Agnes Lovise Matre

At 5am the Norseman Xtreme starts, the World’s hardest and indisputably coldest triathlon. Policeman Bengt Alvsaker is one of the 250 nervous participants jumping into the dark, ice-cold fjord from a ferry. But when he and the others crawl ashore to climb their bikes, one person with racing number 22 remains dead in the water. But when the counting is done at the end of the race, it becomes apparent that a participant with the same racing number has crossed the finish line. Who is the drowned man, and how has he ended up among the athletes? It is obvious that this is not an accident.

Bengt and Susanne meet their most complicated case so far. The hunt of a killer in a small society whirls up a lot of mud and reveals old and delicate secrets.

The first novel, “Appearances are deceptive” received a lot of praising quotes from Norwegian newspapers. It was published in Germany at Droemer Knaur Verlag in September 2019.

Crime fiction, 300, Hardcover
originally published by Gyldendal Norsk Forlag (Norway) 2019

Rights available for: Worldwide


The Author

Agnes Lovise Matre was born and raised in a small village in Norway and moved to Haugesund, a town on the west-coast of Norway. She has been working as a teacher in secondary school since 1995. She published two novels on her own. With Major publishing house Gyldendal Matre signed a two-book-deal in 2017 and right now she works on the next book in the series