When the Devil Holds the Candle (Inspector Sejer, Book 3)

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When the theft of a purse from a stroller results in an infant's death, two teenagers are in trouble. Unaware of the enormity of their crime, Zipp and Andreas are intent on committing still another. They follow an elderly woman home, and Andreas enters her house with his ever-reliable switchblade. Motionless in the dark, Zipp waits for his friend to come out.

Inspector Konrad Sejer and his colleague Jacob Skarre see no connection between the infant's death and the reported disappearance of a local delinquent. And so while the confusion in the world outside mounts, the chilling, heart-stopping truth unfolds inside the old woman's home.

Unflappable as ever, Sejer digs below the surface of small-town tranquillity in an effort to understand how and why violence destroys everyday lives. Another brilliantly observed, precisely rendered psychological mystery from the highly acclaimed Karin Fossum.

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Either somebody just slid an ice cube down your back or you re reading the opening pages of "When the Devil Holds the Candle." "O, The Oprah Magazine "
So chillingly told . . . that we can only marvel at the author s skill. Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review"
A purse is snatched, with tragic consequences, and a local delinquent disappears. Unaware of the connection between these developments, Inspector Sejer, unflappable as ever, and his colleague Jacob Skarre begin to dig below the tranquil surface of a small town s life, in the third installment of Karin Fossum s acclaimed mystery series.

PRAISE FOR INSPECTOR SEJER
Inspector Sejer is a great addition to the detectives league. "The Dallas Morning News"
Sejer belongs alongside the likes of Adam Dalgliesh and Inspector Morse a gifted detective and troubled man, whom I am grateful to have met and look forward to knowing better. "The Boston Globe"
There s no mistaking this . . . soulful detective for one of those brainy European sleuths who make a parlor game of homicide. "The New York Times Book Review"
KARIN FOSSUM s novels featuring Inspector Sejer have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in a small town in southeastern Norway. "

About the Author:

KARIN FOSSUM is the author of the internationally successful Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series. Her recent honors include a Gumshoe Award and the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize for mystery/thriller. She lives in Norway.

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