Category Archives: Denmark

Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen translated by Kyle Semmel Penguin, 2012 Department Q #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012. Advertisements

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Death in a Cold Climate by Barry Forshaw

Forshaw, Barry – ‘Death in a Cold Climate’ Trade paperback: 224 pages (Jan. 2012) Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 0230361447 DEATH IN A COLD CLIMATE is the perfect book for those who have sampled and enjoyed a little Scandinavian crime in … Continue reading

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The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis translated by one of the authors, Lene Kaaberbol. Soho Press, 2011. First published in Denmark in 2008. Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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Scandinavian Crime Fiction eds Andrew Nestingen & Paula Arvas

Scandinavian Crime Fiction eds Andrew Nestingen & Paula Arvas University of Wales Press, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, November 2011.

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The Dinosaur Feather by Sissel-Jo Gazan

Gazan, Sissel-Jo – ‘The Dinosaur Feather’ (translated by Charlotte Barslund) Trade Paperback: 400 pages (May 2011) Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc ISBN: 0857380338 First published in 2008, THE DINOSAUR FEATHER reaches an English-language readership garnered with ecstatic praise, including the accolade … Continue reading

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Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Adler-Olsen, Jussi – ‘Mercy’ (translated by Lisa Hartford) Paperback: 512 pages (May 2011) Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 0141399961 MERCY is an excellent debut from Denmark, containing all the elements I like best in crime novels. First, there is a fully rounded … Continue reading

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The Woman From Bratislava, by Leif Davidsen

  The Woman from Bratislava (Eurocrime)   Translated by Barbara J Haviland. THE WOMAN FROM BRATISLAVA is a long but rewarding book, both exciting and serious. Written and set in 2000, but only published in English ten years later, it … Continue reading

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The Library of Shadows, by Mikkel Birkegaard

  The Library of Shadows   Translated by Tiina Nunnally THE LIBRARY OF SHADOWS, a best-seller in Denmark, starts out promisingly when Jon, a young lawyer, defends his friend Mehmet against a charge of receiving stolen goods. Mehmet is an … Continue reading

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