1. The Land of Dreams
The critically acclaimed first volume in the Minnesota Trilogy by Vidar Sunstøl, Norway; translated by Tiina Nunnally.
The grandson of Norwegian immigrants, Lance Hansen is a U.S. Forest Service officer and has a nearly all-consuming passion for local genealogy and history. But his quiet routines are shattered one morning when he comes upon a Norwegian tourist brutally murdered near a stone cross on the shore of Lake Superior. Another Norwegian man is nearby; covered in blood and staring out across the lake, he can only utter the word kjærlighet. Love.
FBI agent Bob Lecuyer is assigned to the case, as is Norwegian detective Eirik Nyland. As the investigation progresses, Lance makes shocking discoveries - including one that involves the murder of an Ojibwe man on the very same site more than a hundred years ago.
Winner of the Riverton Prize for best Norwegian crime novel.
Paperback, 288pp. 2008/English 2013