He’s got the blues

From the pen of Robert Wangard, author of Target, comes a collection of harrowing stories entitled Hard Water Blues. Just as Target did, these stories seem to channel the haunting genre of crime fiction that is so popular in Scandinavia at the moment: authors like Norwegian Jo Nesbø and the late Swedish Steig Larsson come to mind. Not only does the genre ring of Scandinavia, but the protagonist from Target, Pete Thorsen, appears in about half of the stories in Hard Water Blues. Pete Thorsen has a strong Norwegian background and is proud of it, and it shows up in several of the stories, especially one entitled “Leif Erikson’s Ghost.” In this story, a vicious crime seems to leave hin
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The Norwegian American

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