Vinterstengt

Vinterstengt Closed for Winter

Wisting Quartet #1

A heavy autumn fog covers the coastal landscape of Norway like a blanket, hiding alternately revealing the summer cottages of Vestfold. Ove Bakkerud, newly separated and in need of a secluded place to gather his thoughts, arrives at the now empty summer retreat only to find his cabin ransacked. Going next door, he sees something even worse: the body of one of his burglars, beaten to death.

Police Inspector William Wisting has witnessed his share of bloody crime scenes, but this particular one echoes with a frantic desperation new to him. His unease deepens when his daughter Line decides to temporarily relocate to a cottage near the murder scene. On a break from her work as a journalist and her boyfriend, Line is plunged into the investigation when she discovers the presence of a second body. Worse yet, the evidence points to her boyfriend’s involvement in the murder.

Reviews

  • “Painstaking and swift, Closed for Winter is a piece of quality craftsmanship, with Horst meticulously bringing together an unexpectedly windy plot, highly intelligent characterizations and a delectably subtle ‘noir’ mood to create a very engrossing crime novel.”

    Edinburgh Book Review, UK

  • “First-class crime fiction.”

    ★★★★★

    Verdens Gang, Norway

  • “Crime lovers: read!”

    ★★★★★

    Fædrelandsvennen, Norway

  • Closed for Winter is a good and solid piece of crime fiction.”

    ★★★★★

    Varden, Norway

  • “Jørn Lier Horst has done it again.”

    ★★★★★

    Østlands-Posten, Norway

  • “This is an excellent crime novel, all the way through.”

    ★★★★★

    Tønsbergs Blad, Norway

  • “Horst delivers all the way. He possesses a language filled with momentum and he surprises the reader time and time again.”

    ★★★★★

    Trønder-Avisa, Norway

  • “A classic police procedural from an author who knows what he’s talking about /.../ I would recommend anyone who likes crime fiction to devote some time to Jørn Lier Horst’s authorship. Do begin with Closed for Winter.”

    Dagbladet, Norway

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Author
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Published
2011
Genre
  • Crime
Pages
328
Reading material

English edition

Norwegian edition

Rights sold

Czech Republic, Jota

Denmark, Punktum

Estonia, Eesti Raamat

Finland, Sitruuna

France, Gallimard

Germany, Grafit

Greece, Dioptra

Iceland, Draumsýn

Italy, Rizzoli

Korea, Munhakdongne

Latvia, Jumava

Lithuania, Baltos Lankos

Macedonia, Begemot

Netherlands, Bruna

Norway, Gyldendal

Poland, Smak Slowa

Portugal, Dom Quixote

Romania, Trei

Russia, AST

Serbia, Laguna

Slovakia, Premedia

Spain, Penguin Random House

Sweden, Lind & Co

Turkey, Nemesis

UK, Sandstone

Film rights sold

Denmark, Good Company Films

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