The Last Fix

Oslo Detectives (Volume 3)

K. O. Dahl

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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“Gunnarstranda and Frølich rely on old-fashioned interview techniques, dogged comparisons of stories and time lines, to unravel the lies in a whodunit full of psychological insights.” –Publishers Weekly

Award-winning author K.O. Dahl has achieved international acclaim with his Oslo Detectives series featuring inspectors Frølich and Gunnarstranda. Now he returns with the third book in the series, combining rare psychological insight and elegant prose rich with dark humor.

Katrine Bratterud, a recovering drug addict, is almost finished with her time in rehab. One evening, contemplating her success at the shore of a lake, she senses that she is not alone. To her shock, a naked man approaches from the woods.  The discovery of Katrine's corpse the following day brings Inspectors Frølich and Gunnarstranda onto the case and into a web of secrets and lies that stretches back generations. Katrine’s dark past makes her easy prey to a series of men, who immediately become suspects—and victims of the killer’s rage.

Like Henning Mankell, Dahl gracefully merges the suspense of the classical whodunit with the detailed precision of the police procedural novel.

International Praise for K.O. Dahl and the Oslo Detectives Series:

"The new king of detective stories. He combines high suspense with humour. He is the next Henning Mankell.” --Max (Germany)

"[I]n a league of his own." --Aftenposten (Norway)

"Dahl is the shining star of the genre.” --Hamar Arbeiderblad (Norway)

“Recommend to fans of Karin Fossum and Kjell Eriksson. Dahl is a formidable talent.” --Booklist

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"The new king of detective stories. He combines high suspense with humour. He is the next Henning Mankell.” --Max (Germany)

"[I]n a league of his own." --Aftenposten (Norway)

"Dahl is the shining star of the genre.” --Hamar Arbeiderblad (Norway)

“Recommend to fans of Karin Fossum and Kjell Eriksson. Dahl is a formidable talent.” --Booklist
 
"The plot of the book is quite complex, but completely engaging.... Each of the possible suspects seems to be hiding something, and virtually no one tells the truth. It's a difficult job for the police in that there are very few leads. Dahl excels at upping the psychological suspense; it is almost impossible to determine who the murderer is." --reviewingtheevidence.com on The Last Fix

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Critics around the world have labeled K.O. Dahl as Norway's answer to Henning Mankell. He has been awarded with the Riverton Prize for Best Crime Novel.

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The Last Fix
K. O. Dahl

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
March 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312672522
ISBN10: 0312672527
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$15.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
March 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429912501
ISBN10: 1429912502
384 pages
$9.99
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