Meidel Jonsson finds his grandfather dead in his house. Suddenly 18-year-old Meidel is all alone in the world. In his head he has many compartments: one for play, one for good ideas, one for causing havoc. As well as a compartment for pain and realisation, which he wants to close off forever. Now Meidel has nothing else to lose. But when he goes shopping at the local grocery store, he begins talking to the young girl behind the till and suddenly senses an opportunity.
Investigator Eddie Feber is a force of nature at work, and at home he has a house full of children and his wife Karmen who writes crime novels. In their town, several people start getting visits at night by a shining appearance holding a weapon. Feber doesn’t have much to work with, except for a note that says only ‘833’. Feber has his very own methods, and some will claim he often crosses the line.
«A charming detective and a nerve-wrecking crazy killer. This is Fossum-crime of the top shelf!»
«The Nightrunner is yet another insightful crime about those who exist on the outside. A large story in a small format, told by an author who is still at the top in her genre. After 18 published novels that's no small feat!»
«... entertaining and elegant novel from one of our incisive Norwegian crime writers.»
Tønsbergs blad *****
«The novel belongs to the top shelf because Karin Fossum is unusually elegant in her writing. She writes simply, varied and poetically. Different environments are described with atmosphere. The sentences can be crystal clear and full of significance at the same time. But most importantly: Karin Fossum doesn't settle for writing about police and robbers. That makes her crime novel something more than crime novels. ... Karin Fossum's language is precise and well written. Thus, a paragraph can say more than thousand words.»
«The nuanced and close-up portraits of the criminal mind is something that characterise Fossums writing style, and which lifts her from pure crime to readers with a taste for the literary.»
«It is the descriptions and revelations of these combinations and variations in human behaviours that makes Karin Fossum's crime novels such strong reading experiences. She lets us into the dark corners, and shows us people who live on the borderlands.»
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