Crime dramas written for Norway accept Italian settings:
Readers worldwide appreciate Karin Fossum (born November 6, 1954) as one of Norway's leading writers. Karin blazes literary trails in poetry and prose. She claims such prestigious honors as Tarjei Vesaas's debutantpris for her first poetry collection, Kanskje i morgen (Maybe Tomorrow) of 1974, and the Glass Key award and Riverton Prize for her second crime novel, Se deg ikke tilbake! (Don't Look Back) of 1996.
The worldwide popularity of fictitious Oslo-based police inspector Jakob Skarre's crime-solving adventures demands making Karin's novels available in 12+ languages. Filmed formats emerge as lucrative supplements to the ongoing series. La Ragazza del Lago -- The Girl by the Lake with English subtitles -- of 2007 finds worldwide respect and revenues.