Second Wind by Sofie Sarenbrant

Second Wind takes places during Stockholm Marathon where a runner falls down and dies shortly after the start. It does not become clear that it was a murder until a second victim is found dead along the course. Policewoman Emma … Continue reading

Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno is the fourth novel in the series about Harvard professor and symbologist Robert Langdon. This time he finds himself in Florence, Italy, where he is trying to decipher codes related to Dante’s Inferno, in order to avert a global … Continue reading

New Novel by Mari Jungstedt

We are on the Swedish island Gotland where a two-year-old disappears without a trace from a beauty salon. When another child disappears people become even more terrified. Anders Knutas and the other policemen are back in this eleventh novel in … Continue reading

TheCrimeHouse on Vacation: Newseum

I had wanted to visit the Newseum for a long time, and on our trip to Washington D.C. in April we finally went. We spent several hours there and that was still not enough time to see all the exhibits. … Continue reading

Stars of David by Kristina Ohlsson

Storyline A preschool teacher is shot and killed outside the Jewish Solomon School in Stockholm, Sweden. A few hours later, two ten-year-old Jewish boys disappear on their way to tennis practice. Are these crimes connected? And who is the Paper … Continue reading

New Novel by Anna Jansson

The boy Leo is tired of being bullied and he wants to scare one of the tormentors and her family. He sets their neighbor’s house on fire by mistake. Not long thereafter there are several arsons in the same neighborhood. The bullies’ … Continue reading


Did I get nightmares after watching The Silence of the Lambs? Did I suspiciously think everyone around me was a potential serial killer when I read Red Dragon on a five-hour bus ride? Yes and yes. Even though I probably … Continue reading