The Caller: An Inspector Sejer Mystery Hardcover – Aug 14 2012
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"[A] chilling morality play reminiscent of Ruth Rendell or even Patricia Highsmith."-Library Journal
"[A]stand out among Scandinavian crime authors...Fossum’s psychological thrillers will appeal, in particular, to fans of Anne Holt and Henning Mankell." -Booklist
"THE CALLER is one of the darkest, most disturbing crime stories you're likely to read this year...Fossum is a grandmaster at the art of psychological terror."--New York Times Book Review
About the Author
KARIN FOSSUM is the author of the internationally successful Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series. Her recent honors include a Gumshoe Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mystery/thriller. She lives in a small town in southeastern Norway.
Kyle Semmel is a contributor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishers as a translator, titles including: The Caller.
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Happy people content with their lives, suddenly made anxious, unable any longer to feel secure, as 'a soundless form of terror' and utter vulnerability spreads through the community. This is the story line of this newest in the Inspector Sejer Mysteries. And a gripping, albeit somewhat depressing, tale it is, with a perpetrator who fancies himself as invincible, with unimaginable cruelty and an almost equally twisted quirk: He needs to see for himself the effects of his pranks: 'Everyone lives on an edge, he thought, and I will push them over.'
The writing is wonderful, as one has come to expect of this author. She describes Sejer's dog as follows: 'a Chinese Shar Pei called Frank, lay at his feet, and was, like most Chinese, dignified, unapproachable and patient. Frank had tiny, closed ears ' and thus bad hearing ' and a mass of grey, wrinkled skin that made him look like a chamois cloth,' and someone's 'cat [which] slept in a corner, fat and striped like a mackerel.' The humans are just as well-drawn.Read more ›