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A Darker Shade An Anthology of Swedish Crime Writers by John-Henri Holmberg
  

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Seventeen Swedish stories of murder, mystery and suspense with some very big names amongst them: Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser, Åsa Larsson, and the biggest of them all, Stieg Larsson. His story, Brain Power, was written when he was 18 and is more science fiction than mystery. It tells of scientific work on brain transplants and has a Roald Dahl-esque twist. Creepy and scary, the writing style of an adolescent is obviously less polished than his great trilogy but nonetheless is very impressive.

Synopsis

A Darker Shade An Anthology of Swedish Crime Writers by John-Henri Holmberg

Ever since Stieg Larsson shone a light on the brilliance of Swedish crime writing with his bestselling Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, readers have devoured this new genre of crime fiction. Now the nation's best crimewriters have been brought together to form this dark and gripping collection, published for the first time in the English language. Contributors include: Stieg Larsson, author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Henning Mankell, creator of Wallander. Per Wahloo, co-creator of Martin Beck. Eva Gabrielsson, writer and thirty-year partner to Stieg Larsson.

Reviews

'A wonderful collection of beautiful and dark Nordic Noir with Stieg Larsson as the cherry on the top' - Camilla Lackberg

About the Author

John-Henri Holmberg is the Edgar Award-nominated co-author of The Tattooed Girl, about the Millennium novels and their author, Stieg Larsson, who was a personal friend. He is a writer, editor and translator and lives in Sweden.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th December 2013

Author

John-Henri Holmberg

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Hardback
368 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery
Fiction in translation
Anthologies (non-poetry)

ISBN

9781781858172

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