Big Sister

Big Sister

Gunnar Staalesen, Don Bartlett

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Varg Veum receives a surprise visit in his office. A woman introduces herself as his half-sister, and she has a job for him. Her god-daughter, a 19-year-old trainee nurse from Haugesund, moved from her bedsit in Bergen two weeks ago. Since then no one has heard anything from her. She didn't leave an address. She doesn't answer her phone. And the police refuse to take her case seriously. Veum's investigation uncovers a series of carefully covered-up crimes and pent-up hatreds, and the trail leads to a gang of extreme bikers on the hunt for a group of people whose dark deeds are hidden by the anonymity of the Internet. And then things get personal… Chilling, shocking and exceptionally gripping, Big Sister reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen as one of the world's foremost thriller writers. 'Staalesen continually reminds us why he is one of the finest of Nordic novelists' Barry Forshaw, Financial Times 'Employs Chnadleresque similes with a Nordic Noir' Wall Street Journal 'Mature and captivating' Herald Scotland 'Chilling and perilous' Sunday Times 'Masterful' Publishers Weekly 'A Norwegian Chandler' Jo Nesbø 'Staalesen is one of my very favourite Scandinavian authors and this is a series with very sharp teeth' Ian Rankin


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Gunnar Staalesen:
Gunnar Staalesen published the first Varg Veum book in 1977. He is the author of more than 20 titles, which have been published in 24 countries and sold more than four million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007. Staalesen, who has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour), lives in Bergen where there is is a life-sized statue of Varg Veum in the city center. Don Barlett has translated books by Jo Nesbø, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Per Petterson.


Gunnar Staalesen published the first Varg Veum book in 1977. He is the author of more than 20 titles, which have been published in 24 countries and sold more than four million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007. Staalesen, who has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour), lives in Bergen where there is is a life-sized statue of Varg Veum in the city center. Don Barlett has translated books by Jo Nesbø, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Per Petterson.

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