When perpetual bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married, the town of Elvestad is stunned On the day the Indian bride is supposed to arrive, the battered body of a woman is found in a meadow on the outskirts of town None of the good people of Elvestad can believe that anyone among them would be capable of such a brutal murder But in hisWhen perpetual bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married, the town of Elvestad is stunned On the day the Indian bride is supposed to arrive, the battered body of a woman is found in a meadow on the outskirts of town None of the good people of Elvestad can believe that anyone among them would be capable of such a brutal murder But in his quiet, formal way, Inspector Konrad Sejer understands that good people can commit atrocious deeds, and that no one is altogether innocent including the caf owner who knows too much, the girl who wants to be a chief witness, and the bodybuilder with no outlet for his terrible strength Another brilliantly conceived, dark novel from one of Europe s most successful crime writers.
The Indian Bride When perpetual bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married the town of Elvestad is stunned On the day the Indian bride is supposed to arrive the battered body of a woma
When I had finished reading the last page, I felt like I had been dumped out of a moving vehicle onto a quiet countryside road in the middle of nowhere For an instant I thought, Is there a Part II This book is a quick, fun read and you become addicted to the situation and the characters early in the book the addiction becomes increasingly stronger as you continue to read on But there are no easy answers to who is the guilty culprit Someone confesses, but is he a victim of mind control Inspector [...]
4.5 starsThis fifth entry in the series featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer and Jacob Skarre and is a slightly traditional police procedural in contrast to some of the earlier offerings from Karin Fossum However, in her true style she takes readers on a tumultuous journey to the heart of the small rural town of Elvestad, home to just over two thousand residents Calling Out For You appears on outset to bear all the hallmarks of an uplifting love story but is quickly followed by an act of barbaric v [...]
This Norwegian mystery was a strange little book It held my interest, but I wasn t so thrilled with the characters Except for Poona the Indian bride , the female characters were not very bright or sane or likeable Marie was okay I guess but she was in a coma for most of the book The police officers were too good to be true And the main character, Gunder was the world s sweetest most devoted man living a fantasy until August 20th when his charmed life completely turned upside down I kept waiting [...]
This book was an easy read, with many interesting characters, a good flow, moments of mystery and moments of suspense I thoroughly enjoyed picking the book up every night, hoping to find out and to try and guess who the murderer was However, the ending disappointed me.I usually judge a book by the ending If it is a good ending, I will say the whole book was good even if it started out less well In this case, the book was great, but the mediocre ending ruined it for me The problem was, it was to [...]
I m a big fan of Karen Fossum and have enjoyed going through her books, reading one about every three months as I catch up on all that she has written THE INDIAN BRIDE is the fourth book in the Konrad Sejer series, I believe It is a book where you will definitely enjoy the journey, but the destination might leave a sour taste in your mouth It takes some getting used to, but I ve grown to love the structure of Fossum s novels in which Sejer and his partner Jacob Skarre don t appear until chapter [...]
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Fossum takes quite a different approach to the murder mystery genre than we usually see, built in a different sensibility Yes, there is a murder, a brutal murder There is an investigation But the focus here is on the quirks of fate that led the victim to be where she was, when she was, and on the husband left behind The tale is also about the people in this small Norwegian town village, what they ve seen, what they imagine, and why they don t talk the level of secrecy is astonishing It s a fasc [...]
When will I learn not to rent audios for Nordic crime fiction I hope that I m not ethnocentric, but I couldn t keep the foreign sounding names for these Norwegian characters and towns straight in my head I became frustrated, which diminished my enjoyment of this story I ve no doubt that it is a better novel that my rating indicates.
4.5 stars This is my first book by this author and I loved it I like a lot of Scandinavian mysteries psychological thrillers and this is no exception There is a lot of ambiguity, almost as though there is than one truth I look forward to my next one by this author
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I have to admit a tiny tear escaped my eye on the last page of The Indian Bride A 50 something Norwegian tractor salesman, goodnatured and a bit of a simpleton, goes to India to procure himself a wife She flies to Norway but he can t meet her at the airport due to unforeseen circumstances, whereupon she is violently killed in a field Near the end of the book her Indian brother comes to Norway to claim her body, and brings with him a letter she has written him explaining why she married this man, [...]
