreas enters her house with his ever-reliable switchblade. Motionless in the dark, Zipp waits for his friend to come out. Inspector Konrad Sejer and his colleague Jacob Skarre see no connection between the infant's death and the reported disappearance of a local delinquent. While confusion mounts in the world outside, the chilling, heart-stopping truth unfolds inside the old woman's home. Unflappable as ever, Sejer digs below the surface of small-town tranquility in an effort to understand how and why violence destroys everyday lives
Broken : a novel by Karin Slaughter ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,110 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
Eva's eye by Karin Fossum ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 745 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
Calling out for you! by Karin Fossum ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gunder Jomann, a quiet, middle-aged man from a peaceful Norwegian community, thinks his life has been made complete when he returns from a trip to India a married man. But on the day his Indian bride is due to join him, he is called to the hospital to his sister's bedside. The local taxi driver sent instead to meet the bride at the airport returns without her. Then the town is shocked by the news of an Indian woman found bludgeoned to death in a nearby meadow. Inspector Sejer and his colleague Skarre head the murder inquiry, cross-examining the townsfolk and planting seeds of suspicion
Don't look back by Karin Fossum ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Fossum's moody and subtle U.S. debut, the fifth in her Inspector Sejer series, the popular Norwegian mystery writer displays her mastery of psychological suspense. Richly drawn characters reveal much about Norwegian society, though the setting, a picturesque valley town northwest of Oslo, isn't distinctive. A little girl disappears from her middle-class neighborhood, then returns home unharmed. Meanwhile, the search party discovers the nude corpse of a teenager, Annie Holland, and Fossum seamlessly shifts the story to a murder investigation, using several points of view to create red herrings that add to the suspense. Both girls lived in the same claustrophobic community where the residents claim to know one another but, naturally, don't really. With few clues and no witnesses, seasoned Inspector Konrad Sejer and his eager young assistant Jacob Skarre must uncover the hidden relationships and secrets they hope will lead to the killer of the well-liked, talented Annie. When they learn that the victim's behavior changed suddenly eight months earlier after a child she babysat died by accident, the plot shifts course again and drives to a stunning conclusion and ominous final scene
Black seconds by Karin Fossum ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 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
In the darkness by Karin Fossum ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva is walking by the river one afternoon when a body floats to the surface of the icy water. The dead man, Egil, has been missing for months, and it doesn't take long for Inspector Sejer and his team to establish that he was the victim of a very violent killer. But the trail has gone cold
The caller by Karin Fossum ( )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Lily discovers her baby bathed in blood but unharmed, Inspector Sejer is called to investigate this sinister prank
De nacht van vier november by Karin Fossum ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als hun dochter verdwijnt, stort de wereld van een Noors echtpaar in
Calling out for you by Karin Fossum ( )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 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
Een andere voorkeur by Karin Fossum ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twee mensen ontdekken tijdens een wandeling in een Noors bos het half-ontklede lichaam van een jongetje. Kort daarna verdwijnt er een tweede jongen
Kwade wil by Karin Fossum ( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tijdens een tripje naar een vakantiehuisje aan een meer valt een jonge man uit de boot en verdrinkt. Ongeluk of opzet?
Zwarte seconden by Karin Fossum ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Negen dagen voor haar tiende verjaardag gaat een meisje op haar fietsje naar een kiosk om een paardenblad en kauwgom te kopen. Ze komt daar echter nooit aan en keert ook niet huiswaarts
 
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Alternative Names
Fossumu, Karin
Fosum, Karin
Fosuma, Karina
Fosuma, Karina, 1954-
Mathiesen, Karin
Mathisen, Karin
Фоссум, Карин, 1954-
פוסום, קארין, 1954-
フォッスム, カリン
Languages
English (219)
Dutch (10)
Italian (2)
Norwegian (1)
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