Jørn Lier Horst

The Einstein Mystery

CLUE #11

Cecilia, Leo and Une are exploring the old outbuilding on the grounds of the guesthouse The Pearl. No one has opened the doors to the shed for tens of years, and there’s no telling what is in there. As it turns out, the outbuilding has been hiding some secrets, big and valuable ones, with ties back to when Albert Einstein himself was a guest at The Pearl. When he left the guesthouse, he left behind a riddle so complex that still no one has managed to solve it.

But maybe the Einstein mystery isn’t actually that difficult? Everything is relative, after all. Perhaps the reader will be able to solve the riddle before Cecilia, Leo and Une can?

The CLUE series’ name comes from the first letter in each protagonist’s name: Cecilia, Leo, Une, and Une’s dog Egon. In each of the series’ books a new mystery and a new ethical question is introduced along with the thoughts of one of the world’s most well-known philosophers. The CLUE books are best selling crime fiction for younger readers aged 9-12.

Jørn Lier Horst

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Jørn Lier Horst (b. 1970) has with his award-winning novels about William Wisting joined the elite of Nordic crime fiction writers. Having worked as a head of investigations before becoming a full-time author, Horst brings a unique brand of suspense and realism to the table. Besides his novels for grown readers, Horst has gained recognition for his unparalleled ability to thrill also young readers with charming mysteries. His standing as the Norwegian king of crime fiction for all ages was cemented when he created the Detective Agency No. 2 and CLUE series, both the most popular children’s book series in their respective age categories.

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Other titles

The Triangle Mystery
The Einstein Mystery
The Sea Serpent Mystery
The Wolfhound Mystery
The Skull Mystery
The Riverton Mystery
The Esmeralda Mystery
The Liberty Mystery
The Grave Robbing Mystery
The Underwater Mystery
The Maltese Mystery
The Salamander Mystery

The Katharina Code

The Caveman
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Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, UK, 2017
Shortlisted for the Bookworm Award, Norway, 2016
The Petrona Award (Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year), UK, 2016
Special Award for Excellence in Crime Fiction Writing, Poland, 2016
Shortlisted for the Ark’s Book of the Year Award, Norway, 2015
The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award, Sweden, 2014
Shortlisted for the Petrona Award (Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year), UK, 2014
The Glass Key, The Nordic Countries, 2013
Shortlisted for the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize, Norway, 2013
The Riverton Prize, Norway, 2012
The Vestfold Literature Prize, Norway, 2012
The Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize, Norway, 2011
Shortlisted for the Bokslukerprisen Award, Norway, 2017

Edited January 12, 2018 by Salomonsson Agency