The Indian Bride (Inspector Konrad Sejer #5)
Karin Fossum's fourth chilling crime novel finds Inspector Sejer on the hunt for a brutal killer in a good town gone bad.
When long-time bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married, the town of Elvestad is stunned. Then, on the day his bride is supposed to arrive, the battered body of a woman is found on the outskirts of town. The "good p...more
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I usually judge a book by the ending. If it is a good ending, I will say the whole book was good even if it started out less well. In this case, the book was great, but the mediocre ending ruined it for me. The problem was, ...more
It takes some getting used to, but I've grown to love the structure of Fossum's novels in which Sejer and his partner Jacob Skarre don't appear until chapt ...more
Υπάρχει ένας τρόπος σίγουρος για να διαβαστεί λάθος αυτό το μυθιστόρημα κι εκ των πραγμάτων να απορριφθεί: να διαβαστεί σαν αστυνομικό. Όπα μεγάλε και τότε ως τι θα διαβαστεί; Ως πεζογραφία μήπως; Και αυτός ο τρόπος είναι λανθασμένος. Το μυθιστόρημα αυτό μεταβάλλεται καθ’ όλη την εξέλιξη του από την πεζογραφία στην αστυνομική λογοτεχνία. Επειδή ωστόσο γράφτηκε από λογοτέχνη που ανήκει στην αστυνομική λογοτεχνία και επειδή στην Ελλάδα οτιδήποτε εκδίδεται πλέον απ’ τις εκδόσεις Μεταίχμιο ...more
Книгата е много добре написана, в типичната скандинавска атмосфера. Чете се леко и приятно. Тук не е наблегнато на социалния елемент, както в другите подобни книги, а по-скоро на ролята на случайността в живота.
Краят е доста отворен, кара те да мислиш и да разсъждавваш относно убиеца, да не кажа, че направо се учудих как свърши и дали не липсват страници накрая ...
Този път, слава Богу, нямаше изцепки и коректорски бисИри
Препоръчвам книгата! ...more
Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three- ...more
Een dag later wordt haar lijk, heel zwaar gehavend, teruggevonden op amper een paar kilometer van dit dorpje.
De Indiase bruid is in de eerst ...more
Το βιβλίο διαφημίστηκε ως “το καλύτερο νορβηγικό αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα όλων των εποχών” από το Dagbladet. Ο χαρακτηρισμός είναι μάλλον υπερβολικός. Αποδίδει όμως τιμή σε μια σχολή αστυνομικής λογοτεχνίας όπου η αστυνομική πλοκή υποχωρεί έναντι της κατάδυσ ...more
I read across a wide variety of genres, so choosing a non-romance book for this month’s TBR Challenge proved rather tricky. In the end, I went with a mystery, because I really wanted to get back into Karin Fossum’s Inspector Sejer series. Set in rural Norway, this series follows Inspector Sejer on his investigations and stands apart from many other mystery series in that it focuses much more on the psychology and ...more
TITLE/AUTHOR: THE INDIAN BRIDE by Karin Fossum
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Mystery/ 2001 Norway & 2007 English translation/297 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: #5 in Inspector Konrad Sejer series
CHARACTERS: Inspector Konrad Sejer
FIRST LINES: The silence is shattered by the barking of a dog.
COMMENTS: Library book. Loved it! The set-up is about the 1st 1/3 of the book that really is emotionally engaging. We meet Gunder Jorman a 50 yr old bachelor living in a smal ...more
"There was a touch of guilt in everyone, which put them in a bad light, sometimes quite undeservedly. The ruthlessness of it, digging into other people's lives, was the part of the job he disliked most."
Karin Fossum's Nordic noir hero Inspector Sejer is back to delve into the lives of the 2,000 souls in Elvestad, a Norwegian village so interested in protecting one another that the truth of a brutal cri ...more