Slagside Unhinged

Blix & Ramm #3

Investigator Sofia Kovic has uncovered a connection between several murder cases and deaths in Oslo during the last year and a half. She tries to call her closest superior, Alexander Blix, not yet wanting to involve anyone else in the police. But before Blix has time to call her back, Kovic is shot and killed in her own home. It appears to be an outright execution. And in the apartment below, Blix’s daughter Iselin narrowly escapes the fate of becoming the killer’s next victim.

Four days later, Blix and crime journalist Emma Ramm are locked inside an interrogation room, seated across from The National Criminal Investigation Service. Blix has shot and killed a man, and Ramm saw it all happen. In the hospital, Iselin’s life hangs in the balance. Blix no longer knows who among his closest allies he can trust. Worse, he doesn’t know if Iselin will pull through. And not even Blix himself is certain that he killed the right man.

Unhinged is the third installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s internationally bestselling Blix & Ramm series.


  • The psychological horror level has been raised to the roof in this latest – and best – installment in Horst and Enger’s joint project. It’s Nordic noir with emphasis on the black, and eminently well-crafted and written.


    Jyllands-Posten, Denmark

  • “The collaboration between Horst and Enger is a good example of how two skilled craftsmen can work together professionally. There’s no doubt that both have mastered the crime genre, and know how to fuse plots and suspense.”

    Verdens Gang, Norway

  • “Successful suspense on multiple levels. /…/ Skilled craftsmen deliver solid work. This holds true whether you’re a woodworker, a plumber, or an author. The writer duo Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger have once again delivered a solid, suspenseful and entertaining thriller in the form of the novel Unhinged. /…/ The novel is intensely thrilling and utterly difficult to put down.”


    Tvedestrandsposten, Norway

Photo: Jarli & Jordan Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger
  • Crime
Reading material

Norwegian edition

Rights sold

Croatia, Fokus

Czech Republic, Zlin

Denmark, Modtryk

Denmark, Nordisk Film

Estonia, Varrak

Germany, Blanvalet

Lithuania, Baltos Lankos

Netherlands, Bruna

Norway, Capitana

Poland, Smak Slowa

Slovakia, Premedia

Sweden, Wahlström & Widstrand

UK, Orenda Books (World English)

Film rights sold

Denmark, Nordisk Film

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