New Crime Fiction Books
New crime fiction books by Scandinavian authors to be published in English translations. For releases from 2008 and 2009, see earlier releases.
Released in 2012
- Quentin Bates: Cold Comfort. The second book in Bates' new series about Icelandic detective Gunna in Reykjavik. Review.
- Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson: The Flatey Enigma. The first novel translated into English by this excellent and accomplished Icelandic author. (Review.)
- Liza Marklund: Vanished (previously published as Paradise). Vanished is the third book in the Annika Bengtzon series. It has been re-published with new translation. (Review.)
- Harry Nykanen: Nights of Awe. Eccentric Jewish policeman Ariel Kafka investigates the murder of four Arabs in the long darkness of Helsinki nights. (Review.)
- Gunnar Staalesen: Cold Hearts, a new book about Varg Veum - the fifteenth in the series.
- Helene Tursten: Night Rounds. The second book in Tursten's series about Detective Inspector Irene Huss. Review.
- Ake Edwardson: Sail of Stone. The sixth book in Edwardson's series about the stylish Chief Inspector Erik Winter in Gothenburg, Sweden. (Review.)
- Mari Jungstedt: Dark Angel, the sixth book in the intriguing series featuring Inspector Anders Knutas, Gotland, Sweden. (Review.)
- Camilla Läckberg: The Drowning. The sixth in Läckberg's acclaimed series about the couple Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck in the small town of Fjallbacka, Sweden. (Review.)
- Jo Nesbø: Phantom. The latest (ninth) book in the excellent series about Harry Hole.
- Leif GW Persson: Another Time, Another Life - The Story of a Crime. Another fabulous installment in Persson's series about Lars Martin Johansson, the cop who can see around corners (even when it is dark)! (Review.)
- James Thompson: Helsinki White. The third book about Inspector Kari Vaara in Helsinki. (Review.)
- Anna Jansson: Killer's Island. The first book in English in the well-known series aabout detective Maria Wern. (Review.)
- Jens Lapidus: Easy Money. The first book in Jens Lapidus' remarkable Stockholm Noir trilogy, a tough book from the dark side of Stockholm.
- Liza Marklund: Last Will. The sixth book in Marklund's series about reporter Annika Bengtzon.
- Hakan Nesser: Hour of the Wolf. This is the seventh book in the remarkable and excellent series about the stunning Inspector Van Veeteren.
- Mons Kallentoft: Summertime Death. The second book in the Malin Fors series set in Linkoping, Sweden.
- Karin Wahlberg: Death of a Carpet Dealer. Book seven in Wahlberg's series about police commissioner Claes Claesson. (Review.)
- Jussi Adler-Olsen: Disgrace. The second installment in the extraordinary series about Carl Morck and his assistant Assad. The special Department Q of the Copenhagen police!
- Anne Holt: Blind Goddess. This is the first book in Holt's first crime fiction series, featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen of the Oslo police.
- Arnaldur Indridason: Black Skies. Another installment in the excellent series of Reykjavik crime by Indridason, featuring Sigurdur and Erlendur.
- Seppo Jokinen: Wolves and Angels. A crime fiction novel featuring Detective Lieutenant Sakari Koskinen in Tampere. (Review.)
- Harri Nykanen: Raid and the Kid. A new book in Nykanen's excellent series about Finnish hit man Raid. (Review.)
- Thomas Enger: Pierced. The second novel in Enger's series featuring internet reporter Henning Juul, set in Oslo, Norway.
- Karin Fossum: In the Darkness. A novel in Fossum's wonderful series about Inspector Konrad Sejer, Norway.
- Camilla Grebe & Åsa Träff: Some Kind of Peace. Features Siri Bergman, a Swedish psychotherapist, whose husband died in a drowning incident.
- Hjorth-Rosenfeldt: Sebastian Bergman. The first book in the Sebastian Bergman, psychological profiler, a Swedish international bestseller. This is now also a hit BBC4 TV drama starring Rolf Lassgård, the original Wallander, as Bergman.
- Leif GW Persson: He Who Killed the Dragon. Another hilarious and intriguing installment in the series about the detective who can (could) see around corners.
- Håkan Nesser: Münster's Case (aka The Unlucky Lottery). The sixth book in the marvelous series about Chief Inspector Van Veeteren.(Review)
- Kristina Ohlsson: Silenced. The second Inspector Alex Recht novel!
- Jussi Adler-Olsen: The Absent One.
- Arni Thorarinsson: Season of the Witch. An Icelandic crime fiction featuring Einar, a newspaper crime reporter.
- Camilla Ceder: Babylon. A Swedish crime fiction featuring Inspector Christian Tell.
- Mons Kallentoft: Autumn Killing. TRhe thrid book in Kallentoft's series about superintendent Malin Fors, Linkoping.
- Lars Kepler: The Nightmare. The second book in Kepler's intense series featuring DI Joona Linna, Stockholm.
- Åsa Larsson: The Black Path. A Rebecka Martinsson mystery from Sweden - published in paperback in UK.
- Hakan Ostlundh: The Viper. Set on Gotland. Police detective Fredrik Broman faces a double murder.
- Agnete Friis & Lene Kaaberbol: Invisible Murders. The second book featuring Nina Borg, the Danish Red Cross Nurse.
- Jo Nesbo: The Bat. Finally in English, the first volume of Nesbo's series featuring Detective Harry Hole of Oslo, Norway.
- Johan Theorin: The Asylum. The fourth book in Theorin's series about the seasons on Oland in Sweden.
- Anne Holt: Blessed Are Those Who Thirst. This is the second installment in Holt's Hanne Wilhelmsen series.
- Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson: House of Evidence.
