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Wolves at the door. #21 / Gunnar Staalesen ; translated by Don Bartlett.

Staalesen, Gunnar, 1947- (author.). Bartlett, Don, (translator.).
Series: Varg veum ; 21

Available copies

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

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library STA (Text) 33500013181243 New Checked out 07/29/2020
Detroit Lakes Public Library STA (Text) 33500013181250 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1912374412
  • ISBN: 9781912374410
  • Physical Description: 260 pages : map, illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: London : Orenda Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Norwegian.
Originally published in Norwegian as Utenfor er hundene by Gyldendal, 2018.
Summary, etc.:
"One dark January night a car drives at high speed towards PI Varg Veum, and comes very close to killing him. Veum is certain this is no accident, following so soon after the deaths of two jailed men who were convicted for their participation in a case of child pornography and sexual assault ... crimes that Veum himself once stood wrongly accused of committing. While the guilty men were apparently killed accidentally, Varg suspects that there is something more sinister at play ... and that he's on the death list of someone still at large. Fearing for his life, Veum begins to investigate the old case, interviewing the victims of abuse and delving deeper into the brutal crimes, with shocking results. The wolves are no longer in the dark ... they are at his door. And they want vengeance."--Publisher description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    Bergen, Norway, PI Varg Veum is nearly hit by a car gunning for him on a quiet residential street. Veum's current cases are routine, so he's convinced the attack is linked to the recent deaths of two unsavory acquaintances. Eighteen months ago, Veum was arrested, along with Per Haugen, Mikael Midtbø, Karl Slåtthaug, and Sigurd Svensbø, for possession of child pornography. Veum's charges were dropped after it was proved he was framed, and Svensbø, the ringleader, disappeared. The others served negligible sentences, and now Haugen and Midtbø have died under suspicious circumstances. As the police inquiry into Veum's attack stalls, Veum hunts for a killer between the two surviving members of the group. Veum finally earns the grudging trust of Haugen's daughter, who blows the lid off of a child-abuse ring led by a mysterious German. Clever, straight-shooting Veum gains depth here as he struggles against the albatross of his arrest. A strong dose of noir best enjoyed after reading Staalesen's Wolves in the Dark (2017). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

One of the fathers of the Nordic Noir genre, Gunnar Staalesen made his debut at the age of 22 with Seasons of Innocence and in 1977 he published the first book in the Varg Veum series. His books have been published in 26 countries and sold over five million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007, with a further series currently being filmed. Staalesen has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour) and the Petrona Award, and been shortlisted for the CWA Dagger.

Subject: Veum, Varg (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Private investigators > Norway > Bergen > Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Norway > Bergen > Fiction.
Bergen (Norway) > Fiction.
Private investigators.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
Norway > Bergen.
Genre: Noir fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Noir fiction.

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