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The Fourth Man by Kjell Ola Dahl
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Nov 23, 10

bookshelves: mysteries
Read in November, 2010

Earlier in the year, triggered by the Steig Larssen trilogy, I've begun a slow campaign of discovering other Scandinavian mystery novelists, including this excellent fellow K.O. Dahl and his almost classic detective Frank Frolich. There is a wonderful plot with interlocking clues that unravel as a result of the driving power of character. Plus, of course, a lot of murders, double-crosses, femme fatales, and a bit of hard drinking. The feel of modern urban Norway is not alien, though from time to time one is reminded that this is not LA, NY, London or any other setting we are used to. Villainy is provided by the heartless rich, check, not the neo-Nazi or Russian criminal class. I like it.
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