WorldCat Identities

Dickson, Kari

Works: 51 works in 180 publications in 1 language and 13,384 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Comics adaptations  Humorous comics  Graphic novels 
Roles: Translator, tra
Classifications: PT9877.28.O77, 839.738
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kari Dickson
Three seconds by Anders Roslund( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-convict Piet Hoffman--a family man, a rising member of Stockholm's Polish mafia, and an undercover police informant--is sent to a maximum security prison to make himself the boss of the amphetamine trade so the police can shut it down
What is mine by Anne Holt( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a matter of days, two children in Norway have been kidnapped - by whom and for what reason is anyone's guess. And now one child is dead, packed like a piece of furniture and delivered to his parents' home with a horrifying note. Stumped and desperate, Norwegian police inspector Adam Stubo hopes former FBI profiler Johanne Vik can come up with answers." "Already immersed in the investigation of a murder suspect who fled to the United States forty years ago, Vik is reluctant to take on the case of this boy and the kidnapping of a little girl named Emilie, two crimes which seem to have nothing in common. Then another child is abducted, and Vik, a mother of a six-year-old herself, can no longer stand idly by."
The drowned boy by Karin Fossum( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series, the first since The Caller, from Norway's finest crime writer Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen's story and consults his trusted colleague, the famed Inspector Sejer. An autopsy reveals Tommy's lungs to be full of soap. When Sejer and Skarre revisit the couple, Carmen, an epileptic, changes her story, confessing that she'd been knocked unconscious by a seizure while bathing Tommy. When she came to, she found him drowned in the tub and, horrified and frightened, threw him into the pond. But Skarre and Sejer's doubt is not appeased and the case is reopened. What more could Carmen be hiding? And what lengths will she take to cover her guilt? As Carmen's own family starts to doubt her, Skarre and Sejer work to find the truth."--
My father's arms are a boat by Stein Erik Lunde( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's quieter than it's ever been. Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father's arms. Feeling the warmth and closeness of his father, he begins to ask questions about the birds, the foxes, and whether his mom will ever wake up. They go outside under the starry sky. Loss and love are as present as the white spruces, while the father's clear answers and assurances calm his worried son. Here we feel the cycles of life and life's continuity, even in the face of absence and loss, so strongly and clearly that we know at the end that everything will, somehow, be all right
Hell fire by Karin Fossum( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gruesome tableau awaits Inspector Konrad Sejer in the oppressive summer heat: a woman and a young boy lay dead in a pool of blood near a dank camper. The details of the deaths of Bonnie Hayden and her five-year-old son Simon are mysterious. There is no sign of robbery or assault. Who would brutally stab a defenseless woman and her child? Sejer and his fellow investigator Jakob Skarre begin a hunt for the killer that will eventually lead them to a heartbreaking conclusion. In a parallel storyline, masterfully fused, Fossum tells the story of Mass Malthe and her troubled son Eddie as they navigate a relationship that some would call too close. Eddie constantly thinks about his unknown father -- someone his mother would rather forget. When long-held secrets are revealed, it turns out that Mass and Bonnie share more in common than Eddie could have ever guessed"--
Two soldiers by Anders Roslund( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood brothers Leon and Gabriel have spent their young lives establishing a formidable criminal enterprise known as the Warriors, which is now poised to secure domination in the area. DCI Ewert Grens is investigating a recent prison break from a maximum-security facility, and discovers that the incident is linked to the Warriors. José Pereira, head of the police's Organized Crime and Gang Section in a southern suburb of Stockholm, is facing a rapidly growing problem with juvenile gang crime. All four men are on a collision course, heading toward an explosive convergence, and a revelation powerful enough to tear each of them apart
The ballad of a broken nose by Arne Svingen( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immersing himself in his love for opera in order to cope with a difficult life, shy and bullied Bart embraces an optimistic outlook and bonds with an outgoing girl who encourages him to perform in a school talent show
What never happens by Anne Holt( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the cold of an Oslo winter, celebrities have been turning up dead in the most macabre of positions. Their killer may be seeking retribution, but for what?
