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