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The Courier by [Kjell Ola Dahl, Don Bartlett]
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"A dark but richly described backdrop and a relentless, underlying tension drive this sad story to its bittersweet conclusion." --Publishers Weekly

"Dahl excels at creating tense situations without violence or even dialogue...Fans of Scandinavian mysteries will enjoy this historical look at WWII Oslo." -- Historical Novels Review

'The Courier is a stylish stand-alone thriller from the godfather of Scandi noir ... Ola Dahl ratchets up the tension from the first pages and never lets go." --Times

"Skilfully juggling three Oslo timelines -- in 1942, 1967 and 2015 -- Dahl starts his story with Germany's occupation of Norway and the work of those who tried to resist, then brings his characters forward to a post-war unravelling of what really happened in those dangerous days -- and the traumatic rewriting of personal stories." --Times Crime Club

"A chilling novel about betrayal." --Sunday Times

"Excellent . . . Fans of Scandinavian noir will be eager for Dahl's next book." --Publishers Weekly starred review of The Ice Swimmer

"If you have never sampled Dahl, now is the time to try." --Daily Mail

"Kjell Ola Dahl's novels are superb. If you haven't read one, you need to--right now." --William Ryan, author, Holy Thief

"More than gripping." --European Literature Network

"Superb . . . The translator's stripped-down, muscular prose is a plus." --Publishers Weekly starred review of Faithless

"The perfect example of why Nordic Noir has become such a popular genre." --Reader's Digest --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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The international bestselling godfather of Nordic Noir, Kjell Ola Dahl takes on one of the most horrific periods of modern history in a stunning stand-alone thriller. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07KGLHC5X
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ ORENDA BOOKS (21 January 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 601 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 323 pages
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Kjell Ola Dahl was born in the city Gjovik, in Norway in 1958, but grew up in Oslo. Dahl was a teacher and social adviser in High school when he started to write the Oslo Detectives series. Two times Dahl has won the Riverton-prize, the Norwegian National prize for the best novel of crime fiction (in 2000 and in 2015). He won the prestigious Brage-prize for the Courier, a standalone novel of crime fiction set in Norway and Sweden during World War II and in 1967. The first book in the series of the Oslo Detectives – Lethal investments – was published in in Norway 1993. Dahl lives on the farm Torgunrud in Feiring, by the lake Mjosa. Read more at kjelloladahl.no

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Spicewalker
5.0 out of 5 stars Top class historical thriller - loved it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable page-turner
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good with a Few Twists
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5.0 out of 5 stars Norwegian noir at its best
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but it's a hard and complex read
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