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Bitter Flowers

(Book 24 in the Varg Veum series)
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Fresh from rehab, Norwegian PI Varg Veum faces his most complex investigation yet, when a man is found drowned, a young woman disappears, and the case of a missing child is revived. The classic Nordic Noir series continues…


PI Varg Veum has returned to duty following a stint in rehab, but his new composure and resolution are soon threatened when three complex cases arrive on his desk in quick succession.

A man is found dead in an elite swimming pool and a young woman has gone missing. Most chillingly, Varg Veum is asked to investigate the ‘Camilla Case’: an eight-year-old cold case involving the disappearance of a little girl, who was never found.

As the threads of these three apparently unrelated cases come together, against the backdrop of a series of shocking environmental crimes, Varg Veum faces the most challenging, traumatic investigation of his career.


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A vibrant look at the life, loves and betrayals of the past and the ways in which their tentacles cling, never letting go." - John Harvey

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Paperback Editions

January 2022 : UK Paperback

Title: Bitter Flowers (Varg Veum)
Author(s): Gunnar Staalesen
ISBN: 1-913193-08-X / 978-1-913193-08-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orenda Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: Bitter Flowers (Varg Veum Book 0)
Author(s): Gunnar Staalesen
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU