Nordic Noir
Scandinavian Crime Fiction
 
The snowman
by Nesbø Jo

The award-winning Norwegian author of The Devil's Star finds the irascible Harry Hole investigating the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found on a mysteriously built snowman, a case that is complicated by subsequent abductions and a menacing letter.
Harbor
by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Two years after his 6-year-old daughter disappears during a family visit to a snowy island lighthouse, Anders struggles with alcoholism while searching for answers and discovers that the island's residents are hiding a deadly secret about a dark power from the sea. 
Where monsters dwell
by Jørgen Brekke

A museum curator's murder that eerily resembles a killing in Norway prompts Richmond homicide detective Felicia Stone and Trondheim police inspector Odd Singsaker to investigate from their respective locations before discovering a common link in a 16th-century palimpsest book.
Room no. 10
by Åke Edwardson

Investigating the hanging death of a woman in a Swedish hotel room and the cryptic note she left behind, Chief Inspector Erik Winter reopens one of the first cases of his career involving a young woman who disappeared from the same hotel room years earlier. By the best-selling author of Sail of Stone.
The keeper of lost causes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen

A U.S. release of a first installment in a top award-winning Danish series introduces chief detective Carl Morck, who after recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician.
Before I burn
by Gaute Heivoll

A terrorizing month of arson fires and suspicion in a 1970s Norway community ends in the christening of a young boy named Gaute Neivoll, whose youth is shaped by the time of fear and fire until, as an adult, he begins to retell the stories of his neighbors while gradually discovering the identity of the arsonist. 20,000 first printing.
Hell fire
by Karin Fossum

Embarking on a manhunt for the killer of a woman and her young son, Sejer and his fellow investigator, Jakob Skarre, uncover tragic connections between the victims and another mother and son whose lives have been indelibly shaped by a mysterious man. 
Snowblind
by Ragnar Jónasson

A U.S. debut from a best-selling European author follows the first posting of a rookie policeman in a peaceful Northern Iceland fishing village, where a suspicious injury and a murder reveal explosive local secrets.
The ice princess : a novel
by Camilla Läckberg

After she returns to her hometown to learn that her friend, Alex, was found in an ice-cold bath with her wrists slashed, Erica Falck researches her friend's past in hopes of writing a book and soon joins forces with Detective Patrik Hedstrom, who has his own suspicions about the case. 
A treacherous paradise
by Henning Mankell

Fleeing her native Sweden in 1905 to escape a life of poverty, Hanna Renström is widowed twice before becoming the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, where she is isolated by racism while bonding with the prostitutes and discovering an inner strength that leads to a boundary-breaking decision. By the author of the Wallander crime series.
Detective Inspector Huss
by Helene Tursten

After she learns that the apparent suicide of a prominent Swede she was called on to investigate was a carefully plotted murder, Inspector Irene Huss finds herself slogging through the seedy underbelly of Sweden to catch the killer

The man who went up in smoke : a Martin Beck mystery
by Maj Sjöwall

Stockholm Homicide Squad's Inspector Martin Beck is assigned to search for Alf Matsson, a vanished Swedish journalist, and finds himself becoming involved in an international racket that leads him to some enigmatic Eastern European underworld figures. 


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