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Scarred: A Novel

Henning Juul #3

by Thomas Enger Atria Books (November 04, 2014)

From the internationally bestselling author of Burned and Pierced comes a dark, thrilling novel that pits a crime reporter against demons from his past?and a killer with a keen taste for revenge.

A brutal killing:...

The Swede

Ernst Grip #1

by Robert Karjel Harper (July 07, 2015)

A Swedish security agent is summoned to interrogate a terror suspect held by the FBI in this sophisticated, fast-paced thriller—but the prisoner isn't the only one with something to hide.

At a remote military...

The Swimmer

Klara Walldéen #1

by Joakim Zander Harper (February 10, 2015)

A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying debut thriller—an international sensation billed as “Homeland meets Stieg Larsson” that heralds the arrival...

The Long Shadow: A Novel

Annika Bengtzon #8

by Liza Marklund Atria/Emily Bestler Books (April 15, 2014)

The next thrilling installment in the Annika Bengtzon series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Liza Marklund, who Henning Mankell called ?Queen of Scandinavian Crime Fiction.?

The inspiration for the...

Strange Shores

Inspector Erlendur #11

by Arnaldur Indridason Minotaur Books (August 25, 2014)

"Arnaldur Indridason is already an international literary phenom?and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting, and lyrical. I can't wait for the next."?Harlan Coben

The preceding description...

The Beggar & the Hare: A Novel

by Tuomas Kyrö & David McDuff Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (August 05, 2014)

From a hugely popular, award-winning Finnish author, this entertaining, profound, and satirical tale follows a Romanian beggar living on the streets of Helsinki.

Vatanescu, a young Romanian construction worker,...

A Man Called Ove: A Novel

by Fredrik Backman Atria Books (July 15, 2014)


“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life.” ?People

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon?the kind of man who points at people he...

My Struggle: Book 3

My Struggle #3

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 26, 2014)

The third volume?the book that made Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States?in the addictive New York Times bestselling series

A family of four?mother, father, and two boys?move to the south coast of Norway,...

The Ice Princess: A Novel

by Camilla Lackberg & Steven T. Murray Free Press (March 29, 2011)

?A top-notch thriller, one of the best of the genre? (Minneapolis Star Tribune) from international crime-writing sensation Camilla Läckberg tells the story of brutal murders in a small Swedish fishing village,...

Black Lies, Red Blood

Ann Lindell #5

by Kjell Eriksson & Paul Norlen Minotaur Books (April 28, 2014)

Kjell Eriksson has made a huge splash around the globe with his Ann Lindell police procedural series. Now Eriksson is back with another stunning mystery packed with surprises.

In Black Lies, Red Blood, police...

Red Wolf: A Novel

Annika Bengtzon #5

by Liza Marklund Atria Books (February 15, 2011)

The inspiration for the hit film series, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter, now available on Netflix.

Beneath a dark winter sky. . .death waits patiently.

A journalist is murdered in the frozen white landscape...

Where Monsters Dwell

Odd Singsaker #1

by Jorgen Brekke Minotaur Books (February 10, 2014)

A murder at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, bears a close resemblance to one in Trondheim, Norway. The corpse of the museum curator in Virginia is found flayed in his office by the cleaning...

Karate Chop

by Dorthe Nors & Martin Aitken Graywolf Press (February 03, 2014)

The first book in English by an acclaimed Danish writer: "beautiful, faceted, haunting stories . . . [from] a rising star" (Junot Díaz)

Karate Chop, Dorthe Nors's acclaimed story collection, is the debut book...

Before I Burn

by Gaute Heivoll & Don Bartlett Graywolf Press (January 06, 2014)

An international literary sensation about an arsonist on the loose in rural Norway and the young man haunted by the story

In 1970s Norway, an arsonist targets a small town for one long, terrifying month. One...

The Woman and the Ape

by Peter Høeg & Barbara Haveland Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 29, 2013)

The Woman and the Ape is the story of a unique and unforgettable couple?Madelene and Erasmus. Madelene?a sleeping beauty drowsing gently in an alcoholic stupor?is the beautiful and disillusioned wife of Adam...

The Quiet Girl

by Peter Høeg & Nadia Christensen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 29, 2013)

The internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Smilla's Sense of Snow returns with this "engrossing, beautifully written tale of suspense . . . captivating" (The Miami Herald).

Set in Denmark in the here...

The History of Danish Dreams

by Peter Høeg & Barbara Haveland Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 29, 2013)

Through a series of vividly imaginative and wildly colorful characters, Hoeg gives us a very different account of the twentieth century, which in Denmark encompasses the transition from a medieval society to...

