The multi-award winning series behind the thrilling BBC TV show Wisting starring Carrie Anne Moss, from the producers behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. By Jorn Lier Horst, the number one bestselling author Praise for the William Wisting Mysteries: 'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers.' -The Times 'Solid, satisfying police procedurals.' -The Sunday Times 'Plotting reigns supreme' -Financial Times 'Gripping and well executed.' -The Herald 'Immensely impressive.' -Barry Forshaw 'A masterpiece of storytelling.' -Lin Anderson
Jorn Lier Horst was born in 1970, in Bamble, Telemark, Norway. He has worked as a policeman in Larvik since 1995. His debut novel in 2004, Key Witness, was based on a true murder story. The William Wisting novel series - Key Witness (2004), Goodbye, Felicia (2005), When the Sea Calms (2006), The Only One (2007), and The Night Man (2009) - has been extremely successful in his native Norway as well as Germany and the Netherlands. Dregs, published by Sandstone Press in 2011 was his first novel to be translated into English.
'Urban rather than natural settings are the stamping grounds of Jorn Lier Horst, whose Dregs (his first novel to be published in English) is immensely impressive. The writer's career as a police chief has supplied a key ingredient for the crime fiction form: credibility.'-Barry Forshaw, Nordic Noir; 'Jorn Lier Horst is a phenomenal new voice in Nordic Noir. His handling of landscape and location matches that of Henning Mankell. The narrative concern with digital technology is on a par with Stieg Larsson. What makes Lier Horst distinctive is his haunting ability to find the feasible in the psychopathic.'-Steve Peacock