Gert Nygårdshaug
Eclipse in May

Gudolv Gudvolden is apparently living a quiet life on the country side in Norway, working as a translator of European, classical literature. Nobody suspect he is a hitman, hired by a secret organization- JUSTITIA ORG- run by resourceful and well known names in society.
JUSTITIA ORG discretely eliminate war criminals and evil doers who have escaped justice. Gudolv is travelling to Germany to finish his mission number eight- out of ten, which is when he has decided to quit, and enjoy a normal life. This time he goes to Berlin; where he always visit the statue of Knut the polar bear; which sudden death puzzles him.

Nygårdshaug at his best; entertaining, thrilling and significant


This is a grandly thought and solid novel, a proof of how unique Gert Nygårdshaugs pen is. 6/6

Stavanger Aftenblad

Gert Nygårdshaug reappears as an elegant and interesting narrator, with much to convey


The language is esthetical, yet easily accessible. 6/6

Tor Hammerø Blogg

Gert Nygårdshaug

Gert Nygårdshaug

Gert Nygårdshaug was born in Tynset, the mountains of Norway. Since his literary debut in 1966, he is the author of nearly 40 books, both novels for children, poetry and fairytales- together with literary works, thrillers and crime novels.

The trilogy of Mino (Mengele Zoo, The Heaven ́s Flower Tree and The Basin of Aphrodite) earned him immense recognition from critics and the public. Nearly 400,000 copies sold in Norway, and elected Norway ́s favorite novel in the Norwegian international literature festival in Lillehammer in 2007.
His crime novels where the main character is the chef and cryptologist Fredric Drum, also make Nygårdshaug appear regularly on the bestseller lists in Norway. Concerned about the environmental cause, Gert Nygårdshaug fights for the preservation of rainforests, especially the Amazon, where he has spent much time.

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