When the devil holds the candle / Karin Fossum ; translated from the Norwegian by Felicity David.

By: Fossum, Karin, 1954-
Contributor(s): David, Felicity
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Norwegian Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., [2006], c1998Edition: 1st U.S. edDescription: 259 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0151011885Uniform titles: Djevelen holder lyset. English. DDC classification: 839.8/238 LOC classification: PT8951.16.O735 | D5413 2006Summary: When the theft of a purse from a stroller results in an infant's death, two teenagers are in trouble. Unaware of the enormity of their crime, Zipp and Andreas are intent on committing still another. They follow an elderly woman home, and Andreas enters her house with his ever-reliable switchblade. Motionless in the dark, Zipp waits for his friend to come out. Inspector Konrad Sejer and his colleague Jacob Skarre see no connection between the infant's death and the reported disappearance of a local delinquent. While confusion mounts in the world outside, the chilling, heart-stopping truth unfolds inside the old woman's home. Unflappable as ever, Sejer digs below the surface of small-town tranquillity in an effort to understand how and why violence destroys everyday lives.--From publisher description.
List(s) this item appears in: One Way Ticket Downtown Mystery Book Club September 2019 Theme: National Translation Month- Translated Mystery Novels
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"First published in English by the Harvil Press in Great Britian, 2004"--T.p. verso.

When the theft of a purse from a stroller results in an infant's death, two teenagers are in trouble. Unaware of the enormity of their crime, Zipp and Andreas are intent on committing still another. They follow an elderly woman home, and Andreas enters her house with his ever-reliable switchblade. Motionless in the dark, Zipp waits for his friend to come out. Inspector Konrad Sejer and his colleague Jacob Skarre see no connection between the infant's death and the reported disappearance of a local delinquent. While confusion mounts in the world outside, the chilling, heart-stopping truth unfolds inside the old woman's home. Unflappable as ever, Sejer digs below the surface of small-town tranquillity in an effort to understand how and why violence destroys everyday lives.--From publisher description.

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