Category Archives: Translated

Killer’s Island by Anna Jansson

Killer’s Island by Anna Jansson translated by Enar Henning Koch Stockholm Text (e-book) 2012 First published as Drömmen Förde dig Vilse (The Dream Led You Astray), 2010 Maria Wern #11 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

Holt, Anne – ‘The Blind Goddess’ (translated by Tom Geddes)  Trade Paperback: 352 pages (July 2012) Publisher: Atlantic Books ISBN: 1848876076 THE BLIND GODDESS is the first in an eight-book series about Oslo detective inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen, originally published in 1993 … Continue reading

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Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason

Indridason, Arnaldur – ‘Black Skies’ (translated by Victoria Cribb)  Hardback: 336 pages (June 2012) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846555817 In a book first published in Iceland in 2009, but set in 2005, the black skies of the title are gathering not … Continue reading

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The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach

The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach translated by Anthea Bell Penguin/Michael Joseph 2012 (first published in Germany 2011) Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Pierced by Thomas Enger

Pierced by Thomas Enger translated by Charlotte Barslund Faber&Faber, 2012 Henning Juul #2 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Death of a Carpet Dealer by Karin Wahlberg

Death of a Carpet Dealer by Karin Wahlberg Stockholm Text e-book, 2012 (first published 2009) Translated by Neil Betteridge Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Lorraine Connection by Dominique Manotti

Lorraine Connection by Dominique Manotti translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Ros Schwartz Arcadia, 2008 (first published 2006) Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen

The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen translated by Paul Norlén Stockholm Text, 2012 (e-book), first published in Sweden 2008 Hammarby police #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen

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

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Night Rounds by Helene Tursten

Night Rounds by Helene Tursten translated by Laura A. Wideburg Soho Crime, 2012 (first published 1999) Irene Huss #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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