Black Seconds

by Karin Fossum | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9781846550188 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSherlockfanwing of Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on 5/19/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, May 19, 2008
New York Times says "In a spare, incisive prose [Karin Fossum] turns a conventional police procedural into a sensitive examination of troubled minds and a disturbing way society views them...A superb writer of psychological suspense."

This book has been translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund. I'm currently focusing on crime stories by Scandinavian authors and they've not let me down yet. Karin Fossum is a particular favourite.

Keeping it as Permanent Collection at the moment but will consider requests to borrow.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, May 19, 2008
Amazon Editorial Review:

A little girl has vanished without a trace. Inspector Sejer must find her before it’s too late — another gripping novel in Karin Fossum’s acclaimed mystery series.

Ida Joner gets on her brand-new bike and sets off to buy sweets. A good-natured, happy girl, she is looking forward to her tenth birthday. Thirty-five minutes after Ida should have come home, her mother, Helga, starts to worry. She phones the shop and various friends, but no one has seen her daughter. As the family goes out looking for Ida, Helga’s worst nightmare becomes reality, and they contact the police.

Hundreds of volunteers comb the neighbourhood, but there are no traces of Ida or her bike. As the relatives reach breaking point and the media frenzy begins, Inspector Sejer is calm and reassuring. But he finds the case puzzling. Usually missing children are found within forty-eight hours. Ida Joner seems to have vanished without a trace.

Released 3 yrs ago (3/2/2017 UTC) at One Red Dog Restaurant (Waterfront) in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand


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Journal Entry 4 by fee19 at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, March 03, 2017
Caught at the March meetup in Wellington at One Red Dog.

Journal Entry 5 by fee19 at Paraparaumu, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
I've had this for three years and just got round to reading it - sorry, Sherlockfan!
I enjoyed this Norwegian who-done-it, though the characters are not like British or American crime novels - dark and evil villains and tough cops.

Journal Entry 6 by fee19 at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, August 06, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (8/6/2020 UTC) at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand


Will take to the Wellington Bookcrossing Meetup on 6/8/20 at the Duke Of Wellington pub which will be our first face-to-face meeting since the Covid-19 lockdown.

Off as part of the Colours sweepstake.
This was such an easy crime to solve, nevertheless I enjoyed the characterisations of the individuals.
A quick easy read.

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