Books by Anne Bruce

WHEN IT GROWS DARK  by Jorn Lier Horst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Not nearly as raw or powerful as Horst's earlier cases (Ordeal, 2017, etc.) but still a deft and effective 'prequel as well as a milestone' in the life of its suddenly retrospective hero."
As he's about to address a group of police officer trainees, Chief Inspector William Wisting receives a letter that dramatically changes his remarks, which now invite the student officers to join him in clearing up a cold case nearly a century old. Read full book review >
ORDEAL by Jorn Lier Horst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"On top of Horst's mastery of detail, the countdown to the climactic trial infuses this solid procedural with a surprising energy."
The 10th case, and the fifth to appear in English, for Chief Inspector William Wisting, of the Larvik Police CID, strains both his patience and his already iffy professional ties with his colleagues. Read full book review >
THE CAVEMAN by Jorn Lier Horst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"After a case in which he was very much the main story (The Hunting Dogs, 2014), it's good to see Wisting cast once more as the dogged detective in this solid, unspectacular procedural."
Veteran Chief Inspector William Wisting of the Larvik Police Department is faced with a pair of unusual cases: two men who were dead for four months before anyone so much as missed them. Read full book review >
THE HUNTING DOGS by Jorn Lier Horst
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"While not on par with other established Norwegian crime writers, Horst delivers an enjoyable if not entirely original read."
New information on an old case comes back to haunt seasoned Norwegian detective William Wisting in Horst's somewhat plodding but intriguing series installment (Closed for Winter, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
DAYS IN THE HISTORY OF SILENCE by Merethe Lindstrøm
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

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An often incisive but slow-paced exploration of the encroachments and isolations of age."
Norwegian author Lindstrøm's somber novel, winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, centers on an aging couple who would appear to have been fortune's favorites. Read full book review >
DEATH OF THE DEMON by Anne Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Not the finest hour for Hanne (Blind Goddess, 2012, etc.) and her detective team, who are equally upstaged by the unforgettable 12-year-old at the heart of the matter."
The murder of an Oslo foster home director points, inexplicably and disturbingly, to her latest charge. Read full book review >