Popular Scandinavian Literature Books

33+ [Hand Picked] Popular Books On Scandinavian Literature

Discover the list of some best books written on Scandinavian Literature by popular award winning authors. These book on topic Scandinavian Literature highly popular among the readers worldwide.

3.1/5

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith

In the Swedish criminal justice system, certain cases are considered especially strange and difficult, in Malmïżœ, the dedicated detectives who investigate these crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Sensitive Crimes Division. These are their stories. The first case: the small matter of a man stabbed in the back of the knee. Who would perpetrate such a crime and In the Swedish criminal justice system, certain cases are considered especially strange and difficult, in Malmïżœ, the dedicated detectives who investigate these crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Sensitive Crimes Division. These are their stories. The first case: the small matter of a man stabbed in the back of the knee. Who would perpetrate such a crime and why? Next: a young woman's imaginary boyfriend goes missing. But how on earth do you search for someone who doesn't exist? And in the final investigation: eerie secrets that are revealed under a full moon may not seem so supernatural in the light of day. No case is too unusual, too complicated, or too, well insignificant for this squad to solve. The team: Ulf 'the Wolf" Varg, the top dog, thoughtful and diligent; Anna Bengsdotter, who's in love with Varg's car (and possibly Varg too); Carl Holgersson, who likes nothing more than filling out paperwork; and Erik Nykvist, who is deeply committed to fly fishing. With the help of a rather verbose local police officer, this crack team gets to the bottom of cases other detectives can't or won't bother to handle. Equal parts hilarious and heartening, The Department of Sensitive Crimes is a tour de farce from a true master.

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3/5

Golden Cage by Camilla LĂ€ckberg , Katrin Frey (Translator)

Was machst du, wenn dir alles genommen wird? Faye und Jack sind das absolute Traumpaar. Sie haben das erfolgreichste Unternehmen Stockholms aufgebaut, wohnen in einem luxuriösen Apartment und sind umgeben von den Reichen und Schönen. Die gemeinsame Tochter Julienne ist die Krönung ihres GlĂŒcks. Doch der Schein trĂŒgt. Fayes Leben dreht sich nur noch um den verzweifelten Versu Was machst du, wenn dir alles genommen wird? Faye und Jack sind das absolute Traumpaar. Sie haben das erfolgreichste Unternehmen Stockholms aufgebaut, wohnen in einem luxuriösen Apartment und sind umgeben von den Reichen und Schönen. Die gemeinsame Tochter Julienne ist die Krönung ihres GlĂŒcks. Doch der Schein trĂŒgt. Fayes Leben dreht sich nur noch um den verzweifelten Versuch, Jack zu gefallen. Seine Verachtung ist in jeder seiner Gesten spĂŒrbar. Was verbirgt ihr einst liebevoller Mann vor ihr? Als Jack und Julienne von einem Bootstrip nicht zurĂŒckkehren und die Polizei eine Blutlache im Apartment entdeckt, fĂ€llt der Verdacht schnell auf Jack. Hat er seine eigene Tochter ermordet? Nichts in Fayes Leben ist mehr so, wie sie es kannte ...

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3.9/5

FrilÀge by Yrsa Keysendal

Anna och Linda vÀxer upp pÄ samma gÄrd. De delar pÄ dagarna, gungorna och sover pÄ varsin sida om samma vÀgg. De delar ocksÄ erfarenheten av att vÀxa upp med en förÀlder. Anna bor med sin mamma och Linda med sin pappa. De vet allt om varandra. Men sÄ en dag börjar nÄgot förÀndras. NÄgot gÄr sönder som Àr omöjligt att laga. MÄnga Är senare sitter Anna i en bil och kör forta Anna och Linda vÀxer upp pÄ samma gÄrd. De delar pÄ dagarna, gungorna och sover pÄ varsin sida om samma vÀgg. De delar ocksÄ erfarenheten av att vÀxa upp med en förÀlder. Anna bor med sin mamma och Linda med sin pappa. De vet allt om varandra. Men sÄ en dag börjar nÄgot förÀndras. NÄgot gÄr sönder som Àr omöjligt att laga. MÄnga Är senare sitter Anna i en bil och kör fortare Àn hon trodde var möjligt. DÀr finns ingen riktning, dÀr finns tusen riktningar. Och ligger inte utom kontroll farligt nÀra full kontroll? FrilÀge Àr en berÀttelse om hur vi gör avtryck i varandra för alltid. Hur vi blir till i en annan mÀnniskas blick och formas av dem vi Àlskar. Hur vi finns kvar oavsett hur mycket vi skadar varandra och gör allt i vÄr makt för att radera varandra ur vÄra liv.

