The multi-award winning series behind the thrilling BBC TV show Wisting starring Carrie Anne Moss, from the producers behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. By Jorn Lier Horst, the number one bestselling author Praise for the William Wisting Mysteries: 'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers.' -The Times 'Solid, satisfying police procedurals.' -The Sunday Times 'Plotting reigns supreme' -Financial Times 'Gripping and well executed.' -The Herald 'Immensely impressive.' -Barry Forshaw 'A masterpiece of storytelling.' -Lin Anderson
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 has been extremely successful in his native Norway as well as Germany and the Netherlands. Dregs is his first book published in English.
'Yes indeed, Jorn Leir Horst has once more written a well-founded and tense crime novel, with space for both the expected and the downright surprising. At his best, the author is both a sociologist and a philosopher.'* Terje Stemland, AftenPosten *
'Many have known it for a long time, but now it ought to be acknowledged as a truth for all Norwegian readers of crime fiction: William Wisting is one of the great investigators in Norwegian crime novels. He can bear comparison with Thygesen, Sejer and Isaksen. '* Marius Aronsen, Norwegian Book Club *
'Once more the Larvik region is the arena for murder and dark deeds, and once again Wisting, now somewhat burned out, uninspired and overworked, confronts a seemingly insoluble criminal mystery.'* Svend E. Hansen, Ostlands, Posten *
'Horst is an intelligent and often poetic writer. His storytelling is as measured and precise as his main character. So we hope to see more of William Wisting in the English language soon.'* Crime Fiction Lover *
'Jorn Lier Horst is a phenomenal new voice in Nordic Noir. His handling of landscape and location matches that of Henning Mankell. The narrative concern with digital technology is on a par with Stieg Larsson. What makes Lier Horst distinctive is his haunting ability to find the feasible in the psychopathic.'* Steve Peacock *
'Urban rather than natural settings are the stamping grounds of Jorn Lier Horst, whose Dregs (his first novel to be published in English) is immensely impressive. The writer's career as a police chief has supplied a key ingredient for the crime fiction form: credibility.'* Barry Forshaw, Nordic Noir and Euro Noir *