Consorts Of Death, The

The consorts of death by Gunnar Staalesen

Consorts Of Death, The

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September 1995. Veum is in his office when a telephone conversation takes him back 25 years, to a case he was involved in while working as a child protection officer, in the summer of 1970. A small boy was seperated from his mother under tragic circumstances. But that was not the end of it. In 1974 the same boy surfaced in connection with a sudden death in his new home. And again ten years later, in connection with a dramatic double-murder in Sunnfjord. The boy is now an adult, on the run in Oslo, determined to take revenge on those responsible for destroying his life, among them the former child protection officer, now detective Veum.

'Every inch the equal of his Nordic confreres Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo' Barry Forshaw, Crime Time

'Staalesen is another fine representative of Scandinavian crime fiction' Independent

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Published: 
20 Aug 2009
ISBN: 
9781906413385
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The consorts of death by Gunnar Staalesen

Consorts Of Death, The

Translated by 

September 1995. Veum is in his office when a telephone conversation takes him back 25 years, to a case he was involved in while working as a child protection officer, in the summer of 1970. A small boy was seperated from his mother under tragic circumstances. But that was not the end of it. In 1974 the same boy surfaced in connection with a sudden death in his new home. And again ten years later, in connection with a dramatic double-murder in Sunnfjord. The boy is now an adult, on the run in Oslo, determined to take revenge on those responsible for destroying his life, among them the former child protection officer, now detective Veum.

'Every inch the equal of his Nordic confreres Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo' Barry Forshaw, Crime Time

'Staalesen is another fine representative of Scandinavian crime fiction' Independent

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5.99
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01 Apr 2011
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9781908129277
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About the author

  • Gunnar Staalesen

    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 20 titles, which have been published in 24 countries and sold over two million copies. Twelves film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007, starring the popular Norwegian actor Trond Epsen Seim. Staalesen, who has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour), lives in Bergen with his wife. Cold HeartsYours Until DeathThe Consorts of Death, and The Writing on the Wall are all published in English by Arcadia Books. 

    Titles by Gunnar Staalesen

    Cold Hearts by Gunnar Staalesen
    The consorts of death by Gunnar Staalesen
    The writing on the wall by Gunnar Staalesen
    Yours until death by Gunnar Staalesen