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Wolves at the Door

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett —Considered to be the godfather of Nordic noir, Gunnar Staalasen is an icon in Norway, so much so that his literary creation, PI Varg Veum, is immortalised as a statue in the centre of his native city…
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Video interview: Gunnar Staalesen

Film noir and crime fiction critic Dennis Broe has started a new series of video interviews, and one of his first victims is the Norwegian crime author Gunnar Staalesen (above). As an occasional Crime Fiction Lover contributor, Dennis has offered us his interview with the…
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Big Sister

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — Varg Veum, a private eye operating out of the Norwegian town of Bergen, can’t seem to catch a break. He compulsively accepts cases that pay little or nothing but which he solves nevertheless, often at great personal…
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Wolves in the Dark

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…
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Wolves in the Dark

Written by Gunnar Staalesen — A knock comes in the night and a hungover Varg Veum answers the door. Police detective Hamre has come, this time not for help, but rather with a warrant for Veum’s arrest. Both men are fast closing in on retirement age,…
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Where Roses Never Die

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — It’s been three years since Bergen PI Varg Veum tragically lost his girlfriend in We Shall Inherit the Wind. In the 19th book in the series – which began back in 1977 – the detective is seen wandering around…
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We Shall Inherit the Wind

With a somewhat philosophical title, this is Gunnar Staalesen’s latest Varg Veum book to appear in English. As a private detective, Veum is unusual in Scandinavian crime fiction and here he’s hired by a woman to find her missing husband. He’s an executive in a…
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We Shall Inherit the Wind

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — Little known fact: there is a statue of Gunnar Staalesen’s private detective character Varg Veum in the author’s home town of Bergen, Norway. We can begin to appreciate why with the translation of the 14th instalment of…
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