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Big Sister (Varg Veum) by [Staalesen, Gunnar]
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"While many current Scandinavian mystery authors produce procedurals featuring world-weary and emotionally disturbed police detectives, Staalesen follows the hard-boiled PI tradition, as shown by the stunning 18th entry in his series starring Varg Veum (after 2015's We Shall Inherit the Wind)."" --Publishers Weekly starred review of Where Roses Never Die

"Moving, uncompromising. . . . The plot, which contains multiple emotional gut punches, will satisfy fans who enjoy seeing noir themes play out in other countries." --Publishers Weekly on We Shall Inherit the Wind

"Mr. Staalesen's latest--ably translated by Don Bartlett --employs Chandleresque similes with a Nordic twist." --Wall Street Journal on Wolves in the Dark

"Stellar...Staalesen does a masterful job of exposing the worst of Norwegian society." --Publishers Weekly starred review of Wolves in the Dark

"Gunnar Staalesen is one of my very favourite Scandinavian authors. Operating out of Bergen in Norway, his private eye, Varg Veum, is a complex but engaging anti-hero. Varg means 'wolf' in Norwegian, and this is a series with very sharp teeth." --Ian Rankin, author, Resurrection Men

"A Norwegian Chandler." --Jo Nesbo, author, The Bat

"Like Raymond Chandler, Staalesen creates intense emotion through dialogue and description, but his altogether Norwegian focus forces home a substantial social message: ignoring the past is inevitably tragic." --Publishers Weekly

"a fiercely good crime novel...Well worth reading." --New York Journal of Books

"It is hard to imagine a more vital protagonist for our times than Varg Veum." --Mystery Tribune

"The readers...will feel drawn into the characters and their intertwined lives."--Reviewing the Evidence

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Varg Veum receives a surprise visit in his office. A woman introduces herself as his half-sister, and she has a job for him. Her god-daughter, a 19-year-old trainee nurse from Haugesund, moved from her bedsit in Bergen two weeks ago. Since then no one has heard anything from her. She didn't leave an address. She doesn't answer her phone. And the police refuse to take her case seriously.
Veum’s investigation uncovers a series of carefully covered-up crimes and pent-up hatreds, and the trail leads to a gang of extreme bikers on the hunt for a group of people whose dark deeds are hidden by the anonymity of the Internet. And then things get personal…
Chilling, shocking and exceptionally gripping, Big Sister reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen as one of the world’s foremost thriller writers.

‘Staalesen continually reminds us why he is one of the finest of Nordic novelists’ Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

‘Employs Chnadleresque similes with a Nordic Noir’ Wall Street Journal

‘Mature and captivating’ Herald Scotland

‘Chilling and perilous’ Sunday Times

‘Masterful’ Publishers Weekly

‘A Norwegian Chandler’ Jo Nesbø

‘Staalesen is one of my very favourite Scandinavian authors and this is a series with very sharp teeth’ Ian Rankin

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1523 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publisher: ORENDA BOOKS; Translation edition (20 April 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B078GWYY4K
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #147,328 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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