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My Soul to Take
My Soul to Take A Novel of Iceland By Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Book - 2009 FICTION YRSA 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In this chilling follow-up to Last Rituals, lawyer and single mother of two, Thora Gudmundsdottir, is once again pulled into a darker side of Iceland's history as she hunts for a savage killer.

The Glass Devil
The Glass Devil By Tursten, Helene Book - 2007 MYSTERY TURSTEN Available in some locations

Annotation:A Swedish pastor, his wife, and his son are executed gangland style. Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her team investigate and bring modern Swedish society to light.

The Glass Devil
The Glass Devil By Tursten, Helene eBook - 2007

Annotation:A Swedish pastor, his wife, and his son are executed gangland style. Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her team investigate and bring modern Swedish society to light.

Lucifer's Tears
Lucifer's Tears By Thompson, James Book - 2011 MYSTERY THOMPSON 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Inspector Kari Vaara is pushed into investigating a 90-year-old national hero for war crimes committed during World War II. Finland's Interior Minister demands a conclusion of innocence, but Germany wants extradition. Vaara is also drawn into a current murder-by-torture case that has the past and present colliding in ways no one could have anticipated.

Lucifer's Tears
Lucifer's Tears By Thompson, James Audiobook CD - 2011 CD Mystery THOMPSON Available in some locations

Annotation:Inspector Kari Vaara is pushed into investigating a 90-year-old national hero for war crimes committed during World War II. Finland's Interior Minister demands a conclusion of innocence, but Germany wants extradition. Vaara is also drawn into a current murder-by-torture case that has the past and present colliding in ways no one could have anticipated.

The Darkest Room
The Darkest Room A Novel By Theorin, Johan eBook - 2009

Annotation:Joakim Westin, a Stockholm schoolteacher and a grieving widower whose young daughter begins hearing ghostly voices, must solve a puzzle that includes a walled-in room and his community's mysterious glowing lighthouse. Winner of Sweden's Best Crime Novel Award.

The Darkest Room
The Darkest Room A Novel By Theorin, Johan Book - 2009 MYSTERY THEORIN 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Joakim Westin, a Stockholm schoolteacher and a grieving widower whose young daughter begins hearing ghostly voices, must solve a puzzle that includes a walled-in room and his community's mysterious glowing lighthouse. Winner of Sweden's Best Crime Novel Award.

Box 21
Box 21 By Roslund, Anders Book - 2009 FICTION ROSLUND 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Three years ago, Lydia and Alena were two hopeful girls from Lithuania. Now they are sex slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of better jobs and then trapped in a brothel. Suddenly they are given an unexpected chance at freedom and the opportunity to take revenge on their enslavers. What will happen now that the tables are turned and the victims fight back? The next in the series is Three Seconds.

Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End
Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End The Story of A Crime By Persson, Leif G. W. eBook - 2010

Annotation:This first entry in a trilogy inspired by the unsolved 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme traces an investigation into an unknown American's death in Stockholm and reveals a complex web of espionage and intelligence failures.

Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End
Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End The Story of A Crime By Persson, Leif G. W. Book - 2010 FICTION PERSSON 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:This first entry in a trilogy inspired by the unsolved 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme traces an investigation into an unknown American's death in Stockholm and reveals a complex web of espionage and intelligence failures.

The Redbreast
The Redbreast By Nesbø, Jo Book - 2006 MYSTERY NESBO 2006 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 5 on 5 copies

Annotation:First title published in the Harry Hole series. The Oregonian says that Jo Nesbo "uses grace and energy to blend intelligent art with grisly mayhem" in his Oslo thrillers.

Borkmann's Point
Borkmann's Point An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery By Nesser, Håkan Book - 2007 MYSTERY NESSER 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Chief Inspector Van Veeteren of Sweden is divorced, grumpy and cynical, and his love of dark beer, books and chess is probably greater than his love for his job. But his intuition and ability to read people have made him a highly successful detective.