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4.2/5

Beartown by Fredrik Backman , Neil Smith (Translator)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generat The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

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4.2/5

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith

In the Swedish criminal justice system, certain cases are considered especially strange and difficult, in Malmïżœ, the dedicated detectives who investigate these crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Sensitive Crimes Division. These are their stories. The first case: the small matter of a man stabbed in the back of the knee. Who would perpetrate such a crime and In the Swedish criminal justice system, certain cases are considered especially strange and difficult, in Malmïżœ, the dedicated detectives who investigate these crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Sensitive Crimes Division. These are their stories. The first case: the small matter of a man stabbed in the back of the knee. Who would perpetrate such a crime and why? Next: a young woman's imaginary boyfriend goes missing. But how on earth do you search for someone who doesn't exist? And in the final investigation: eerie secrets that are revealed under a full moon may not seem so supernatural in the light of day. No case is too unusual, too complicated, or too, well insignificant for this squad to solve. The team: Ulf 'the Wolf" Varg, the top dog, thoughtful and diligent; Anna Bengsdotter, who's in love with Varg's car (and possibly Varg too); Carl Holgersson, who likes nothing more than filling out paperwork; and Erik Nykvist, who is deeply committed to fly fishing. With the help of a rather verbose local police officer, this crack team gets to the bottom of cases other detectives can't or won't bother to handle. Equal parts hilarious and heartening, The Department of Sensitive Crimes is a tour de farce from a true master.

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3/5

Golden Cage by Camilla LĂ€ckberg , Katrin Frey (Translator)

Was machst du, wenn dir alles genommen wird? Faye und Jack sind das absolute Traumpaar. Sie haben das erfolgreichste Unternehmen Stockholms aufgebaut, wohnen in einem luxuriösen Apartment und sind umgeben von den Reichen und Schönen. Die gemeinsame Tochter Julienne ist die Krönung ihres GlĂŒcks. Doch der Schein trĂŒgt. Fayes Leben dreht sich nur noch um den verzweifelten Versu Was machst du, wenn dir alles genommen wird? Faye und Jack sind das absolute Traumpaar. Sie haben das erfolgreichste Unternehmen Stockholms aufgebaut, wohnen in einem luxuriösen Apartment und sind umgeben von den Reichen und Schönen. Die gemeinsame Tochter Julienne ist die Krönung ihres GlĂŒcks. Doch der Schein trĂŒgt. Fayes Leben dreht sich nur noch um den verzweifelten Versuch, Jack zu gefallen. Seine Verachtung ist in jeder seiner Gesten spĂŒrbar. Was verbirgt ihr einst liebevoller Mann vor ihr? Als Jack und Julienne von einem Bootstrip nicht zurĂŒckkehren und die Polizei eine Blutlache im Apartment entdeckt, fĂ€llt der Verdacht schnell auf Jack. Hat er seine eigene Tochter ermordet? Nichts in Fayes Leben ist mehr so, wie sie es kannte ...

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3.6/5

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman , Neil Smith (Translator)

After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. Amidst the mounting tension between the two rivals, a sur After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. Amidst the mounting tension between the two rivals, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to be Beartown’s new hockey coach. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the enmity with Hed grows more and more acute. As the big match approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up and their mutual contempt grows deeper. By the time the last game is finally played, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after all they’ve been through, the game they love can ever return to something simple and innocent.

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4.8/5

The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag , Ebba Segerberg (Translation)

In this breathtakingly bold, intricately constructed novel set in 18th century Stockholm, a dying man searches among the city’s teeming streets, dark corners, and intriguing inhabitants to unmask a ruthless murderer—perfect for fans of Perfume and The Alienist. It is 1793. Four years after the storming of the Bastille in France and more than a year after the death of King G In this breathtakingly bold, intricately constructed novel set in 18th century Stockholm, a dying man searches among the city’s teeming streets, dark corners, and intriguing inhabitants to unmask a ruthless murderer—perfect for fans of Perfume and The Alienist. It is 1793. Four years after the storming of the Bastille in France and more than a year after the death of King Gustav III of Sweden, paranoia and whispered conspiracies are Stockholm’s daily bread. A promise of violence crackles in the air as ordinary citizens feel increasingly vulnerable to the whims of those in power. When Mickel Cardell, a crippled ex-solider and former night watchman, finds a mutilated body floating in the city’s malodorous lake, he feels compelled to give the unidentifiable man a proper burial. For Cecil Winge, a brilliant lawyer turned consulting detective to the Stockholm police, a body with no arms, legs, or eyes is a formidable puzzle and one last chance to set things right before he loses his battle to consumption. Together, Winge and Cardell scour Stockholm to discover the body’s identity, encountering the sordid underbelly of the city’s elite. Meanwhile, Kristofer Blix—the handsome son of a farmer—leaves rural life for the alluring charms of the capital and ambitions of becoming a doctor. His letters to his sister chronicle his wild good times and terrible misfortunes, which lead him down a treacherous path. In another corner of the city, a young woman—Anna-Stina—is consigned to the workhouse after she upsets her parish priest. Her unlikely escape plan takes on new urgency when a sadistic guard marks her as his next victim. Over the course of the novel, these extraordinary characters cross paths and collide in shocking and unforgettable ways. Niklas Natt och Dag paints a deliciously dark portrait of late 18th century Stockholm, and the frightful yet fascinating reality lurking behind the powdered and painted veneer of the era.

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3.8/5

Störst av allt by Malin Persson Giolito

De rikaste rika och de mest utsatta behöver sÀllan trÀffas. Utom i Djursholms allmÀnna gymnasium. Fem tonÄringar, och en lÀrare som vill vÀl. Det slutar i katastrof. Nio mÄnader senare stÀlls artonÄriga Maja inför rÀtta. "Jag vet inte hur jag ska orka lyssna. Men det Àr farligt att slÀppa pÄ koncentrationen. För dÄ kommer ljuden. Ljudet nÀr de kom in i klassrummet och drog De rikaste rika och de mest utsatta behöver sÀllan trÀffas. Utom i Djursholms allmÀnna gymnasium. Fem tonÄringar, och en lÀrare som vill vÀl. Det slutar i katastrof. Nio mÄnader senare stÀlls artonÄriga Maja inför rÀtta. "Jag vet inte hur jag ska orka lyssna. Men det Àr farligt att slÀppa pÄ koncentrationen. För dÄ kommer ljuden. Ljudet nÀr de kom in i klassrummet och drog bort mig, ljudet nÀr Sebastians skalle föll i golvet, det lÀt ihÄligt. Det dÄnar i mig, sÄ fort jag inte passar mig kommer det tillbaka. Jag pressar naglarna in i mina handflator, försöker ta mig dÀrifrÄn. Men det hjÀlper inte. Min hjÀrna slÀpar alltid tillbaka mig till det dÀr jÀvla klassrummet." Störst av allt Àr en stenhÄrd rÀttegÄngsthriller, ett inkÀnnande portrÀtt av en ung mÀnniska och en svidande vidrÀkning med ett samhÀlle som obönhörligt hÄller pÄ att glida isÀr. Ett drama som vÀcker frÄgor om skuld och ansvar, straff och försoning.

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4.3/5

The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees, to their children, and to one another against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merch In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees, to their children, and to one another against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant who sets out to build a new type of beehive, one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but he hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao's young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought-provoking story that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.

