They just keep on keeping on coming along!!!!!! Gunnar Staalesen
This author is a little older than the others that I’ve been reading and therefore some of his earlier books are hard (or impossible ) to find in English translations…..BUT I intend to persist and obtain ALL of his books!
The first two that I was able to find: Yours Until Death…published in 1979 in Norwegian but not in English until 1993! I found a used but in good shape library book with the original cover on it! The second one was published much later in 1995 ………….The Writing On The Wall.
This author is unique……………he has a sense of humor, a real talent for understanding the psychology of human beings in all kinds of situations (what makes them do the things they do) and brings the characters and the locations where they are to life so vividly that you can almost feel the cold wet rain slamming against the old windows of the rundown flea-bitten 6th century church where the pigeons have taken over!
I follow about 7 Scandinavian authors now and enjoy them all and was surprised to find that yet another and different one popped up in my search engine! I know…there must be hundreds of them!
As I’ve mentioned before I like to start with book 1 in a series and learn about the main character’s personality and the locations and watch them change as they grow older. In this series I’ll just be lucky to find the earlier books if I can…………..
Keep tuned……………I’ll let you know later about which ones are the best and if I can find them all!
AND I understand that 8 of the books have been made into movies!! Not available on DVD via Amazon or in USA……….that I know of……………some web site will show them but I don’t know much about that so I’m going to wait a while and hope Amazon will put them on board……..soon!