He Who Fears the Wolf by Karin Fossum
(Inspector Sejer Mysteries)

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Inspector Sejer is hard at work again, investigating the brutal murder of a woman who lived alone in the middle of the woods. The chief suspect is another loner, a schizophrenic recently escaped from a mental institution. The only witness is a twelve-year-old boy, overweight, obsessed with archery, and a resident at a home for delinquents. When a demented man robs a nearby bank and accidentally takes the suspect hostage, the three misfits are drawn into an uneasy alliance.

Shrewdly, patiently, as is his way, Inspector Sejer confronts a case where the strangeness of the crime is matched only by the strangeness of the criminals, and where small-town prejudices warp every piece of information he tries to collect. Fossum once again provides extraordinary insight into marginalized lives and richly evokes the atmosphere she captured so brilliantly in Don't Look Back.

About Karin Fossum

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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.
Published July 3, 2006 by Mariner Books. 300 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Sejer and his troops are going to have to wait to question him, though, because Errki’s walked into a bank at precisely the wrong time—just a minute or two before Sejer himself, acting on a hunch, stepped in and then out—and got grabbed by Morgan, a robber who thinks his hostage is a mute woman.

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Morgan begins by being in charge - abducting Errki at gunpoint - but as his plans unravel he begins to rely on Errki.

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