Saturday, May 14, 2011

Scandinavian crime wave

As Boris Kachka points out in New York Magazine, Stieg Larsson and his iconic, dragon-tattooed feminist sleuth Lisbeth Salander are only at the tip of the iceberg of northern European crime fiction. Perhaps the most famous in the US, other than Larsson, is Henning Mankell and his gloomy Wallendar series, which sell very well as books and have been dramatized on PBS's Mystery series. But there are plenty of others. Kachka goes country-by-country pointing out who to read and who to watch for. The Scandinavians, who know a cold winter's night when they see one, are very good at heating those nights up!

Read the article, No. 1 With an Umlaut.

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