The Murder of Harriet Krohn

The Murder of Harriet Krohn

Book - 2014
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"On a wet, gray night in early November, Charlo Torp, a former gambler who's only recently kicked the habit, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn's apartment, flowers in his hand. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughter Julie's forgiveness, Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old woman's antique silver collection. What he doesn't expect is for her to put up a fight. The following morning Harriet is found dead, her antique silver missing, and the only clue Inspector Sejer and his team find in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet. Charlo should feel relieved, but he's heard of Sejer's amazing record--the detective has solved every case he's ever been assigned to. Sure that Sejer is inching steadily closer to the truth, Charlo does everything he can think of to keep from getting caught as he desperately tries to reconcile with Julie in this thrilling new addition to an acclaimed series."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780544273399
Branch Call Number: MYS FOSSU-K
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, James (Translator)


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Jun 15, 2015

I really liked this one. It is told from Charlo Torp's view. He tells about his anxiety, troubled past, and his burglary and murder of Harriet krohn. I didn't find it dark, but interesting to get a perspective from the killer, the hiding and lies he's had to tell to himself, his daughter and finally inspector Sejer.

alexica Nov 24, 2014

Fossum is a terrific writer. All her books concern societal problems that we can relate to. Her villians aren't necessarily terrible people who are totally evil, but pretty average folks who resort to extreme measures due to their circumsstances. Is it excusable? No, but you can understand how they got there and that is what is fascinating about Fossum's books. That being said, this is not a book that I would recommend to a first time Fossum reader. It's very clever, but it pretty much goes on in the primary actor's head and that makes for a slooowwww, sometimes boring, read. You have sympathy for the child involved because she is caught in terrible circimstances, but sadly, you realize that she is an example of the many who live her life in reality.


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