About the Author
One of the fathers of Nordic Noir, Gunnar Staalesen was born in Bergen, Norway in 1947. He made his debut at the age of 22 with Seasons of Innocence and in 1977 he published the first book in the Varg Veum series. He is the author of over 20 titles, which have been published in 24 countries and sold over four million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007, starring the popular Norwegian actor Trond Espen Seim. Staalesen, who has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour), lives in Bergen with his wife.
Quote.. He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.. Proverbs
‘1998. Varg Veum sits by the hospital bedside of his long-term girlfriend Karin, whose life-threatening injuries provide a deeply painful reminder of the mistakes he’s made. Investigating the seemingly innocent disappearance of a wind-farm inspector, Varg Veum is thrust into one of the most challenging cases of his career, riddled with conflicts, environmental terrorism, religious fanaticism, unsolved mysteries and dubious business ethics. Then, in one of the most heart-stopping scenes in crime fiction, the first body appears…
Varg. in Norwegian means Wolf…. and this book has bite.
From the first chapter, it is riveting. Karin is lying in hospital. Her sister is missing and her family are beside themselves.
Lea is also missing, presumed drowned. With bouts of depression and post-natal-depression it is thought that she committed suicide. Then a body turns up in the most horrific way, it really makes your head spin.
Missing people, wind farms and murder make We Shall Inherit the Wind a spectacular read. It is a marvelous Norwegian translation and is vividly descriptive.
We Shall Inherit the Wind has suspense, tragedy and the plot is one that I have not come across before. Eco-warriors, conflict and religion is the order of the day and the story goes at an accelerating pace, This magnetic, stimulating and completely immersive read makes it hard to put down.
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