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The Katharina Code (#1 Cold Case Quartet)
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Jorn Lier Horst Anne Bruce
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The Katharina Code (#1 Cold Case Quartet)

Jorn Lier Horst Anne Bruce



Fiction & Literature;
Crime & mystery;
Thriller & suspense;
Fiction in translation


400 pages

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Twenty-six years ago Katharina Haugen went missing. All she left behind was her husband Martin and a mysterious string of numbers written on a piece of paper.

Every year on October 10th Chief Inspector William Wisting takes out the files to the case he was never able to solve. Stares at the code he was never able to crack. And visits the husband he was never able to help.

But now Martin Haugen is missing too.

And the police force is convinced he's involved in another disappearance of a young woman and asks Wisting to close the net around Martin.

But is he playing cat and mouse with a dangerous killer or a grief-stricken husband who cannot lay the past to rest?

Set across the icy streets and dark forests of Norway, The Katharina Code is a heart-stopping story of one man's consuming hope to solve his coldest case.

By:   Jorn Lier Horst
Translated by:   Anne Bruce
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   298g
ISBN:   9781405938068
ISBN 10:   1405938064
Series:   The Cold Case Quartet
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jorn Lier Horst has joined the elite of Nordic crime fiction writers. Having worked as a police officer and head of investigations before becoming a full-time author, Horst brings a unique brand of suspense and realism to his novels. With his books selling over two million copies in his home country alone, Horst has established himself as one of the most addictive voices to come out of Scandinavia. The Wisting series is being adapted for TV by the producers behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Anne Bruce studied Norwegian and English at the University of Glasgow and now lives on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. She has translated a number of crime novels by Anne Holt and Jorn Lier Horst, including the Petrona-Prize-winning The Caveman and When It Grows Dark, which was longlisted for the CWA International Dagger in 2017.

Horst invites the readers to join the investigation in a credible manner that highlights professional practices [in the police] and generates a new kind of suspense -- Bok 365 * Norway * Jorn Lier Horst has truly done it this time . . . Exceptionally well-executed -- Tonsbergs Blad * Norway * The untangling [of the mystery], the tactics, and the climax keep the suspense at a solid Horst level -- Tronder Avisa * Norway * With The Katharina Code Jorn Lier Horst again delivers an excellent crime novel with a credible plot . . . All that remains is to declare that Jorn Lier Horst impresses again -- Ostlands-Posten * Norway * The author has employed literary devices one only rarely finds in a crime novel. And he's succeeded marvelously -- Tvedestrandsposten * Norway * The novel vibrates with anticipation all the way to the finish -- Dagbladet * Norway * Jorn Lier Horst only gets better and better . . . The Katharina Code is a beautiful crime fiction story -- Stavanger Aftenblad * Norway * If you haven't already, introduce yourself to Norway's Chief Inspector William Wisting - you'll warm to him even though his patch can get pretty cold -- Jon Wise * Sunday Sport * The Katharina Code is the best and most ingenious novel that Jorn Lier Horst has written thus far -- Tvedestrandsposten * Norway * Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers -- Marcel Berlin * The Times * Jorn Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today -- Joan Smith * Sunday Times * A well-crafted, atmospheric, character-driven thriller- I couldn't put it down! * Alex Dahl, author of The Boy At The Door * A good Nordic police procedural with well-drawn characters * Choice Magazine *

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