There’s Stieg Larsson who wrote The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
There’s also Camilla Lackberg who’s a mjor force in Stockholm and made her American debut this month.
Then there’s Norwegian Jo Nesbo and Sweden’s Henning Mankell.
Lackberg, whose book The Ice Princess is finally coming to the U.S., said, “I was at a book festival in Madrid and the schedule had me booked to sign autographs for three hours. Three hours! I thought it was a mistake. I got there, and it wasn't. I could barely move my right hand afterwards.”
According to Sonny Mehta, publisher and editor in chief of Knopf, Scandinavian crime fiction is different from what we expect here in the U.S.
"They don't zip along, these things. They're brooding. It's not plot-driven in the way that many of their American contemporaries are. . . . Part of the appeal is you're being introduced to something that should be familiar, that seems familiar, but it's not."Any of you read these authors?