My general benchmarks are
- 5.0 Excellent
4.0 Very Good
1.0 Did Not Like
0 Did Not Finish
There are 3 full length reviews on my blog
My ratings in descending order
- CALLING OUT FOR YOU! aka INDIAN BRIDE (2001) my rating 5
- DON'T LOOK BACK (2002) my rating 5
- BLACK SECONDS (2007) my rating 5
- WHEN THE DEVIL HOLDS A CANDLE (1998) my rating 4.5
- BROKEN (2006) my rating 4.3
Part of the reason is the engaging Inspector Conrad Sejer who features in her series. The only stand alone in the list above is BROKEN. The other reason why I have enjoyed the Sejer books so much is that I can imagine the central event happening to me.
Not all of Karin Fossum's Sejer series has been translated into English, and just to annoy readers even more, they have actually been translated out of order.
I haven't yet read the most recent one translated: THE WATER'S EDGE.
Here is the order you should read them in
- EVE's EYE - not sure this is available in English
- DON'T LOOK BACK
- HE WHO FEARS THE WOLF
- WHEN THE DEVIL HOLDS THE CANDLE
- CALLING OUT FOR YOU
- BLACK SECONDS
- THE MURDER OF HARRIET KRONE - not sure this is available in English
- THE WATER'S EDGE