The Devil's Wedding Ring
Vidar Sundstøl Tiina Nunnally
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On Midsummer Eve in 1985, a young folklore researcher disappears from the village of Eidsborg in the Telemark region of Norway Exactly thirty years later, the student Cecilie Wiborg goes missing She too had been researching the old, pagan rituals associated with the 13th century Eidsborg stave church And then Knut Abrahamsen, a former police officer from the area, isOn Midsummer Eve in 1985, a young folklore researcher disappears from the village of Eidsborg in the Telemark region of Norway Exactly thirty years later, the student Cecilie Wiborg goes missing She too had been researching the old, pagan rituals associated with the 13th century Eidsborg stave church And then Knut Abrahamsen, a former police officer from the area, is found drowned in the nearby Tokke River, a presumed suicide since his pockets were filled with stones.Hearing of the death of his former colleague and friend, private investigator Max Fjellanger feels compelled to leave his long time home in Florida and return to his native Norway to attend Knut s funeral Even though they haven t spoken in than three decades, Max is not convinced that Knut killed himself There are details about the circumstances of his death that just don t add up And there seems to be a link to the case of the missing researcher in Telemark, which the two of them had worked together until threats from a corrupt sheriff put an end to the investigation and to Max s career on the police force.This time Max is determined to find out the truth Reluctantly he finds himself drawn into a dark universe in which ancient superstitions, religious cults, and sinister forces are still very much alive And the stave church, with its famed wooden statue of Saint Nikuls, is at the center of it all.Finding an unlikely partner in Tirill Vesterli a university librarian and single mother who is obsessed with crime novels Max is plunged into a menacing world of ghostly monks, severed pigs heads, and mythic rites, all somehow connected to Midsummer Eve, which is fast approaching As Max and Tirill quickly learn, it s a misconception that the past is past the truth is that it s never over.This is award winning crime novelist Vidar Sundst l at his best, spinning a tale that is taut with suspense and steeped in Norwegian culture, past and present.
  • Title: The Devil's Wedding Ring
  • Author: Vidar Sundstøl Tiina Nunnally
  • ISBN: 9781517902803
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover

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Abby (Crime by the Book) Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Read my full review here: crimebythebook/blog/2017/8A fantastic Nordic Noir read that blends a modern investigation with ancient folklore. A brooding atmosphere, quirky and engaging characters, ghosts and legends - this book has it all!
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Sheila Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
3 stars--I liked the book. (Warning for some mild sexual violence.)This is a Scandinavian mystery novel that not only includes a modern crime, but an ancient cult and its practices as well. This combination of traditional folk practices and modern who-dun-it is right up my alley, and I enjoyed the plot quite a bit.I probably would have given this 4 stars, but the translation seemed a bit dry to me. (Or maybe the original writing? It's hard to tell.) Still, if you like Scandinavian crime--or book [...]
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Bandit Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Scandinavian crime fiction has been all the rage lately and frankly the bandwagon is much too appealing not to jump on. There's something inherently moody and brooding about the atmosphere and the writing has a very precise (not laconic per se, but certainly economic, strategically so, all you need nothing you don't) sort of quality. This is a fine example of it, a murder mystery set in Norway around an old stave church. The main protagonist is a visiting detective, who returns to Norway from US [...]
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Ken Fredette Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Even though I lived in northern Minnesota I liked this story the best of all . It was a faster paced book, everything happened much quicker, their were many characters choose from. Max Fjellanger and Tirill Vesterli were the main characters in the story with many other characters being red herrings. Each character had reasons to be caught up in the mystery of Knut Abrahamsen's supposed suicide. It took both main characters to work out the final outcome. Vidar kept it noir in that the main charac [...]
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Michelle Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
When I saw this title and cover on NetGalley I knew I had to request it. It just has that creepy vibe I dig but sadly for me the cover is the best part of this novel. This was just an okay mystery. Kind of boring and definitely not suspenseful. I guess I was hoping that this was going to be a little darker and a little more atmospheric than it was. Not poorly written but I did think it was confusing in some spots but that could be due to the translation too. Thank you to NetGalley for providing [...]
