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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781909807013

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It was at their ‘torture chamber’, a hut in the pinewoods nearby, that Varg Veum, Private Investigator, first encountered the gang’s pathetic but deadly ferocity. Eight-year-old Roar’s bicycle had been stolen and not an adult in sight dared retrieve it. But a preliminary brush with such youthful violence was as nothing compared to what awaited Veum when he got to know Roar’s blue-eyed, shy yet sensuous mother, Wenche Andresen, and her estranged husband, Jonas. Veum’s attempts to break up Joker and his pack of young thugs by enlisting the help of the local youth club leader proved a dead end. But not so dead as the man who lay prone with a knife in his back on the floor of Andresen’s flat. Yours Until Death is an unbearably tense novel of revenge and murder about marriage, childhood, bereavement and the destructive force of passion. First published in Norwegian in 1979, it was described by the critic Nils Nordberg as ‘one of the finest, most serious, most ambitious books in post-war Norwegian crime writing’.

Reviews

The Varg Veum series stands alongside Connelly, Camilleri and others, who are among the very best modern exponents of the poetic yet tough detective story with strong, classic plots; a social conscience; and perfect pitch in terms of a sense of place
Euro Crime
Undoubtedly, one of the finest Nordic novelists in the tradition of such masters as Henning Mankell
Barry Forshaw, Independent
An upmarket Philip Marlowe
Maxim Jakubowski
Among the most popular Norwegian crime writers
Observer
In the best tradition of sleuthery
The Times