Popular Swedish Literature Books

29+ [Hand Picked] Popular Books On Swedish Literature

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

3.4/5

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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3.4/5

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman

A little book with a big heart! From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go. With all the same A little book with a big heart! From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go. With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled understanding of human nature and deep compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is a tiny gem with a message you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

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4.7/5

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman , Henning Koch (Translator)

Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy bus Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes. When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

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4.5/5

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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3.7/5

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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5/5

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten , Marlaine Delargy (Translator)

Content: - An elderly lady has accommodation problems - An elderly lady on her travels - An elderly lady seeks peace at Christmas time - The antique dealer's death - An elderly lady is faced with a difficult dilemma Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and
no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Content: - An elderly lady has accommodation problems - An elderly lady on her travels - An elderly lady seeks peace at Christmas time - The antique dealer's death - An elderly lady is faced with a difficult dilemma Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and
no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss investigations, features two-never-before translated stories that will keep you laughing all the way to the retirement home. Ever since her darling father’s untimely death when she was only eighteen, Maud has lived in the family’s spacious apartment in downtown Gothenburg rent-free, thanks to a minor clause in a hastily negotiated contract. That was how Maud learned that good things can come from tragedy. Now in her late eighties, Maud contents herself with traveling the world and surfing the net from the comfort of her father’s ancient armchair. It’s a solitary existence, but she likes it that way. Over the course of her adventures—or misadventures—this little bold lady will handle a crisis with a local celebrity who has her eyes on Maud’s apartment, foil the engagement of her long-ago lover, and dispose of some pesky neighbors. But when the local authorities are called to investigate a murder in her apartment complex, will Maud be able to avoid suspicion, or will Detective Inspector Irene Huss see through her charade?

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3/5

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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4.2/5

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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3.9/5

Stalker by Lars Kepler

För nio Är sedan dömdes prÀsten Rocky Kyrklund till rÀttspsykiatrisk vÄrd för ett brutalt mord. SjÀlv minns han ingenting. Efter en svÄr olycka har han Äterkommande blackouter. Samma sommar som hans Äteranpassning till samhÀllet pÄbörjas, skickar nÄgon en filmsekvens pÄ en kvinna i ett fönster till polisen. NÀsta dag hittas kvinnan död i sitt hem. Det Àr inte bara det besti För nio Är sedan dömdes prÀsten Rocky Kyrklund till rÀttspsykiatrisk vÄrd för ett brutalt mord. SjÀlv minns han ingenting. Efter en svÄr olycka har han Äterkommande blackouter. Samma sommar som hans Äteranpassning till samhÀllet pÄbörjas, skickar nÄgon en filmsekvens pÄ en kvinna i ett fönster till polisen. NÀsta dag hittas kvinnan död i sitt hem. Det Àr inte bara det bestialiska vÄldet som leder tankarna till Rocky Kyrklunds gamla mord. En ny film kommer till polisen. Ingen förstÄr vad som hÀnder och Joona Linna Àr försvunnen sedan mer Àn ett Är. NÀstan alla tror att han Àr död. NÀstan alla.

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3/5

Annabelle by Lina Bengtsdotter

En varm sommarnatt försvinner sjuttonÄriga Annabelle frÄn det lilla samhÀllet GullspÄng, pÄ grÀnsen mellan VÀstergötland och VÀrmland. Hennes förÀldrar Àr utom sig av oro, lokalpolisen stÄr handfallen och Missing people letar förgÀves. Kriminalinspektör Charlie Lager skickas dit tillsammans med sin kollega. Hon Àr utredare vid Nationella operativa avdelningen, en skicklig p En varm sommarnatt försvinner sjuttonÄriga Annabelle frÄn det lilla samhÀllet GullspÄng, pÄ grÀnsen mellan VÀstergötland och VÀrmland. Hennes förÀldrar Àr utom sig av oro, lokalpolisen stÄr handfallen och Missing people letar förgÀves. Kriminalinspektör Charlie Lager skickas dit tillsammans med sin kollega. Hon Àr utredare vid Nationella operativa avdelningen, en skicklig polis som i arbetet funnit de rutiner som hennes kaotiska inre behöver. Hon vÀrjer sig, vill inte Äka, men gör till slut som alltid: följer order. Det blir en resa bakÄt i tiden. Hon tvingas ÄtervÀnda till platsen hon lÀmnade nÀr hon var fjorton, ett förflutet och en barndom som hon gjort sitt bÀsta för att fly frÄn. VÀl dÀr vÀcks minnena till liv. Av att vÀxa upp dÀr valmöjligheterna Àr fÄ och drömmen om att ge sig av stark. Av mamman, som var allt det som Charlie Àr rÀdd för att bli, alkoholiserad och sjuk. Medan hon försöker fÄ fram sanningen om vem Annabelle var och vad som hÀnt henne, gör Charlie skrÀmmande upptÀckter om sin bakgrund. Och hon tvingas möta sitt vÀrsta minne: den gÄngen hon lÀt en annan mÀnniska dö.

