J rn Lier Horst (Author)
J rn Lier Horst worked as a police officer and head of investigations before becoming a full-time writer, and has established himself as one of the most successful authors to come out of Scandinavia. His books have sold over two million copies in his native Norway alone, been No. 1 international bestsellers, and he's published in twenty-six languages around the world. In 2024, he was awarded the prestigious Finnish Whodunnit Society's Honorary Award for excellence in foreign crime fiction.
The Wisting TV adaptation, produced by the team behind Wallander and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, was a hit series. The first two series are available to stream on BBC 4, with the third still to come.
Anne Bruce (Translator)
Anne Bruce studied Norwegian and English at the University of Glasgow and now lives on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. She has translated a number of crime novels by Anne Holt and Jorn Lier Horst, including the Petrona-Prize-winning The Caveman and When It Grows Dark, which was longlisted for the CWA International Dagger in 2017.
Praise for Jørn Lier Horst
Tense, fast-paced . . . compelling
Relentlessly exciting . . . creates a sense of real menace
Jørn Lier Horst writes some of the best Scandinavian crime fiction available. His books are superbly plotted and addictive, the characters wonderfully realised
Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers
Praise for A Question of Guilt
A well-written and intensely thrilling story
Horst both knows how to craft a good plot and to make the lines all come together
*Verdens Gang, Norway*
Horst is a craftsman, and at his best a truly masterful writer of crime novels
*Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway*
Jørn Lier Horst is back with one of the best books in the Wisting series