05 August 2009

Vem hade kunnat gissa?

After reading my comments about Stieg Larsson's book, Dan Conrad pointed out a "top ten" list from The Guardian. Who would have guessed (Vem hade kunnat gissa?) a list of the ten best Swedish crime novels? Camilla Läckberg, you will note if you read the article, is a writer of Swedish crime novels. The Guardian article includes thumbnail descriptions of the books.

Thanks, Dan. If Stieg Larsson's book is #9 on the list, this could keep me busy with Swedish novels for a long time. (I wonder what my Swedish great-great grandparents would think about this?)

[Title translation by Google]

Camilla Läckberg's top 10 Swedish crime novels

  1. The Mind's Eye by Håkan Nesser [Ben Vincent's review]
  2. Blackwater by Kerstin Ekman [Marisa's review]
  3. Missing by Karin Alvtegen [Karin Alvtegen's web site]
  4. Sun Storm by Åsa Larsson [Karen Chisholm's review | my review]
  5. The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankell [Mankell's Wallander web site]
  6. Unseen by Mari Jungstedt [Maxine Clarke's review]
  7. Shame by Karin Alvtegen [Lilian Pizzichini's review in The Independent]
  8. Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin [Norman Price's review]
  9. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [a review from Scandinavian Books | my review]
  10. Midvinterblod by Mons Kallentoft (not yet translated) [a review in Swedish at LjudBoken]

A review of The Preacher by Camilla Läckberg at Nordic Bookblog.

1 comment:

Ken Wedding said...

Carol Stoops wrote, "Thanks for the list! I am waiting eagerly for the 3rd Stieg Larson! Also like Nesser, henkell, and Asa Larson. Jar City by Arnuldur Indriadason is also a good read. Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, ditto."