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December 8 2016

Murder, Mystery, and Scandinavia: The Perfect Combination

If you like the setting of your murder mysteries to take place in a cold, snowy climate, you’re not alone. The newest and bloodiest murder mysteries now seem to take place in Scandinavia....
November 17 2016

It’s All About the Story

As with many other crime novels, my books are a mirror of the world and the society I live in. Swedish crime fiction often explores very dark themes and is greatly concerned with social issues...
September 1 2016

Review: Hell Fire by Karin Fossum

Hell Fire by Karin Fossum is the 12th Inspector Sejer Mystery, following the murder of a mother and her son and the masterfully intertwined parallel story of a separate mother/son relationship. This...
February 18 2016

Now Win This!: Blood for Blood Sweepstakes

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July 14 2015

Fresh Meat: Open Grave by Kjell Eriksson

Open Grave by Kjell Eriksson is the 6th Nordic mystery featuring Police Inspector Ann Lindell where a Nobel Prize winner is greeted with jealousy and violence (available July 14, 2015). I don’t...
January 21 2014

Fresh Meat: Bad Wolf by Nele Neuhaus

Bad Wolf by Nele Neuhaus is the second translated novel in the Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein detective series (available January 21, 2014). Nele Neuhaus knows how to kickstart a story....
September 30 2013

Fresh Meat: Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist is a horrifying and chilling short fiction anthology, translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg (available October 1, 2013). Before I started...
September 15 2013

Fresh Meat: Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason

Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb, is the eighth in the Inspector Erlandur procedural series set in Iceland (available September 17, 2013). Sigurdur Óli is...
September 12 2013

Fresh Meat: Strange Bird by Anna Jansson

Strange Bird by Anna Jansson, set in Sweden on the island of Gotland, is Book One of the fourteen books in the Maria Wern series, translated into English by Paul Norlen (available September 17, 2013.) Something...
May 12 2013

Fresh Meat: The Healer by Antti Tuomainen

The Healer by Antti Tuomainen is a novel of dystopian, futuristic Nordic noir (available May 14, 2013). Tapani Lehtinen’s wife, Johanna is missing. She’s a reporter and routinely goes...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
February 18 2013

Fresh Meat: Killer’s Art by Mari Jungstedt

Killer’s Art by Mari Jungstedt is the latest U.S. release in the Swedish crime series featuring police inspector Anders Knutas and TV journalist Johan Berg (available February 25, 2013). On...
January 6 2013

Scene of the Crime in Reykjavík

If you’re as captivated by Icelandic crime fiction as we are you’ll want to know about the guided “Reykjavík Criminally” walks run by the Reykjavík City Library...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
November 10 2012

The Killing: Why Won’t It Die?

The whispers became full-on conversation last week when it was announced that The Killing might be back for a third season on AMC and/or via Netflix. Chris Morgan mentioned this yesterday, and...
November 5 2012

Those Darn Cats!

It was only a matter of time. First they took the Internet with their antics, worming their way into our hearts and minds. Making fools of themselves for the humans. Lulling us into submission. Now...
September 9 2012

The Troubled... Fan?: For the Love of Wallander

Henning Mankell had every right to end his Kurt Wallander series when and how he wanted to. But couldn’t he have thought of Wallander’s loyal and long time fans, just a little? Thrown us...
June 30 2012

Fresh Meat: Only One Life by Sara Blaedel

Only One Life by Sara Blaedel is a Danish procedural (available July 1, 2012). It was clearly no ordinary drowning. Inspector Louise Rick is immediately called out to Holbraek Fjord when a young...
June 5 2012

Now Win This!: Kjell Ericksson’s Ann Lindell Series

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June 5 2012

Fresh Meat: Carin Gerhardsen’s The Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen is the first in the Hammarby series of Swedish thrillers (available June 5, 2012). “A serial murderer? You’re out of your mind! How many of those have...
May 29 2012

Fresh Meat: Killer’s Island by Anna Jansson

Killer’s Island is the English language debut of Anna Jansson’s Detective Inspector Maria Wern's police procedurals, beginning with Book 7 in the long-running Swedish series (available...
May 15 2012

Fresh Meat: The Dead of Summer by Mari Jungstedt

The Dead of Summer by Mari Jungstedt is the latest book in the Anders Knutas series of Swedish police procedural mysteries to be released in the United States (available May 15, 2012). Crime fiction...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 12 2012

Before The Killing, Joel Kinnaman Made Easy Money

Recently, CrimeHQ’s own Laura K. Curtis hosted a discussion with Swedish crime writer Jens Lapidus. He was in New York to promote the U.S. release of his novel Easy Money, the first in his “Stockholm...
April 24 2012

The Best Novel Nominees, or How To Handicap the 2011 Edgars

For the first time in recent memory (read: more than a decade), none of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award nominees for Best Novel have ever been nominated before. On April 26th, one of...
April 3 2012

Now Win This!: John Ajvide Lindqvist Undead Prize Package

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Stay tuned on our Sweepstakes page for more offers! You may first have heard of this Swedish author because of his 1980’s vampire tale Let the...
March 25 2012

The Nordic Invasion Takes New York: Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and Elizabeth Hand

If you like the dark, Nordic-sensibility works of Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and Elizabeth Hand and you live in or around New York City, we have an event you won’t want to miss: The two authors will be...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
March 19 2012

Fresh Meat: Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is the third book in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir thriller series (available March 27, 2012). In January 1973, the Eldfell volcano on the Icelandic island of...
March 8 2012

Fresh Meat: Helsinki White by James Thompson

Helsinki White by James Thompson is the latest in the Kari Vaara series of police procedurals set in Finland (available March 15, 2012). There are good cops and bad cops. And then there’s Kari...
March 6 2012

Now Win This!: Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s Ashes to Dust

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February 17 2012


Thanks to the fabulous Lavie Tidhar’s tweetstream, I learned a new term yesterday: UmlautPunk. Now, if you’re like me, when you read that word, you probably imagined something like the picture...
December 20 2011

Christmas Is for Happy People: Arnaldur Indridason’s Voices

“Christmas is for happy people,” a moody young hotel maid observes in Arnaldur Indridason’s (Indriðason) Icelandic thriller Voices. Indridason’s equally moody sleuth agrees. The...
December 14 2011

Denise Mina Does Stieg Larsson as Graphic Novel

Denise Mina fans may not be aware that she has a history (and a future) in comics as well as crime. She worked with illustrator Leonardo Manco on Hellblazer, and she’ll be working with him again to...