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The Preacher, by Camilla Lackberg

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

The Preacher is the second book by Camilla Lackberg that is translated into English. The first was The Ice Princess, a marvelous debut book and an exciting read. The Preacher starts out very violently, with a little boy finding a naked woman staring at […]

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The Leopard, by Jo Nesbo

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

Harry Hole has a knack for solving difficult cases.  He sees invisible patterns, has a strong intuition that guides him, and lots of guts, will, and determination. He has solved a series of difficult cases, the last one involving the so-called Snowman. […]

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Jussi Adler-Olsen wins the Glass Key Award for 2010

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

The Danish crime fiction writer Jussi Adler-Olsen has won the Glass Key Award for his book Flaskepost fra P. This is the third book in Adler-Olsen’s outstanding series about police commissioner Carl Mørck and his odd and intriguing Department Q (see our review of the first […]

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Hypothermia, by Arnaldur Indridason

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

Iceland is a strange, austere and beautiful place. And the prize winning Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason is some ways like his country – strange and surprising, somewhat austere in his writing style, but beautiful as well, with an ability to evoke sentiments […]

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The Hypnotist, by Lars Kepler

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

Lars Kepler’s The Hypnotist starts  with a bang; with the brutal murder – or perhaps slaughter is a better word – of a whole family in a Stockholm suburb. Two parents and their little daughter have been stabbed to death. An older brother, […]

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Mercy, by Jussi Adler-Olsen

April 21, 2019 PETER 0

There’s a new guy in town! So far the Scandinavian crime fiction scene has been dominated by Swedes – Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser, Liza Marklund, Johan Theorin and many others – as well as Norwegians – Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum, Anne Holt, and company. Some Icelanders and Finns too, but there […]