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Full title De dødes tjern [permalink]
Translated title Lake of the Dead
Language Norwegian
Author André Bjerke (author)
Publisher Aschehoug
Categories Crime and novel
Publication year 2008
Original publication year 1942
ISBN 978-82-03-18497-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 191
Synopsis

A group of people (including the author's alter ego, crime author Bernhard Borge) travel into the woods to explore the mystery around the eponymous Lake of the Dead.

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Full title Døde menn går i land [permalink]
Translated title Dead Men Walk Ashore
Language Norwegian
Author André Bjerke (author)
Publisher Aschehoug
Categories Crime and novel
Publication year 2008
Original publication year 1947
ISBN 978-82-03-19323-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 272
Synopsis

A business man decides to re-purpose an old house on the southern coast of Norway to a summer hotel. There's a superstition among the locals that the house is haunted, and a gang of friends travel down to stay there. Scary things ensue...

Review

I don't normally read crime novels, but André Bjerke is really good at setting the mood, and he writes with wonderful wit, humor, and knowledge. (For instance, there's an Omar Khayyam poem in it!)

A riveting read, and definitely recommended.

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Full title Nattmennesket [permalink]
Translated title The Night Person
Language Norwegian
Author André Bjerke (author)
Publisher Aschehoug
Categories Crime and novel
Publication year 2009
Original publication year 1941
ISBN 978-82-03-19479-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 181
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