Category Archives: Sweden

Murder on the 31st Floor by Per Wahloo

Wahloo, Per – ‘Murder on the Thirty-First Floor’ (translated by Sarah Death) Paperback: 224 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Vintage ISBN: 0099554763 Written in 1964, only 16 years after publication of Orwell’s 1984, MURDER ON THE THIRTY-FIRST FLOOR has much in common … Continue reading

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Last Will by Liza Marklund

Last Will by Liza Marklund translated by Neil Smith Emily Bestler books/Atria/Simon&Schuster 2012 First published in Sweden 2006, as Nobels testamente Annika Bengtzon #6 Reviewed at Petrona,  May 2012.

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Hour of the Wolf by Hakan Nesser

Nesser, Hakan – ‘Hour of the Wolf’ (translated by Laurie Thompson) Hardback: 256 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Mantle ISBN: 0230745741 The seventh (of ten) in this police-procedural series set in a fictional country not unlike Holland is a superb example … Continue reading

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Dark Angel by Mari Jungstedt

Jungstedt, Mari – ‘Dark Angel’ (translated by Tiina Nunnally) Trade Paperback: 288 pages (Mar. 2012) Publisher: Doubleday ISBN: 0385617097 This Gotland-set series has really hit its stride; the sixth outing for Inspector Anders Knutas and his colleagues is a riveting … Continue reading

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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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Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson

Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson translated by Sarah Death Simon and Schuster 2011 (first published in Sweden, 2009). Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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Cell 8 by Roslund and Hellstrom

Roslund and Hellstrom – ‘Cell 8’ (translated by Kari Dickson) Hardback: 384 pages (Sep. 2011) Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc ISBN: 184916147X CELL 8 is part of the series about Swedish cop Ewert Grens and his colleagues, falling chronologically after BOX … Continue reading

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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 Hand That Trembles by Kjell Eriksson

The Hand That Trembles by Kjell Eriksson translated by Ebba Segerberg Allison & Busby 2011, first published in Sweden 2007. Reviewed at Petrona, November 2011.

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Midwinter Sacrifice by Mons Kallentoft

Kallentoft, Mons – ‘Midwinter Sacrifice’ (translated by Neil Smith) Trade Paperback: 430 pages (Oct. 2011) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton ISBN: 1444721518 MIDWINTER SACRIFICE, not least because of its sympathetic translation by Neil Smith, is an assured debut novel. It is … Continue reading

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