MWA University

Last weekend I attended MWA University, a one day seminar, organized by Mystery Writers of America. What did we learn? We learned how to develop an idea, create a dramatic structure, plot and intriguing characters, how to describe a setting, … 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

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis

The Title Says It All I do not like when a book’s title is disconnected from the story but that is definitely not the case here. The Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg is asked to pick up the contents … Continue reading

Never Go Back by Lee Child

“You’re back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.” In Never Go Back, Jack Reacher goes back to the D.C. area to meet Major Susan Turner, the new commanding officer for the Military Police unit he was once … Continue reading