Scandinavian Crime Fiction, 2008 & 2009
List of Scandinavian crime fiction books published in English translations in the US and in UK in 2008 and 2009. See forthcoming books for a list of recent and forthcoming releases of Scandinavian crime fiction novels.
Released in 2009:
- Stieg Larsson: The Girl Who Played with Fire. Second book in the Millennium trilogy. Reviewed.
- Karin Alvtegen: Shadow. A story of dark family secrets. Reviewed
- Camilla Lackberg: The Stonecutter, the third book about Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck from Fjallbacka (book review)(and The Preacher released as paperback in the UK)
- Jo Nesbo: The Redeemer, a new book in the series about Detective Harry Hole. Reviewed
- Hakan Nesser: Woman with a Birthmark. Another book in the series about Inspector Van Veeteren - Review
- Yrsa Sigurdardottir: My Soul to Take, the second book with the Icelandic lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir - Review
- Dahl, K O: The Last Fix, a new book with dectives Gunnarstranda and Frolich from Oslo. - Review
- Egeland, Tom: The Guardians of the Covenant. About Archaeologist Bjorn Belto who finds ancient Viking parchments. Review
- Jarkko Sipila: Against the Wall. A Helsinki Homicide novel featuring Detective Lieutenant Kari Takamaki and undercover agent Suhonen. Review.
- Leif Davisen: The Woman from Bratislava. Starring Teddy Pedersen, a middle-aged, Danish university lecturer (Review)
- Karin Fossum: The Water's Edge. Another book in Karin Fossum's series about Inspector Konrad Sejer. Review.
- Johan Theorin: The Darkest Room. Another crime story from Oland. Review.
- Camilla Lackberg: The Stonecutter, a new book from Fjallbacka, featuring Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, the third in the series. Review.
- Inger Frimansson: Island of the Naked Women- psychological thriller (Review)
- Arnaldur Indridason: Hypothermia, a new Reykjavik-thriller with Sigurdur and Erlendur. Review.
- Gunnar Staalesen: The Consorts of Death, another Varg Veum from Bergen in Norway. Review.
- Death Angels, by Ake Edwardson, a new book in the series about Chief Inspector Erik Winter. Review.
- Tove Jansson: The True Deceiver. Review.
- Stieg Larsson: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, the third and final book in the Millennium Trilogy, featuring Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander
- Anne Holt: Death in Oslo, a new novel with former FBI profiler Johanne Vik and her husband, Detective Inspector Adam Stubo (UK release Dec. 10, US release: Unknown). Book review.
Released in 2008:
- Alvtegen, Karin: Missing. Demonstrates clearly that Alvtegen is one of the best of the Swedish crime writers. (Status: Released.) Review.
- Larsson, Stieg: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This is the first book in the Millennium Trilogy by this incredibly talented (now dead) writer. (Status: Released) Review
- Sigurdardottir, Yrsa: Last Rituals. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is commissioned to find out the truth. (Status: Released) Review
- Burman, Carina: The Streets of Babylon (released February in the UK, May in the US) (review)
- Holt, Anne: What Never Happens (Status: released)(review)
- Larsson, Asa: The Savage Altar (UK)(published as Sun Storm in the US) (review)
- Nesbo, Jo: Nemesis. This is the fourth crime novel by Nesbo starring Detective Harry Hole, in Oslo, Norway, to be published in English. (amazon.com gives May as publication date) Review
- Eriksson, Kjell: The Demon of Dakar. Book number 7 starring Detectives Ola Haver and Ann Lindell, from Uppsala in Sweden (review)
- Lackberg, Camilla: The Ice Princess, starring Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, in Fjallbacka in Sweden (review)
- Mankell, Henning: The Eye of the Leopard (review)
- Dahl, K O: The Man in the Window. Book number three about Gunnarstranda and Frolich, from the Oslo Police (amazon.com gives March 18, 2008 as release date)(review)
- Fossum, Karin: Broken, a wonderful novel, borderline between crime and general fiction. (review)
- Nesser, Hakan: Mind's Eye. The fourth Inspector Van Veeteren novel to be released in English. Review
- Larsson, Asa: The Black Path, the third book starring Rebecka Martinssons, a Swedish lawyer. Review.
- Roslund & Hellstrom: The Vault. Review.
- Johan Theorin: Echoes from the Dead (review)
- Henning Mankell: The Pyramid (The Wallander Stories) (Review)
- Arnaldur Indridason: Arctic Chill (More Erlendur!) (Review)
- Mari Jungstedt: The Inner Circle (More Inspector Anders Knutas) (book review)
- Kjaerstad, Jan: The Discoverer (The Jonas Wergeland Trilogy, final book) Review.