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Tish Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
3.5 stars. I'm enjoying the current popularity of Scandinavian literature. This one is a detective story set in Norway. The main character is a former Norwegian police officer who has been living in the US for years, but goes back to Norway for a colleague's funeral. The deceased apparently committed suicide, but Max realizes there is something off about it and begins investigating. We get some current Norwegian culture and atmosphere and some older culture as well. The mystery is sufficiently c [...]
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Øyvind Berekvam Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Vidar Sundstøl er en av våre skarpeste og mest elegante krimforfattere. "Djevelens giftering" er enda en fulltreffer fra mannen som ga oss Minnesota-trilogien og den underholdende eventyrromanen "Besettelsen". Med utgangspunkt i historikken til Eidsborg stavkirke maner han fram en drivende god historie med drap, overtro, hedenske ritualer og det som verre er som ingredienser. Den USA-emigrerte etterforskeren Max Fjellanger vender tilbake til hjembygda for å delta i begravelsen til en tidliger [...]
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Marianne Søiland Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Fra en potensiell 4'er havnet jeg på en gjennomsnittlig tre'er. Nærmere omtale kommer.
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Ina Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Godt og mørkt konsept, men dessverre kjedelig og litt platt gjennomført. Litt synd for jeg ville så gjerne like denne boka. Men det er ikke alle bøker som blir som man håper på.
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Christen Moore Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
When I came across this book, I really did not have any expectations. Once I knew the book was considered Nordic Noir, I did not need more convincing to give it a try. Happily my optimism was rewarded and I discovered a great book and a new author to add to my list of favorites. The Devils Wedding Ring is a character rich twisty tale filled with myths, folklore, and long kept secrets. The story takes place in the Telemark region of Norway. I had never heard of this region so I checked to see if [...]
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Beth Roberts Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I received an electronic copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I love mystery stories that revolve around folklore. I was excited to read this one, as I had not read any Norwegian fiction prior to this.I must say, I was surprised at the release price for the Kindle book - $18.45 is a steep price for a book that will probably not see a lot of demand nor approach bestseller status.I'm sorry to say, I found the plot and story merely adequate, and in places, less than pla [...]
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Marivi Sanz Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I received an eARC from the publisher (Univ. of Minessotta Press) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.It had been a long time since I had read some Nordic Noir novel, and "The devil's wedding ring" made me wonder why.On Midsummer Eve in 1985, a young folklore researcher disappears from the village of Eidsborg in the Telemark region of Norway. Exactly thirty years later, the student Cecilie Wiborg goes missing. She too had been researching the old, pagan rituals associated with the 13t [...]
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AngryGreyCat Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
The Devil’s Wedding Ring is from a new to me author, Vidar Sundstol. I saw this book mentioned on a discussion of cult themed stories in the Nordic Noir genre, books like Sun Storm, The Hanging Girl, etc. Max is the sleuth here, a man who in his youth was a police officer in Norway. He left abruptly upon deciding he was not cut out for the type of police work being done and spent the rest of his life, some 30 years, in the US working as a private investigator. He returns to Norway for the fune [...]
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Linda Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I loved this author's Minnesota trilogy and likewise this stand alone set in Norway and having to do with missing persons, folklore, ghosts, suspicions and murder. The truth is what Max Fjellanger is after and with the help of a mystery loving librarian (yea!), he begins his quest for it.The story did lag in some places but still a thrilling, engrossing read.Enjoy!
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Hannelore Cheney Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
A terrific read, I really enjoyed it. Thank you Netgalley and Minnesota University Press for the eARC.Max Fjellanger, owner of a Detective Agency in Florida, is a native Norwegian who has not been back to Norway for 30 years. Since the death of his wife and after the suspicious death of his former friend and coworker in Norway, he decided to attend his friend's funeral, planning to spend just a few days before returning to Florida. But he has his suspicions: his friend's death was ruled a suicid [...]
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Greg Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
This is not your usual Nordic Noir with an urban setting and damaged detectives pursuing crazed killers pretty much alone because the police administrators are clueless. Instead the setting is rural (Telemark) and the theme involves Nordic folklore (Pagan rituals surrounding the Summer Solstice). Max Fjellanger is only mildly damaged, having emigrated from Eidsborg, Norway to Florida 30 years earlier following a disagreement with the local sheriff about an unsolved missing person case. Max’s s [...]
