Brilliant review of this book
Death Deserved is an odd one. You might arrive expecting Wisting but I kept being reminded of Bergerac. Main protagonist Alexander Blix has a boss, Fosse, who got where he has by doing things by the book: he likes being in the media and doesn’t seem to spend any time doing actual detectivey stuff. So as I visualise the pair I’m seeing a young John Nettles and Sean Arnold. I also think I’ve found a reference to The Gift by the Velvet Underground on page 187, though it may just be a stylish twist by translator Anne Bruce. Let me know if you agree in the comments.
I’ve long been a fan of Thomas Enger’s gritty, humane, moral thrillers, and Jørn Lier Horst’s Wisting series has made a big splash both in print and on BBC FOUR. I spend a bit of time wondering how they’ve worked together in…
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