The Human Shark (Innbundet)

Series: K2 og Patricia 6

Author:

Hans Olav Lahlum

Norwegian title: Haimennesket
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2015
Pages: 240
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Series:
Serienummer: 6
ISBN/EAN: 9788202491499
Kategori: Literature and Fiction og Mystery and Crime
Overview Haimennesket

K2 and Patricia have officially become lovers when this book starts. It is the summer of 1972, and K2 is invited to a sociable weekend at a beautifully situated hotel in South Norway. The only drawback is that the hotel is on an island which is not really wheel-chair friendly. Nevertheless, Patricia comes too, on what will turn out to be a fateful weekend outing. Exactly ten years previously, a little baby boy had been found beaten to death at the hotel. His twin sisters were supposed to be looking after him, and they both swore that they had nothing to do with the murder. However, one of the sisters disappeared right after the misdeed was discovered. The child's mother committed suicide soon after, but the surviving guests from that gruesome weekend are now gathered at the hotel, and the manager's plan is for K2 to solve the mystery. The manager has his own weighty reasons to want to get to the bottom of the matter. Unfortunately there appears to be an uninvited guest at the hotel, a guest with murderous intentions, and this time Patricia comes into the firing line. With a respectful nod to Ten Little Niggers, Hans Olav Lahlum has written a perfect chamber play where passion and brutal death occupy the main stage.

Haimennesket takes its place among the row of good crime novels from the hand of Hans Olav Lahlum.'
TVEDESTRANDPOSTEN

'It is not difficult to understand that Hans Olav Lahlum’s crime novels have a big circle of readers. They are a breath of fresh air in what seems an otherwise deadlocked genre.'
DAGBLADET

'Haimennesket is thrilling and intense and is a positive change from bloody and loud hi tech action crime. The revelation of the whodonnut did not come as a shock, but the ending is exemplary witty and vibrant.'

OPPLAND ARBEIDERBLAD

'The charm of Hans Olav Lahlum´s quickly growing series about police commissioner Kolbjørn Kristiansen, aka K2, rests on a confident flair for the late 60´s and 70´s bourgeois social conventions. The characters speak in a typically civilized manner even in the most stressed situations, and the bloodshed is treated with stoic and distuinguished calm.'

AFTENPOSTEN

'This novel is the exact correct length for the pastiche not to be trying and it is definitely the most exciting novel of the K2-series so far.'

STAVANGER AFTENBLAD

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Reviews from Haimennesket
"Haimennesket føyer seg inn i rekken av gode kriminalromaner fra Hans Olav Lahlums hånd."
 
Sven Gjeruldsen, Tvedestrandsposten
«Haimennesket er spennende og intens og skiller seg positivt ut blant blodflekket og høytropende hitech actionkrim. Det kom ikke som noe sjokk da whodunnit-gåten ble løst, men avslutningen er forbilledlig ramsalt og levende.»Stina Håkensbakken Roland, Oppland Arbeiderblad
«Sjarmen til Hans Olav Lahlums hurtigvoksende serie om politietterforskeren Kolbjørn Kristiansen, populært kalt K2, hviler på en sikker sans for det sene 60-talls og det tidlige 70-talls borgerlige omgangsformer. Her ytrer man seg i utpreget siviliserte ordelag selv i de mest pressede situasjoner, her tar man blodsutgytelsene med stoisk og distingvert ro.»Pål Gerhard Olsen, Aftenposten
«Boka er akkurat passe kort til at pastisjleken ikke blir anstrengende og helt klart den mest spennende i K2-serien hittil.»Jarle Natland, Stavanger Aftenblad
"At Hans Olav Lahlums krimromaner har en stor leserkrets, er ikke vanskelig å forstå. De representerer et friskt pust i det som ellers framstår som en fastlåst sjanger. Tidskoloritten, språket og selve plottstrukturen skiller seg fra vår tids jevne krimroman, og dette er også tilfellet med høstens utgivelse, som kvalitetsmessig føyer seg pent inn i Lahlums bibliografi. Lahlum skriver i bokas etterord at han etterstreber en passe blanding av fornyelse og kontinuitet i denne serien, og det syns jeg han lykkes med."Torbjørn Ekelund, Dagbladet

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Author Hans Olav Lahlum
Hans Olav Lahlum (1973–) is a historian. He made his literary debut with the critically acclaimed biography Oscar Torp in 2007. He has since published several crime novels and non-fiction books. His crime novels have become bestsellers in Norway, and are available in English, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Danish, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian and Korean.

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