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Michelle Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
When I saw this title and cover on NetGalley I knew I had to request it. It just has that creepy vibe I dig but sadly for me the cover is the best part of this novel. This was just an okay mystery. Kind of boring and definitely not suspenseful. I guess I was hoping that this was going to be a little darker and a little more atmospheric than it was. Not poorly written but I did think it was confusing in some spots but that could be due to the translation too. Thank you to NetGalley for providing [...]
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Ryley (Ryley Reads) Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I wasn't too sure about this one at first it sounded like a creepy Fall read that dealt with some strange, cultish sort of stuff. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, it really picked up toward the end.Thanks so much to the University of Minnesota Press for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.The story follows the death of Knut Abrahamsen, old friend and colleague of policeman turned private investigator Max Fjellanger. M [...]
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Jen Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
The Devil's Wedding Ring is a stand-alone novel that takes place in the Telemark region of Norway. From the author of the Minnesota Trilogy, Wedding Ring is Nordic Noir --combining the present and the legendary past, revealing an intricate darker side to a beautiful region.Max Fjelllanger left Norway almost thirty years ago after an unsettling incident in his early career with the police. When he hears about the death of his former partner, Max feels compelled to return for the funeral. Knut Abr [...]
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Faouzia Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
This book was such a pleasant surprise! I requested it from NetGalley on a whim, i was intrigued by the title and i liked the cover and the summary promised a good story, which was exactly what i got.A 13th century stave church in a village in Norway. A sacred ritual continued for hundred of years. Mysterieous disappearances 30 years apart happening on Mid summer Eve. A suspicious suicide. A librarian in love with crime stories. And a detecive from California with a 30 years old burden.What can [...]
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Belinda Witzenhausen Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
via BelindaWitzenhausen & IgniteYourCreativityI received a complimentary ARC copy of The Devil’s Wedding Ring from NetGalley & University of Minnesota Press in order to read and give an honest review.I’m a huge fan of Nordic Noir and The Devil’s Wedding Ring by Vidar Sundstøl is a perfect example. Dark, edgy and brilliantly plotted, this novel captures your attention and holds it through to its very satisfying conclusion.When Knut Abrahamson, a Police Officer is found a victim [...]
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Nancy Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
A Dark Scandinavian MysteryMax, a private detective and former Norwegian police officer, learns of the suicide of his former colleague, Kurt. Although the men worked together thirty years ago, Max has trouble believing that his friend would commit suicide. When he arrives in Norway and learns more about the death, he decides to investigate.People have a habit of disappearing around Midsummer Eve. Thirty years ago, a researcher disappeared. In the last year another researcher also disappeared. Th [...]
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K Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
My first book by this author, and it's a very good effort. A Nordic Noir murder mystery, The Devil's Wedding Ring blends some interesting Norwegian history involving the Catholic church, Reformation, and ancient religious rituals with a modern day mystery; two people, separated by some 30 years, and each conducting research on a religious symbol located in a remote region of Norway, wind up missing / dead. Coincidence? Our protagonist, Max Fjellanger, a native Norwegian who moved to the States m [...]
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Elisa Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Talk about atmospheric! You can almost breathe in the mossy, earthy air in the Norwegian woods where the action is set. Creepy rites, a gaggle of suspects and many red herrings make for a great read. Max Fjellanger has been living in Florida for decades but, when his old police partner turns up dead, he returns to the Telemark region of Norway where he was born. Max is a professionally successful detective who recently lost his wife, so he is a bit lost at the beginning. He starts looking into t [...]
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Jay Williams Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
This Nordic thriller is full of the dark humor you would expect from that area. There must be a new genre called Nordic Noir. The story flows so well it is hard to believe it is a translation. The main character, a widower and former policeman, is a tortured soul who travels to the funeral of a former coworker on a whim and stays in Sweden to investigate the circumstances of the death. He meets a number of weird characters as he pursues his investigation. A ritual associated with pagan gods from [...]
