Saturday, January 03, 2009

The new Inspector Sejer novel

I've just added The Water's Edge by Karin Fossum to my database and also my amazon list of forthcoming Scandinavian crime novels in 2009. It's a new Sejer novel and is the eighth in the series which means the seventh has been skipped over.

Synopsis: Walking through the woods to Lake Linde one warm September day, Reinhardt and Kristine Ris pass a man who is in a state of agitation. Unusually in a small town, he does not return Kristine's smile and drives off in a hurry. Near the end of their walk they make a terrible discovery: lying in a cluster of trees is the lifeless body of a young boy. It is a moment that will change their lives for ever. Inspector Sejer is called to the scene, but can find no immediate cause of death. That evening he is faced with the heavy task of telling the boy's mother that her missing son has been found. As the weeks go by, the appeal for the man seen in the woods to come forward remains unanswered. A once peaceful community is deeply shaken and the children lose their freedom to walk alone and play wherever they wish. Then a second boy goes missing.

Unfortunately The Water's Edge is not published until July in the UK and August in the US.

4 comments:

maxine said...

Thanks for the news. Pity that UK publication is not until July, as the author is attending Crime Fest in May, so nobody there will have read the book. Maybe there will be some advance reading copies;-)

As we and other readers so often say, this translating out of order is really not helpful. Mankell, Nesbo, etc. Indridadson's firs two are still not translated, how many awards do you have to win to qualify?

maxine said...

Sorry about my earlier comment - I was getting this book muddled with Hakan Nessar (also translated out of order), who is attending Crime Fest this year. Karin Fossum attended last year.

Fiona said...

there are a couple more you might be interested in for the list as well...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Fix-K-O-Dahl/dp/0571232949/ref=cm_lmf_tit_15

and

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hypothermia-Arnaldur-Indridason/dp/1846552621/ref=cm_lmf_tit_25

Euro Crime said...

Many thanks Fiona. I had them on my database but not my amazon list until you reminded me.