Scandinavian Crime: “The Viper” By Håkan Östlundh

Håkan Östlundh is well on his way to becoming one of the new superstars of Scandinavian crime fiction. Having lived as a journalist for a national newspaper in Stockholm, The Viper, one of his novels translated into English, is an enjoyable read about a crime happening in the Swedish island of Gotland. A Brief Summary:…

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Scandinavian Crime: “Unseen” By Mari Jungstedt

Unseen is one of the most exciting titles written by Mari Jungstedt who is the author of various popular and bestselling crime series featuring police detective Anders Knutas. Since the 2003 release of Unseen (Den du inte ser), the first novel in the series, her books have already sold more than 2.2 million copies in Sweden alone…

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“Easy Money”: Upcoming Scandinavian Crime Fiction By Jens Lapidus

The translation of the debut novel, “Easy Money” by the Swedish crime writer Jens Lapidus is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on April 3, 2012. Lapidus, a 37-year-old criminal lawyer has produced a realistic, fast-paced novel about Stockholm’s organized crime, seen through the eyes of the drug dealers and gang leaders he normally…

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The Princess Of Burundi By Kjell Eriksson

Winner of the Best Swedish Crime Fiction in 2002, The Princess of Burundi is the first novel which introduced Inspector Ann Lindell and the writer Kjell Eriksson to U.S. mystery readers (We have previously reviewed The Cruel Stars of The Night from this author here). A Brief Summary Just before Christmas, a jogger finds a…

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Scandinavian Crime Best Seller List – February 16, 2012

This week’s Scandinavian Crime Best Seller List has not changed much from last week: Stieg Larsson’s books are still Top 3; Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole novels dominate the list and The Boy In The Suitcase remains unchanged as the 9th top selling book. The newcomers are Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell which was not on…

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