Friday, May 22, 2009

K O Dahl - The Last Fix (sneak peek)

K O Dahl's next book to be available in translation is The Last Fix, which is published on 4 June in the UK. Though it's the third to appear in English, it's the second in the 'Oslo Detectives' series. The Man in the Window is the third in the series and The Fourth Man is the fifth. All three books have been translated by Don Bartlett.

Part 1
The Girl on the Bridge

1
The Customer

There was something special about this customer, she was aware of that at once, even though he wasn't doing very much - that is to say she noticed the door open, but as the person in question went to the holiday brochure shelf instead of walking straight to the counter, Elise continued to do what she was doing without an upward glance. She sat absorbed in the image on the screen, trying to organise a trip to Copenhagen for a family of three while the mother on the telephone dithered between flying there and back or squeezing their car on to Stena Saga and taking the ferry crossing so that they were mobile when they arrived.

5 comments:

Uriah Robinson said...

Every new Don Bartlett translation is very exciting. I can't wait to read this one!

maxine said...

Yes, I think I heard somewhere that this translator is rather good ;-)
I can't decide whether to read this one or to wait and start with the first. Do you have any recommendation on that point, Karen or Norman?

Uriah Robinson said...

I have only read Man at the Window so can't really advise you.
You should consult the translator.;o)

don said...

Thanks for the lead-in. Read THE LAST FIX first. It's the first of the Faber publications. The next Dahl book to come out will be his latest, as yet unpublished in Norway.

Euro Crime said...

Thanks Don. Congratulations on your newest International Dagger nomination.