Best norwegian crime novel of all time

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best norwegian crime novel of all time

Popular Scandinavian Crime Fiction Books

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I received free copies of the books included in this post in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the books or the content of this post. All opinions my own. Crime by the Book is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. No one writes Nordic crime fiction quite like Yrsa Sigurdardottir. In this superb police procedural, a police officer and a child psychologist team up to solve a gruesome murder—the only witness to which is the young child of the deceased. Weaving together dark family secrets both present and past with a chilling investigation, Sigurdardottir effortlessly delivers a standout Nordic thriller that will more than satisfy her longstanding fans, and is sure to open up new doors for her readership in the US.

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I am not qualified to comment on that judgment, but I will say that this is a fine novel. I am not qualified to comment on that judgment, nor will I venture any dumb jokes about it, but I will say that this is a fine novel, ambitious in concept, skillful in execution and grown-up in its view of people and events. Early in the novel, we see several Norwegians fighting under terrible conditions at Leningrad in Some are killed or wounded, and the fate of others is unclear. These wartime scenes alternate with a present-day plot that shows neo-Nazis in Oslo. One is on trial for a vicious, unprovoked attack with a baseball bat on a Vietnamese restaurant owner. A detective named Harry Hole watches in disgust.

Norwegian Crime Fictions are not simple copycats of the more well-known Swedish versions; they have the atmosphere and spirits of their own. From Jo Nesbo to Karin Fossum, the country has introduced a long list of high quality writers to the world in the last 30 years. What comes next is a compilation of 10 critically acclaimed novels from Norwegian Crime Authors in which we have put together based on our reviews, peer critic fellows and our interviews with the writing community. The Snowman : One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day.

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