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Scandinavian Crime: Dark, morally complex, direct

In this special category celebrate the best of the blossoming crop of high quality crime writing coming from the Scandinavian countries.

This Month's Featured Scandinavian Crime: Dark, morally complex, direct Books

Other Scandinavian Crime: Dark, morally complex, direct Books

The Second Deadly Sin A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation

The Second Deadly Sin A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation

Author: Asa Larsson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

At the end of a deadly bear hunt across the wilderness of Northern Sweden, the successful hunters are shaken by a grisly discovery. Across in Kurravaara, a woman is murdered with frenzied brutality: crude abuse scrawled above her bloodied bed, her young grandson nowhere to be found. Only Rebecka Martinsson sees a connection. Dropped from the case thanks to a jealous rival, she now stands alone against a killer who brings death to young and old, spawned by a horrifying crime that festers after one hundred years on ice.

The Last Lullaby

The Last Lullaby

Author: Carin Gerhardsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Discover one of the best Scandinavian crime series since Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole. It's the call every officer dreads. Stockholm Criminal Investigator Conny Sjoberg finds a mother and her two young children lying peacefully in bed, their throats coldly and efficiently cut and no signs of a struggle. As Conny and his team get to work they draw a blank on both motive and suspect for these cruel, senseless murders. The only lead they have is a mysterious benefactor of the family - who eludes their every search. Distracted and hampered by the mysterious disappearance of one of their officers, Conny's squad struggles on - until an astonishing discovery turns the case upside down and threatens to tear his team apart...

ebook of the month

Over the last decade there has been huge growth in the popularity of translated crime novels from the Scandinavian countries. They’ve led to an explosion in the popularity film and TV from these countries and together they are referred to as Nordic noir or Scandi crime.