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Subject: Crime Scene Sweden
Date Posted: 7/23/2013 11:50 AM ET
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I know there are some folks here who like Swedish crime thrillers.  I just came across this fun page about these popular authors - this first link is sort of a consolidated look at the authors with nice photos of them.

http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/Featured/Sweden-Beyond/Swedish-Litterature/Modern-Crime/?epslanguage=en

The brief descriptions and photos came from a larger (52 page) pamphlet called "Crime Scene Sweden" put out by the Swedish Embassy in New Dehli.  Should anyone be interested in this long version, here is the pdf.  It is not 52 pages of text, it's a lot of lovely photos/maps/etc.  It's very easy reading, fun.

http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/Featured/Sweden-Beyond/Swedish-Litterature/Modern-Crime/?epslanguage=en

 

(I do hope I've managed to link these properly - apologies if I haven't - I haven't been to the forums in a while and couldn't access the box in IE)



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Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 7/23/2013 4:44 PM ET
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Looks like fun, thanks. I'll have to read it better in my down time.

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 7/24/2013 11:09 PM ET
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Good  info Julie

Date Posted: 7/25/2013 8:41 AM ET
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Read the Stieg Larsson Girl Who ... trilogy and loved it. Hope I can find more similar.

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Date Posted: 7/25/2013 10:04 PM ET
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Mary, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo are the closest to Larsson that I've found. Scandinavian crime dramas seem to be fairly similar, I've enjoyed most of the authors I've read so far. Only one I wasn't crazy about and I subsequently found out he was an amateur. That explained it, the book was amateur, lol. It's become my favorite genre, really good stuff. It was Larsson who got me started on it too.

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 7/25/2013 10:26 PM ET
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Wow, what a great list. I researched this afternoon. Several authors that I want to read.

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 8/18/2013 3:09 PM ET
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JUlie,

Starting THE ICE PRINCESS, by Camilla Lackberg this afternoon. It looks great. Thanks again for the list.

 

Date Posted: 8/23/2013 11:19 AM ET
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Hi Mary, you're welcome! (sorry for the delayed response, been busy with end of summer/beginning of school stuff).

PS, have that one on my tbr pile, so let me know if it's good.  :)

Date Posted: 8/24/2013 7:22 PM ET
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Thanks Julie,

I just finished The Bat, the 1st in the Harry Hole (or Holy, as it's described) by Jo Nesbo. I read it as a prequel, but it can certainly be read as 1st in the series. The thing I like about this character is that he gets into trouble by his own fault and that he doesn't necessarily get out of trouble by the end of the book.

Am just finishing  The Man from Beijing, an stand-alone by Henning Mankell. I find that even when reading the stand-alones I don't miss his regular series' characters.  This takes place part in Sweden and part in China.  It's the epitome of "what goes around, comes around".

I've said this before on these forums, but, don't stay in a remote farmhouse or village in Sweden.  The mortality rate is sky high.  I do have to take a periodic break from too many Scandinavians!

Susansmiley

 

 



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Date Posted: 8/24/2013 7:30 PM ET
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 I do have to take a periodic break from too many Scandinavians!  Susan - I agree. They can get pretty "dark"!

Have you read the Hellstrom/Roslund books/ Ooooh really dark!



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Date Posted: 8/24/2013 7:39 PM ET
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OMG, darker yet!  I don't know.

Susan

Date Posted: 8/24/2013 7:46 PM ET
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They are pretty riveting though!!!

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 1:09 PM ET
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 About 1/2 finished with THE ICE PRINCESS, by Camilla Lackberg.  I would have finished it Sunday, but had some "cooking and laundry" to complete.angry  Still highly recommended by little ole me.



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Date Posted: 8/26/2013 4:55 PM ET
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Wow, you're fast, Mary!!  I haven't started a new book in weeks, just been busy with end of summer stuff I guess.  Time to get back "on the wagon".  :)

Date Posted: 8/26/2013 4:58 PM ET
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I've said this before on these forums, but, don't stay in a remote farmhouse or village in Sweden.  The mortality rate is sky high.  I do have to take a periodic break from too many Scandinavians!

 

Ha ha ha, that's funny!  laugh

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Date Posted: 8/26/2013 5:39 PM ET
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Ha, I thought Andrew Vachss was Norwegian. What do I know? I checked SYKM and he is a native of New York. Name threw me off. I was going to say that he was a bit too raw and rough for me. His bio describes his life and his writing. Sorry this is almost off-topic. Burke, his MC, is one scary dude. See below

 

 

 


 


Who is Andrew Vachss?

Andrew Vachss is an attorney who represents children and youth exclusively, with 30 years experience in child protective work. He has been a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, a social services caseworker, and a labor organizer. He also directed a maximum security prison for "aggressive-violent" youth.

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 8/27/2013 2:27 PM ET
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That sounds right up my alley. Jo Nesbo is Norwegian too, he's my favorite.