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  • Location: Oslo

Death Deserved

Death Deserved

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2018: The first episode of a gripping new Nordic Noir series…

  • ISBN: 978-1913193003
  • Translator: Anne Bruce
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

Oslo, 2018. Former long-distance runner Sonja Nordstrøm never shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography, Always Number One. When celebrity blogger Emma Ramm visits Nordstrøm’s home later that day, she finds the door unlocked and signs of a struggle inside. A bib with the number ‘one’ has been pinned to the TV.

Police officer Alexander Blix is appointed to head up the missing-persons investigation, but he still bears the emotional scars of a hostage situation nineteen years earlier, when he killed the father of a five-year-old girl. Traces of Nordstrøm soon show up at different locations, but the appearance of the clues appear to be carefully calculated … evidence of a bigger picture that he’s just not seeing…

Blix and Ramm soon join forces, determined to find and stop a merciless killer with a flare for the dramatic, and thirst for attention.
Trouble is, he’s just got his first taste of it…

Travel Guide

Travel in and around Oslo with  Blix & Ramm

The city of Oslo shines in this novel – from the well recognised harbour to the various cafes and haunts round the city, the police drive, walk and investigate the city a lot. There’s many scenes in the various graveyards of the city which really gives the novel a macabre tone. Plus of course, since this is Nordic Noir, it’s cold and very dark.

“In Norway ‘outside’ was normally synonymous with ‘freezing, and you always had to check the weather forecast before heading out for  a hike….”We visit the media side of the city, the blogers, celebrity journalists, the radio shows and the journalists who report on all this. All wrapped around a controversial biography.

Celebrity crimes, murders etc in Oslo keep you guessing and immersed in the police investigation. Police officer Alexander Blix and celebrity blogger Emma Ramm make for a interesting and fascinatingly unique team.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Death Deserved

Destination/location: Oslo   Author/guide: Thomas Enger, Jorn Lier Horst   Departure Time: 2018

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