Stigma (Alexander Blix #4) (Paperback)

Stigma (Alexander Blix #4) By Jørn Lier Horst, Thomas Enger, Megan Turney (Translated by) Cover Image

Stigma (Alexander Blix #4) (Paperback)


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This is book number 4 in the Alexander Blix series.

Incarcerated in a high-security prison, a broken Alexander Blix joins forces with Emma Ramm to find a ruthless killer who has escaped from a German jail and is making his way to Norway. Pulse-pounding Nordic Noir.

`Blix suffers a series of vicious assaults in Stigma, the new novel by the stellar Norwegian crime-writing duo Jorn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger … tense, brutal and fast-moving´ Sunday Times BOOK OF THE MONTH

`Darkly twisty´ Crime Monthly

`Superb Nordic noir. Dark, intricate and extremely compelling. Contemporary Scandinavian fiction at its best´ Will Dean


Alexander Blix is a broken man. Convicted for avenging his daughter’s death, he is now being held in one of Norway’s high-security prisons. Inside, the other prisoners take every opportunity to challenge and humiliate the former police investigator.

On the outside, Blix’s former colleagues have begun the hunt for a terrifying killer. Walter Kroos has escaped from prison in Germany and is making his way north. The only lead established by the police is that Kroos has a friend in Blix’s prison ward. And now they need Blix’s help.

Journalist Emma Ramm is one of Blix’s few visitors, and she becomes his ally as he struggles to connect the link between past and present, between the world inside and outside the prison walls.

And as he begins to piece things together, he identifies a woodland community in Norway where deeply scarred inhabitants foster deadly secrets... secrets that maybe the unravelling of everyone involved…

Two of Nordic Noir's finest writers return with the emotive, breath-holdingly intense and searingly tense fourth book in the number-one bestselling Blix & Ramm series.


Praise for the Blix & Ramm series:

`If you're a fan of writers like Lars Kepler, Stefan Ahnhem or Søren Sveistrup, you won't want to miss this´ Crime by the Book`Two of the most distinguished writers of Nordic Noir´ Financial Times

`An international sensation´ Vogue

`The most exciting yet´ The Times

`Devilishly complex´ Publishers Weekly

`Fascinating´ Sun`Completely nerve-wracking´ Tvedestrandsposten

`Everything I want in a book – mystery, tension and action´ Jen Med’s Book Reviews

`Masterly´ NB Magazine

`An absolute MUST for thriller fans … in a class of its own´ Krimi Couch

Jørn Lier Horst (b. 1970) and Thomas Enger (b. 1973) are the internationally bestselling Norwegian authors of the William Wisting and Henning Juul series respectively.

Megan Turney is originally from the West Midlands, and after having spent several years working back and forth between the UK and the Hardanger region of Norway, she is now based in Edinburgh, working as a commercial and literary translator and editor. She was the recipient of the National Centre for Writing’s 2019 Emerging Translator Mentorship in Norwegian, and is a published science fiction critic. She holds an MA (Hons) in Scandinavian Studies and English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, as well as an MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies from the University of Manchester.

Product Details ISBN: 9781914585760
ISBN-10: 1914585763
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 276
Language: English
Series: Alexander Blix
"Darkly Twisty." —Crime Monthly 

"Tense, brutal and fast-moving." —Sunday Times