Easter 1968. Harald Olesen, an old man who was once a member of the resistance, is found dead in a block of flats. He has been shot. Detective Inspector Kristiansen (K2) soon realises that the killer must be one of the other tenants in the building. That there is no lack of motives is evident when Olesen's dairy is discovered. The police investigator concludes that present-day actions are driven by wartime events. Next, another neighbour is killed – this time, someone who was on the wrong side during the last war.
‘An intelligent and well written crime novel … the novel is splendidly constructed with an escalating suspense, this was really a fun read.’
‘You enjoy yourself as the story is unraveled, and you are delighted by cleverly made dead ends. In his epilogue he hints at a possible series, if this novel proves to be a hit. My appeal will be: Write more! The Human Flies enriches today’s Norwegian crime fiction.’
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