Vigmostad & Bjørke 2012
FIction / Crime
English material available
Northern Norway played a key role in World War II. Evil acts were committed. Some to be forgotten, some to be remembered. «Black frost» is a story where crime from the past meets crime from the present .
Alex Winther, a 37 years old journalist from Tromsø, is on his first assignment for his newspaper Nordlys. A male body is found hanging in a deserted barn in Nordland, brutally tortured.
The police have trouble identifying the dead. Alex sees a possible connection to the war cemetery nearby. Soon traces lead him to the Balkan War and to Second World War.
The story moves back to 1949. Wehrmacht-colenel Reinhardt Stuckmann arrives in Oslo to take part in a top-secret military conference. They are to make a contingency plan to prepare for a Russian invasion of Norway. But Stuckmann sails under false colours, he has his own agenda for returning to Norway. Who exactly is Reinhardt Stuckmann? Who shares his true story?
Suhrkamp Verlag, Germany