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The Human Part by Kari Hotakainen

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

The Human Part (Finnish original title Ihmisen osa) is a marvelous and fascinating tale by prize-winning Finnish author Kari Hotakainen. It starts, interestingly, with a scolding of authors. Authors are people who make a living by producing lies, says Salme Malmikunnas, the […]

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The Devil’s Star, by Jo Nesbo

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

(Original title Marekors.) Jo Nesbo (Norwegian name Nesbø), author of the best-selling series featuring Detective Harry Hole, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key Award,  the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Bookclub’s prize for best ever Norwegian crime […]

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Swedish Stieg Larsson biography published

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

Before his death from a sudden heart attack in 2004, Stieg Larsson was known for his workaholic lifestyle. He ran the anti-racist magazine Expo and wrote freelance articles aimed at exposing Swedish neo-Nazis by night, and worked at the TT news agency […]

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Red Wolf, by Liza Marklund

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

This must be an exciting time for Liza Marklund. Postcard Killers, the thriller she wrote with James Patterson, will be released in the US on August 16th. And Red Wolf, her most recent book in the Annika Bengtzon series, will be […]

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Postcard Killers, by James Patterson and Liza Marklund

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

Postcard Killers is the result of an interesting collaborative effort between James Patterson, with a record number of New York Times bestsellers, and Liza Marklund, well established Swedish crime fiction writer. Nothing out of the ordinary for James Patterson – he collaborates extensively – […]

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Headhunters, by Jo Nesbo

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

Finally Jo Nesbo’s freestanding novel Headhunters, is here. This is not a Harry Hole novel: instead of the tall, gutsy detective this novel features Roger Brown, a headhunter. An excellent headhunter even, a man who is extremely good at locating and […]

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Two soldiers, by Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

Two soldiers is the fifth novel by the Swedish award winning duo Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström translated into English. Roslund & Hellstrom is an interesting duo. Anders Roslund is a journalist and criminologist, while Börge Hellström is a former criminal […]