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3.9/5

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz , George Goulding (Translator) , Stieg Larsson (Creator)

From the author of the #1 international best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web: the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander - the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - has never been able to uncover the From the author of the #1 international best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web: the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander - the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally, fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking, investigative journal Millennium. And nothing will stop her - not the anti-Muslim gang she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the deadly reach from inside the Russian mafia of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudo-scientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, together, are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the most insidious problems facing the world at this very moment.

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4.5/5

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz , Stieg Larsson (Creator) , George Goulding (Translator)

She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hack She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . . The duo who captivated millions of readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged, uniquely of-the-moment thriller.

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4.3/5

Kastanjemanden by SĂžren Sveistrup

The heart-pounding debut from the creator of the hit Scandinavian television show The Killing. If you find one, he’s already found you. A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerpr The heart-pounding debut from the creator of the hit Scandinavian television show The Killing. If you find one, he’s already found you. A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago. A tragic coincidence—or something more twisted? To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues. Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over. And no one is safe.

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3.8/5

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson , Rachel Willson-Broyles (Translator)

The sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined The sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un 
Soon Allan and Julius are at the centre of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Things are about to get very complicated 


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3.1/5

The Thirst by Jo NesbĂž , SeĂĄn Barrett (Narrator)

Harry Hole returns in the eleventh installment of the author's best-selling, electrifying crime fiction series—published in 48 languages, more than 30 million copies sold worldwide. In Police—the last novel featuring Jo Nesbþ's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective—a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. No Harry Hole returns in the eleventh installment of the author's best-selling, electrifying crime fiction series—published in 48 languages, more than 30 million copies sold worldwide. In Police—the last novel featuring Jo Nesbþ's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective—a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters—a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past.

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3.5/5

Dimma by Ragnar JĂłnasson

LögreglufulltrĂșinn Hulda rannsakar sĂ­Ă°asta sakamĂĄliĂ° sitt ĂĄĂ°ur en henni er gert aĂ° hĂŠtta störfum fyrir aldurs sakir, 64 ĂĄra gömul. Ung kona, hĂŠlisleitandi frĂĄ RĂșsslandi, finnst lĂĄtin ĂĄ Vatnsleysuströnd og bendir Ăœmislegt til ĂŸess aĂ° hĂșn hafi veriĂ° myrt. Engum er hĂŠgt aĂ° treysta og enginn segir allan sannleikann. Hörmulegir atburĂ°ir Ășr fortĂ­Ă° Huldu sĂŠkja ĂĄ hana og hĂșn gerir LögreglufulltrĂșinn Hulda rannsakar sĂ­Ă°asta sakamĂĄliĂ° sitt ĂĄĂ°ur en henni er gert aĂ° hĂŠtta störfum fyrir aldurs sakir, 64 ĂĄra gömul. Ung kona, hĂŠlisleitandi frĂĄ RĂșsslandi, finnst lĂĄtin ĂĄ Vatnsleysuströnd og bendir Ăœmislegt til ĂŸess aĂ° hĂșn hafi veriĂ° myrt. Engum er hĂŠgt aĂ° treysta og enginn segir allan sannleikann. Hörmulegir atburĂ°ir Ășr fortĂ­Ă° Huldu sĂŠkja ĂĄ hana og hĂșn gerir afdrifarĂ­k mistök viĂ° rannsĂłknina sem hafa ĂłfyrirsjĂĄanlegar afleiĂ°ingar. Ragnar JĂłnasson er einn fremsti spennusagnahöfundur ĂŸjóðarinnar og hefur hann vakiĂ° mikla athygli erlendis. MeĂ°al annars sat bĂłk hans, SnjĂłblinda, Ă­ efsta sĂŠti metsölulista Ă­ Bretlandi og ÁstralĂ­u, fyrst Ă­slenskra skĂĄldsagna. „Dimma heldur manni frĂĄ fyrstu blaĂ°sĂ­Ă°u til ĂŸeirrar sĂ­Ă°ustu.“ – KatrĂ­n JakobsdĂłttir

