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Fossum, Karin 1954-

Works: 194 works in 1,016 publications in 15 languages and 23,551 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PT8951.16.O735, 839.8238
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Publications about Karin Fossum
Publications by Karin Fossum
Most widely held works by Karin Fossum
The caller by Karin Fossum( Book )
30 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,998 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
Black seconds by Karin Fossum( Book )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,856 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
The Indian bride by Karin Fossum( Book )
35 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,799 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
He who fears the wolf by Karin Fossum( Book )
40 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,710 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 strangeness of the criminals, and where small-town prejudices warp every piece of information he tries to collect
Bad intentions by Karin Fossum( Book )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,706 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 )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,653 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
Don't look back by Karin Fossum( Book )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,511 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
When the devil holds the candle by Karin Fossum( Book )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,393 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 tranquillity in an effort to understand how and why violence destroys everyday lives.--From publisher description
Eva's eye by Karin Fossum( Book )
41 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,363 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
Broken by Karin Fossum( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,147 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
I can see in the dark : a novel by Karin Fossum( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,105 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?" --
The murder of Harriet Krohn by Karin Fossum( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 748 libraries worldwide
"Available for the first time in English, the seventh entry in the beloved Inspector Sejer series from Norway's Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum. 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 hand. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughter'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. Told through the eyes of a killer, The Murder of Harriet Krohn poses the question: how far would you go to turn your life around, and could you live with yourself afterward?"--
Don't look back by Karin Fossum( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 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( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 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 )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
After Lily discovers her baby bathed in blood but unharmed, Inspector Sejer is called to investigate this sinister prank
Een andere voorkeur by Karin Fossum( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 254 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
Het huis der dwazen by Karin Fossum( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 250 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 )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Als hun dochter verdwijnt, stort de wereld van een Noors echtpaar in
Kwade wil by Karin Fossum( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Dutch and Swedish and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Tijdens een tripje naar een vakantiehuisje aan een meer valt een jonge man uit de boot en verdrinkt. Ongeluk of opzet?
Ik kan in het donker zien by Karin Fossum( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Een eenzame veertiger, werkzaam in een geriatrisch verpleeghuis, beleeft er plezier aan zijn weerloze patiënten te intimideren. Na een verdacht sterfgeval wordt hij verdacht van moord
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Alternative Names
Fossum, Karin
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
English (245)
Swedish (25)
Spanish (22)
Dutch (21)
Italian (11)
Norwegian (9)
Finnish (7)
Polish (5)
Danish (4)
German (3)
Czech (3)
French (2)
Japanese (2)
Russian (2)
Korean (2)
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