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Fossum, Karin 1954-

Works: 185 works in 1,386 publications in 21 languages and 26,340 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Novels 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Honoree, Other, Performer
Classifications: PT8951.16.O735, 839.8238
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Publications about Karin Fossum
Publications by Karin Fossum
Most widely held works about Karin Fossum
Most widely held works by Karin Fossum
The caller by Karin Fossum( Book )
65 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,812 libraries worldwide
One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in blood
Bad intentions by Karin Fossum( Book )
46 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,809 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 Indian bride by Karin Fossum( Book )
98 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 1,786 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
Black seconds by Karin Fossum( Book )
60 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,614 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 )
97 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,555 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 )
33 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,489 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 )
82 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,447 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 water's edge by Karin Fossum( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,406 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
The murder of Harriet Krohn by Karin Fossum( Book )
49 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,284 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( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,275 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
The drowned boy by Karin Fossum( Book )
34 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,153 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"--
Broken by Karin Fossum( Book )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,112 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
Hell fire by Karin Fossum( Book )
29 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
"A gruesome tableau awaits Inspector Konrad Sejer in the oppressive summer heat: a woman and a young boy lay dead in a pool of blood near a dank camper. The details of the deaths of Bonnie Hayden and her five-year-old son Simon are mysterious. There is no sign of robbery or assault. Who would brutally stab a defenseless woman and her child? Sejer and his fellow investigator Jakob Skarre begin a hunt for the killer that will eventually lead them to a heartbreaking conclusion. In a parallel storyline, masterfully fused, Fossum tells the story of Mass Malthe and her troubled son Eddie as they navigate a relationship that some would call too close. Eddie constantly thinks about his unknown father -- someone his mother would rather forget. When long-held secrets are revealed, it turns out that Mass and Bonnie share more in common than Eddie could have ever guessed"--
In the darkness by Karin Fossum( Book )
99 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 849 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
Eva's eye by Karin Fossum( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 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
Kijk niet achterom by Karin Fossum( Book )
79 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Inspecteur Sejer wordt geconfronteerd met de vermissing van een 6-jarig meisje en de afschuwelijke vondst van het lijk van een hulpvaardig 15-jarig meisje
Een andere voorkeur by Karin Fossum( Book )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 261 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
Don't look back by Karin Fossum( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 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( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 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( file )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 libraries worldwide
After Lily discovers her baby bathed in blood but unharmed, Inspector Sejer is called to investigate this sinister prank
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Alternative Names
Fossumu, Karin
Fosum, Ḳarin
Fosuma, Karina
Fosuma, Karina 1954-
Karin Fossum écrivaine norvégienne
Karin Fossum escritora noruega
Karin Fossum Noors schrijfster
Karin Fossum Noors schrijver
Karin Fossum norsk forfattar
Karin Fossum norsk forfatter
Karin Fossum Norwegian author
Karin Fossum Norwegian writer
Karin Fossum norwegische Schriftstellerin
Karin Fossum scrittrice norvegese
Mathiesen, Karin
Mathisen, Karin
Карин Фосум
Фоссум, Карин
Фоссум, Карин 1954-
Քարին Ֆոսսում
פוסום, קארין
פוסום, קארין 1954-
פוסום, קארין, סופרת נורווגית
포숨, 카린 1954-
フォッスム, カーリン
English (310)
Norwegian (160)
German (106)
Swedish (74)
Dutch (51)
Danish (41)
Spanish (38)
Italian (33)
Polish (22)
Finnish (22)
French (17)
Korean (4)
Czech (3)
Chinese (3)
Bokmal, Norwegian (3)
Russian (3)
Hebrew (2)
Serbian (2)
Albanian (1)
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