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The Resource The assistant, Kjell Ola Dahl ; translated by Don Bartlett

The assistant, Kjell Ola Dahl ; translated by Don Bartlett

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The assistant
Title
The assistant
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Kjell Ola Dahl ; translated by Don Bartlett
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
A seemingly straightforward investigation into marital infidelity leads a PI and his ex-con assistant on a murderous trail, in a sophisticated, riveting historical Nordic Noir thriller set in interwar and prohibition-era Norway.
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StDuBDS
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1958-
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Dahl, Kjell Ola
Dewey number
839.8238
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8951.14.A443
Literary form
novels
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Bartlett, Don
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World War, 1939-1945
Summary expansion
A seemingly straightforward investigation into marital infidelity leads a PI and his ex-con assistant on a murderous trail, in a sophisticated, riveting, cunningly plotted historical thriller set in interwar and prohibition-era Norway. `An expertly crafted unravelling of mixed loyalties, love, lust, lies and trust, set against the background of a world increasingly on the edge of all-out war'John Harvey 'Dark, gritty and compulsive . feels like a classic of the genre'William Ryan `A stylish standalone thriller . Dahl ratchets up the tension from the first pages and never lets go'Sunday Times ------------------------Oslo, 1938.War is in the air and Europe is in turmoil. Hitler's Germany has occupied Austria and is threatening Czechoslovakia; there's a civil war in Spain and Mussolini reigns in Italy. When a woman turns up at the office of police-turned-private investigator Ludvig Paaske, he and his assistant - his one-time nemesis and former drug-smuggler Jack Rivers - begin a seemingly straightforward investigation into marital infidelity. But all is not what it seems, and when Jack is accused of murder, the trail leads back to the 1920s, to prohibition-era Norway, to the smugglers, sex workers and hoodlums of his criminal past ... and an extraordinary secret. Both a fascinating portrait of Oslo's interwar years, with Nazis operating secretly on Norwegian soil and militant socialists readying workers for war,The Assistantis also a stunningly sophisticated, tension-packed thriller - the darkest of hard-boiled Nordic Noir - from one of Norway's most acclaimed crime writers. For fans of Sebastian Faulks, Lars Mytting, Mick Herron and Robert Harris. ------------------------ `Kjell Ola Dahl doesn't write novels; he creates experiences by executing a strong sense of place of a spellbinding period that leaves its readers craving more'Books Technica `Political, or intelligence thrillers are ten a penny. Dahl does something altogether different . lush, detailed and personal'Caf Thinking Praise for Kjell Ola Dahl'sThe Courier `Absorbing, heart-rending and perfectly plotted .'Denzil Meyrick `Cleverly braiding together past and present, the who and why of murder and betrayal are unpicked. The detail is impressive'Daily Mail `A dark but richly described backdrop and a relentless, underlying tension drive this sad story. Fans of Nordic Noir will be satisfied'Publishers Weekly `Skilfully juggles three Oslo timelines . simply superb plotting and essential reading'The Times `A truly eloquent and rewarding tale'LoveReading `This stunning and compelling wartime thriller is reminiscent of the writing of John Le Carr and William Boyd'NB Magazine `Masterful, detailed plotting. Dahl has given a complex, human face to such an inhuman tragedy'Crime Fiction Lover
Label
The assistant, Kjell Ola Dahl ; translated by Don Bartlett
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Translated from the Norwegian
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0047122708
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781913193652
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
The assistant, Kjell Ola Dahl ; translated by Don Bartlett
Publication
Note
Translated from the Norwegian
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0047122708
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781913193652
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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