Calling Out for You (Inspector Konrad Sejer #5)
Gunder Jomann, a quiet, middle-aged man from a peaceful Norwegian community, thinks his life has been made complete when he returns from a trip to India a married man. But on the day his Indian bride is due to join him, he is called to the hospital to his sister's bedside. The local taxi driver sent instead to meet the bride at the airport returns without her. Then the tow...more
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I've found this site very helpful with the order, as they weren't originally translated and released in their original…moreEva's Eye (aka In the Darkness)
I've found this site very helpful with the order, as they weren't originally translated and released in their original order:
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
This is book five in a series and I have not read any of the previous books. I do not really know Inspector Sejer nor his partner. I got a glimpse and I want more, so I will be going back to the beginning now.
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
"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
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
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
Exactly like its cover, which is also perfectly matched. Grey and grim and desperate and it's getting worse.
This is a tale of an ordinary small town/village simpleton who manages at age of over 50 in changing his life, for a brief moment. And then we are witnessing how his luck gets shattered and how a weird and improbable turn of events leads to a shocking and grisly revelation.
Not for those who dislike depressive mood which is so ever present in this book.
I appreciate the way in which the book ends up being not so much about the murder, but about the ways in which people have ...more
Such a compassionate story of murder in a small town community. The townspeople so reluctant to give information to the police except anonymously, unable to believe one of their own small community could have done something so horrible... A compelling read.
Having just wasted my time on an American thug threatening evildoers non-stop action thriller with
an unsympathetic plot and characters, I savored this slower story with a calm Inspector Sejer who love ...more