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Linda Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
This was a good twisty mystery. I liked the setting, and especially loved the folktale aspect of the underlying mystery. Three people have been killed, seemingly unrelated. But this detective does a good job of connecting the dots, and discovering the underlying mystery that links them all.I would have loved to have seen more of the actual history of the rituals, more of the history of how this was actually carried on through so many centuries.The MC seemed a little stiff to me, but that could h [...]
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Jenni Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I enjoyed this novel, mainly due to its setting and subject matter. The plot was complicated and the writing was a bit thick in places, but that might have been due to the translation. I enjoyed the mix of ancient traditions with modern practices and the descriptions of life in rural Norway. Very descriptive. The character Tirill Vesterli did not ring true for me, but again, that could be due to the translation. All in all, this is a solid story built on interesting myths.Thanks to University of [...]
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Kerry Pickens Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I received an ARC from Netgalley to review this book. I was also reading a lot of Nordic noir at the same time, and this is one of the better books that I have read. It maybe that the main characters were closer to my own age so I related to them more, but the story included likable characters and a plot that involved ancient cult rituals which kept my interest. The plot was well developed although I have a bit of a hard keeping track of the characters in Nordic literature because I am not famil [...]
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Emily Purcell Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Atmospheric mystery set in rural Norway, with a lot of pagan lore and imagery. I wondered for a long time where this story was going, it felt like a low-on-procedural but not cozy, maybe vaguely-hard-boiled mystery story with lots of local color thrown in, but my library had shelved it in General Fiction instead of Mystery. Why? I wondered. I thought maybe it would take a speculative turn -- into magical realism or horror but that didn't happen. I was a little disappointing but this not the book [...]
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Phaedra Dec 06, 2019 - 07:32 AM
The Devil's Wedding Ring by Vidar Sundstol Loved the title. Which sold me before I even knew the outline of the story. Superstitions, ancient folklore and pagan rituals and a stave church were combined with a modern crime being investigated by a private investigator and a college librarian hooked on true crime and a dream of investigating them herself. The shift away from having local law enforcement detectives be the primary POVs was refreshing. The rating of 4 stars though the ending and the r [...]
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The Devil's Wedding Ring By Vidar Sundstøl Tiina Nunnally On Midsummer Eve in 1985, a young folklore researcher disappears from the village of Eidsborg in the Telemark region of Norway Exactly thirty years later, the student Cecilie Wiborg goes missing She too had been researching the old, pagan rituals associated with the 13th century Eidsborg stave church And then Knut Abrahamsen, a former police officer from the area, isOn Midsummer Eve in 1985, a young folklore researcher disappears from the village of Eidsborg in the Telemark region of Norway Exactly thirty years later, the student Cecilie Wiborg goes missing She too had been researching the old, pagan rituals associated with the 13th century Eidsborg stave church And then Knut Abrahamsen, a former police officer from the area, is found drowned in the nearby Tokke River, a presumed suicide since his pockets were filled with stones.Hearing of the death of his former colleague and friend, private investigator Max Fjellanger feels compelled to leave his long time home in Florida and return to his native Norway to attend Knut s funeral Even though they haven t spoken in than three decades, Max is not convinced that Knut killed himself There are details about the circumstances of his death that just don t add up And there seems to be a link to the case of the missing researcher in Telemark, which the two of them had worked together until threats from a corrupt sheriff put an end to the investigation and to Max s career on the police force.This time Max is determined to find out the truth Reluctantly he finds himself drawn into a dark universe in which ancient superstitions, religious cults, and sinister forces are still very much alive And the stave church, with its famed wooden statue of Saint Nikuls, is at the center of it all.Finding an unlikely partner in Tirill Vesterli a university librarian and single mother who is obsessed with crime novels Max is plunged into a menacing world of ghostly monks, severed pigs heads, and mythic rites, all somehow connected to Midsummer Eve, which is fast approaching As Max and Tirill quickly learn, it s a misconception that the past is past the truth is that it s never over.This is award winning crime novelist Vidar Sundst l at his best, spinning a tale that is taut with suspense and steeped in Norwegian culture, past and present.

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