Espionage thrillers with a touch of Nordic Noir

The Silent War, Andreas Norman’s second novel, mainly takes place in Brussels, where agent Bente Jensen, works and lives. As leader of the European branch of Swedish Intelligence Service she has many enemies, even among those who ought to be her allies, like Jonathan Green of the British MI6. In a city with many competing espionage agencies he is the person she fears and distrusts most.

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Heartbreaking psychological thrillers

Last year half-Norwegian, half-American author Alex Dahl made a stunning debut with her psychological thriller The Boy at the Door. About a woman who had it all – a fancy job, a loving husband, two daughters, and a fantastic home in an affluent Norwegian suburb. But she has many secrets and has to work very hard to keep up the façade.

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Tense family drama

How well do you know your own children? How far would you go as a parent to keep your daughter from being in jail for the rest of her life? Would you lie, threaten or even…?
These are the crucial questions in A Nearly Normal Family, where 18-year-old Stella, an ordinary teenager from an ordinary family, is accused of the brutal murder of man nearly twice her age.

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A new series by Anne Holt

Norwegian lawyer, ex-minister and crime fiction author Anne Holt has become internationally known for two extremely successful crime series. In A Grave For Two, the first part in a new crime series, Holt delves into the competitive world of distance skiing. The novel is set around the Norwegian skiing world, but focus more on the  issue of doping and on the power and money involved in the national sport, than on the athletes.

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Sweden and Russia – past and present

During a farm auction in the Stockholm archipelago, a dead man is found in a hope-chest. His body is cut in half and he has a number and strange symbols engraved in the forehead. The dead man turns out to be the head of the Swedish Migration Board and is the first in a row of prominent Swedes, who become victims of brutal and ritualistic murders.

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Varg Veum – the dogged investigator

On a dark January night a car drives at high speed towards private investigator Varg Veum, and comes very close to killing him. Veum is certain that it isn´t an accident, but who is after him and why? Has the deaths of two men just released from prison anything to do with it? Both the men were convicted for child pornography and sexual assault, and since Veum was involved in the case he suspects that he’s on someone´s death list. Fearing for his life, he resumes investigating the old case, interviewing the victims of abuse and delving deeper into the brutal crimes. And soon he discovers a past that is darker and more disturbing than he could imagine.

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Beyond all reasonable doubt – a legal thriller

Thirteen years ago, 15-year-old Katrin was brutally murdered in her home. Stig Ahlin, a medical researcher, was convicted of the murder and has been imprisoned since then. Ahlin denied being guilty of the homicide, but as he admitted that he had slept with Katrin and at the same time was being investigated for abusing his own daughter, most people had no doubt about his guilt. Ahlin became known as something of a monster and was dubbed Professor Death by the press.

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Stefan Ahnhem – a master of plots

Motive X is the fourth book by Swedish crime fiction author Stefan Ahnhem to be published in English. It is set in the idyllic coastal town of Helsingborg, where a wave of brutal but apparently random homicides pressures the police. The murders have no pattern, no order and no motives. And lead investigator Fabian Risk is distracted by his own mission to uncover a corrupt colleague and to take care of his disintegrating family.

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