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Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

Author(s): Gunnar Staalesen

Location(s): Bergen

Genre(s): Crime, In Translation, Thriller

Era(s): 1980s

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Exploring his own dark memories may be the only way to find a killer

When Bergen PI Varg Veum finds himself at the funeral of a former classmate on a sleet-grey December afternoon, he’s unexpectedly reunited with his old friend Jakob guitarist of the once-famous 1960s rock band The Harpers and his estranged wife, Rebecca, Veum’s first love.

Their rekindled friendship is thrown into jeopardy by the discovery of a horrific murder, and Veum is forced to dig deep into his own adolescence and his darkest memories, to find a motive and a killer.

Tense, vivid and deeply unsettling, Fallen Angels is the spellbinding, award-winning thriller that secured Gunnar Staalesen’s reputation as one of the world’s foremost crime writers.

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Author: Tina Hartas

Fallen Angels, was published in Norwegian in 1989, and is now in English translation for the first time. It is an important book in that it was the one that established Gunnar Staalesen as...

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