Hunter´s Doll


A sensational archaeological discovery is made in a desolate mountain valley in Norway:

Two ancient, dead bodies have been dug up from the moss, along with objects with unfamiliar inscriptions. The wine connoisseur and decryption expert Fredric Drum is called and suddenly finds himself in the center of mysterious and dangerous events. The excitement builds on the appearance of an old hunter amulet; a doll.

Gert Nygårdshaug brings the reader into a world where trout fishing, magnificent nature, archeology and myths merge into a high-end drama.

Amazing norwegian crime with mysterious and occult twist.
Makes you fancy expensive wines and strange cheeses


Dinner is served! An extraordinary investigator enters the crime scene: Fredric Drum!

Jörg Kijanski, Krimi-Rezension, Germany

I was raving about the first in the series, “The Honey Jar”. Now that impression is hammered into stone. I love Fredric Drum! The thrill and excitement in “The Hunter ́s Doll” is present as a slowly flowing river through the whole story, but the novel ́s real nerve are the mysteries, riddles and Drums amusing reflexions that makes reading Nygårdshaug such a pleasure

Geir Tangen, Author and journalist, Bokbloggeir

The prose is even and fluid. if a film, the photography would be stupefying. An ecologist and esoteric thriller from the Norwegian forests, focused on finding an ancient doll that brings luck and trouble. Interesting, also as a study of the North-European images.

Corriere della sera, Italy