If you’re itching for more Scandinavian crime fiction after seeing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo over Winter Break, we’ve got you covered: there are many more works of translated Scandinavian crime fiction beyond Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy and you can find them on our shelves!
Many of these books were written as series and later turned into films or television shows. Check out our holdings of these selected authors:
- Henning Mankell– Swedish, best known for his Kurt Wallander mysteries.
- Karin Fossum – Norwegian, best known for the Inspector Sejer Series.
- Jo Nesbø– Norwegian, best known for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole.
- Arnaldur Indriðason – Icelandic, winner of multiple crime fiction awards.
- Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – Icelandic, crime fiction that centers around the fictional lawyer Thóra Gudmundsdóttir.
- Stieg Larsson– Swedish, best known for the Millennium Trilogy.
To find more information about Scandinavian crime fiction, take a look at these resources:
- Resource Guides to Scandinavian Studies from the University of Illinois Library
- Scandinavian Crime Fiction Guide from Barbara Fister of the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College
- MLA International Bibliography for more literary scholarship on this genre
- NoveList, where you can find reviews and recommendations for books under topics like Murder in Translation or you search by genres such as Swedish Fiction.
- Read about “The Scandinavian Invasion” in this Publishers Weekly article from November 2010.
Check out these fan sites for the latest news (and reviews) about Scandinavian crime fiction in English translation:
- http://eurocrime.blogspot.com/ European level, with links to more websites about Scandinavian Crime Fiction
- Scandinavian Crime Fiction Awards
For help with finding the books or doing research on Scandinavian crime fiction, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by 200 South Main Library!