Who did what where? The Scandinavian crime fiction inspectors are presented in alphabetical order.
Sjöwall-Wahlöö's Martin Beck works for the Central Bureau of Investigation in Stockholm, Sweden. Martin Beck is the central character in Rosanna, The Man Who Went Up in Smoke, The Man on the Balcony, The Laughing Policeman, The Fire Engine That Disappeared, Murder at the Savoy, The Abominable Man, The Locked Room, Cop Killer and The Terrorists.
Stieg Larsson's Millennium series protagonist is a journalist by profession. Mikael Blomkvist stars in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire. The last part of the trilogy has not yet been published in English. (Swedish title Luftslottet som sprängdes.)
Henning Mankell's world weary Kurt Wallander is Chief Inspector at the Ystad Police Department in southern Sweden. Kurt Wallander stars in Faceless Killers, The Dogs of Riga, The White Lioness, The Man Who Smiled, Sidetracked, The Fifth Woman, One Step Behind and Firewall. Kurt Wallander's daughter Linda Wallander stars in Before the Frost.
Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is a veteran of 30 years of police work who appreciates fine food and drink. Håkan Nesser's contemplative inspector is based in the fictitious town Maardam and stars in The Mind's Eye, Borkmann's Point and The Return.
Åke Edwardson's Erik Winter the maverick in this investigative company. Why? He's happily married! Erik Winter stars in Sun and Shadow, Never End and in the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist Frozen Tracks.