Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Caller by Karin Fossum

In this latest mystery by Karin Fossum, a series of pranks have the residents around and near Bjerkas unsettled. Baby Margrete is found outside in her stroller covered in blood, yet unhurt.  Gunilla Mork has just celebrated her 70th birthday and is stunned to read her obituary in the local newspaper.  Then someone dyes one of a farmer's sheep orange.  The reader knows the culprit is Johnny Beskow, whose only stable relationship is with his home-bound grandfather.  Will police detectives Sejer and Skarre be able to apprehend Johnny before a more serious crime occurs? The Caller is one of the best books in the Inspector Sejer series because it successfully explores interpersonal relationships against a backdrop of foreboding danger.  It will be published in August.

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