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Crime author policeman hangs up his truncheon

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Crime author policeman hangs up his truncheon
Horst at work in Larvik: Christian Elgvin
09:33 CEST+02:00
One of Norway's most famous crime writers has announced he is retiring from his day job as chief detective of the police in Larvik, south of Oslo.
Jørn Lier Horst, who this year won the Glassnøkkelen, one of Scandinavia's most prestigious crime-writing awards, said that the success of his fictional creation, Police Inspector William Wisting, was making it impossible for him to pursue his real-life investigations. 
"It's the time pressure that has made me stop. With a full-time job in the police and four books in as many years, I simply do not have the time," he told VG newspaper. "There has been little time for family. As well as my two full-time commitments, I have a wife and two children I would like to spend time with."
Horst spent nine years in the police before finding success in 2004 with Key Witness, the first of his eight Wisting novels. 
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