Category Archives: Books

Master, Keeper, Liar, Friend by Christoffer Carlsson

Leo Junker This is Christoffer Carlsson’s third novel in the series about the labile policeman Leo Junker. The first novel, The Invisible Man from Salem, was awarded Best Crime Novel of the Year in 2013 by the Swedish Crime Writers’ … Continue reading

French Crime Novel with a Philosophical Touch

Fred Vargas Fred Vargas is a pseudonym for a very popular female French author. The Chalk Circle Man is the first novel in the series about Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and it received the International Dagger Award in 2009. Vargas is … Continue reading

The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Best Danish Crime Writer In my opinion there is no doubt who is the king of crime writing in Denmark. I always look forward to every new novel in Jussi-Adler Olsen’s series about Department Q as much as a … Continue reading

I’m Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjørk

  I’m Travelling Alone A six-year-old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree in the woods. She has a backpack and a tag around her neck saying: “I’m travelling alone.” Police Investigator Holger Munch gets assigned to the case. … Continue reading

Todesurteil (Death Sentence)

Austrian Crime Novel I visited Vienna fairly recently and just had to check out local crime novels written in German. I found Todesurteil by Austrian Andreas Gruber. A long, long time ago I worked as an au-pair in Austria and … Continue reading

White Tracks by Emelie Schepp

A woman involved in drug smuggling is found dead on a train in Norrköping. She traveled to Sweden with another woman who flees before the police arrive at the scene. It turns out that the women have ties to a … Continue reading

Falleri fallera falleralla by Carin Gerhardsen

Two people are brutally murdered on a street in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a woman and a boy, who do not know each other. The case ends up with the Hammarby Police and it turns out that the murders are … Continue reading