The Frozen Woman

A Nordic crime thriller

Author: Jon Michelet

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 1843447754

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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TWO TIME WINNER OF NORWAY’S BEST CRIME NOVEL 'A fine, twisting mystery' - Mail on Sunday A FROZEN BODY A MURDERED BIKER A RADICAL LAWYER WITH A MURKY PAST In the depths of the Norwegian winter, the corpse of a woman is discovered in the garden of a notorious left-wing lawyer, Vilhelm Thygesen. She has been stabbed to death. A young biker, a member of a gang once represented by Thygesen, dies in suspicious circumstances. As Thygesen receives anonymous threats, investigating detectives Stribolt and Vaage uncover a web of crime and violence extending far beyond Norway’s borders. Does the frozen woman hold the key? 'A Nordic crime masterpiece' - Daily Walk 'A Godfather of Norwegian crime' - Gunnar Staalesen, author of the Varg Veum series 'For readers who miss Steig Larsson’s particular brand of Nordic Noir, this may be their answer... This is a story that left me feeling breathless, Michelet is a master' - Netgalley If you like Jo Nesbo or Henning Mankell, you'll love Jon Michelet.
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Nordic Noir

The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film & TV

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 184243988X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Nordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film and TV by Britain's leading expert on crime fiction, Barry Forshaw, is a compact and authoritative guide to the phenomenally popular genre. The information-packed study examines and celebrates books, films and TV adaptations, from Sjöwall & Wahlöö's highly influential Martin Beck series through Henning Mankell's Wallander (subject of three separate TV series) to Stieg Larsson's groundbreaking The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, cult TV hits such as the Danish The Killing, The Bridge and the political thriller Borgen, up to the massively successful books and films of the current king of the field, Norway's Jo Nesbo. Nordic Noir anatomises the nigh-obsessive appeal of the subject and highlights every key book, film and TV show. For both the beginner and the aficionado, this is a hugely informative, highly accessible guide (and shopping list) for an essential crime genre.
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The Tattooed Girl

The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of Our Time

Author: Dan Burstein,Arne de Keijzer,John-Henri Holmberg

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429983679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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The fascinating stories behind what have been rightly called the "hottest books on the planet": The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Through insightful commentary and revealing interviews, you will enter the unique world of Lisbeth Salander, Mikael Blomkvist---and of Stieg Larsson himself---discovering the fascinating real-life experiences and incidents involving Swedish politics, violence against women, and neo-Nazis that are at the heart of Larsson's work. John-Henri Holmberg, a Swedish author and close friend of Larsson for more than three decades, provides a unique insider's look into the secrets of the author's imaginative universe, his life, and his ideas for future books---including the mysterious "fourth book" in the series, which Larsson had started but not finished at the time of his death. Included within are answers to compelling questions on every Larsson fan's mind: · What makes the Lisbeth Salander character so unique and memorable? Why have so many people from all backgrounds and with all kinds of tastes found The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so riveting? · What are the speculations---and what is the truth---about Stieg Larsson's tragic death at age fifty, just before the publication of his novels, and the bitter battle over his legacy? · What changes were made in the plots and translations of the novels after Larsson's death---and why? · How did Larsson's early interest in science fiction and American and British crime writers feed into his creation of the Millennium trilogy? · What were Larsson's ideas for the fourth book, and are there any clues to the plots he imagined for his ten-book series? Will we meet Lisbeth's twin sister, Camilla, or any of her other seven siblings that Zalachenko tells her she has? · Does Lisbeth Salander give feminism a new definition? · What will happen in the contentious battle between Stieg Larsson's life partner, Eva Gabrielsson, and his father and brother over the future of the books, as well as the billion dollars at stake in his legacy? · Who are the emerging Swedish crime writers we should pay attention to now? · And much, much more!
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Fireraiser (Oslo Crime Files 3)

A Norwegian crime thriller with a gripping psychological edge

Author: Torkil Damhaug

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147220686X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The third psychological mystery in the Oslo Crime Files, a tense and dark quartet of thrillers for fans of Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo. A man obsessed with the cleansing power of fire is destroying everything that reminds him of his youth. He calls himself the Fire Man. That same Easter, a teenager is threatened by his girlfriend's tradition-bound family. Karsten's attempts to protect himself put him and his sister Synne at even greater risk. Then he disappears all together. Eight years later, Synne is determined to find out what happened that night. But her investigation will ignite smouldering and dangerous memories. And the Fire Man is still there, waiting, and watching her search for the truth at every step... Praise for international bestseller Torkil Damhaug: 'Delivered with maximum psychological intensity' Barry Forshaw, Independent 'Nothing is as it seems in this sleek and cunning thriller' Evening Standard
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The Ice Beneath Her

