Ingebjørg Berg Holm
Stars Above, Darkness Below

An evocative and historical crime novel set in Hurumlandet at the end of the 19th century. A man is found on a clearing in the woods - seemingly peaceful, with a gentle expression on his face. But the back of his head is crushed and his clothes soaked in blood. Sheriff Thomas Tinnvik bearly manages to keep the nausea away. Interrogation at the nearest farm reveals that the deceased is Lars Holte, a man who traveled to Canada ten years ago and has not been seen since.

Ingebjørg Berg Holm is a breath of fresh air in Norwegian crime

Dagbladet, 5 out of 6 stars

Sparkling and eloquent crime

Østlandsposten, 5 out of 6 stars

It's easy to get caught up in this story.

Varden, 5 out of 6 stars

Debutant Ingebjørg Berg Holm has written a different and quiet crime story


Ingebjørg Berg Holm

Ingebjørg Berg Holm
Hege Skodvin

Ingebjørg Berg Holm (b. 1980) was nominated for the prestigious Riverton Prize for this debut thriller Stars Over, Darkness below. She also won the crime debutant award (The Maurits Hansen Prize) for this critically acclaimed debut thriller.
Her second historical thriller Barefoot over the Ice was published in 2018. Raging Bear is her third thriller and will be published early 2021.
In addition to being an author Ingebjørg Berg Holm is also an interior architect with a master's degree from the Bergen Academy of the Arts. She lives in Bergen with her husband and two children.

Foreign rights

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Nominated to the Riverton Prize 2016
Winner of The Mauritz Hansen Award

Edited November 25, 2020 by Northern Stories