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The Norwegian author Jorn Lier Horst is a former detective, and his novels offer an insider's take on murder investigations. The Caveman (Sandstone Press £8.99 / ST Bookshop £8.54 / ebook £8.99), translated by Anne Bruce, refers to police slang for a murderer who takes over the victim's identity. When one of Inspector William Wisting's neighbours is found dead, the body is too decomposed to suggest anything other than natural causes. Wisting's daughter, though, is a journalist and seizes on the macabre find as a story about loneliness. Her father is distracted by a case involving a serial killer, but these apparently unconnected inquiries build into an unexpected and thrilling finale. Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today.

The Sunday Times, 8/2/2015

Jorn Lier Horst

Jorn Lier Horst