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Author Sundstøl, Vidar, 1963- author

Title The devil's wedding ring / Vidar Sundstøl ; translated by Tiina Nunnally
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017
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Contents Chapter 42Chapter 43; Chapter 44; Chapter 45; Chapter 46; Chapter 47; Chapter 48; Chapter 49; Chapter 50; Chapter 51; Chapter 52; Chapter 53; Chapter 54; Chapter 55; Chapter 56; Chapter 57; Chapter 58; Chapter 59; Chapter 60; Chapter 61; Chapter 62; Chapter 63; Chapter 64; Chapter 65; Chapter 66; Chapter 67; Chapter 68; Chapter 69; Epilogue; Author's Note; Author bios
Summary "On Midsummer Eve in 1985, a young folklore researcher disappears from the village of Eidsborg in the Telemark region of Norway. Exactly thirty years later, the student Cecilie Wiborg goes missing. She too had been researching the old, pagan rituals associated with the 13th-century Eidsborg stave church. And then Knut Abrahamsen, a former police officer from the area, is found drowned in the nearby Tokke River, a presumed suicide since his pockets were filled with stones. Hearing of the death of his former colleague and friend, private investigator Max Fjellanger feels compelled to leave his long-time home in Florida and return to his native Norway to attend Knut's funeral. Even though they haven't spoken in more than three decades, Max is not convinced that Knut killed himself. There are details about the circumstances of his death that just don't add up. And there seems to be a link to the case of the missing researcher in Telemark, which the two of them had worked together--until threats from a corrupt sheriff put an end to the investigation and to Max's career on the police force. This time Max is determined to find out the truth. Reluctantly he finds himself drawn into a dark universe in which ancient superstitions, religious cults, and sinister forces are still very much alive. And the stave church, with its famed wooden statue of Saint Nikuls, is at the center of it all. Finding an unlikely partner in Tirill Vesterli--a university librarian and single mother who is obsessed with crime novels--Max is plunged into a menacing world of ghostly monks, severed pigs' heads, and mythic rites, all somehow connected to Midsummer Eve, which is fast approaching. As Max and Tirill quickly learn, it's a misconception that the past is past--the truth is that it's never over. This is award-winning crime novelist Vidar Sundstøl at his best, spinning a tale that is taut with suspense and steeped in Norwegian culture, past and present"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Missing persons -- Norway -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Norway -- Fiction.
Superstition -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
Form Electronic book
Author Nunnally, Tiina, 1952- translator
LC no. 2017027872
ISBN 1452956065 (electronic bk.)
1452956073 (electronic bk.)
9781452956060 (electronic bk.)
9781452956077 (electronic bk.)
(hardback)
Other Titles Djevelens giftering. English