(E–pub) Svarte Sekunder Konrad Sejer #6 BY Karin Fossum

Svarte Sekunder Konrad Sejer #6I lan on giving all of my Karin Fossum reviews the same statement because I don t even want the hint of a spoiler on this woman s fantastic work Fossum s writing gave me my love of Scandanavian mystery writers and I seek those writings out Hands downthough Fossum s work is the best I have come across so far A young girl goes missing and Inspector Sejer is assigned the case Definitely not a high so far A young girl goes missing and Inspector Sejer is assigned the case Definitely not a high Thriller But A Well Written but a well written with an understated style tale of suspense set in Norway I had begun reading mysteries in about 1970 but it was only in 1998 when I began rating them for my own amusement being a computational mathematician I love numbers I did not rate all of the mysteries that I read but I did most of them A few days ago I looked my ratings up and found out that among about 1300 mysteries I have rated there are just two that have received the highest rating of 95 out of 10 in my scale One of them is Karin Fossum s novel Black Seconds ublished in 2002 in Norway and the other is The Chill 1964 by Ross Macdo The disappearance of a young child and the ensuing olice hunt is a well worn trope in crime fiction I ve read so many crime tales of this nature I no longer bother with them but I decided to make an exception for Karin Fossum s Black Seconds because she s an author I can trust to cover such a crime in a compassionate thoughtful wayIn the ast I have read many of Fossum s books both her standalone titles and those that are art of her Inspector Sejer series and she has an acutely erceptive eye on what happens after the crime is committedHer novels usually tackle the sychological impacts on both the victim s family and the The Kennel Club's Illustrated Breed Standards: The Official Guide to Registered Breeds perpetrator highlighting how criminal acts can never be seen in isolation and how they cast long shadows on a wide circle ofeople and the communities they inhabit These themes are also Sons of Brahma present in Black Seconds To read the rest of my reviewlease visit my blog Creepy is an understatement when talking about Karin Fossum s detective series featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer and his colleague Jacob Skarre In Black Seconds readers get a glimpse into a dark world not too many authors can create as owerful and troubling as FossumFrom the beginning of the series in Don t Look Back until now in Black Seconds Fossum knows how to create a believable and realistic sketch of her characters and their aging lives As evidence Konrad Sejer is not the same man we have seen in Don t Look Back or even in The Indian Bride He is vulnerable in rivate and in ublic life Behind closed doors we see his beloved dog Kollberg struggle with the aging rocess He can hardly walk any or find his cozy surroundings comfortable Late one night while Sejer comes home from work he sits in his favorite chair by the window and stares across the room at his dog who walks in circles a few times until he collapses on the floor His hind legs hit the floor first then his aws and finally his heavy head falls in front of him It is too difficult for Sejer to look his dog in the eyesAt work Sejer deals with a case that he finds most uzzling to date As he interviews Emil Mork and his mother Elsa Sejer discovers how rewarding and debilitating his line of work really is *At one Tocqueville point in the novel when Sejer uestions Elsa about her son s anger managementroblems Sejer is seen as *one Rebel Girls point in the novel when Sejer uestions Elsa about her son s anger managementroblems Sejer is seen as and scared for the first time He sees Kollberg in her story I think and takes her confession A Treason of Thorns personallyThe end of the story is Fossum at her best with the writings of nature and the human condition Wonderful and haunting at the same time I look forward to Inspector Sejer and Skarre mysteries and hope we get a better look at Skarre sersonality and rivate life I really like these characters and ray we get cases soon Not all crimes are driven by malice and some of the best mysteries are not whodunnits but rather the how and why This book crosses the T on that Inspecter Sejer with his calm and refined Martha, du nervst!: Von einem anderen Umgang mit Demenz pursuit for the truth than the criminal is definitely one of the most charming fictional detectivesIda Joner a young girl goes missing along with her bicycle under the watchful eyes of her mother Inspecter Sejjer knows when a young girl is kidnapped the girl will turn up dead or alive very soon However when she does not turn up despite a volunteer search it becomes auzzle The fact th. A little girl has vanished without a trace Inspector Sejer must find her before it’s too late another gripping novel in Karin Fossum’s acclaimed mystery seriesIda Joner gets on her brand new bike and sets off to buy sweets A good natured happy girl she is looking forward to her tenth birthday. At you get to see the lot into the who and what does not still solve the uzzle and therein *Lies The Book S Charm *the book s charm tension in the initial few ages after the kid goes missing is