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Wolves at the Door

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The wolves are no longer in the dark ... they are at his door. And they want vengeance...

The next instalment in the international, bestselling Varg Veum series by one of the fathers of Nordic Noir ...

'Gunnar Staalesen is one of my very favourite Scandinavian authors. Operating out of Bergen in Norway, his private eye, Varg Veum, is a complex but engaging anti-hero. Varg means "wolf" in Norwegian, and this is a series with very sharp teeth' Ian Rankin

'The Norwegian Chandler' Jo Nesbo

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.

'Not many books hook you in the first chapter - this one did, and never let go!' Mari Hannah

'Staalesen continually reminds us he is one of the finest of Nordic novelists' Financial Times

'Chilling and perilous results - all told in a pleasingly dry style' The Sunday Times

'Staalesen does a masterful job of exposing the worst of Norwegian society in this highly disturbing entry' Publishers Weekly

'With an expositional style that is all but invisible, Staalesen masterfully compels us from the first pages ... If you're a fan of Varg Veum, this is not to be missed, and if you're new to the series, this is one of the best ones. You're encouraged to jump right in, even if the Norwegian names can be a bit confusing to follow' Crime Fiction Lover

'With short, smart, darkly punchy chapters Wolves at the Door is a provocative and gripping read' LoveReading

'Haunting, dark and totally noir, a great read' New Books Magazine
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Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22.86mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912374412
  • 9781912374410
  • 350,359

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"This is a series with very sharp teeth." --Ian Rankin "A Norwegian Chandler." --Jo Nesbo "an excellent noir thriller." -- Foreword Reviews "A strong dose of noir." -- Booklist "Raymond Chandler fans won't want to miss this one." -- Publishers Weekly "Almost forty years into the Varg Veum odyssey, Staalesen is at the height of his storytelling powers." --Crime Fiction Lover "Not many books hook you in the first chapter--this one did, and never let go!" --Mari Hannah, author, The Insider "Staalesen continually reminds us he is one of the finest of Nordic novelists." --Financial Times "Chilling and perilous results--all told in a pleasingly dry style." --Sunday Times "Terrific. . . .Like Raymond Chandler, Staalesen creates intense emotion through dialogue and description, but his altogether Norwegian focus forces home a substantial social message: ignoring the past is inevitably tragic." --Publishers Weekly starred review of Big Sister
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About Gunnar Staalesen

One of the fathers of Nordic Noir, Gunnar Staalesen was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1947. He made his debut at the age of twenty-two with Seasons of Innocence and in 1977 he published the first book in the Varg Veum series. He is the author of over twenty titles, which have been published in twenty-four countries and sold over four million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007, starring the popular Norwegian actor Trond Espen Seim. Staalesen has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour) and Where Roses Never Die won the 2017 Petrona Award for crime fiction. He lives with his wife in Bergen. Don Bartlett completed an MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and has since worked with a wide variety of Danish and Norwegian authors, including Jo Nesbo and Gunnar Staalesen's Varg Veum series: We Shall Inherit the Wind, Wolves in the Dark and the Petrona award-winning Where Roses Never Die. He also translated Faithless, the previous book in Kjell Ola Dahl's Oslo Detective series for Orenda Books. He lives with his family in a village in Norfolk
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4 51% (52)
3 29% (29)
2 6% (6)
1 1% (1)
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