This Fossum s book doesn t contain the suspence that the scandinavian crime literature has used used us to It doesn t the tension of who did it On the other hand though, it has some positive characteristics One of them is the beautiful description of the landscape Especially of the place where the crime was commited.Another worth mentioning trait of the book is the description of the psychology of the people who happen to live in close society, where the secrets and even the personal daily habit [...]
After having read When the Devil Holds the Candle, I knew I was in for something unusual when I picked up another of Karin Fossun s Inspector Sejer s books This one, The Indian Bride, as did the earlier book, features action that takes place almost outside of Inspector s Sejer s investigation Fossum succeeds in developing parallel narratives of Sejer and the character Gunder, who goes in search of a wife in India Throughout the book, as in the earlier book, the reader always knows than Inspecto [...]
This was a really wonderfully different type of book to read It was a character study of the people of a town where a young Indian woman is brutally murdered for no apparent reason, and the reactiion of the people who are marginally or directly involved with contact with her and the man who married her and brought her to this place I found myself caught up in the distinct loneliness of these individuals and their seeming inability to empathize or relate to each other as most would expect given [...]
Inspired by an article in the Wall St Journal about the popularity of Scandinavian detective novel writers in hard times, I checked out samplings from half a dozen authors This story was impossible to put down Starkly drawn, but very believable, characters made this story of one lonely, middle aged man s search for love moving and tragic On the third to last page doubt is subtly thrown on the crime s resolution.
Later, she would never forget this The last moment when life was good I had read Karin Fossum s The Indian Bride 2000 for the first time about 10 years ago, long beforeKathelped me find Totally swept off my feet by the sheer emotional impact of the story I was unable to notice some weaknesses of the novel and decided it was a masterpiece of psychological crime genre This time no five stars from me despite the fact that Ms Fossum s writing resonates with my sensibilities like very few other autho [...]
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This was a very sad book after starting out as hope filled A Norwegian man reaches a point in his life when he feels it would be right to find a wife, but not a Norwegian woman as he had never understood them The portrait of his character and daily life is so moving he is very private with co workers and neighbors but has always had a very close relationship with his sister Maria I wish the story could have ended with his success in making travel arrangements and finding a woman in India to marr [...]
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I ll only say that I had a difficult time putting it down My husband s review sums it up well There was a touch of guilt in everyone, which put them in a bad light, sometimes quite undeservedly The ruthlessness of it, digging into other people s lives, was the part of the job he disliked most Karin Fossum s Nordic noir hero Inspector Sejer is back to delve into the lives of the 2,000 souls in Elvestad, a Norwegian village so interested in protecting one another that the truth of a brutal crime w [...]
Whilst ostensibly a police procedural, Calling Out For You has a somewhat different approach to most books in the sub genre, focusing as much on the local community and how it reacts to a heinous crime in its midst as it does on the investigation The result is a narrative strongly focused on exploring various characters and their interactions and the themes of uncertainty, doubt, suspicion and loyalty Fossum nicely plays the heartstrings with respect to the doomed relationship between Gunder and [...]
Zeer goed boek Een vrijgezelle landbouwer op leeftijd uit een piepklein dorpje met nauwelijks een paar duizend inwoners, trekt naar India en leert er de vrouw van zijn leven kennen Hij stelt alles in het werk om zijn nieuwe vrouw naar Noorwegen te krijgen, maar door een speling van het lot kan hij haar niet zelf ophalen in de luchthaven Ze komt nooit aan.Een dag later wordt haar lijk, heel zwaar gehavend, teruggevonden op amper een paar kilometer van dit dorpje.De Indiase bruid is in de eerste p [...]
I read this for book club and thought it was a great mystery and well written I also liked the characters and enjoyed the pace of the story It really felt like a PBS Masterpiece Mystery hint hint PBS of which I am a huge fan so I think I am going to read another inspector Sejer book soon
More, Must immediately seek out her other books I loved the Norwegian, small town sensibility And I loved that she demands you be a close reader Without a close read, I think you will not enjoy the ending It is not just a detective novel, but a character study Lovely.
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Fossum, Karin THE INDIAN BRIDE An Inspector Sejer Mystery 2005 Fossum writes a terrific mystery novel Her hero, Inspector Sejer, is an old fashioned detective from the old school What distinguishes him from the raft of other writers protagonists is that he doesn t have any aberrant quirks of family or personal habits He s mostly a stand back and think kind of detective who manages to get his man through the analysis of clues and the application of his knowledge of human nature The ratio if abou [...]