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

by Jonas Jonasson & Rachel Willson-Broyles Ecco (April 29, 2014)

Jonas Jonasson's picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, written with the same light-hearted satirical voice as his bestselling debut novel, The 100-Year-Old...

Memory of Water

by Emmi Itaranta Harper Voyager (June 10, 2014)

An amazing, award-winning speculative fiction debut novel by a major new talent, in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Global warming has changed the world’s geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water,...

Black Skies

Inspector Erlendur #10

by Arnaldur Indridason & Victoria Cribb Minotaur Books (September 16, 2013)

Arnaldur Indridason, whom The Sunday Times calls "one of the most brilliant crime writers of his generation," has thrilled readers around the world with his series set in Reykjavik. In Black Skies, Indridason...

Let the Old Dreams Die

by John Ajvide Lindqvist & Ebba Segerberg Thomas Dunne Books (September 30, 2013)

A classic short story collection from the writer called Sweden's Stephen King that continues the breathtaking story begun in the internationally acclaimed classic Let the Right One In

Because of the two superb...

Tales of the Night

by Peter Høeg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2013)

These eight stories are linked by a date and a motif. All of them have to do with love. Love and its conditions on the night of March 19, 1929.

In his second book and his only collection of stories, Peter Høeg...


by Peter Høeg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 2013)

National Bestseller

Strange things are happening at Biehl's Academy when this elite school opens its doors to a group of orphans and reform-school rejects, kids at the end of the system's tether. But the school...

More Bitter Than Death: A Novel

Siri Bergman #2

by Camilla Grebe, Åsa Träff & Tara F. Chace Simon & Schuster (June 18, 2013)

In the chilling follow-up to Some Kind of Peace, Siri Bergman returns to investigate a brutal murder case centered in the dark world of domestic abuse.

It?s a rainy evening in a Stockholm suburb and five-year-old...

Death of the Demon: Hanne Wilhelmsen Book Three

Hanne Wilhelmsen #3

by Anne Holt Scribner (June 18, 2013)

From the Edgar Award finalist, the captivating third book in the series featuring the brilliant and tough police investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, who must investigate the grisly murder of an orphanage director....

Summer Death: A Thriller

Malin Fors #2

by Mons Kallentoft Atria/Emily Bestler Books (June 04, 2013)

In this atmospheric and unforgettable sequel to Midwinter Blood, the elusive, tough-as-nails Swedish police superintendent Malin Fors returns.

In the acclaimed Malin Fors series, every season is perfect for murder....

The Hanging

Konrad Simonsen #1

by Lotte Hammer & Soren Hammer Minotaur Books (June 10, 2013)

One morning before school, two children find the naked bodies of five men hanging from the gym ceiling. The case leads detective Konrad Simonsen and his murder squad to the school janitor, who may know more...

The Healer

by Antti Tuomainen Henry Holt and Co. (May 13, 2013)

One man's search for his missing wife in a dystopian futuristic Helsinki that is struggling with ruthless climate change

It's two days before Christmas and Helsinki is battling a ruthless climate catastrophe:...

The Whispering Muse

by Sjon & Victoria Cribb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 29, 2013)

Already celebrated far beyond his native Iceland, the novels of Sjón arrive on waves of praise from writers, critics, and readers worldwide. Sjón has won countless international awards and earned ringing comparisons...

My Struggle: Book 2

My Struggle #2

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 01, 2013)

"[Book 2] sears the reader because Knausgaard is a passionate idealist [who] wants to fight the conformity and homogeneity of modern bourgeois existence." ?James Wood, The New Yorker

In the second installment...

My Struggle: Book 1

My Struggle #1

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 01, 2013)

My Struggle: Book 1 introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel...

From the Mouth of the Whale

by Sjon & Victoria Cribb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 29, 2013)

From the Mouth of the Whale is an Icelandic saga for the modern age. The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty, and cruelty. Men of science marvel over a unicorn's horn, poor folk...

The Blue Fox

by Sjon & Victoria Cribb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 29, 2013)

Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter's territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life for his...

Lifetime: A Novel

Annika Bengtzon #7

by Liza Marklund Atria/Emily Bestler Books (April 09, 2013)

When a man is murdered and his son abducted, it looks like his wife is guilty?but Annika Bengtzon sets off for the truth in this thriller by the #1 internationally bestselling author Liza Marklund.

The inspiration...

Silenced: A Novel

Fredrika Bergman #2

by Kristina Ohlsson Atria/Emily Bestler Books (March 05, 2013)

From ?one of Sweden?s best? (Los Angeles Times Magazine) comes the third installment in the psychological thriller series featuring the savvy, sharp, and fearless investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman.