Never coming back by Hans Koppel( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling with fear, despair, and suspicious Swedish authorities when his wife fails to return home, Mike endures a nightmarish existence with his daughter, unaware that his vigil is being secretly filmed and shown to his wife by her abductors in a nearby cellar
The heartless troll by Oyvind Torseter( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells of a young prince who must risk his life to find his brothers and discover his own happiness as well. It is a story about independence and the open road, camping and traveling, new experiences and all kinds of wonderful stuff like that"--Page 4 of cover
Wait, blink : a perfect picture of inner life by Gunnhild Øyehaug( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[A] novel of interwoven stories following a group of artistic women pursuing their ambitions despite endless distractions and disappointments
The hole by Oyvind Torseter( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The protagonist of The Hole finds a hole in his new apartment and tries to find an explanation for it. He seeks expert advice, but there is no way to explain it. Perhaps he'll just have to accept that the hole is there?"--
Knots : stories by Gunnhild Øyehaug( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mesmerizing collection of playfully surreal stories from one of Norway's most celebrated writers. First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild Øyehaug's radical collection of short stories that range from the surreal to the oddly mundane, and prod the discomforts of mental, sexual, and familial bonds. In both precise short-shorts and ruminative longer tales, Øyehaug meanders through the tangled, jinxed, and unavoidable conflicts of love and desire. From young Rimbaud's thwarted passions to the scandalous disappearance of an entire family, these stories do the chilling work of tracing the outlines of what could have been in both the quietly morbid and the delightfully comical. A young man is born with an uncuttable umbilical cord and spends his life physically tethered to his mother; a tipsy uncle makes an uncomfortable toast with unforeseeable repercussions; and a dissatisfied deer yearns to be seen. As one character reflects, "You never know how things might turn out, you never know how anything will turn out, tomorrow the walls might fall down, the room disappear." Cleverly balancing the sensuous, the surreal, and the comical, Øyehaug achieves a playful familiarity with the absurd that never overreaches the needs of her stories. Full of characters who can't help tying knots in themselves and each other, these tales make the world just a little more strange, and introduce a major international voice of searing vision, grace, and humor"--
Satellite people by Hans Olav Lahlum( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oslo, 1969. When a wealthy man collapses and dies during a dinner party, Norwegian Police Inspector Kolbjørn Kristiansen, known as K2, is left shaken. For the victim, Magdalon Schelderup, a multimillionaire businessman and former resistance fighter, had contacted him only the day before, fearing for his life. It soon becomes clear that every one of Schelderup's ten dinner guests is a suspect in the case. The businessman was disliked, even despised, by many of those close to him; and his recently revised Will may have set events in motion. But which of the guests--from his current and former wives and three children to his attractive secretary and old cohorts in the resistance--had the greatest motive for murder? With the inestimable help of Patricia--a brilliant, acerbic young woman who lives an isolated life at home, in her wheelchair--K2 begins to untangle the lies and deceit within each of the guests' testimonies. But as the investigators receive one mysterious letter after another warning of further deaths, K2 realises he must race to uncover the killer. Before they strike again
Cell 8 by Anders Roslund( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Meyer Frey rots on Death Row in Utah for murdering a girl when he was 17. His victim's father is desperate for revenge, while his prison guard is torn by feelings of compassion for the young man. Both of them see their hopes thwarted when the killer dies of heart disease before he can be either justly punished or attain redemption
The catalyst killing by Hans Olav Lahlum( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first murder was only the spark ... 1970. Inspector Kolbjorn Kristiansen, known as K2, witnesses a young woman desperately trying to board a train only to have the doors close before her face. The next time he sees her, she is dead
Three seconds by Anders Roslund( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piet Hoffman is the best undercover operative in the Swedish police force, but only one other man is even aware of his existence. When an amphetamine deal he is involved in goes badly wrong, he is faced with the hardest mission of his life: to infiltrate Sweden's most infamous maximum security prison. Detective Inspector Ewert Grens is charged with investigating the drug-related killing. Unaware of Hoffman's real identity, he believes himself to be on the trail of a dangerous psychopath. But he cannot escape the feeling that vital information pertaining to the case has been withheld or manipulated. Hoffman has his insurance: wiretap recordings that implicate some of Sweden's most prominent politicians in a corrupt conspiracy. But in Ewert Grens the powers that be might just have found the perfect weapon to eliminate him ... Intelligent, gripping, brutal, Three Seconds is the latest thriller from Roslund and Hellstrom, the heirs apparent to Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell as masters of Scandinavian crime
Doodsteek by Thomas Enger( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Enger's searing fifth and final novel featuring Oslo investigative reporter Henning Juul, Henning sits in a boat on a dark lake. A man with a gun sits opposite him. At the man's feet is a body that will be soon be dumped into the water. Henning knows that the same fate awaits him. And he knows that it's his own fault. Who started the fire that killed Henning's young son? How is his sister, Trine, involved? Most importantly, who can be trusted?
Elling : a novel by Ingvar Ambjørnsen( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elling is the endearing and hilarious story of two outsiders struggling to come to terms with the real world. Recently released from a mental hospital, Elling (shy, neurotic, plagued by a wildly overactive imagination) and his best friend Kjell Barnes (big, dim, fundamentally opposed to changing his underwear) share an apartment in Oslo and quickly find themselves overwhelmed by a pregnant neighbor, their demanding caseworker, and the ringing telephone
Punishment by Anne Holt( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer is on the loose in Norway - a killer of the worst kind. He is abducting children and murdering them - in an undetectable way that confounds the police. He then returns the child's body to the mother with a desperately cruel note: You Got What You Deserved. It is a perplexing and terrible case, and Police Superintendent Yngvar Stubø is the unlucky man in charge of finding the killer before he strikes again. In desperation he decides to recruit legal researcher Inger Johanne Vik, a woman with an extensive knowledge and understanding of criminal history. So far the killer has abducted three children, but one child has not yet been returned to her mother. Is there a chance she is still alive ...?
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