Gunnar Staalesen

Wolves at the Door

One dark winter night, while out working on an assignment, a car hurtles toward Varg Veum at full speed. After he just barely escapes, he thinks about two death notices he’d read in the past few months. Two men who’d served time for an assault of which Veum briefly stood falsely accused have been killed in what the police are ruling an accident. Veum begins to suspect that it may be far more serious than a couple of random, accidental deaths.
And if so, his name may be next on the hit list... Out of pure self-preservation, Veum begins connecting the dots between perpetrators and victims in the old case. Another person turns up dead, bolstering his suspicions, and the trail soon leads him to fresh brutalities and an active network of assaulters. Piece by piece, he nears the case’s surprising solution.

Wolves at the Door is a dark and credible storytelling story (...) an unmistakable Gunnar Staalesen novel with distinctive character.

5 out of 6 stars

Gunnar Staalesen's new [book] has become a typical Varg Veum novel.

Gunnar Staalesen supplies another very good Varg Veum crime novel.

Gunnar Staalesen

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Gunnar Staalesen (born 1947 in Bergen) is one of Norway’s foremost crime authors. The recipient of several awards (most recently the UK’s Petrona Award in 2017), in Varg Veum he has created a character who has reached readers around the globe, both on the page and the silver screen. His authorship also comprises literary fiction, plays and children’s books.

Rights sold to

Denmark, Gyldendal
Great Britain, Orenda Books
The Netherlands, Uitgeverij Marmer

Other titles

Big Sister (2016)
No One is so Safe in Danger (2014)
Where Roses Never Die (2012)
We Shall Inherit the Wind (2010)
Cold Hearts (2008)

Foreign rights

Gyldendal Agency

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Edited October 04, 2018 by Gyldendal Agency