July 27, 2011

Scandivavian Crime Writers Shed Light On Oslo Attacks

NPR is featuring the remarks of Scandinavian crime writers, who seem to have insights into last week's terrible attack on the government building and youth camp that left so many dead and wounded. Reporter Sylvia Poggioli cites novelist Anne Holt, a lawyer, former journalist, and former justice minister (1996-1997), who notes, "This boy [Breivik] is born in the best and richest country in the world, he has had every single chance of being happy, perfectly adjusted human being, but something went terribly wrong and we have to ask ourselves why." Ms. Holt's crime fiction features two different series, one centering on a married couple (a profiler and a police officer) and one featuring a retired police inspector.

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