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The Murder of Harriet Krohn: Inspector Sejer Series, Book 7
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"Tantalizing." — Washington Post "One of the standouts of the Nordic thriller boom." — New York Magazine "No one can thoroughly chill the blood the way Karin Fossum can." — Los Angeles Times "A truly great writer and explorer of the human mind." — Jo Nesbø "The queen of Norwegian crime fiction . . . Prolific and brilliant." —Men's Journal Charlo Torp, a newly recovered gambler, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn's apartment, flowers in hand. Determined to pay off his debts, Charlo plans to steal the old woman's antique silver collection. But he didn't expect her to put up a fight. The following morning, Inspector Sejer is called to the scene to investigate. Harriet is dead, her silver missing, and the only clue in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet. When Charlo sees the news, he knows he should be relieved, but he's heard of Sejer's amazing record — the detective has solved every case he's ever been assigned to. Told through the eyes of a killer, The Murder of Harriet Krohn poses the question: How far would you go to turn your life around, and could you live with yourself afterward?

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"No one can thoroughly chill the blood the way Karin Fossum can." — Los Angeles Times

"A truly great writer and explorer of the human mind." — Jo Nesbø

"The queen of Norwegian crime fiction . . . Prolific and brilliant." —Men's Journal


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        Fossum’s superior seventh Insp. Konrad Sejer novel, the 10th book in the series to be released in the U.S. (after 2013’s Eva’s Eye), puts a modern spin on Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Widower Charlo Olav Torp’s robbery and murder of elderly Harriet Krohn allows him to pay off his debts and reconnect with his estranged 16-year-old daughter, Julie. He even buys Julie the horse she has always wanted. But this fresh start comes with a price. His every moment is clouded by guilt over his actions and the fear that he’ll be caught, but he’s also proud that he’s committed the perfect murder. Months go by until Sejer, who has never had an unsolved case, targets Charlo by building on the one small piece of forgotten evidence at the crime scene. Series fans and newcomers alike will savor this insightful character study of a man on the edge with little regard to how his actions affect others.

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        Charlo Torp doesn't mean to kill anyone. A widower desperate to pay off gambling debts, he intends to enter Harriet Krohn's house under the pretense of a flower delivery and steal the elderly woman's valuables. But Harriet resists, Charlo panics, and she ends up bludgeoned to death in her kitchen. With the whodunit thus settled two dozen pages in, Fossum trains her focus on the "why" of the crime, examining Charlo's guilt and how he justifies his actions to himself, especially after the stolen money helps him repair his relationship with an estranged daughter. Still, he constantly looks over his shoulder, and with good reason--the policeman investigating Harriet's death, Insp. Konrad Sejer, has never failed to solve a murder. VERDICT Writing from the killer's perspective, Fossum sketches a credible if unsuspenseful portrait of how normal people commit violent acts. This is the seventh book in the "Sejer" series (The Water's Edge; Bad Intentions; The Caller) but one of the last to be translated into English, quite possibly because the detective doesn't appear until well past the halfway mark. That's too bad, because his scenes crackle with energy that's lacking in the rest of the book. For readers who enjoy psychological suspense and who don't mind crime novels minus the mystery.--Annabelle Mortensen, Skokie P.L., IL

        Copyright 2014 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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"Tantalizing." — Washington Post
"One of the standouts of the Nordic thriller boom." — New York Magazine

"No one can thoroughly chill the blood the way Karin Fossum can." — Los Angeles Times

"A truly great writer and explorer of the human mind." — Jo Nesbø

"The queen of Norwegian crime fiction . . . Prolific and brilliant." —Men's Journal


Charlo Torp, a newly recovered gambler, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn's apartment, flowers in hand. Determined to pay off his debts, Charlo plans to steal the old woman's antique silver collection. But he didn't expect her to put up a fight. The following morning, Inspector Sejer is called to the scene to investigate. Harriet is dead, her silver missing, and the only clue in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet. When Charlo sees the news, he knows he should be relieved, but he's heard of Sejer's amazing record...

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