The first in a superb new series from phenomenal author Geir Tangen, Requiem strikes a deliciously chilling chord.
“A magnificent crime debut from Norway’s biggest crime blogger. Well-composed, well-written, funny, and brutal. In short: a great crime novel, with a few bold, unexpected twists at the end.” –Bok, Five Stars (Norway)
"A great and thrilling crime novel."–Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark)
“There are crime novels you simply have to read. Geir Tangen is a master in his own right.” –Fyens Stiftstidene (Denmark)
Journalist Viljar Gudmundsson is no stranger to chilling stories. So when he receives an anonymous e-mail in which the writer proclaims their intention to execute a woman for her unpunished crimes, he thinks the whole thing is a bad joke. Such things happen only in bad crime novels, after all. But the next day, the body of a woman is found, and Viljar receives a second e-mail with another verdict from this self-proclaimed judge, jury, and executioner. Viljar joins forces with Investigator Lotte Skeisvoll, who quickly realizes that the murderer is playing a deadly game with them. The clues are all pointing in the same direction, and the murders are strangely familiar...
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"A gripping, suitably atmospheric must-read for Scandinavian crime-fiction devotees." —Booklist
“A dark and slightly creepy thriller that fans of Henning Mankell and Arnaldur Indridason will appreciate.”—Library Journal
“Thrilling, humorous, and playful. […] Tangen knows crime.” – Dagbladet, five stars (NO)
“A magnificent crime debut. […] Well-composed, well-written, funny, and brutal. In short: a great crime novel, with a few bold, unexpected twists at the end.” – Bok, five stars (NO)
“The suspense is creeping down my neck. Geir Tangen has written a riveting novel.” – Haugesunds Avis (NO)