Borkmann's Point
Borkmann's Point [an Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery] By Nesser, Håkan Audiobook CD - 2011 CD Mystery NESSER Available in some locations

Annotation:Chief Inspector Van Veeteren of Sweden is divorced, grumpy and cynical, and his love of dark beer, books and chess is probably greater than his love for his job. But his intuition and ability to read people have made him a highly successful detective.

Red Wolf
Red Wolf A Novel By Marklund, Liza Book - 2011 FICTION MARKLUND 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:The latest novel to feature Stockholm journalist Annika Bengtzon.

Sun Storm
Sun Storm By Larsson, Åsa Book - 2007 MYSTERY LARSSON 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Winner of Sweden's Best First Crime Novel Award.

Sun Storm
Sun Storm By Larsson, Åsa eBook - 2006 OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:Winner of Sweden's Best First Crime Novel Award.

The Ice Princess
The Ice Princess By Läckberg, Camilla Audiobook CD - 2010 CD Fiction LACKBERG All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The dark secrets of a small Swedish community are revealed as a woman returns to her hometown after the death of her parents and the suicide of a childhood friend. This begins a new series featuring Detective Patrik Hedstrom and biographer Erica Falck.

The Ice Princess
The Ice Princess By Läckberg, Camilla Book - 2010 FICTION LACKBERG 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The dark secrets of a small Swedish community are revealed as a woman returns to her hometown after the death of her parents and the suicide of a childhood friend. This begins a new series featuring Detective Patrik Hedstrom and biographer Erica Falck.

Unseen
Unseen By Jungstedt, Mari Book - 2006 MYSTERY JUNGSTEDT All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:First in the Detective Superintendant Anders Knutas mystery series, set on the Swedish island of Gotland.

Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back By Fossum, Karin Audiobook CD - 2004 CD Mystery FOSSUM Available in some locations

Annotation:Karin Fossum is Norway's “queen of crime.” Her psychological style of storytelling is compared to Ruth Rendell's. First in the Inspector Sejer series.

Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back By Fossum, Karin Book - 2005 MYSTERY FOSSUM 2005 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Karin Fossum is Norway's “queen of crime.” Her psychological style of storytelling is compared to Ruth Rendell's. First in the Inspector Sejer series.

Sun and Shadow
Sun and Shadow By Edwardson, Åke Book - 2005 MYSTERY EDWARDSON Available in some locations

Annotation:First in the Inspector Erik Winter series. Erik Winter is the youngest chief inspector in Sweden.

The Fourth Man
The Fourth Man By Dahl, Kjell Ola Book - 2008 FICTION DAHL Available in some locations

Annotation:First in the Chief Inspector Gunnarstranda and Detective Inspector Frank Frolich series. Gunnarstrand and Frølich of the Oslo Police use old-fashioned interview techniques and psychological insights to solve crimes.

Frozen Assets
Frozen Assets By Bates, Quentin Book - 2011 MYSTERY BATES 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A body is found floating in the harbor of a rural Icelandic fishing village. Was it an accident, or something more sinister? It's up to Officer Gunnhildur, a sardonic female cop, to find out. Author Quentin Bates is a U.K. native who lived in Iceland for a decade.

Jar City
Jar City A Reykjavik Thriller By Arnaldur Indriðason Book - 2006 MYSTERY ARNALDUR 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Solitary police detective Erlendur Sveinssen solves crimes in Reykjavik, Iceland while dealing with ghosts from his personal and professional past. First in the series.

Jar City
Jar City A Reykjavík Thriller By Arnaldur Indriðason Audiobook CD - 2011 CD Mystery ARNALDUR Available in some locations

Annotation:Solitary police detective Erlendur Sveinssen solves crimes in Reykjavik, Iceland while dealing with ghosts from his personal and professional past. First in the series.

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So you've read Stieg Larsson's explosive Millennium Trilogy series featuring the antisocial, but lethal Lisbeth Salandar, and Henning Mankell's series starring the rumpled, introspective Kurt Wallander. Maybe you know about the Inspector Martin Beck series by grandmasters of Swedish detective fiction, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. Expand your reading horizons and try some of these other Scandinavian authors.


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