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Hell Fire

(2016)
(Book 12 in the Inspector Sejer series)
A novel by

 
 
“A truly great writer and explorer of the human mind.” — Jo Nesbø

“What grips readers is the enormous amount of emotion [Fossum] works up as we get closer and closer to reliving the murderous event in question . . . Hell Fire is close to heartbreaking, and there are not many novels, thrillers or otherwise, you can say that about.” — Los Angeles Times
 
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 trailer. The motivation behind the deaths of Bonnie Hayden and her five-year-old son, Simon, is mysterious—there is no sign of robbery. Who would brutally stab a defenseless woman and her child? In a parallel story, another mother, Mass Malthe, navigates life with her adult son, Eddie. It’s a relationship some would call too close, since Eddie’s father, a man he obsesses over, abandoned them many years ago. As Sejer searches for the truth behind the seemingly senseless killings, Hell Fire deftly probes why we lie to those closest to us, and what drives people to commit the most horrific of crimes.
 
“There’s always something dark hovering on the edge of the page, something about getting what you wish for and the crushing irony when that gift proves your undoing.” — New York Times Book Review
 

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Karin Fossum's Hell Fire

Hardback Editions

November 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: Hellfire
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 1-78541-451-8 / 978-1-78541-451-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hell Fire (12) (Inspector Sejer Mysteries)
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 0-544-63337-7 / 978-0-544-63337-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Hellfire
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 1-78541-457-7 / 978-1-78541-457-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hell Fire (12) (Inspector Sejer Mysteries)
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 0-544-94439-9 / 978-0-544-94439-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hellfire (Inspector Sejer)
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 1-78470-034-7 / 978-1-78470-034-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hellfire (Inspector Sejer)
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 1-84655-940-5 / 978-1-84655-940-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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January 1999 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Hellfire (Inspector Sejer)
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 1-78470-035-5 / 978-1-78470-035-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hellfire
Author(s): Karin Fossum
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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June 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Hellfire
Author(s): Karin Fossum
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hellfire
Author(s): Karin Fossum
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hellfire
Author(s): Karin Fossum
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hell Fire (Inspector Sejer Mysteries Book 12)
Author(s): Karin Fossum
Publisher: Mariner Books
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June 2016 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hellfire (Inspector Sejer)
Author(s): Karin Fossum
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU