Jørn Lier Horst’s Chief Inspector Wisting novels to be adapted for television

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51mc0Ct8JpL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_We all know there’s an insatiable desire for more and more Scandinavian crime drama, and while reading Scandilous yesterday, it seems another police character from the region’s crime fiction canon is soon to become a television character. This time it’s Norwegian writer Jørn Lier Horst and his character Chief Inspector Wisting that is in line to get the TV treatment.

Goodreads provide a helpful biography for Horst:

Jørn Lier Horst (born in Bamble, Telemark 1970) is a former Senior Investigating Officer at the Norwegian police force. He made his literary debut as a crime writer in 2004 and is considered one of the foremost Nordic crime writers.

His series of mystery novels starring chief inspector William Wisting provides a detailed and authentic insight into how criminal cases are investigated and how it affects those involved, whether private or professional. The books represent a simple and accurate picture of the modern Nordic societies and is characterised by political and social commentary subtext.

Scandilous reports that Horst’s six novels – Nocturnal Man, Dregs, Closed for Winter, The Hunting Dogs, The Caveman, and Ordeal – will be turned into feature-length dramas. It also says that the series will focus on Wisting’s investigative work with his team, and the relationship with his daughter Line, a crime reporter for VG (Norwegian newspaper).

Scandilous quotes Horst as he spoke about the project: “I shall interfere as little as possible, but I am at their disposal when it comes to the police professional. The character in the series must be authentic. In addition, it is important that the action takes place in the Larvik Stavern area. That place is a character in itself.”

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