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The Hunting Dogs

William Wisting Mystery 3

Jorn Lier Horst

The Hunting Dogs by Jorn Lier Horst


Winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel in 2013

Seventeen years ago William Wisting led the investigation into one of Norway’s most widely publicised criminal cases, when the young Cecilia Linde was killed. Now it is discovered that evidence was planted and the wrong man convicted. Wisting is suspended and the media smell blood. William Wisting has spent his life hunting criminals, but now it is he who is hunted. To discover what really happened he must work alone and undercover, assisted only by his journalist daughter Line. Then another young woman disappears.

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781908737632
Publication Date: 15/05/2014
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Jorn Lier Horst
Jorn Lier Horst is a former Senior Investigating Officer in the Norwegian police force. He made his debut as a crime writer in 2004 and is now considered one of...


‘One of the best Scandinavian crime novels I’ve read.’

Mrs Peabody Investigates

‘Gripping and well executed.’

The Herald

‘An immaculately plotted, beautifully structured novel, complex and full of tension.’

Crime Time

‘Written from the viewpoint of a recently serving police officer, this book's authenticity gives a true flavour of the search for a dangerous criminal.’

Crime Squad

‘Jorn Lier Horst is a phenomenal new voice in Nordic Noir. His handling of landscape and location matches that of Henning Mankell. The narrative concern with digital technology is on a par with Stieg Larsson. What makes Lier Horst distinctive is his haunting ability to find the feasible in the psychopathic.’

Steve Peacock

‘Urban rather than natural settings are the stamping grounds of Jorn Lier Horst, whose Drges (his first novel to be published in English) is immensely impressive. The writer's career as a police chief has supplied a key ingredient for the crime fiction form: credibility.’

Barry Forshaw, Nordic Noir and Euro Noir

‘An original, thrilling novel about a policeman's struggle on the edge between disaster and restoration of justice.’

The Martin Beck Award, 2014 given by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy for the best crime novel in translation.

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