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The Resource The Indian bride, Karin Fossum ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund

The Indian bride, Karin Fossum ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund

Label
The Indian bride
Title
The Indian bride
Statement of responsibility
Karin Fossum ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund
Title variation
Calling out for you
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
Inspector Konrad Sejer heads up the investigation into a brutal murder after the battered body of a woman is found outside of the town of Elvestad on the same day that the townspeople are expecting to meet the new Indian bride of local bachelor Gunder Jomann, who unexpectedly has returned home married after a two-week trip to India
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Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2007.
Review
  • /*Starred Review*/ Over the course of a few days, Norwegian bachelor Gunder Jomann experiences both euphoria and utter despair. In India, he meets and marries Poona, the woman of his dreams. He returns to his tiny village of Elvestad, with his new bride scheduled to arrive in a matter of weeks. A family emergency delays Gunder on the day Poona arrives. Tragedy ensues before they can reconnect; she is found brutally murdered less than a mile from her new husband's house. Who in tranquil Elvestad could commit such a heinous act? Shy, contemplative Chief Inspector Konrad Sejer knows that evil lurks deep within even the most seemingly innocent souls. With his baby-faced partner, Jacob Skarre, he methodically follows but a handful of clues. As time passes, the list of suspicious characters grows. There's muscle-bound Goran, whose affable manner belies his might; local café owner Einar, who harbors a general dislike for humankind; and Linda, an attention-starved teenager who dispenses half-truths and lies. This fourth in the Inspector Sejer series showcases the crisp prose and unsettling scenarios that have made Fossum (When the Devil Holds the Candle, 2006) one of Europe's most successful crime novelists. Like a Scandinavian winter, this potent psychological thriller chills right to the bone. -- Block, Allison (Reviewed 06-01-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 19, p44)
  • /* Starred Review */ F ossum may not be well-known outside a select circle, but that could change with the publication of this outstanding contemporary police procedural, the fourth Inspector Sejer mystery to be translated into English (after 2006's He Who Fears the Wolf ). Insp. Konrad Sejer is faced with a baffling crime when the battered body of a woman surfaces in a field outside the town of Elvestad. She's soon identified as Poona Jomann, the new wife of Gunder Jomann, who traveled to India in search of a life partner. Gunder's sister's injury in an auto accident kept him from meeting his bride at the airport, leaving her to travel to their new home alone, a journey that ended in murder. With a skill few can equal, Fossum deftly paints the provincial inhabitants of Elvestad, coupling those poignant word portraits with a whodunit and an insightful but fallible detective. The ending is not one most readers will expect, but it perfectly suits the tale of sad, little lives and the tragic consequences of chance. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 14, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 20, p35)
  • On the day that Gunder Jomann's bride is to arrive from India, his sister is involved in a life-threatening auto accident, and Gunder can't leave her side. So he sends a taxi to pick up his new wife, but she is not at the airport. That night, a woman is murdered in a meadow outside of Elvestad. Everyone is shocked, but the villagers, suspicious of outsiders, are unwilling to help the police, and Inspector Sejer has only gossip to lead him in the investigation. Placing her small Norwegian town under a microscope in her fourth mystery to be translated into English (after When the Devil Holds the Candle ), Fossum painstakingly details her characters' lives and how they handle adversity. Comparable to the works of Henning Mankell, this novel packs a punch and ends unexpectedly. Fossum lives in southeastern Norway. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 3/1/07.] --Jo Ann Vicarel (Reviewed July 15, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 12, p59)
  • Inspector Konrad Sejer closes the book on a love story that began with unlikely romance and ended with horrific violence.No one ever thought Gunder Jomann would get married. But two weeks after he arrived in Mumbai, he returned to the Norwegian village of Elvestad to make arrangements for the arrival of Poona Bai Jomann, the waitress he'd courted and married. The autumnal romance of this na™ve, sturdy farm-equipment salesman is so touching that fans of the series who expect tragedy will be quailing even before Gunder gets the shocking news that his sister Marie is lying comatose after a car crash. Dashing to the side of her hospital bed, he asks minicab driver Kalle Moe to pick up an Indian visitor—all right, his bride—at the airport and then sinks into ever deeper misery when Kalle can find no sign of her anywhere and the news media report the murder of a mystery woman who's been savagely beaten to death less than a mile from Gunder's home. In her own version of the two-part structure of Law & Order, Fossum first shows Sejer and Company (When the Devil Holds the Candle, 2006, etc.) hunting for a suspect, then focuses on the problems that arise once they have one in custody.The most traditional of Sejer's four translated cases leaves plenty of room for resonant ambiguities that are still proliferating as the net finally closes. (Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2007)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143365
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fossum, Karin
Dewey number
839.82/38
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8951.16.O735
LC item number
E4713 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barslund, Charlotte
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True
Series statement
Inspector Sejer series
Series volume
4
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  • Sejer, Konrad (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Murder
  • Norway
Target audience
adult
Label
The Indian bride, Karin Fossum ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund
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Publication
Note
First published in English in 2005 as: Calling out for you!
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780156033367
Lccn
2006032705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 71833401
  • (OCoLC)71833401
Label
The Indian bride, Karin Fossum ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund
Publication
Note
First published in English in 2005 as: Calling out for you!
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780156033367
Lccn
2006032705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 71833401
  • (OCoLC)71833401

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