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Initial post: 12 Apr 2012 12:38:14 BDT
has anyone tried anything new on the scandavian crime/thriller front. I think i've exhausted nearly them all. i love the genre and would love to find a new author. I've read Steig Larsson, asa larsson. Mankell, Indridison, Ake Edwardson,Karin Fossum, Jan Costin Wagner. Help!!
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Posted on 15 Apr 2012 07:37:35 BDT
kittycat2000 says:
Have you read Mercy by Jussi Adler Olsen? I thought it was great. I also liked One, Two ... He is coming for you by T P Boje, this might only be available on kindle. One author I've discovered recently, although she's not exactly new, is Anne Holt. I loved her first Johanne Vik book Punishment (Johanne Vik).

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2012 12:06:02 BDT
Kate 120 says:
How about Hakan Nesser's inspector Van Veeteren series?

Posted on 15 Apr 2012 15:17:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Apr 2012 15:17:50 BDT
I agree that Mercy by Adler-Olssen (Denmark) and Nesser's Van Veeteren series (Sweden) are very good. I also highly recommend Karin Altvegen (eg Missing), Helene Tursten (Detective Inspector Huss), Liza Marklund, Kjell Eriksson as excellent Swedish authors. There is a very good Norwegian PI series by Gunnar Staalesen featuring a PI called Varg Veum, an ex-social worker. They are rather Chandler-like. Try the website Euro Crime (www.eurocrime.co.uk), where you can sort by country and get direct links to reviews of an author's books. Also at my blog Petrona (http://petronatwo.wordpress.com) I have two posts surveying Norwegian and Swedish crime fiction respectively, one click from the blog homepage.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2012 18:35:08 BDT
I've read Mercy and loved it but never tried Boje or Holt so will give them a try, thanks. Kate120, I 've read all Nesser's Van veeteren and love them. Just finishing his most recent one the Hour of the Wolf, Great!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2012 20:00:38 BDT
Try the books of Johan Theorin -not too many yet but I thought they were pretty good!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012 19:45:12 BDT
Janey says:
I've read Mankell, Nesser and Steig Larsson and they were all very good, Steig Larsson in particular. The only other books that I have read which compare are those written by Roslund and Hellstrom, they are completely gripping and all have a totally unexpected twist at the end. Only three have been translated so far, Cell 8, 30 seconds and Box 21. All are excellent, read and enjoy

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012 19:54:39 BDT
I've read all the above except Cell 8. I had meant to get it but then forgot it again. Thanks for the reminder!! Enjoyed his other ones!

Posted on 22 Apr 2012 00:20:37 BDT
Puzzler says:
Have you tried Majsjowall&Per Warloo Martin Beck series

Posted on 23 Apr 2012 17:30:25 BDT
Lowenna says:
Jo Nesbo is good

Posted on 23 Apr 2012 18:56:32 BDT
rinadistra says:
Peter Hoeg, Smilas Sense of Snow, is my all time favorite.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 20:35:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Apr 2012 20:39:56 BDT
Ms Smilas sense of Snow- I have that book but never actually read it. Is it a thriller or crime or how would you describe it?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 20:35:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Apr 2012 20:39:18 BDT
Re Jo Nesbo: yes, read them all and love them!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 20:36:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Apr 2012 20:38:57 BDT
Re Per and Wahloo:I've read the first couple but wasn't that mad on them.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 20:38:06 BDT
Are Theorin's books abit creepy as in supernatural? I got the impression they were and always avoided them because of this but maybe I'm wrong?

Posted on 28 Apr 2012 01:23:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Apr 2012 01:26:51 BDT
Surprised no one has mentioned Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland), he's usually thrown in with the Scandi-crime writers. Really recommend his series. Jar City (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 1) is the first.

Posted on 28 Apr 2012 01:26:23 BDT
Also James Thompson's first: Snow Angels
(American ex-pat married to a Finn, living in Finland.)

Posted on 28 Apr 2012 01:33:49 BDT
Last post... :)

Something fun on Youtube: Hürda Gürda Mürder
http://youtu.be/Q9oFxntxSQE

Tom Barnaby helps out a Scandi-crimefighting team...

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2012 12:08:25 BDT
Have read all Indridison's and loved them. Just read Snow Angels and about to start his next one Lucifers Tears!! Can some one rake up SOMEONE i haven't tried. I'm addicted!!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 02:45:09 BDT
LOL, Gwyneth, I think you're outpacing the translators ;)

I did pick up this one, but haven't read it yet - here in the US it's only .99, although trad-pubbed, and it has 2 five-star reviews here. Might be worth a try:

Death on Pilot Hill: an Inspector Harald Sohlberg Mystery

I also read this one and liked it, but it's very different from most Scandinavian/Icelandic....slower and more historical background. Good though.

The Flatey Enigma

Posted on 29 Apr 2012 12:30:36 BDT
chrissy100 says:
ive just got one by this author from the libary yrsa sigurdardottir the day is dark and karen fossam just read 2 of hers

Posted on 29 Apr 2012 13:37:11 BDT
w-w says:
The Day is Dark

:o)

Posted on 29 Apr 2012 21:57:05 BDT
Two authors i HAVEN'T tried are Mari Jungstedt and Helene Tursten. Can anyone tell me what these are like compared to some of the other Scandanavian crime writers?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 14:00:10 BDT
try Jo Nesbo!

Posted on 30 Apr 2012 14:25:42 BDT
tiharoa says:
Idridason is very good also by Yrsa Sigurdardottir: Last Rituals, My Soul to Take, Ashes to dust.
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