Finally – Harry Hole is back!

Knife by Jo Nesbø

For fans of Jo Nesbø the novel Knife has been long awaited. It´s the 12th instalment in the series starring investigator Harry Hole at the Norwegian police. Following the dramatic ending of the last volume, Knife sees Harry Hole waking up with an insufferable hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood and no memory of what has happened.

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A new series by Anne Holt

A grave for two by Anne Holt

Norwegian lawyer, ex-minister and crime fiction author Anne Holt has become internationally known for two extremely successful crime series: the Hanne Wilhelmsen series with ten installments and the Inger Johanne Vik series with five installments and a much appreciated TV adaptation called Modus. 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

ten Swedes must die by Martin Österdahl

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 is back!

Wolves at the door by Gunnar Staalesen

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

Beyond all reasonable doubt by Malin Persson GiolitoMalin Pe

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 by Stefan Ahnhem

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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Modus – from Oslo to Stockholm

Modus is a Swedish TV series based upon novels by Norwegian crime fiction author Anne Holt. She is Norway´s best selling female crime writer, particularly known for creating the successful Hanne Wilhelmsen series and Inger Johanne Vik series. Modus follows the work of Inger Johanne Vik, who is a criminal psychologist and profiler and who has previously assisted the FBI.

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Iceland´s Queen of Crime

The Absolution by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

A young woman is found brutally murdered in her own home, with the only witness her little  daughter, who was hiding under the bed during the attack. But the girl doesn´t speak. This dark and saddening tale takes place in 2015, but it has its beginning in 1987, when child experts made the crucial decision to separate three children into different adoption homes.

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The Hidden Iceland series by Ragnar Jónasson

The island by Ragnar Jonasson

During a hot summer four friends visit the isolated island of Elliðaey, but only three of them return. Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir at the Reykjavik police is sent to the island to investigate and soon finds haunting similarities with a previous case - a young woman found murdered ten years ago in the equally desolate West Fjords. Two young women, once best friends, both found dead in isolated locations. Is there a patient killer lurking in the barren outskirts of Iceland?

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