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4/5

KaninjÀgaren by Lars Kepler

Joona Linna har suttit tvĂ„ Ă„r pĂ„ den slutna anstalten Kumla nĂ€r han förs till ett hemligt möte. Polisen behöver hans hjĂ€lp för att stoppa den gĂ„tfulle mördaren som gĂ„r under namnet KaninjĂ€garen. Den enda lĂ€nken mellan offren Ă€r att de alla hör ett barn lĂ€sa upp en ramsa om kaniner innan mördaren kommer. Ödets tĂ€rningskast placerar överraskande tevekocken Rex MĂŒller mitt i h Joona Linna har suttit tvĂ„ Ă„r pĂ„ den slutna anstalten Kumla nĂ€r han förs till ett hemligt möte. Polisen behöver hans hjĂ€lp för att stoppa den gĂ„tfulle mördaren som gĂ„r under namnet KaninjĂ€garen. Den enda lĂ€nken mellan offren Ă€r att de alla hör ett barn lĂ€sa upp en ramsa om kaniner innan mördaren kommer. Ödets tĂ€rningskast placerar överraskande tevekocken Rex MĂŒller mitt i hĂ€ndelsernas centrum. För första gĂ„ngen ska han ta hand om sin son Sammy. Men istĂ€llet för tre lugna veckor blir det en fruktansvĂ€rd kamp pĂ„ liv och död. Joona Linna och Saga Bauer Ă€r tvungna att börja samarbeta i hemlighet för att stoppa KaninjĂ€garen innan det Ă€r försent. Du vet aldrig vad ödet har i beredskap för dig, vad som kommer att hinna ifatt dig om du inte börjar springa nu. ThrillermĂ€staren Lars Kepler Ă€r tillbaka med en ny bladvĂ€ndare om kriminalkommissarie Joona Linna.

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3.6/5

Lazarus by Lars Kepler , Andrea Berardini (Translator)

La polizia di Oslo indaga sull’omicidio di un ladro di cadaveri: nel suo appartamento sono stati ritrovati i resti di corpi a diversi stadi di decomposizione, compreso il cranio della moglie del commissario della polizia criminale svedese Joona Linna. La tomba della donna, morta di cancro qualche anno prima e sepolta in Finlandia, Ăš stata profanata. Le cose si complicano q La polizia di Oslo indaga sull’omicidio di un ladro di cadaveri: nel suo appartamento sono stati ritrovati i resti di corpi a diversi stadi di decomposizione, compreso il cranio della moglie del commissario della polizia criminale svedese Joona Linna. La tomba della donna, morta di cancro qualche anno prima e sepolta in Finlandia, Ăš stata profanata. Le cose si complicano quando a Rostock, in Germania, viene scoperto il cadavere di uno stupratore: nel suo telefono compare il numero di Joona Linna. Due giorni prima di essere ucciso l’uomo ha chiamato il commissario, che ora da Stoccolma giunge sulla scena del crimine per partecipare alle indagini. Il tratto che accomuna entrambe le vittime dall’oscuro passato – il profanatore di Oslo, lo stupratore di Rostock – Ăš la presenza di segni di flagellazione sulla schiena: la firma di Jurek Walter, il peggior serial killer della storia europea. Ma non Ăš possibile, perchĂ© Jurek Walter Ăš morto da tempo. Saga Bauer, commissario dei Servizi segreti svedesi e grande amica di Joona, gli ha sparato tre colpi al petto al termine di un lungo inseguimento. Il corpo Ăš finito in mare, ma in seguito la perizia medico-legale ha confermato tutto. Il DNA non mente. E un serial killer non puĂČ tornare in vita come Lazzaro. Ma il dubbio si Ăš ormai insinuato nella mente di Joona Linna, mentre cresce vertiginosamente il numero delle vittime marchiate con la stessa, identica firma.

