Insp. Konrad Sejer is faced with a baffling crime when the battered body of a woman surfaces in a field outside the town of Elvestad. She's soon identified as Poona Jomann, the new wife of Gunder Jomann, who traveled to India in search of a life partner. Gunder's sister's injury in an auto accident kept him from meeting his bride at the airport, leaving her to travel to their new home alone, a journey that ended in murder. With a skill few can equal, Fossum deftly paints the provincial inhabitants of Elvestad, coupling those poignant word portraits with a whodunit and an insightful but fallible detective.
Monday, April 28, 2008
The Indian Bride wins LA Times Book Prize
The LA Times Book Prize winners have been released, and the winner in the mystery/thriller category is Karin Fossum for The Indian Bride. Fossum is a Norwegian author, and this is the fourth book in her Inspector Sejer series to be translated into English. From Publishers Weekly: