When the Devil Holds the Candle (Inspector Sejer, Book 3)

3.75 avg rating
( 4,117 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099461128: When the Devil Holds the Candle (Inspector Sejer, Book 3)

When the theft of a purse from a stroller results in an infant's death, two teenagers are in trouble. Unaware of the enormity of their crime, Zipp and Andreas are intent on committing still another. They follow an elderly woman home, and Andreas enters her house with his ever-reliable switchblade. Motionless in the dark, Zipp waits for his friend to come out.

Inspector Konrad Sejer and his colleague Jacob Skarre see no connection between the infant's death and the reported disappearance of a local delinquent. And so while the confusion in the world outside mounts, the chilling, heart-stopping truth unfolds inside the old woman's home.

Unflappable as ever, Sejer digs below the surface of small-town tranquillity in an effort to understand how and why violence destroys everyday lives. Another brilliantly observed, precisely rendered psychological mystery from the highly acclaimed Karin Fossum. (06/01/2006)

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Either somebody just slid an ice cube down your back or you re reading the opening pages of "When the Devil Holds the Candle." "O, The Oprah Magazine "
So chillingly told . . . that we can only marvel at the author s skill. Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review"
A purse is snatched, with tragic consequences, and a local delinquent disappears. Unaware of the connection between these developments, Inspector Sejer, unflappable as ever, and his colleague Jacob Skarre begin to dig below the tranquil surface of a small town s life, in the third installment of Karin Fossum s acclaimed mystery series.

PRAISE FOR INSPECTOR SEJER
Inspector Sejer is a great addition to the detectives league. "The Dallas Morning News"
Sejer belongs alongside the likes of Adam Dalgliesh and Inspector Morse a gifted detective and troubled man, whom I am grateful to have met and look forward to knowing better. "The Boston Globe"
There s no mistaking this . . . soulful detective for one of those brainy European sleuths who make a parlor game of homicide. "The New York Times Book Review"
KARIN FOSSUM s novels featuring Inspector Sejer have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in a small town in southeastern Norway. "

About the Author:

KARIN FOSSUM is the author of many novels and two collections of short stories. Her crime novels featuring Inspector Sejer have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in Oslo.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Karin Fossum
Published by Vintage (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099461129 ISBN 13: 9780099461128
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2005. Book Condition: Very Good. New Ed. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP69490658

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fossum, Karin
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099461129 ISBN 13: 9780099461128
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0099461129I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Fossum, Karin
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099461129 ISBN 13: 9780099461128
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Free State
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0099461129I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Karin Fossum
Published by Vintage (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099461129 ISBN 13: 9780099461128
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1335298

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
1.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Karin Fossum
ISBN 10: 0099461129 ISBN 13: 9780099461128
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001234088

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Karin Fossum
Published by Vintage (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099461129 ISBN 13: 9780099461128
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revival Books Ltd
(Rossendale, LANCS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006716777

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Fossum, Karin
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099461129 ISBN 13: 9780099461128
Used Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: Very Good. . Bookseller Inventory # SB00Q-00794

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
4.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Karin Fossum
Published by Vintage (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099461129 ISBN 13: 9780099461128
Used Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2005. Book Condition: Very Good. New Ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP79868260

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Karin Fossum
Published by Vintage (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099461129 ISBN 13: 9780099461128
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Goldstone Books
(Llandybie, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000524790

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Karin Fossum
Published by Vintage (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099461129 ISBN 13: 9780099461128
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Brit Books
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 963719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.71
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book