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 January 2012: Quentin Bates: Cold Comfort. The second book in Bates' new series about Icelandic detective Gunna in Reykjavik. Review.
February 2012: 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.
March 2012: 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.)
April 2012: 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.
May 2012: 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.)
June 2012: 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.)
July 2012: 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.
August 2012: 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.
September 2012: 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.
October 2012: 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.
December 2012: 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 February: 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.
March: 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)
July: 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.
August: 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.
September: 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)
October: 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.
November: Harri Nykanen: Raid and the Blackest Sheep. A Finnish crime fiction featuring Raid, a hard and tough Finnish hit man. Review.
December: Anne Holt: 1222 A crime fiction novel in Anne Holt's series about Hanne Wilhelmsen. Review.