Best Scandinavian Crime Books
This book isn t a police procedural readers looking for a domestic suspense novel will find it much more aligned with their expectations.
Best scandinavian crime books. Yrsa sigurdardottir is one of my absolute favorite authors and the series she is currently writing in the children s house series is one of the best scandinavian crime series out there right now. Hakan nesser woman with birthmark sweden nesser manages that delicate balance between sober writing and achieving a wry humour with his narratives. It wasn t stieg larsson who sparked americans current love affair with nordic crime novels.
1 sidetracked by henning mankell 2 the minds eye by nesser hakan. Your first book is cops and robbers by kjetil stensvik østli. It s the history of bank robbing in norway which was very big especially back in the 90s.
In this first installment wallander tries to solve a murder at a remote swedish farmhouse going on nothing but a foreign word uttered by a dying woman. It is a very clever story with a poignant social message. This is a non fiction crime book which focuses on one bank robber and one policeman.
Alex dahl s fantastic nordic suspense novel blends the best of the psychological thriller genre with the atmosphere and mood of scandinavian crime. Morck is in charge of a growing pile of cold cases left to him following a career blunder. Crime writer and golden dagger winner ann cleeves insists the bleak snowy wild spaces of nordic crime fiction are more than a backdrop.
International sensation kjell eriksson dazzled american audience with his debut american novel the princess of burundi few years ago and has won the swedish crime academy award for best crime novel. The publication of the bestselling swedish novel the girl with the dragon tattoo kickstarted the nordic crime fiction trend and left crime and thriller fans hungry for more scandinavian crime novels. Victim 2117 a department q novel by jussi adler olsen.
With the keeper of lost causes bestselling author jussi adler olsen introduces carl morck one of denmark s best homicide detectives. The absolution the third installment in the children s house series is yrsa s best series installment yet. It was hoeg whose greenland set crime thriller smilla s sense of snow became a surprise best seller.
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