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3.6/5

HĂ€xan by Camilla LĂ€ckberg

HĂ€xan Ă€r den tionde delen i den omĂ„ttligt populĂ€ra FjĂ€llbackaserien som Ă€lskas vĂ€rlden över. Än en gĂ„ng fĂ„r vi följa författaren Erica Falck och polisen Patrik Hedström i deras kamp för att hitta svaren pĂ„ ondskans mysterier. NĂ€r fyraĂ„riga Linnea försvinner frĂ„n en gĂ„rd utanför FjĂ€llbacka vĂ€cks tragiska minnen till liv. Trettio Ă„r tidigare försvann en liten flicka frĂ„n exak HĂ€xan Ă€r den tionde delen i den omĂ„ttligt populĂ€ra FjĂ€llbackaserien som Ă€lskas vĂ€rlden över. Än en gĂ„ng fĂ„r vi följa författaren Erica Falck och polisen Patrik Hedström i deras kamp för att hitta svaren pĂ„ ondskans mysterier. NĂ€r fyraĂ„riga Linnea försvinner frĂ„n en gĂ„rd utanför FjĂ€llbacka vĂ€cks tragiska minnen till liv. Trettio Ă„r tidigare försvann en liten flicka frĂ„n exakt samma gĂ„rd och hittades senare mördad. Den gĂ„ngen anklagades tvĂ„ trettonĂ„riga flickor för att ha fört bort och dödat flickan. De befanns skyldiga i domstol men slapp fĂ€ngelse pĂ„ grund av sin Ă„lder. Den ena av dem har efter det levt ett stilla liv i FjĂ€llbacka. Den andra har just Ă„tervĂ€nt för första gĂ„ngen sedan hĂ€ndelsen, nu som firad skĂ„despelare för att portrĂ€ttera Ingrid Bergman i en film som ska spelas in i trakten. FjĂ€llbackaborna stĂ€ller mangrant upp i sökandet efter Linnea, och till slut finner man henne. Naken, invid samma skogstjĂ€rn dĂ€r den första flickan hittades. SkrĂ€cken sprider sig i det lilla samhĂ€llet. Kan fler flickor vara i fara? Trots att Patrik Hedström tycker att det verkar lĂ„ngsökt börjar han och hans kolleger vid Tanumshedepolisen utreda om det finns nĂ„got samband mellan de tvĂ„ fallen. Till sin hjĂ€lp fĂ„r de Erica Falck, som sedan lĂ€nge arbetar med en bok om det gamla mordet. Utredningen river upp mĂ„nga sĂ„r, drevet gĂ„r och invĂ„narnas rĂ€dsla för det okĂ€nda fĂ„r fruktansvĂ€rda konsekvenser.

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5/5

Gutten som elsket rÄdyr by Samuel BjÞrk

Det er jul. En eldre mann sitter i bilen sin pĂ„ vei over fjellet. Han fĂ„r plutselig Ăžye pĂ„ noe i mĂžrket der fremme, og fĂ„r med nĂžd og neppe stoppet. I snĂždrevet foran ham stĂ„r en liten gutt. BlĂ„ pĂ„ leppene. Med et rĂ„dyrhorn pĂ„ hodet. Fjorten Ă„r senere blir en ung jente funnet dĂžd i et fjellvann, ikke langt unna. Jenta er kledd som en ballettdanser. Ved bredden stĂ„r et foto Det er jul. En eldre mann sitter i bilen sin pĂ„ vei over fjellet. Han fĂ„r plutselig Ăžye pĂ„ noe i mĂžrket der fremme, og fĂ„r med nĂžd og neppe stoppet. I snĂždrevet foran ham stĂ„r en liten gutt. BlĂ„ pĂ„ leppene. Med et rĂ„dyrhorn pĂ„ hodet. Fjorten Ă„r senere blir en ung jente funnet dĂžd i et fjellvann, ikke langt unna. Jenta er kledd som en ballettdanser. Ved bredden stĂ„r et fotoapparat. I lyngen ved vannkanten ligger en side fra barneboka BrĂždrene LĂžvehjerte. Mia KrĂŒger jages fortsatt av tvillingsĂžsterens dĂžd. Holger Munch har vĂŠrt ute i permisjon for Ă„ ta seg av datteren. Sammen dras de inn i denne merkelige og intrikate saken, fast bestemt pĂ„ Ă„ finne en snarlig lĂžsning. Men lite vet de. Om hva som snart skal mĂžte dem. Samuel BjĂžrk er pseudonymet Frode Sander Øien bruker pĂ„ sine krimromaner. Hans fĂžrste krim, Det henger en engel alene i skogen (2013), vakte stor oppsikt internasjonalt og er solgt til 30 land. Boken ble nominert til Bokhandlerprisen i 2013, og var hovedbok i Sveriges stĂžrste bokklubb i 2014. OppfĂžlgeren Uglen ble ogsĂ„ en bestselger i en rekke land. Frode Sander Øien har ogsĂ„ utgitt romanene Fantastiske Pepsi Love og Speed til frokost.

