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  • Location: Bergen

Bitter Flowers

Bitter Flowers

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2000s: Varg Veum is asked to investigate the ‘Camilla Case’…..

  • ISBN: B099P8KXZ6
  • Translator: Don Bartlett
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

PI Varg Veum has returned to duty following a stint in rehab, but his new composure and resolution are soon threatened when a challenging assignment arrives on his desk.

A man is found dead in an elite swimming pool and a young woman has gone missing. Most chillingly, Varg Veum is asked to investigate the ‘Camilla Case’: an eight-year-old cold case involving the disappearance of a little girl, who was never found.

As the threads of these apparently unrelated crimes come together, against the backdrop of a series of shocking environmental crimes, Varg Veum faces the most challenging, traumatic investigation of his career.

Travel Guide

Visit the Bergen of Varg Veum

The streets of Staalesen’s Bergen are not the ones you would want to walk down in real life.  Varg Veum, the private investigator, takes the reader on a journey of exploitation, inherent threat and a cold hard journey towards the truth. And all in chillingly heart wrenching real time.

Even the protagonist name – Varg is threatening and cold – Varg means “Wolf” – His full name translates as “Wolf-in-a-holy-place,” in old Norse  – an outsider in other words which describes any private eye on the outskirts of society in the perfect way. So, a perfect guide to this harsh cold environment.

Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist who died in 1907 .

Bergen’s most popular places to visit are listed in the Visit Bergen website. Of course here you will see a much more pleasant side to the city….http://www.visitbergen.com/

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Bitter Flowers

Destination/Location: Bergen  Author: Gunnar Staalesen   Departure: 1980s

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