- Leena Lehtolainen: My First Murder. The first book in Lehtolainen's series about Detective Maria Kallio from Helsinki, Finland.
Released in 2010
- Camilla Lackberg: The Stone Cutter. The third book in her series about Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck in Fjallbacka in Sweden. Review
- Henning Mankell: The Man from Beijing, a new thriller that was very well received in Scaninavia. Review.
- Mari Jungstedt: The Killer's Art. This is her fourth murder story featuring Inspector Anders Knutas at Gotland in Sweden. (Review)
- Jo Nesbo: The Snowman. Another wonderful story about Detective Harry Hole, the loner who has problems with booze from Oslo, Norway. (Review)
- Karin Fossum: Bad Intentions. Three friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin. One dies. Inspector Konrad Sejer is in charge of the investigation. Review.
- Hakan Nesser: The Inspector and Silence. A new novel in the Chief Inspector Van Veeteren series. Review.
- Yrsa Sigurdardottir: Ashes to Dust. A new athmospheric thriller featuring the good-natured lawyer-sleuth Thora Gudmundsdottir. Review.
- Gunnar Staalesen: Yours Until Death. A new book in the series about Varg Veum; this time up against a teenage gang in Bergen. Review.
- James Patterson and Liza Marklund: The Postcard Killers. A serial killing couple murder people in several European countries. Reviewed
- Tom Egeland: Relic. The Quest for the Golden Shrine. Review.
- Camilla Ceder: Frozen Moment. The first book in a new series about Inspector Christian Tell. Review.
- Ake Edwardson: The Shadow Women. A new book in the series about Erik Winter. Review.
- Leif G. W. Persson: Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime. Is this the solution to the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme? Review.
- Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom: Three Seconds. A new book in the series about Detective Inspector Ewert Grens (trailer) (Review)
- Liza Marklund: Red Wolf. A book in the Annika Bengtzon series, the fifth. A fast paced and very good novel. Review.
- Arnaldur Indridason: Operation Napoleon.
- Harri Nykanen: Raid and the Blackest Sheep. A Finnish crime fiction featuring Raid, a hard and tough Finnish hit man. Review.
- Anne Holt: 1222 A crime fiction novel in Anne Holt's series about Hanne Wilhelmsen. Review.
Releases scheduled in 2011:
- Arne Dahl: Misterioso. The first book in his Intercrime trilogy, featuring Paul Hjelm and Kerstin Holm. Will come in July instead it seems. Review.
- Camilla Lackberg: The Gallows Bird, the fourth book in her series about crimes in Fjällbacka, featuring Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck. Review.
- Henning Mankell: The Troubled Man. Most likely this is the last book Mankell will ever write about Inspector Kurt Wallander. See review.
- James Thompson: Lucifer's Tears, a new crime fiction set in Finland, the second in the series about Inspector Kari Vaara. See review.
- Mari Jungstedt: Summertime. This is the fifth book in her series about Inspector Anders Knutas on the island of Gotland in Sweden. Review.
- Lars Kepler (pseudonym): The Hypnotist. Review.
- Jussi Adler-Olsen: Mercy. The first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's excellent series about Department Q. Review.
- Liza Marklund: Exposed. A book in Marklund's series about reporter Annika Bengtzon.
- Arnaldur Indridason: Outrage
- Johan Theorin: The Quarry - a new thriller/crime fiction in Theorin's Öland-series. The US title seems to be A Place of Blood (release date unknown). See review.
- Thomas Enger: Burned. Enger's excellent debut book, featuring Henning Juul, set in Oslo, Norway. Review
- Karin Fossum: The Caller. A new book in Fossum's series about Inspector Konrad Sejer and his assistant Jakob Skarre. See review.
- Anne Holt: Fear Not. A book in Anne Holt's series about Inger Johanne Vik and Adam Stubo. Review.
- Yrsa Sigurdardottir: The Day is Dark - book 4 in Sigurdardottir's series about Thora Gudmundsdottir in Reykjavik. Review.
- Jarkko Sipila: Nothing but the Truth. A new book in the Helsinki Homicide series, featuring Detective Lieutenant Kari Takamäki and his team. Review.
- Jussi Adler-Olsen: The Keeper of Lost Causes. First book in the series about Department Q, with Carl Morck (US edition of Mercy). Review.
- Kjell Eriksson: The Hand That Trembles. A new Ann Lindell mystery from Eriksson!
- Jorn Lier Horst: Dregs. A book in Lier Horst's series about Chief Inspector William Wisting, from Larvik, Norway. (Review)
- Camilla Lackberg: The Hidden Child, the fifth book in Lackberg's series about Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, set in Fjallbacka, Sweden. Review.
- Asa Larsson: Until Thy Wrath be Past. The fourth book featuring Rebecka Martinsson, Lawyer. Review.
- Kjell Ola (KO) Dahl: Lethal Investments
- Jo Nesbo: Headhunters. This is not a Harry Hole novel, but an independent crime fiction novel featuring the headhunter and art thief Roger Brown. Review
- Kristina Ohlsson: Unwanted. (UK) Ohlsson's debut novel featuring Inspector Alex Recht.
- Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom: Cell 8. A new novel in the Detective Inspector Ewert Grens series.
- Mons Kallentoft: Midwinter Sacrifice. The first book in Kallentoft's series about Superintendent Malin Fors in Linkoping, Sweden. Review.
- Hakan Nesser: The Unlucky Lottery. A new and difficult mysterium for chief Inspector Van Veeteren and his assistant Münster
- Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis: The Boy in the Suitcase. The excellent debut novel of a new Danish crime writing duo. Review.
- Jens Lapidus: Easy Money. A crime fiction book about the criminal underground and the gangs in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Harri Nykanen: Raid and the Kid. Finnish crime fiction.