Eva's Eye (Inspector Sejer Mysteries) (Paperback)

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Eva’s Eye by Karin Fossum is an intriguing mystery. Who can resist a
detective who takes his dog along for the ride when he goes to questions
suspects?  Karin Fossum imbues Inspector
Seger with personality.  I liked this
character; his forthrightness, kindness, and perseverance in pursuit of the
truth.  Don’t offer him easy answers; he
will do what it takes to put together the pieces of the most complex
puzzle.  In this case, he will need all
his determination for it is tangled web indeed. A man goes missing, presumed
dead.  He was last seen leaving to show
his car to a prospective buyer.  Months
later his body washes up on the shore of the river by a popular walk, Eva and
her daughter Emma discover the corpse. 
Eva goes to the closest phone kiosk ostensibly to phone the police then
dials another number and leaves.  Months
earlier a prostitute was murdered in her bed. 
Leads have been scarce.  What is
Eva afraid of?  Fossum is a clever,
inventive author.

— Deon Stonehouse


“No one can thoroughly chill the blood the way Karin Fossum can.” —Los Angeles Times

Eva Magnus and her daughter are out walking by the river when a man’s body floats to the water’s surface. Eva goes to call the police, but when she reaches the phone, she dials another number altogether.

The police find the body anyway. Inspector Sejer and his team quickly determine that the man, Egil, died in a violent attack. But Egil has been missing for months and the trail to his killer is cold. It’s as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejer’s desk: the murder of a prostitute, found dead just before Egil went missing. Sejer sets to work piecing together these two impossible cases; it's not long before he realizes that they aren’t as separate as they previously seemed.

About the Author

KARIN FOSSUM is the author of the internationally successful Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series. Her recent honors include a Gumshoe Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mystery/thriller. She lives in Norway.

Praise For…

Praise for Karin Fossum and the Inspector Sejer series:


"Fossum crafts remarkably incisive psychological suspense: novels that carry the headlong momentum of thrillers and the acuity and weight of literary fiction." —The Washington Post


"The next Scandinavian literary superstar." —Chicago Tribune


"They never last very long, those anonymous joggers and dog-walkers whose only purpose in a crime story is to trip over the body in the woods. Unless, of course, they figure in a novel by Karin Fossum, who makes it her business—and the business of her uncommonly sensitive Norwegian detective, Inspector Konrad Sejer—to scrutinize in great depth and detail every person touched by a murder." —The New York Times Book Review


"I always eagerly await a new novel from Karin Fossum." —Ruth Rendell


"One thing...that immediately sets Fossum's fine mystery apart from other, merely sensational variations on this story line is its self-consciousness…Like the well-ripened queens of psychological suspense to whom she is inevitably compared—Ruth Rendell and PD James—the younger Fossum charts this excursion into the unthinkable with poetic restraint." —The Washington Post


"A truly great writer and explorer of the human mind." —Jo Nesbo


"By stripping away the usual police procedurals, Fossum suffuses her fiction with something closer to the unsparing vision of her great predecessor, Knut Hamsun." —The Independent


"Sejer is a beautifully created character, a thoughtful, lonely man with great empathy." —Publishers Weekly


"Tremendous suspense…A treasure for fans." —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544227811
ISBN-10: 0544227816
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: August 12th, 2014
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Inspector Sejer Mysteries