Eva's Eye: An Inspector Sejer Mystery (Inspector Sejer Mysteries #9) (Hardcover)

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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


The original Inspector Sejer mystery available for the first time in English.

Eva Magnus is a struggling artist and the divorced mother of a seven-year-old child, Emma. One afternoon she and Emma are walking by the river when an unknown man's body floats to the surface of the icy water. She tells her daughter to wait patiently while she calls the police, but when she reaches the phone box Eva dials another number altogether.

When the police discover the body, it doesn't take long for Inspector Sejer and his team to determine that the man, Egil, died in a violent attack. But Egil has been missing for months and the trail to his killer has gone cold. It's as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejer's desk: the murder of a prostitute who was found dead just three days before Egil went missing.

Sejer sets to work piecing together the fragments of these two impossible cases; soon enough he realizes that they might not be as separate as they had seemed. Gripping and thought-provoking, Eva's Eye is Karin Fossum's first novel featuring the iconic Inspector Sejer.

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547738758
ISBN-10: 0547738757
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: August 6th, 2013
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Inspector Sejer Mysteries