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Dickson, Kari

Works: 79 works in 293 publications in 1 language and 17,256 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Picture books  Novels  Travel writing  Humorous comics  Comics (Graphic works) 
Roles: Translator, tra
Classifications: PT8951.16.O735, 839.8238
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kari Dickson
Three seconds by Anders Roslund( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 1,964 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
The drowned boy by Karin Fossum( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,187 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"--
What is mine by Anne Holt( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now, with a few clues in sight and the lives of who knows how many innocents at stake, Stubo and Vik weave their way through a complex maze of madness and revenge. For Stubo, who knows all too well what it is like to lose a child, talking to the grieving parents is a nightmare in itself. But it can't compare to what one particular little girl is experiencing at the hands of a madman."--Jacket
My father's arms are a boat by Stein Erik Lunde( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,088 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
The whisperer by Karin Fossum( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this tense and twisty latest from Norway's maven of crime, time shifts between Inspector Sejer's interrogation of the accused Ragna Reigel and the shocking events that led up to her arrest. How did this lonely, quiet woman come to kill a man--or did she?"--
Hell fire by Karin Fossum( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 981 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"--
The ballad of a broken nose by Arne Svingen( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 782 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
Brown by Håkon Øvreås( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With help from his recently-deceased grandfather, new friends and their superhero alter egos, and some paint, Rusty stops the bullies who have been terrorizing their small town
What never happens by Anne Holt( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 691 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?
Two soldiers by Anders Roslund( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 554 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
Never coming back by Hans Koppel( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 553 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
Sovietistan : travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan by Erika Fatland( Book )

10 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erika Fatland takes the reader on a journey that is unknown to even the most seasoned globetrotter. The five former Soviet Republics' Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan all became independent when the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991. How have these countries developed since then? In the Kyrgyzstani villages Erika Fatland meets victims of the widely known tradition of bride snatching; she visits the huge and desolate Polygon in Kazakhstan where the Soviet Union tested explosions of nuclear bombs; she meets Chinese shrimp gatherers on the banks of the dried out Aral Sea and she witnesses the fall of a dictator. She travels incognito through Turkmenistan, a country that is closed to journalists. She meets exhausted human rights activists in Kazakhstan, survivors from the massacre in Osh in 2010, German Menonites that found paradise on the Kyrgyzstani plains 200 years ago. During her travels, she observes how ancient customs clash with gas production and she witnesses the underlying conflicts between ethnic Russians and the majority in a country that is slowly building its future in Nationalist colours. In these countries, that used to be the furthest border of the Soviet Union, life follows another pace of time. Amidst the treasures of Samarkand and the bleakness of Soviet architecture, Erika Fatland moves with her openness towards the people and the landscapes around her. A rare and unforgettable travelogue
Wait, blink : a perfect picture of inner life by Gunnhild Øyehaug( Book )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sigrid is a young literature student trying to find her own voice, but when she falls in love with an older, established author, she finds herself overwhelmed by his ideas and lifestyle. Trine, an outrageous performance artist, has recently and reluctantly become a mother, but is finding it increasingly difficult to balance the care of her child with her outsized ambitions. Linnea is an aspiring director scouting filming locations in Copenhagen, but her hopelessly smitten producer already knows that this movie will never be made."--
Vanishing colors by Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a young refugee girl takes shelter for the night, the world appears bleak. But as she starts thinking about her happy memories, she finds the courage to hope for a better future"--
Killed by Thomas Enger( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 397 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?
The heartless troll by Oyvind Torseter( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 373 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
The most beautiful story by Brynjulf Jung Tjønn( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late at night, Vera runs to the pond where mysterious, blue-haired Syl tells a wonderful story to bring Vera's little brother, Salandar, back to life again
Border : a journey around Russia : through North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway and the Northeast Passage by Erika Fatland( Book )

6 editions published between 2020 and 2022 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial, communist or autocratic, Russia has always been a towering and intimidating neighbor. What would it be like to traverse the entirety of the Russian periphery to examine its effects on those closest to her? Fatland has created a book about Russia-- without ever entering Russia itself. He gets to the heart of what it has meant to be the neighbor of that mighty, expanding empire throughout history, as readers experience the colorful, exciting, tragic and often unbelievable histories of these bordering nations along with their cultures, their people, their landscapes. -- adapted from jacket
Knots : stories by Gunnhild Øyehaug( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 325 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."--
The hole by Oyvind Torseter( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 316 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?"--
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