Hello and welcome to my stop of the Fallen Angels Random Things Tours blog tour! A huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. Today I will be having a little something special: one of you lucky UK residents will be able to win your very own paperback copy of Fallen Angels! Another huge thanks to Orenda Books and Anne Cater for providing the mentioned copy and making this giveaway possible. More details about the giveaway below, but first let’s take a look at what this Nordic Noir title is all about to further tempt you to join.

Some people might have already met Varg Veum in later books of this series, brilliantly translated by the talented Don Bartlett. Not every book in this prolific series has been translated to English so far, but we now have the chance to meet a younger Varg Veum in this translation of book number eight that was first published in Norwegian back in 1989. It is a story that focuses on the main character contemplating his past as well as ‘present’ events, and it is an excellent opportunity to learn more about his roots and why he became the man he is in the most recent books of the series. Need another reason to join the giveaway? Just look at that absolutely stunning cover! I know I wouldn’t be complaining of having this beauty hanging out on my shelves, that’s for sure. 😉

So… The giveaway. I’m going to keep this nice and simple, as we all have already too many lockdown rules to follow in the first place. 😉 This giveaway is UK only, and the winner will receive a paperback copy of Fallen Angels. The winner must be willing to send me his/her address so I can pass it on to Anne Cater who will kindly take care of the rest.

How do you join the giveaway?

No rafflecopter. No complicated steps. Simply leave a comment below telling me about your favorite and/or most recent Nordic Noir read (if you have never read one before, the book you would want to try first).

Your comment will be your entry to this giveway! The giveway will run until November 30th 2020; I will announce the winner on Twitter and my blog on December 1st.

>>> Aaandd the winner of the paperback copy of Fallen Angels is… Entry number 9 a.k.a. Kayleigh Tanner!! Make sure you contact me through my contact page or on Twitter (@yvo_about_books) with your postal address within the next 48hs so I can pass it along to the blog tour host. <<<


One of the fathers of Nordic Noir, Gunnar Staalesen was born in
Bergen, Norway, in 1947. He made his debut at the age of twenty-two
with Seasons of Innocence and in 1977 he published the first book in
the Varg Veum series. He is the author of over twenty titles, which have
been published in twenty-four countries and sold over four million
copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have
appeared since 2007, starring the popular Norwegian actor Trond
Espen Seim. Staalesen has won three Golden Pistols (including the
Prize of Honour) and Where Roses Never Die won the 2017 Petrona
Award for Nordic Crime Fiction, and Big Sister was shortlisted in 2019.
He lives with his wife in Bergen.


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