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3.9/5

SilvervÀgen by Stina Jackson

Det Àr sommar. Sedan tre Är tillbringar Lelle nÀtterna med att köra bil. Han kör utmed vÀg 95 som skÀr genom landet frÄn SkellefteÄ i nordvÀstlig riktning förbi Arvidsjaur, Arjeplog och mynnar vid norska grÀnsen, den vÀg som kallas SilvervÀgen. För tre Är sedan försvann hans dotter spÄrlöst och hennes försvinnande gnager sönder Lelle inifrÄn. Samtidigt anlÀnder Meja och he Det Àr sommar. Sedan tre Är tillbringar Lelle nÀtterna med att köra bil. Han kör utmed vÀg 95 som skÀr genom landet frÄn SkellefteÄ i nordvÀstlig riktning förbi Arvidsjaur, Arjeplog och mynnar vid norska grÀnsen, den vÀg som kallas SilvervÀgen. För tre Är sedan försvann hans dotter spÄrlöst och hennes försvinnande gnager sönder Lelle inifrÄn. Samtidigt anlÀnder Meja och hennes mamma till samma lilla ort. Meja Àr i samma Älder som Lelles dotter var nÀr hon försvann. Medan höstens mörker nÀrmar sig knyts Lelles och Mejas öden ihop och nÀr ytterligare en ung flicka försvinner förstÄr vi att deras liv för evigt kommer att vara ihoptvinnade. SilvervÀgen Àr en stark och berörande psykologisk spÀnningsroman. Med den lilla orten som fond, dÀr alla kÀnner alla, utvecklar sig ett drama om att aldrig ge upp, om att orka vara stark nÀr det Àr som mörkast.

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4.8/5

Husdjuret by Camilla Grebe

Ett brutalt mord i den lilla sörmlÀndska byn Ormberg för tre mÀnniskor samman: Malin, den unga polisen som har hela sitt liv prydligt utstakat, Hanne, profileraren vars tillvaro Àr pÄ vÀg att rÀmna och Jake - pojken som bÀr pÄ en onÀmnbar hemlighet. Jakten pÄ mördaren blir inte bara farlig, den förÀndrar ocksÄ i grunden deras existens. Sanningen har, som sÄ ofta, ett högt Ett brutalt mord i den lilla sörmlÀndska byn Ormberg för tre mÀnniskor samman: Malin, den unga polisen som har hela sitt liv prydligt utstakat, Hanne, profileraren vars tillvaro Àr pÄ vÀg att rÀmna och Jake - pojken som bÀr pÄ en onÀmnbar hemlighet. Jakten pÄ mördaren blir inte bara farlig, den förÀndrar ocksÄ i grunden deras existens. Sanningen har, som sÄ ofta, ett högt pris.

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4.9/5

LejontÀmjaren by Camilla LÀckberg , Katarina Ewerlöf (Narrator)

No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. January, FjĂ€llbacka. A semi-naked girl wanders through the woods in freezing cold weather. When she finally reaches the road, a car comes out of nowhere. It doesn’t No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. January, FjĂ€llbacka. A semi-naked girl wanders through the woods in freezing cold weather. When she finally reaches the road, a car comes out of nowhere. It doesn’t manage to stop. By the time Detective Patrik Hedström receives word of the accident, the girl has already been identified. Four months ago she disappeared on her way home from the local riding school, and no one has seen her since. It quickly becomes clear that she has been subjected to unimaginably brutal treatment. And it’s likely she’s not the only one. Meanwhile, Patrik’s wife, crime writer Erica Falck, is looking into an old case – a family tragedy that led to a man’s death. His wife was convicted of murder, but Erica senses that something isn’t right. What is the woman hiding? As Erica digs deeper, the past starts to cast a shadow over the present and Patrik is forced to see his investigation in a whole new light.

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4.9/5

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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5/5

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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5/5

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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3.3/5

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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5/5

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last—revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day. But the murder is not the most important thing on It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last—revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day. But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door—a girl who has never seen a Rubik's Cube before, but who can solve it at once. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night....

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5/5

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren , Florence Lamborn (Translator) , Louis S. Glanzman (Illustrator)

Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another! --back cover

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4.2/5

Ronia, the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren , Patricia Crampton (Translation)

Ronia, who lives with her father and his band of robbers in a castle in the woods, causes trouble when she befriends the son of a rival robber chieftain.

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3.4/5

The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren , Ilon Wikland (Illustrator) , Jill M. Morgan (Translator)

The Brothers Lionheart (Swedish: Bröderna LejonhjÀrta) is a children's fantasy novel written by Astrid Lindgren. It was published in the autumn of 1973 and has been translated into 46 languages. Many of its themes are unusually dark and heavy for the children's book genre. Disease, death, tyranny, betrayal and rebellion are some of the dark themes that permeate the story. The Brothers Lionheart (Swedish: Bröderna LejonhjÀrta) is a children's fantasy novel written by Astrid Lindgren. It was published in the autumn of 1973 and has been translated into 46 languages. Many of its themes are unusually dark and heavy for the children's book genre. Disease, death, tyranny, betrayal and rebellion are some of the dark themes that permeate the story. The lighter themes of the book involve platonic love, loyalty, hope, courage and pacifism. The two main characters are two brothers; the older Jonatan and the younger Karl. The two brothers' surname was originally Lion, but they are generally known as Lionheart. Karl's nickname is Skorpan (Rusky) since Jonatan likes these typical Swedish toasts or crusts. In Nangijala, a land in "the campfires and storytelling days", the brothers experience adventures. Together with a resistance group they lead the struggle against the evil Tengil, who rules with the aid of the fearsome fire-breathing dragon, Katla.

