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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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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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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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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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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Swedish courtroom thriller – now on Netflix

After a brutal school shooting in Stockholm´s wealthiest suburb, eighteen-year-old Maja Norberg finds herself on trial for murder. She has undoubtedly been involved in the massacre and is accused of killing her boyfriend and her closest girl friend. But how did Maja – a popular and privileged top student – become a cold-blooded killer?

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