THE POLAR BEAR PUZZLE (Innbundet)

Series: K2 og Patricia 8

Author:

Hans Olav Lahlum

Norwegian title: Isbjørngåten
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2018
Pages: 352
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Series:
Serienummer: 8
ISBN/EAN: 9788202595555
Kategori: Mystery and Crime
Overview Isbjørngåten
On Friday 18 May 1973, 16-year-old Jørgen Magnus Kvamme disappears without a trace on his way home from school. His single mother reports him missing a few hours later, and police inspector Kolbjørn ‘K2’ Kristiansen is put straight on the case, much to his surprise. It takes on a new dimension when K2 finds out the identity of the boy's father has been kept secret. He is the powerful business man Bjørn Christopher Fabricius, a timid old giant referred to as the Polar Bear. K2 also stumbles on an unsolved 40-year-old mystery involving Fabricius' eldest son, who was kidnapped from his childhood bedroom in 1933 and never found.

It soon becomes clear that the motive for the kidnapping has to be sought somewhere in the father's long and turbulent lifetime. The biggest mystery is working out the point in the Polar Bear's life where they will find the enermy who has now, many years later, implemented an act of revenge on his child. The atmosphere has been tense between K2 and his adviser, Patricia Borchmann, in recent months. But K2 is eventually forced to seek out the sharp and sarcastic young woman again. He is getting nowhere without her in an unusually complicated investigation. And every hour Jørgen Magnus is missing, the hope of finding him alive diminishes. Hans Olav Lahlum returns with his ninth book in the historical crime series about K2 and Patricia, this time with a hair-raising and magnificent crime drama that is also a thought-provoking family history.

Lahlums newest book in the series about the investigator duo K2 and Patricia Borchmann, The Polar Bear Puzzle, is the best he has written so far about the two. Lahlum exceeds himself in this high paced and exiting story that extends over decades. This book has drive and excitement from first to last page.
TVEDESTRANDSPOSTEN – Six out of six stars

Lahlum is skilled in the art of crime writing. The level of suspense is so high that it is hard to put the book down before you have finished reading. The author keeps the cards close to his chest, and managed to a number of times trick me into believing that I had found out who the kidnapper is. The high level of surprise when the answer was revealed was also a plus.
FÆDRELANDSVENNEN

Lahlum is an entertainer. I like his dramaturgy and writing, as well as the fact that he uses his knowledge about history in his stories.
GUDBRANDSDØLEN DAGNINGEN

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Reviews from Isbjørngåten

"Lahlum er dessutan ein dyktig krimlitterær handverkar. Spenningsnivået er høgt nok til at det kan kjennast vanskeleg å legge boka frå seg før ho er ferdiglesen. Forfattaren held korta tett til brystet, og greidde fleire gonger å lure meg til å tru at eg hadde funne kidnapparen. At eg blei svært overraska når avklåringa kom, er også eit pluss."

 
Bjarne Tveiten, Fædrelandsvennen
"For å starte med en konklusjon: Åttende bok i den kriminalistiske historien, eller sikkert rettere sagt den historiske kriminalromanen med K2 og Patricia føyer seg godt inn i denne rekken og er minst like bra skrevet, interessant og utfordrende for leseren som de foregående."
"Boka anbefales."


 
Reidar Gramstad, Reidars bokblogg

"Hans siste roman Isbjørngåten med etterforskerduoen K2 og Patricia Borchmann er den beste han har skrevet i serien så langt, om de to. Lahlum overgår seg selv i en drivende spennende fortelling som streker seg over flere tiår!(...) Her er det driv og spenning fra første til siste side."

 
Sven Gjeruldsen, Tvedestrandsposten

Godt trekk fra Lahlum

"Hans Olav Lahlum er på offensiven igjen i sin nye kriminalroman.."Geir Rakvaag, Dagsavisen
"Lahlum underholder. Jeg liker hans dramaturgi og skrivestil, og at han bruker sine historiekunnskaper"Per Ivar Henriksbø, Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen

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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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