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3.4/5

Doctor Glas by Hjalmar Söderberg , Paul Britten Austin (Translator) , Margaret Atwood (Introduction)

Stark, brooding, and enormously controversial when first published in 1905, this astonishing novel juxtaposes impressions of fin-de-siùcle Stockholm against the psychological landscape of a man besieged by obsession. Lonely and introspective, Doctor Glas has long felt an instinctive hostility toward the odious local minister. So when the minister’s beautiful wife complains Stark, brooding, and enormously controversial when first published in 1905, this astonishing novel juxtaposes impressions of fin-de-siùcle Stockholm against the psychological landscape of a man besieged by obsession. Lonely and introspective, Doctor Glas has long felt an instinctive hostility toward the odious local minister. So when the minister’s beautiful wife complains of her husband’s oppressive sexual attentions, Doctor Glas finds himself contemplating murder. A masterpiece of enduring power, Doctor Glas confronts a chilling moral quandary with gripping intensity.

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3.8/5

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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3.2/5

Ondskan by Jan Guillou

I Jan Guillous Ondskan beskrivs vÄldet i den svenska vardagen. Vi fÄr följa huvudpersonen Eriks fostran i ondska frÄn hemmet med den sadistiske fadern till skolgÄrden med dess gÀngbildningar. Erik blir relegerad pÄ grund av sitt brutala upptrÀdande och hamnar pÄ internatskola. Det Àr en vÀrld fylld av pennalism, och Erik drivs in i sökandet efter motstÄndets villkor. Men ha I Jan Guillous Ondskan beskrivs vÄldet i den svenska vardagen. Vi fÄr följa huvudpersonen Eriks fostran i ondska frÄn hemmet med den sadistiske fadern till skolgÄrden med dess gÀngbildningar. Erik blir relegerad pÄ grund av sitt brutala upptrÀdande och hamnar pÄ internatskola. Det Àr en vÀrld fylld av pennalism, och Erik drivs in i sökandet efter motstÄndets villkor. Men hans försök att hÀvda sig mot de Àldre kamraternas förtryck leder in i en spiral av vÄld och motvÄld som han i lÀngden inte kan bemÀstra. Det leder till öppet krig. Till slut Àr Erik beredd att ta den avgörande hÀmnden...

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3.1/5

Cirkeln by Mats Strandberg , Sara Bergmark Elfgren

Engelsfors. Vackert namn, risig stad. Omgiven av djupa skogar dÀr mÀnniskor ofta gÄr vilse och försvinner. Sex tjejer har just börjat gymnasiet. De har inget gemensamt - förutom att en urÄldrig ondska jagar dem. Höstterminen har just börjat nÀr en elev hittas död pÄ en av gymnasieskolans toaletter. Alla förmodar att det var ett sjÀlvmord. Alla utom de som vet sanningen. En n Engelsfors. Vackert namn, risig stad. Omgiven av djupa skogar dÀr mÀnniskor ofta gÄr vilse och försvinner. Sex tjejer har just börjat gymnasiet. De har inget gemensamt - förutom att en urÄldrig ondska jagar dem. Höstterminen har just börjat nÀr en elev hittas död pÄ en av gymnasieskolans toaletter. Alla förmodar att det var ett sjÀlvmord. Alla utom de som vet sanningen. En natt dÄ mÄnen fÀrgats mystiskt röd förs sex tonÄrstjejer till den nedlagda folkparken. De vet inte hur de har kommit dit eller varför de Àr dÀr, men utan varandra kommer de inte att överleva. De fÄr veta att de Àr hÀxor. De Utvalda, som nÀmns i en urÄldrig profetia. Plötsligt Àr gymnasiet pÄ liv och död - bokstavligt talat. De mÄste lÀra sig samarbeta trots sina olikheter, och kontrollera de magiska krafter som vaknat till liv inom dem. Tiden hÄller pÄ att rinna ut. De mÄste hitta och besegra ondskan som jagar dem, innan ondskan hittar dem.

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4.2/5

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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