A Novel

Author: Camilla Grebe

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0425284336

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Acclaimed Swedish author Camilla Grebe makes her solo American debut with a psychological thriller as cunning in its twists as it is captivating in its storytelling—for fans of the celebrated crime fiction of Camilla Läckberg, Jo Nesbø, Ruth Ware, and Fiona Barton. Winter’s chill has descended on Stockholm as police arrive at the scene of a shocking murder. An unidentified woman lies beheaded in a posh suburban home—a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved killing ten years earlier. But this time there’s a suspect: the charismatic and controversial chain-store CEO Jesper Orre, who owns the home but is nowhere to be found. To homicide detectives Peter Lindgren and Manfred Olsson, nothing about the suave, high-profile businessman—including a playboy reputation and rumors of financial misdeeds—suggests he conceals the dark heart and twisted mind of a cold-blooded killer. In search of a motive, Lindgren and Olsson turn to the brilliant criminal profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön. Once a valued police asset, now marooned in unhappy retirement and a crumbling marriage, she’s eager to exercise her keen skills again—and offer the detectives a window into the secret soul of Jesper Orre. But they’re not the only ones searching. Two months before, Emma Bohman, a young clerk at Orre’s company, chanced to meet the charming chief executive, and romance swiftly bloomed. Almost as quickly as the passionate affair ignited, it was over when Orre inexplicably disappeared. One staggering misfortune after another followed, leaving Emma certain that her runaway lover was to blame and transforming her confusion and heartbreak into anger. Now, pursuing the same mysterious man for different reasons, Emma and the police are destined to cross paths in a chilling dance of obsession, vengeance, madness, and love gone hellishly wrong. Praise for The Ice Beneath Her “Exceptional.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Impressive . . . a tour de force that lifts its author to the front rank among the increasingly crowded field of Nordic noir.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The Ice Beneath Her deserves to be called a page-turner—I read it in one sitting! The narrative is fast-paced and the twists superb.”—Cecilia Ekbäck, bestselling author of Wolf Winter
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The Boy in the Snow

Author: M. J. McGrath

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230761216

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The gripping second novel in M. J. McGrath's Edie Kiglatuk Arctic crime series. When Arctic guide Edie Kiglatuk stumbles across a body abandoned in the Alaskan forest, she little imagines what her discovery will lead her to. With the local police convinced the death is linked to the Dark Believers, a sinister Russian sect, Edie's friends insist she leave the investigation to the proper authorities. But remaining in the area as part of the support team for her ex-husband Sammy's bid to win the famous Iditarod dog sled race, Edie cannot get the image of the frozen corpse out of her mind. While Sammy travels across some of world's toughest and most deadly terrain, Edie sets off on an investigation which will take her into a dark world of politics, corruption and greed - as a painful secret in her past finally catches up with her . . .
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Secrets of the Tattooed Girl

The Unauthorised Guide to the Stieg Larsson Trilogy

Author: Dan Burstein,Arne de Keijzer,John-Henri Holmberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297864971

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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A fascinating companion to Stieg Larsson's bestselling MILLENNIUM series, revealing the secrets behind the phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. From the team that brought you the bestselling SECRETS OF THE CODE comes the first literary companion to Stieg Larsson's worldwide phenomenon, piecing together the puzzles that make Larsson's series so outrageously popular. Through insightful commentary and revealing interviews, you enter the unique world of Lisbeth Salander, Mikael Blomkvist, and of Stieg Larsson himself - discovering the fascinating real-life characters and incidents at the heart of Larsson's work. - What is the truth about Stieg Larsson's tragic death at age 50, just before publication of his novels? - Did Larsson leave behind a fourth book manuscript and plot outlines for his planed ten-book series? - Is Lisbeth the first true literary heroine of the 21st century? - What changes were made in the plots and translations of the novels after Larsson's death - and why? - What will happen in the contentious battle between Larsson's life partner, Eva Gabrielsson, and his father and brother over his billion dollar legacy, and more importantly, the future of his characters, plots and ideas? These questions, and many more, will be answered in this gripping and insightful book about the man who has changed the face of crime fiction this century.
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The Ice Princess

A Novel

Author: Camilla Läckberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451621752

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“A top-notch thriller, one of the best of the genre” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) from international crime-writing sensation Camilla Läckberg tells the story of brutal murders in a small Swedish fishing village, and the shattering, decades-old secrets that precipitated them. In this electrifying tale of suspense from an international crime-writing sensation, a grisly death exposes the dark heart of a Scandinavian seaside village. Erica Falck returns to her tiny, remote hometown of Fjällbacka, Sweden, after her parents’ deaths only to encounter another tragedy: the suicide of her childhood best friend, Alex. It’s Erica herself who finds Alex’s body—suspended in a bathtub of frozen water, her wrists slashed. Erica is bewildered: Why would a beautiful woman who had it all take her own life? Teaming up with police detective Patrik Hedström, Erica begins to uncover shocking events from Alex’s childhood. As one horrifying fact after another comes to light, Erica and Patrik’s curiosity gives way to obsession—and their flirtation grows into uncontrollable attraction. But it’s not long before one thing becomes very clear: a deadly secret is at stake, and there’s someone out there who will do anything—even commit murder—to protect it. Fans of Scandinavian greats Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell will devour Camilla Läckberg’s penetrating portrait of human nature at its darkest.
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The Ice Child (Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 9)

Author: Camilla Lackberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007518358

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.
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