The Last Fix

The Last Fix

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by K. O. Dahl
     
 

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"Gunnarstranda and Frølich rely on old-fashioned interview techniques, dogged comparisons of stories and time lines, to unravel the lies in a whodunit full of psychological insights." –Publishers Weekly

Award-winning author K.O. Dahl has achieved international acclaim with his Oslo Detectives series featuring inspectors Frølich and

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"Gunnarstranda and Frølich rely on old-fashioned interview techniques, dogged comparisons of stories and time lines, to unravel the lies in a whodunit full of psychological insights." –Publishers Weekly

Award-winning author K.O. Dahl has achieved international acclaim with his Oslo Detectives series featuring inspectors Frølich and Gunnarstranda. Now he returns with the third book in the series, combining rare psychological insight and elegant prose rich with dark humor.

Katrine Bratterud, a recovering drug addict, is almost finished with her time in rehab. One evening, contemplating her success at the shore of a lake, she senses that she is not alone. To her shock, a naked man approaches from the woods. The discovery of Katrine's corpse the following day brings Inspectors Frølich and Gunnarstranda onto the case and into a web of secrets and lies that stretches back generations. Katrine's dark past makes her easy prey to a series of men, who immediately become suspects—and victims of the killer's rage.

Like Henning Mankell, Dahl gracefully merges the suspense of the classical whodunit with the detailed precision of the police procedural novel.

International Praise for K.O. Dahl and the Oslo Detectives Series:

"The new king of detective stories. He combines high suspense with humour. He is the next Henning Mankell." --Max (Germany)

"[I]n a league of his own." --Aftenposten (Norway)

"Dahl is the shining star of the genre." --Hamar Arbeiderblad (Norway)

"Recommend to fans of Karin Fossum and Kjell Eriksson. Dahl is a formidable talent." --Booklist

Editorial Reviews

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“The plot of the book is quite complex, but completely engaging.... Each of the possible suspects seems to be hiding something, and virtually no one tells the truth. It's a difficult job for the police in that there are very few leads. Dahl excels at upping the psychological suspense; it is almost impossible to determine who the murderer is.” —reviewingtheevidence.com on The Last Fix
Publishers Weekly
Intense police inspector Gunnarstranda and his easygoing aide, Frank Frølich, tackle the murder of recovering drug addict Katrine Bratterud in Dahl’s entertaining third crime thriller featuring the Oslo cops to be made available in English (after The Man in the Window). Bratterud’s nude, raped body turns up the morning after a party given by Annabeth Ås of the Vinterhagen Rehabilitation Centre and her husband, Bjørn Gerhardsen. It seems Bratterud came to the party with one boyfriend, left the party to meet another boyfriend, then went off on her own. Everyone has secrets to hide, and the two detectives have to contend with planted evidence, false confessions, red herrings, and, perhaps, a spurious connection to an unsolved murder decades earlier. Despite modern forensics, Gunnarstranda and Frølich rely on old-fashioned interview techniques, dogged comparisons of stories and time lines, to unravel the lies in a whodunit full of psychological insights. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312672522
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Series:
Oslo Detectives Series , #3
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
670,899
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Critics around the world have labeled K.O. Dahl as Norway's answer to Henning Mankell. He has been awarded with the Riverton Prize for Best Crime Novel.

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The Last Fix 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anna_Sophie More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed this book, but i found it to drag on in parts. as an avid reader of scandinavian mystery writers, i will say that k.o. dahl is one of my favorites. and, while "the last fix" was something i was able to finish in a few sittings, i will recommend that you prepare yourself for it to be slow in parts. i wa especially disappointed with the ending. after draggin out some parts of the story, it seemed to me that the way it was concluded was a bit hasty. a good buy, but not a spectacular read.
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