Watching You

Written by Arne Dahl, translated by Neil Smith — Right out of the gate, Arne Dahl’s latest screenplay-ready Nordic noir thriller holds fast and never…

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The Dying Detective

Written by Leif GW Persson, translated by Neil Smith — As retired detective Lars Martin Johansson, a living legend in the Swedish National Police Force, approaches his…

Marked for Life

Written by Emilie Schepp —  Nothing seems to ruffle Jana Berzelius, the cool and collected public prosecutor based in the Swedish municipality of Norrköping. With…

The Voices Beyond

Written by Johan Theorin, translated by Marlaine Delargy — Like the three previous books in Johan Theorin’s Öland Quartet, which are gothic thrillers rooted in the tradition…

The Crow Girl

Written by a pair of Swedes using the pseudonym Erik Axl Sund, The Crow Girl is the next big thing in Scandinavian crime fiction. Vast,…

The Crow Girl

Written by Erik Axl Sund, translated by Neil Smith — It’s been a decade since the posthumous publication of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which kicked…

Hard Cheese

Written by Ulf Durling, translated by Bertil Falk — Män som hatar kvinnor (Men who hate women) became The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Polis, polis, potatismos! (Police,…

Wolf Winter

Written by Cecilia Ekbäck, narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan — Swedish-born writer Cecilia Ekbäck’s debut crime thriller is set in remote north Sweden in 1717. The…

NTN: Erik Axl Sund interviewed

Crime fiction readers and publishers alike continue to ride the popular wave of Nordic noir, ever scanning the horizon for the next Stieg Larsson. Newcomers…

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The Father

Written by Anton Svensson — The success of Scandinavian television crime shows like Wallander, The Killing, and The Bridge has emboldened some of the region’s seasoned creators to…

The Man Who Watched Women

Written by Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt, translated by Marlaine Delargy — In this suspenseful serial killer thriller, Stockholm is beset by a heatwave and a…