affecting and is a credit to the author There were some The Transformation of Intergovernmental Satellite Organisations: Policy and Legal Perspectives parts which I felt were not linked back once thelot started developing but then I am just being The Marine's E-Mail Order Bride picky Loved the familyaccused interrogations done by Sejer and Skarr which seemed to have a basic care in the tone and non threatening A cleanolice work that is eual Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia: Sufi Dimensions to the Formation of Bosnian Muslim Society parts methodical and clever Good non gory mystery Black Seconds is the sixth instalment in Karin Fossum s outstanding series featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer and Jacob Skarre and begins with everyarent s worst nightmare a missing child Released in Norway in 2002 and only available in English translation in 2007 this novel is a Sugar in the Social Life of Medieval Islam policerocedural although its immense A New Kind of Public: Community, Solidarity, and Political Economy in New Deal Cinema, 1935-1948 power stems from some breathtakingsychological insights and the compassion of the investigators The crime itself is very simple and sadly an everyday occurrence yet Fossum s sensitively observed and Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors painstakinglyrecise recounting is heartfelt and truly compelling The unhurried and measured Hexe pace of the novel means that Black Seconds will not appeal to readers who demandulse Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek Among Macedonians pounding action especially since theerpetrator is fairly apparent from the early The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon Against Kutuzov pages In the novels of Karin Fossum the crimes are never open and shut cases and assigning blame is not the sole focus Her realistic characters are very much seen as aroduct of their circumstances and empathetic and assured Inspector Konrad Sejer is a man who understands the futility of attempting to examine an event in isolation For life is never so easy to unravel and Inspector Sejer recognises that sensitivity is needed as he gently robes and so easy to unravel and Inspector Sejer recognises that sensitivity is needed as he gently robes and the involved The Polemical Works of Al Al- Abar parties an opportunity to speak whilst never judging Readily sympathising withredicaments that might not have been instigated by any malevolent intent and yet had hideously unfortunate repercussions Inspector Konrad Sejer fosters a rapport with almost all of those he encounters in the course of his workBlack Seconds focuses on the disappearance of angelic looking cheerful and rather A Companion to Vittoria Colonna precocious nine year old Ida Joner as she counts down the days until her tenth birthday She sets off on her distinctive yellow bicycle to buy a magazine and chewing gum and mother Helga watches her from the window as she turns left on route to town and Laila s Kiosk Ida s mother forty nine year old Helga is an nervous and overprotectivearent and her beautiful daughter means everything to her Helga s anxiety at the void created by Ida leaving the house immediately sees the first rickles of fear settling in the it of her stomach and long after Ida should have returned home she clings to a fragile hope After La Partera: Story of a Midwife pacing back and forth to the window makinglea bargains with God and romising to allow Ida the et she craves if only she returns home safe and well Helga finally has to acknowledge that Ida neither arrived at Laila s Kiosk or has made it home safely Calling first her sister Ruth Rix five years her junior and a mother of two and subseuently alerting the olice Fossum captures the harrowing search for Ida from the motivations of those that turn out for the search arties to the sudden implosion of a mother s world As the search labours onwards and days Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and Their Functions in the Book of Kings pass without any sign of Ida Ruth is relieved of her obligations to watch over Helga by Ida s father Anders and returns to her home and her eighteen year old son Tom Erik Tomme and twelve year old daughter Marion However Ruth is distracted by her son s low mood his reluctance to talk about Ida and his carrang on the very same night as her disappearance The news that Willy Oterhals an older boy with a disreputable This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life past and suspected links to drug dealing intends to aid the repair of the dented and scratched Opel does nothing to stem her feeling of disuiet Simultaneously Fossum also introduces mentally handicapped Emil Johannes Mork a fifty two year old man whose gruff appearance strange three wheeled vehicle and stubborn refusal to engage in conversation beyond saying no is well known locally Despite living on his own with his African greyarrot Henry Emil is marshalled by his seventy three year old mother Elsa who cleans his home and handles mat. Thirty five minutes after Ida should have come home her mother Helga starts to worry She Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 27 phones the shop and various friends but no one has seen her daughter As the family goes out