WorldCat Identities

Fossum, Karin 1954-

Works: 353 works in 1,755 publications in 15 languages and 27,173 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Novels  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Performer, uat
Classifications: PT8951.16.O735, 839.8238
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karin Fossum
The caller by Karin Fossum( Book )

57 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,803 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 )

71 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,775 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
Bad intentions by Karin Fossum( Book )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,698 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
Don't look back by Karin Fossum( Book )

92 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,603 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
Black seconds by Karin Fossum( Book )

57 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,574 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
The water's edge by Karin Fossum( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,556 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
He who fears the wolf by Karin Fossum( Book )

83 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,537 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 )

58 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,401 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 tranquillity in an effort to understand how and why violence destroys everyday lives.--From publisher description
I can see in the dark : a novel by Karin Fossum( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,381 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?"--
The murder of Harriet Krohn by Karin Fossum( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,365 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. "--
The drowned boy by Karin Fossum( Book )

39 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,337 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."--
Broken by Karin Fossum( Book )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,127 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
Hell fire by Karin Fossum( Book )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member 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"--
Eva's eye by Karin Fossum( Book )

42 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 984 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
In the darkness by Karin Fossum( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 329 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
Eva's oog by Karin Fossum( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in Dutch and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De ontmoeting met een jeugdvriendin heeft voor een Noorse kunstenares vérstrekkende gevolgen
Zwarte seconden by Karin Fossum( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in Dutch and held by 248 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
De duivel draagt het licht by Karin Fossum( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in Dutch and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bij een overval breekt een inbreker zijn rug en is volledig overgeleverd aan de oude vrouw die hij probeerde te overvallen
Don't look back by Karin Fossum( Recording )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 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 )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 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.--
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Indian bride
The Indian brideBad intentionsDon't look backBlack secondsThe water's edgeHe who fears the wolfWhen the devil holds the candleBroken
Alternative Names
Fossumu, Karin

Fossumu, Kârin 1954-

Fosum, Ḳarin

Fosum, K'arin 1954-

Fosuma, Karina

Fosuma, Karina 1954-

Karin Fossum

Karin Fossum écrivaine norvégienne

Karin Fossum escritora noruega

Karin Fossum Noors schrijfster

Karin Fossum norsk forfattar

Karin Fossum norsk forfatter

Karin Fossum norsk skribent

Karin Fossum Norwegian author

Karin Fossum norwegische Schriftstellerin

Karin Fossum scrittrice norvegese

Mathiesen, Karin

Mathisen, Karin

P'osum, K'arin 1954-

Карин Фосум

Фоссум, Карин

Фоссум, Карин 1954-

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פוסום, קארין

פוסום, קארין 1954-

פוסום, קארין, סופרת נורווגית

포숨, 카린 1954-


フォッスム, カーリン


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