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The whisperer. #13 / Karin Fossum ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson.

Fossum, Karin, 1954- author. (Author). Dickson, Kari, translator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library M FOS (Text) 33500013107701 New Checked out 09/10/2019
Moorhead Public Library M FOS (Text) 33500013107719 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library FOS (Text) 35500006202350 New Available -
Roseau Public Library FOS (Text) 35500006202368 New In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328614193
  • ISBN: 1328614190
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: "First published with the title Hviskeren in Norway by Cappelen Damm in 2016. First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Harvill Secker"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: "In this tense and twisty latest from Norway's maven of crime, time shifts between Inspector Sejer's interrogation of the accused Ragna Reigel and the shocking events that led up to her arrest. How did this lonely, quiet woman come to kill a man--or did she?"-- Provided by publisher.
Ragna Riegel likes to sit on the same seat on the bus every day and she likes to buy the same things at the local shop each day. She must have order in her life. And she does, until one day she receives a letter with a threat written in block capitals on the sheet inside. Facing an unknown enemy, she must use all her means to defend herself. When the worst happens, Inspector Konrad Sejer thinks it is an open-and-shut case. But Ragna may be hiding a dark secret.... -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    It takes a steady hand to craft a 336-page mystery that takes place almost exclusively in an interrogation room as a Norwegian detective questions an oddly detached suspect. In Fossum's thirteenth Konrad Sejer mystery (following Hell Fire, 2016), the award-winning author proves up to the challenge posed by the restrictive setting. Ragna Riegel has confessed to a crime. The solitary shop worker relishes the safety of her cell and the chance to tell her story to the sympathetic Sejer. Though the reader does not know what crime has been committed or who from Ragna's small group of acquaintances may have been involved, we do learn that it all started with an anonymous card deposited in Ragna's mailbox that read, "You are going to die." As Ragna, speaking only in a whisper, describes the events leading up to her crime, Sejer reconstructs what she says in such a way as to create another version of what happened—one that Ragna does not recognize. A wonderfully tense psychological crime novel by a master storyteller. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

KARIN FOSSUM is the author of the internationally successful Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series. Her recent honors include a Gumshoe Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mystery/thriller.

Subject: Sejer, Konrad (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery.
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
Sejer, Konrad (Fictitious character)
Genre: Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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