looking for Ida Helga’s worst nightmare becomes reality and they contact theoliceHundreds of volunteers comb the. Ters that she feels are beyond his comprehension As *SEJER IS LOSING HOPE OF SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION THE DISCOVERY *is losing hope of successful resolution the discovery Ida s body dressed in a beautiful nightie and ensconced in a white duvet rovides two vital clues that oint the way forward As Inspector Konrad Sejer refuses to automatically rush to assign the blame at the door of Emil a man ractically incapable of conveying his side of the story his diligent observation of a community in shock reveals that there could be to the situation than meets the eye Inspector Sejer is a earnest man with a lifetime of detective work behind him and he realises that rather than frightening or bullying suspects there is a lot to be said for reassuring and Zheng Guogu patient exchanges which can create a bond Most importantly of all he strives to understand the underlying reasons for a crime bylacing himself in the situation of all the involved arties His comprehension of how eople can often act on impulse and subseuently be left in the awkward Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums position of justifying their actions retrospectively is behind his humane approach to both Emil Johannes his mother Elsa and Tomme Rix Fossum sowerful Forbidden Knowledge psychological character study show the burdens of guilt the toll they can take on aerson and the implications of a future bound in lies For sensitive and thought Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms provokingolice The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick procedurals with an emphasis on thesychological insights Fossum is in a class of her own Black Seconds is another marvellous example of both her elouence the benefits of delving deeper into the origins of a realistic crime and the thought rocesses of A Detective Intent On Understanding detective intent on understanding learning a great deal about Ida readers never actually meet her but her resence looms over every moment of this heartbreaking and simply exuisite story My objection to this book has nothing to do with the subject matter I read a lot of really dark crime novels and everything to do with the shoddy Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns police work What was actually a really obvious solution as improbable and absurdly coincidental as it was remained obscured until the end because the cops just didn t ask the right uestions the obvious uestions to ask It s several days into a child s disappearance before you bother to find out why herarents are divorced You can t know that s irrelevant until you solve the mystery I had high hopes for this book given the Norwegian ueen of Crime hype and I was retty disappointed It did make me want to be a cop though just because I would be better at it than these clowns This is a wonderful series I ve read two others but didn t realize that ALL of Fossum s books are now available on Kindle through my local library Wow I am going to start from the beginning and read them all Ida a beautiful recocious daring only child turns up missing Two threads are developed one of which leads to the killer in an unpredictable way It may seem strange to comment on the COLOR of a olice rocedural but the use of color in this book is striking and significant a yellow bicycle a red feather from an African grey Genocide of One parrot I think these colors stand out because therevailing colors of Norway in these books are shades of black white grey Ida is a colorful character and these colors are associated with her whereas those surrounding her are less vivid Interesting in their own way but less vivid We never actually SEE or hear Ida speak we see her only through the eyes of othersInspector Sejer is incredibly Karin Fossum knows well the edginess and anticipation her readers feel as they Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide: Design, Develop, and Share Your Games Online plunge into extraordinary crime She drives them to continue reading How and why did the event happen Who did it What are the inescapable feelings of the family and the accusedInspector Konrad Sejer continues to thrill me with hisrobing uestions Mild and assuming he Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal puts a subject at ease He waits for them to fill the silence Then heounces on their statements Not The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage proud but correct androfessional He s moralistic and will always tell the subject what they did was wrong Not satisfied with a conviction he wants only the truth If not to settle the case but to complete his searching curiosity Something terribly wrong was done and there must be an answerFossum euips Sejer with an intellect and ingenuity that are astounding in their simplicity It s very satisfying reading another Fossum mystery and I look forward to reading. Neighbourhood but there are no traces of Ida or her bike As the relatives reach breaking oint and the media frenzy begins Inspector Sejer is calm and reassuring But he finds the case uzzling Usually missing children are found within forty eight hours Ida Joner seems to have vanished without a tra.