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Scandinavian Mysteries

These recent novels explore the dark underside of Northern European countries.

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Holt, Anne, 1958-
A suspenseful locked-room mystery set in an isolated hotel in Norway, where guests stranded during a monumental snowstorm start turning up dead.
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Kaaberbøl, Lene
A gripping novel written by two women about the criminal mistreatment of women and children, compassionately told and featuring believable female characters.
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Fossum, Karin, 1954-
In this masterful thriller, Fossum takes an ordinary situation, makes it ominous, and then provides multiple perspectives from which to view events.
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Eriksson, Kjell, 1953-
Ann Lindell, Eriksson's series detective, must investigate a severed female foot found in an area inhabited by a striking number of single men.
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Kepler, Lars.
A grisly murder leaves only one witness - a traumatised child. Inspector Joona Linna turns to a hypnotist to unlock the secrets in the child's mind.
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Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
A politician vanished without a trace five years before. The world assumes she's dead. But Chief Detective Carl Mork knows she isn't.
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Mankell, Henning, 1948-
A bone-chilling mystery that spans two centuries and four continents. From a master of Scandinavian suspense.
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Dahl, Arne, 1963-
The first novel in Arne Dahl's gripping Intercrime series - widely considered to be one of Sweden's best - Misterioso is a penetrating, dark, and absorbing read.
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Wagner, Jan Costin
A psychological crime thriller featuring melancholy Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa. Kimmo's usually lonely Christmas takes an unexpected turn when a young prostitute turns up on his doorstep.
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Larsson, Åsa, 1966-
Prosecutor Rebecka Martinsson joins forces once again with Police Inspector Anna-Maria Mella in this vivid tale of suspense involving suspected Nazi collaborators. From one of Sweden's finest crime writers.