Room No. 10

Chief Inspector Erik Winter #7

by Åke Edwardson Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2013)

A YOUNG WOMAN IS DISCOVERED hanged in a room in a decrepit hotel, and Gothenburg?s Chief Inspector Erik Winter must try to figure out what happened. As Winter looks around, he realizes that he was in the same...

The Day Is Dark

Thóra Gudmundsdóttir #4

by Yrsa Sigurdardottir Minotaur Books (February 25, 2013)

There's something out there?

"Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson."

--Daily Telegraph

"Iceland's crime queen."

--The Scotsman

"Engaging, fresh, and exciting."

--James Patterson

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is widely regarded...

The Stonecutter: A Novel

by Camilla Lackberg & Steven T. Murray Free Press (February 05, 2013)

Critics are raving about this deliciously chilling new thriller from Scandanavian crime-writing sensation Camilla Läckberg.

Named by major media outlets, such as USA TODAY, The New York Times, and The Washington...

The Viper

Fredrik Broman #4

by Håkan Östlundh Minotaur Books (August 06, 2012)

"Another Scandinavian star has been born into the world of crime fiction. Don't miss out on Hakan Ostlundh!"

--Stephen Booth, author of The Devil's Edge

Published in nine countries worldwide, Håkan Östlundh...


Anders Knutas #1

by Mari Jungstedt & Tiina Nunnally Minotaur Books (March 31, 2007)

Swedish crime at its best---dark, atmospheric, and chilling

The island of Gotland is in the middle of a busy tourist season and getting ready for Midsummer, the 4th of July of Swedish holidays, when a young woman...

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst: Hanne Wilhelmsen Book Two

Hanne Wilhelmsen #2

by Anne Holt Scribner (December 18, 2012)

The second book in Edgar-nominated Anne Holt's international bestselling mystery series featuring detective Hanne Wilhelmsen, last seen in Blind Goddess.

IT is only the beginning of May but in Oslo a brutal heat...

The Historians

by Cecilia Ekbäck & Saskia Maarleveld HarperAudio (January 12, 2021)

?The Historians blends a fascinating historical intrigue with the quick pace and excitement of a thriller.?  ? Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife

The Secret History meets The Alice Network in this riveting...

The Family Clause

by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Oliver Hembrough & Alice Menzies Blackstone Publishing (November 24, 2020)

A tender, bruising novel of a family in crisis as a proud patriarch encounters the harsh realities he has inflicted on his children.

?The son did as he was told. All his bloody life, he has done as he has been...

The Night of the Fire

by Kjell Eriksson Minotaur Books (November 16, 2020)

Swedish police inspector Ann Lindell finally returns in internationally bestselling and award-winning Kjell Eriksson's newest novel.

Police inspector Ann Lindell has left the Uppsala police and is living a quiet...

Lethal Investments

Oslo detectives #4

by K. O. Dahl Minotaur Books (November 26, 2012)

A string of murders sucks the Oslo Detectives into a maelstrom of dark secrets in the latest from the master of Norwegian crime writing.

Award-winning author K.O. Dahl has achieved international acclaim with...

Little Star

by John Ajvide Lindqvist Thomas Dunne Books (October 01, 2012)

"Establishes Lindqvist as Sweden's Stephen King."

--The Washington Post on Harbor

John Ajvide Lindqvist has been crowned the heir apparent to Stephen King by numerous sources, and he is heralded around the globe...


Inspector Erlendur #9

by Arnaldur Indridason Minotaur Books (September 17, 2012)

"Indridason fills the void that remains after you've read Stieg Larsson's novels." ?USA Today

Arnaldur Indridason has proven himself to be a master of the mystery genre with his critically acclaimed Inspector...

The Bell in the Lake

by Lars Mytting & Deborah Dawkin The Overlook Press (September 29, 2020)

The engrossing epic novel?a #1 bestseller in Norway?of a young woman whose fate plays out against her village?s mystical church bells


As long as people could remember, the stave church?s bells had rung over...

The Family Clause

by Jonas Hassen Khemiri & Alice Menzies Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 24, 2020)

?The son did as he was told. All his bloody life, he has done as he has been told. Time to change that, he thinks, grabbing a pen. He doesn?t write that this will be the last time his father stays here. He doesn?t...

It's Fine By Me

by Per Petterson & Don Bartlett Graywolf Press (October 01, 2012)

"Reading a Petterson novel is like falling into a northern landscape painting?all shafts of light and clear palpable chill." ?Time

Fans of Per Petterson's other books in English will be delighted by this opportunity...