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The multi-award winning series behind the thrilling BBC TV show Wisting starring Carrie Anne Moss, from the producers behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

When the notorious Frank Mandt dies, his granddaughter, Sofie Lund, inherits his house and the mysterious safe in the basement. Line Wisting is with her when the safe is opened and what they discover leads Line's father, Chief Inspector William Wisting, along a trail of murder and narcotics to an ordeal that will separate the innocent from the damned.

By Jorn Lier Horst, the number one bestselling author

Praise for the William Wisting Mysteries:

'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers.' -The Times

'Solid, satisfying police procedurals.' -The Sunday Times

'Plotting reigns supreme' -Financial Times

'Gripping and well executed.' -The Herald

'Immensely impressive.' -Barry Forshaw

'A masterpiece of storytelling.' -Lin Anderson
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 195 x 20mm | 243g
  • Dingwall, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1910124745
  • 9781910124741
  • 46,390

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'Horst, a former Norwegian policeman, now produces classy procedurals with plotting, depth and humanity to rival the best of the Scandis. ' * The Sunday Times Crime Book Club * 'Following on from excellent crimer The Caveman, top author of Nordic nastiness Horst sets his series hero Chief Insp Wisting a new poser.' * The Sunday Sport * 'Horst's novels are solid, satisfying police procedurals, offering an insider's view of the tensions between detectives and bureaucrats who want results at any cost.' * The Sunday Times * 'Lier Horst's books are always an excellent mix of police procedural and character study which give them a special place in Scandinavian crime fiction.' * Crime Pieces * 'Horst writes some of the best Scandinavian crime fiction available. His books are superbly plotted and addictive, the characters superbly realised. Ordeal kept me engaged to the end and I cannot wait for the next.' * Yrsa Sigurdardottir * 'I really like Chief Inspector William Wisting... In Ordeal he leads us through a complex and intriguing investigation into Norway's underworld in a masterpiece of storytelling.' * Lin Anderson * 'There is an air of authenticity that striates this gripping narrative...The run-up to the final resolution is absolutely gripping.' * Shots Magazine * 'A pleasure to read, the characters and situations are completely believable and I would not hesitate to recommend it.' * Live and Deadly * 'Lier Horst has delivered a masterclass in ingenious plot construction and this is intelligent crime fiction which leaves you pondering.. Simply stunning and highly recommended.' * My Reading Corner * 'The mystery element is expertly done, Ordeal is light on action, heavy on authenticity, a quietly addictive read that keeps you turning those pages.' * Liz Loves Books * 'I'm definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the English translated versions of these books and hoping more books get translated in the meantime.' * Day Dreamer Thoughts * 'Beautifully told, engaging and a damn fine crime story which does not need to resort to extreme over-the-top action sequences to keep the reader's attention.' * Grab This Book *
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About Jorn Lier Horst

Jorn Lier Horst is the author of the highly successful William Wisting series of crime novels. Blind Door is the fifth to be translated into English after Dregs, Closed for Winter, The Hunting Dogs and The Caveman. Previous books in the series have won the Riverton Prize, the Glass Key, and the Martin Beck Award.
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2,362 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 30% (705)
4 47% (1,119)
3 19% (460)
2 3% (67)
1 0% (11)
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