Category Archives: Books

Alex King is Back

A British diplomatic family in Stockholm is subject to a number of kidnappings and threats. Their ten-month-old son is kidnapped to later be returned repeatedly. The nanny and teenage daughter also disappear at separate occasions. Who wants to demonstrate their … Continue reading

Happy Nation by Liza Marklund

  A former politician is severely tortured and then found unconscious in his fancy home in Solsidan outside Stockholm, Sweden. His wife Nora is missing without a trace and their children is found at his sister’s house. The event becomes … Continue reading

Swedish Debut Thriller with International Flair

Joakim Zander’s debut book “The Swimmer” (direct translation) was recently published in Sweden. Joakim is currently working as a lawyer for the EU in Finland. He has also lived in Brussels and Sweden, Syria and Israel during his childhood. Story An … Continue reading

Answer if You Hear Me by Ninni Schulman

The moose hunting season has started in Sweden and Pär Sanner’s fourteen-year-old daughter joins him in the woods one cold October morning. Petra Wilander is a member of the same hunting team and she gets suspicious when father and daughter … Continue reading

The Conductor from Saint Petersburg

The Conductor from Saint Petersburg takes place in Moscow in the early 2000s and two Swedes are at the center of the story. First we have Tom Blixen, an investment banker at Pioneer Capital, whose assignment is to help the … Continue reading

Marked for Life by Emelie Schepp

I stumbled on Marked for Life by Emelie Schepp by chance. If I had known the novel was self-published I may have been a bit skeptical, but that would have been completely unfounded, because this debut novel captures the reader … Continue reading

Status 12 by Martin Melin

Martin Melin has been a policeman for 22 years, but he is mostly known as the world’s first winner of Survivor (or Expedition Robinson as the Swedish TV show was called) and the crime writer Camilla Läckberg’s ex-husband. It is … Continue reading