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3.5/5

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson , Reg Keeland (Translator)

Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 0307269752 (ISBN13: 9780307269751) An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel. Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 0307269752 (ISBN13: 9780307269751) An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel. Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson , Reg Keeland (Translator)

Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposĂ© on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.   Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposĂ© on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.   Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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3.4/5

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson , Reg Keeland (Translator)

The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson's internationally best-selling trilogy. Lisbeth Salander - the heart of Larsson's two previous novels - lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockhol The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson's internationally best-selling trilogy. Lisbeth Salander - the heart of Larsson's two previous novels - lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back. ~from the jacket

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The Snowman by Jo NesbĂž , Don Bartlett (Translator)

Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbþ’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity. Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably ap Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbþ’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity. Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother—and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised—and constantly revised—by the killer. Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.

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5/5

The Ice Princess by Camilla LĂ€ckberg , Steven T. Murray (Translator)

Returning to her hometown of Fjallbacka after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a book about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will ans Returning to her hometown of Fjallbacka after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a book about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their own shared past. While her interest grows into an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case. But it is only when they start working together that the truth begins to emerge about a small town with a deeply disturbing past.

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4/5

The Redbreast by Jo NesbĂž , Don Bartlett (Translator)

The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbþ’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway’s book clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbþ’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway’s book clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation’s shadowy past. Vogue magazine says that “nobody can delve into the dark, twisted mind of a murderer better than a Scandinavian thriller writer”
and nobody does it better than Jo Nesbþ! James Patterson fans should also take note.

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3.4/5

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen , Lisa Hartford (Translator)

Carl Mþrck used to be one of Copenhagen’s best homicide detectives. Then a hail of bullets destroyed the lives of two fellow cops, and Carl—who didn’t draw his weapon—blames himself. So a promotion is the last thing he expects. But Department Q is a department of one, and Carl’s got only a stack of Copenhagen’s coldest cases for company. His colleagues snicker, but Carl ma Carl Mþrck used to be one of Copenhagen’s best homicide detectives. Then a hail of bullets destroyed the lives of two fellow cops, and Carl—who didn’t draw his weapon—blames himself. So a promotion is the last thing he expects. But Department Q is a department of one, and Carl’s got only a stack of Copenhagen’s coldest cases for company. His colleagues snicker, but Carl may have the last laugh, because one file keeps nagging at him: a liberal politician vanished five years earlier and is presumed dead. But she isn’t dead
yet.

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Flaggermusmannen by Jo NesbĂž , Don Bartlett (Translator)

Politimannen Harry Hole er i Sydney for Ä bistÄ australsk politi i etterforskningen av drapet pÄ en ung norsk kvinne. PÄ sin vei gjennom lysskye miljÞer treffer han horer og halliker, transer, klovner og pushere. Og noen aboriginer, Australias urinnvÄnere. Harry Hole har reist sÄ langt vekk fra Norge som det er mulig Ä komme. Saken er komplisert, og i den blinde nattejakte Politimannen Harry Hole er i Sydney for Ä bistÄ australsk politi i etterforskningen av drapet pÄ en ung norsk kvinne. PÄ sin vei gjennom lysskye miljÞer treffer han horer og halliker, transer, klovner og pushere. Og noen aboriginer, Australias urinnvÄnere. Harry Hole har reist sÄ langt vekk fra Norge som det er mulig Ä komme. Saken er komplisert, og i den blinde nattejakten pÄ morderen har han bare svake ekko Ä navigere etter. "Flaggermusmannen" er den fÞrste boken om Harry Hole, og den ga forfatteren bÄde Rivertonprisen og GlassnÞkkelen for Ärets beste skandinaviske kriminalroman.

