One of the fathers of the Nordic Noir genre, Kjell Ola Dahl was born in 1958 in Gjovik. He made his debut in 1993,and has since published eleven novels, the most prominent of which is a series of police procedurals cum psychological thrillers featuring investigators Gunnarstranda and Frolich. In 2000 he won the Riverton Prize for The Last Fix and he won both the prestigious Brage and Riverton Prizes for The Courier in 2015. His work has been published in 14 countries, and he lives in Oslo.
`If you want your worst fears about what goes on inside a cop's mind confirmed, meet K.O. Dahl's Oslo sleuths, Gunnarstranda and Frolich ... impossible to put down' Guardian * `A masterclass in plotting, atmosphere and character that finely balances shocking twists with the coppers' complicated personal lives.' Sunday Times Crime Club * `If you have never sampled Dahl, now is the time to try' Daily Mail * `...action comes to a climax in an utterly convincing chase through Oslo's sewage system' Sunday Times