Private detective Varg Veum is back and Norwegian author Gunnar Staalesen is at the top of his game and this book will delight the initiated and uninitiated. Veum has spent last four years in an aquavit haze, chasing away the memories of his wife’s death. A knock comes at the door in the night and police detective Hamre arrests Veum for a crime he can’t remember if he committed or not. What follows is fast-paced page turner with a sharp, first-person narrative, and a shocking, troubling, existential and heart poundingly emotional tale. Wolves in the Dark is a treat for fans and a great place to to start if you are new to the series. A must read.