Police officer Alexander Blix and celebrity blogger Emma Ramm join forces to track down a serial killer with a thirst for attention and high-profile murders, in the first episode of a gripping new Nordic Noir series…
Oslo, 2018. Former long-distance runner Sonja Nordstrøm never shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography,Always Number One. When celebrity blogger
You may remember my sadness when Thomas Enger’s previous series featuring Henning Juul came to an end. That series was my first introduction to Scandi-Noir and a new love affair was born. But now Thomas Enger has embarked on another adventure, alongside Jørn Lier Horst and as I ...more
I was expecting huge things from this superstar double act. ...more
If one of your new year’s resolutions was to exercise more, Horst and Enger have you covered, forget that treadmill or the elliptical bike, just read Death Deserved! I felt like I’d run 10k, my breathing was so fast, my heart was racing, I’m pretty sure my blood pressure was through the roof! I’m not even exaggerating a little bit!
Now don’t worry, not the entire book is as nerve-wracking and explosive as the final part, which is quite fortunate really ‘ ...more
When two top writers get their heads together, what can you expect? Brilliant new Nordic Noir that's what. I am on a role with good creepy, complex books at the moment and this one is a great addition.
A police officer and a media blogger join forces in what is a very unique and modern way.I haven't read of this mix before in a crime novel - at least not in this way - and I loved the match of the serious and the not so serious aspects of our society. There are a lot of ...more
A celebrity murder + great publicity + more thrills + more kills = serial killer. Entered the cop Alexander Bix who was at the helm of the investigation along with his partner Sophie and blogger Emma Ramm who discovered the first body, and I got a book which was a thrilling police procedural.
Having not read any book by either of the authors, I was ...more
The books opens in dramatic style when we meet Detective Alexander Blix at the start of his career. He and his partner are called to a domestic dispute, one ...more
The novel opens with a horrifying scene when Detective Alexander Blix is called to a domestic dispute which ends in catastrophe. There is a high ...more
since it's written by the glorious Thomas Enger and Jorn Lier Horst, how could I not.
The book starts off with a bang and the storyline is quite fluid till the end. No dull moments.
Great plot. I really liked the characters most of all and hope to see them again. Sophie needs just a little more fleshing out but enjoyed her. Highly recommend this book. It's a winner. And I would like to note the translation was excellent.
You get the stone cold treat,'Death Deserved', which is the series opener that Thomas Enger and Jorn Lier Horst have created, and which has already sold tremendously in Norway. Now, with Anne Bruce's translation ,and Karen Sullivan ofOrenda Bookspromoting it, not only is there the chance for English readers to soak up this slice of Scandinavian ...more
Regular readers will know that I am a fan of Jørn Lier Horst’s William Wisting series – where he uses painstaking, careful police work in his police procedural series to unravel the perpetrators of the crime. I’ve often said that Wisting is the policeman I’d want to investigate any crime against me. I’m also a huge Thomas Enger supporter; his prose is ...more
A hostage situation nineteen years ago, in which he was forced to kill to save a five year old girl from her father, has left its mark both personally and professionally, leaving him divorced, estranged from his daughter, and at odds with his boss, but he is a fine and dedicated police officer none-the-less and getting the job done is what keeps him going.
I'm starting at the end. Right at the back of the book with the authors' acknowledgements. I always read the acknowledgements in a book because I'm a curious (ie. nosy) soul, but I know not everybody does. Well, if you fall into that group, I urge you to read these, because they had me giggling. Quite unlike any ...more
What has just happened?! I'll tell you what, I have just read what is possibly the best crime thriller of 2020 and it is the beginning of a series - Hallelujah!!!! I'll be sitting over here, constantly refreshing orendabooks.co.uk waiting for book two, but first, here is what I thought of DEATH DESERVED:
Celebrity athlete Sonja Nordstrøm has disappeared and it appears that she has been kidnapped. But she is not the only one. Someone has a ...more
Two of Norways best loved crime writers come together to create something extremely special and bring us the unique due that is Blix and Ramm. With a crack hot double team and a hunt for a serial killer that has a flair for the dramatic, this book will have you racing through the pages as fast as the body count increases!
This is the first book of a new series featuring Blix and Ramm, who are now one of my favourite duo’s, and judging from this ...more
Everything will start when one of the celebrities that Emma has to interview doesn’t appear on time and when she starts looking for her it seems that it has been ...more
A prologue which details a disastrous police operation sets up one of the main characters, damaged police officer Alexander Blix, who’s career, and mental state is unduly affected by the outcome. The other main ...more
This time detective Alexander Blix joins his force with celebrity blogger Emma Ramm. He is experienced cap and she has a journalist intuition, also there is something what they have in common, but luckily Emma doesn’t remember it.
They meet at the front of the house of sports icon Sonja Nordstrøm whom Emma was about to interview. But Sonja is not at home and this rises Emma's ...more
First collaboration by these two Norwegian authors but another due September 2020....quite fun that there was one reference to Line Wisting......
Police officer Alexander Blix is separated and a bit of a loner on the force, whereas he first partner Fosse is now commander. Kovic arrives and she and Blix are partnered up. And in my opinion they make a good team.
A celebrity blogger ...more
Tenacious policing and the ability to think laterally makes the investigation credible. The ...more
When Emma Ramm, a journalist reports a missing person, the investigation begins.
Sonja Nordstrøm, a celebrity athlete and author of an explosive autobiography has disappeared….
But, more bodies start to be found, each with clues that link the victims in some way…leading them to believe there is more to come.
Emma and Blix are also linked by an event in their ...more
Blix is a Detective with an attitude that will not let him stop until the investigation is solved. Add to that Emma, a celebrity journalist keen to branch out into ‘real’ journalism, you are left with an unlikely duo who between them both unearth ...more
A cleverly written plot. I was beside Emma and Blix the whole way through. I loved both their characters and how they had a hidden past between them not in the romantic way either. Then being forced to work ...more
His series of mystery novels starring chief inspector William Wisting provides a detailed and authentic insight into how criminal cases are investigated and how it ...more