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The Katharina Code


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The first instalment in the Cold Case Quartet from the international bestseller.

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J rn Lier Horst has joined the elite of Nordic crime fiction writers. Having worked as a police officer and head of investigations before becoming a full-time author, Horst brings a unique brand of suspense and realism to his novels. With his books selling over a million copies in his home country alone, Horst has established himself as one of the most addictive voices to come out of Scandinavia.


A good Nordic police procedural with well-drawn characters * Choice Magazine *
Jorn Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today -- Joan Smith * Sunday Times *
Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers -- Marcel Berlin * The Times *
The Katharina Code is the best and most ingenious novel that Jorn Lier Horst has written thus far -- Tvedestrandsposten * Norway *
If you haven't already, introduce yourself to Norway's Chief Inspector William Wisting - you'll warm to him even though his patch can get pretty cold -- Jon Wise * Sunday Sport *
Jorn Lier Horst only gets better and better . . . The Katharina Code is a beautiful crime fiction story -- Stavanger Aftenblad * Norway *
The Katharina Code vibrates with anticipation all the way to the finish -- Dagbladet * Norway *
The author has employed literary devices one only rarely finds in a crime novel. And he's succeeded marvellously -- Tvedestrandsposten * Norway *
With The Katharina Code Jorn Lier Horst again delivers an excellent crime novel with a credible plot . . . All that remains is to declare that Jorn Lier Horst impresses again -- Ostlands-Posten * Norway *
The untangling [of the mystery], the tactics, and the climax keep the suspense at a solid Horst level -- Tronder Avisa * Norway *
Jorn Lier Horst has truly done it this time . . . Exceptionally well-executed -- Tonsbergs Blad * Norway *
Horst invites the readers to join the investigation in a credible manner that highlights professional practices [in the police] and generates a new kind of suspense -- Bok 365 * Norway *
Norwegian bestselling author, former policeman Jorn Lier Horst delivers yet another adept story . . . Without excessive complications, unnecessary frills and decorations in his style, [Lier Horst] writes in a bare and sober prose which one still may refer to as masculine. In the style of the genre's founder, Ed McBain * Politiken, Denmark *
It's thrilling and well-narrated . . . I look forward to reading the upcoming novels and am excited to see what old cases appear. . . . The author is an expert when it comes to characters, and I'm crazy about William Wisting as well as his family, and colleagues at the Larvik police * Litteratursiden, Denmark *
I'm crazy about Jorn Lier Horst's style of writing and crime fiction, where the story and the human character traits are front-and-center and a theme is used as the fulcrum of the story - in this [novel] it's the theme of lies, and what they do to people *, Denmark *

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