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Scandinavian Crime Fiction

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Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

"Wildly suspenseful... an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller."
- The Washington Post





Welcome Scandinavian Crime! aims to be a user-friendly portal for everyone interested in crime fiction. If you are looking for up-to-date and relevant information on crime fiction writers from Scandinavia, you will find it here.

You have read Stieg Larsson, heard about Camilla Läckberg, and seen Jo Nesbø’s name on top of best-seller lists. But you want to know more. This is your website. If you want recommendations, you will find your next book, Kindle eBook and audio book here!

Why Scandinavian crime fiction? Well, Sjöwall-Wahlöö, Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum made it to Times of London's recent top 50 list of the Greatest Crime Writers of All Time. And Stieg Larsson grabbed the first three spots on USA Today's list of best-selling books for 2010.

Find out why, and more, here.



Jo Nesbø - The Harry Hole Series

Jo Nesbo, The RedbreastJo Nesbo, The Devil's StarJo Nesbo, The Snowman

"Jo Nesbø's storytelling abilities are incomparable."
- USA Today

Karin Fossum - The Inspector Sejer Series

Karin Fossum, When the Devil Holds the CandleKarin Fossum, The Indian BrideKarin Fossum, Black Seconds

"Either somebody just slid an ice cube down your back or you're reading the opening pages of When the Devil Holds the Candle."
- O, The Oprah Magazine

Henning Mankell - The Kurt Wallander Series 

Henning Mankell, SidetrackedHenning Mankell, One Step BehindHenning Mankell, The Fifth Woman

"Mankell is one of my favorite authors."
- Patti Smith