Jorn Lier Horst was born in 1970, in Bamble, Telemark, Norway. He has worked as a policeman in Larvik since 1995. His debut novel in 2004, Key Witness, was based on a true murder story. The William Wisting novel series - Key Witness (2004), Goodbye, Felicia (2005), When the Sea Calms (2006), The Only One (2007), and The Night Man (2009) - has been extremely successful in his native Norway as well as Germany and the Netherlands. Dregs, published by Sandstone Press in 2011 was his first novel to be translated into English.
"A riveting storyline with memorable characters an unanticipated plot twists." -- The Midwest Book Review "The Midwest Book Review" "Horst makes his US debut with his intricately plotted seventh mystery featuring Chief Insp. William Wisting." -- Publishers Weekly "Publishers Weekly"