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Fiction
Author: Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0263737675
Subcategory: Contemporary
Pages 192 pages
Publisher Dell Pub Co; New Edition edition (1982)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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by Robert Barnard


Setting a book in a real town always involves the danger that the reader will assume that the characters as well as the topography are based . Robert barnard series: Hours. Other author's books: Death in a Cold Climate.

Setting a book in a real town always involves the danger that the reader will assume that the characters as well as the topography are based on reality. I should like to insist, therefore, with even more force than usual, that though I have remained fairly faithful to the geographical facts in depicting Tromsø, the characters are entirely fictitious: the policemen are not Tromsø policemen, the students are not Tromsø students, and above all the Professor of English is not Tromsø’s Professor of English.

Reluctantly he heaved himself on to the cold vinyl and pattered into the kitchen to put on the coffee-pot. Then he blundered into the living-room and switched on the radio. Company was providing its usual morning blend of weather forecasts, news headlines, accordion music and religious indoctrination. Bjørn sliced bread, and fetched cheese and sardines from the fridge. Then he threw on a few clothes and slid down to the front gate to fetch Nordlys from the letter-box.

Robert Barnard (1936-2013) was awarded the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Nero Wolfe Award, as well as the Agatha and Macavity awards. An eight-time Edgar nominee, he was a member of Britain's distinguished Detection Club, and, in May 2003, he received the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement in mystery writing. His most recent novel, Charitable Body, was published by Scribner in 2012.

Death in a Cold Climate - Robert Barnard.

It was midday on December 21st in the city of Tromsø when the boy was last seen: a tall, blond boy swathed in anorak and scarf against the Arctic noon. After that he wasn’t seen again, not until three months later, when Professor Mackenzie’s dog started sniffing around in the snow and uncovered a human ear, attached to a naked corpse. Nobody knew who he was, or where he had come from. And after three months it was almost impossible to track down the identity of the corpse. Death in a Cold Climate - Robert Barnard.

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Robert Barnard was once a lecturer at the University of Tromsø in Norway, so he was very familiar with the sensation of twilight at noon in this Arctic town. The long hours of darkness are not a bad metaphor for the darkness of the case facing Inspector Fagermo in this book. A corpse is found during an unexpected thaw by a man walking a dog. It's clear that the young man was murdered.

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Did Barnard foreshadow all that Nordic noir? This book came out in the early 1980's, long before the blizzard of Scandinavian crime fiction started to buffet our shores (with the exception, of course, to Sjowell and Wahloo). More likely, the blizzard was there all the time, it just wasn't translated. Anyway, this eminently readable police procedural is set in Norway, and drips with the dark, brooding atmosphere with which we've grown so familiar. It's also a compelling crime novel, as one would expect from Barnard.
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Robert Barnard was once a lecturer at the University of Tromsø in Norway, so he was very familiar with the sensation of twilight at noon in this Arctic town. The long hours of darkness are not a bad metaphor for the darkness of the case facing Inspector Fagermo in this book.

A corpse is found during an unexpected thaw by a man walking a dog. It's clear that the young man was murdered. What's not clear is his identity, since he's been stripped of all clothes and things that might suggest who he is. Once he's identified – no easy matter – the inspector begins piecing together bits and pieces of information about the young man's life and character. This involves interviewing locals, members of the local foreign community, and even the victim's family in England. The investigation is heavy on psychology and motivation – and fairly light on forensics.

The plot is a bit plodding, but the personality quirks and black humor of the inspector keep things interesting. The women in the young man's life are all dramatically different from one another and aptly drawn. Also interesting is the inspector's unorthodox way of reeling in the murderer.

As always with Barnard, style is everything. His gentle ironies and gentlemanly wit never fail to please. This is not my favorite Barnard novel, but I enjoyed it. The exotic setting was a real plus for me.