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May 19, 2011

Los Angeles Times reports: Jo Nesbo could be poised for a breakthrough.

May 16, 2011

Scott Roxborough from Reuters has gone Hunting for the next Stieg Larsson in Cannes.

May 16, 2011 on Jo Nesbo: Crime novelist goes to dark side of Scandinavia.

May 11, 2011

What makes Jo Nesbo's books so addictive? The online magazine Slate has labeled their investigation "Norwegian Mood".

May 9, 2011

New York Magazine provides a Guide to the Dark Waters of Scandinavian Crime Fiction.

May 3, 2011

Washington Post reports: Jo Nesbo, the next Stieg Larsson? Norway’s bestseller is no fan of the thought.

April 7, 2011

The New York Times reports: 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Sells More Than 1 Million Copies.

March 27, 2011

The New York Times reviews Henning Mankell's The Troubled Man: Detective Meets His End, Sort Of.

March 4, 2011

The Guardian writes about the new Scandinavian crime thriller TV series The Killing.

February 17, 2011

The New York Times reports on the legal battle that followed Stieg Larsson's passing: A Word From Stieg Larsson's Partner, and Would-Be Collaborator.

October 31, 2010

The Guardian reviews Kurdo Baksi's book Stieg Larsson, My Friend.

October 28, 2010

The Chicago Tribune outlines why Stieg Larsson's "Girl" is an international publishing phenomenon.

September 12, 2010

Nesbo, Indridason, Lackber and Nesser - The Guardian investigates what's in the pipeline After Wallander: A new generation of Scandinavian detectives takes over.

July 26, 2010

And the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger award goes to... The Guardian reports from Harrogate: Johan Theorin beats Stieg Larsson to crime writing award.

June 9, 2010

Stieg Larsson the sci-fi writer? The Guardian reveals: Unpublished Stieg Larsson manuscripts discovered.

April 23, 2010

CNN takes a closer look at "The Man Behind The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo".

March 11, 2010

Why are Nordic detective novels so successful? The Economist identifies the three factors that underpin the success of Scandinavian crime fiction in the article "Inspector Norse".

February 5, 2010

Times Online lists their selection of all-time greats in "The 50 Greatest Crime Writers". Which Scandinavian crime writers made it to this list?

January 15, 2010

Julia Keller of Los Angeles Times inspects why "Scandinavian mystery novels are hot with readers".

January 15, 2010

Wall Street Journal investigates the growing appeal of Scandinavian crime fiction by examining "The Strange Case of the Nordic Detectives".

October 29, 2009

The Guardian reports on the recent achievements of Arnaldur Indridason and Stieg Larsson in "Nordic writers sweep the board in US crime awards".

May 29, 2009

Wall Street Journal investigates the clues pointing back to the founders of Scandinavian crime fiction. Interview with prime suspect Maj Sjowall here.

May 10, 2009

"You are in morally deep waters." Hakan Nesser talks about his new novel Woman With Birthmark with TimesOnline's Joan Smith. Smith discusses "The new popularity of Swedish novelist" in her May 10 article. More about Hakan Nesser here.

May 9, 2009

Henning Mankell's Wallander on TV! On Sunday May 10 PBS airs the first episode in the BBC TV mini series "Wallander" starring Kenneth Branagh.

More info on the TV series and Henning Mankell:

February 10, 2009

Amazon launches their new wireless reading device Kindle II. Thin as a magazine, lighter than a paperback and a capacity to store 1,500 titles.

See what Scandinavian crime fiction titles are already available as Kindle Books here.

January 23, 2009

The Guardian's John Crace outlines the unstoppable rise of Scandinavian crime detectives in the article "Move Over, Ian Rankin."

January 11, 2009

Swedish Stieg Larsson tops the UK charts with The Girl Who Played With Fire! This is the follow up to his praised debut, and it quickly made its way all they way up to the #1 spot.

US readers will have to wait until July 2009 before The Girl Who Played With Fire becomes available.