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3.7/5

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell , Steven T. Murray (Translator)

It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word is foreign, leaving the police the one tangible clue they have–and in th It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word is foreign, leaving the police the one tangible clue they have–and in the process, the match that could inflame Sweden’s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments. Unlike the situation with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the beautiful but married young prosecuter who has piqued his interest, in this case, Wallander finds a problem he can handle. He quickly becomes obsessed with solving the crime before the already tense situation explodes, but soon comes to realize that it will require all his reserves of energy and dedication to solve. --back cover

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4.1/5

Hunger by Knut Hamsun , George Egerton (Translator)

One of the most important and controversial writers of the 20th century, Knut Hamsun made literary history with the publication in 1890 of this powerful, autobiographical novel recounting the abject poverty, hunger and despair of a young writer struggling to achieve self-discovery and its ultimate artistic expression. The book brilliantly probes the psychodynamics of alien One of the most important and controversial writers of the 20th century, Knut Hamsun made literary history with the publication in 1890 of this powerful, autobiographical novel recounting the abject poverty, hunger and despair of a young writer struggling to achieve self-discovery and its ultimate artistic expression. The book brilliantly probes the psychodynamics of alienation, obsession, and self-destruction, painting an unforgettable portrait of a man driven by forces beyond his control to the edge of the abyss. Hamsun influenced many of the major 20th-century writers who followed him, including Kafka, Joyce and Henry Miller. Required reading in world literature courses, the highly influential, landmark novel will also find a wide audience among lovers of books that probe the "unexplored crannies in the human soul" (George Egerton).

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman , Henning Koch (Translator)

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

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4.9/5

Nemesis by Jo NesbĂž , Don Bartlett (Translator)

How do you catch a killer when you're the number one suspect? A man is caught on CCTV, shooting dead a cashier at a bank. Detective Harry Hole begins his investigation, but after dinner with an old flame wakes up with no memory of the past 12 hours. Then the girl is found dead in mysterious circumstances and he beings to receive threatening emails: is someone trying to fra How do you catch a killer when you're the number one suspect? A man is caught on CCTV, shooting dead a cashier at a bank. Detective Harry Hole begins his investigation, but after dinner with an old flame wakes up with no memory of the past 12 hours. Then the girl is found dead in mysterious circumstances and he beings to receive threatening emails: is someone trying to frame him for her death? As Harry fights to clear his name, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery...

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4.8/5

The Devil's Star by Jo NesbĂž

A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star - a pentagram, the devil's star. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star - a pentagram, the devil's star. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work. A wave of similar murders is on the horizon. An emerging pattern suggests that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands, and the five-pointed devil's star is key to solving the riddle.

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4.2/5

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health. A big celebration is in the works for his 100th birthday, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption), so he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his s After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health. A big celebration is in the works for his 100th birthday, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption), so he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey. It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: he has not only witnessed some of the most important events of the 20th century, but actually played a key role in them. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

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3.7/5

The Leopard by Jo NesbĂž

In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them, and he doesn't want to be found. Deeply In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them, and he doesn't want to be found. Deeply traumatised by The Snowman investigation, which threatened the lives of those he holds most dear, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. But with his father seriously ill in hospital, Harry reluctantly agrees to return to Oslo. He has no intention of working on the case, but his instinct takes over when a third victim is found brutally murdered in a city park. The victims appear completely unconnected to one another, but it's not long before Harry makes a discovery: the women all spent the night in an isolated mountain hostel. And someone is picking off the guests one by one. A heart-stopping thriller from the bestselling author of the The Snowman, The Leopard is an international phenomenon that will grip you until the final page.

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