The Writing on the Wall

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In this crime drama, set in Bergen, Norway, detective Varg Veum's adventures take him into a dark world of privileged citizens who have been drawn into cross-dressing, drugs, and prostitution. When the local judge is discovered dead, clad only in women's lingerie in a luxury hotel, Varg is called in to explain the judge's death. Soon a teenage girl goes missing and her parents ask that he find her. Varg learns that all of the clues lead him deeper into Bergen's criminal underworld.

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Gunnar Staalesen was born in Bergen, Norway in 1947. He made his debut at the early age of twenty-two with Seasons of Innocence. In 1977 he published the first book in the Varg Veum series, an upmarket Scandinavian Philip Marlowe in true whodunit tradition. The Varg Veum novels are immensely popular and have been translated into twelve languages. Two of these have been published in English, All Wolves are Grey (Quartet) and Yours, Until Death (Constable). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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