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Don't Look Back
by Karin Fossum Details
Translated from the Norwegian by Felicity David. Set in Norway. The tranquility of a small, idyllic town is shattered when the body of a teenage girl is found, prompting an investigation by Inspector Sejer that reveals the sinister truth behind the town's quiet facade.
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Inspector Sejer
Last Rituals: An Icelandic Novel of Secret Symbols, Medieval Witchcraft, and Modern Murder
by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir Details
Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. Set in Iceland. Attorney Thora Guomundsdottir and her new partner, Matthew Reich, journey to a remote corner of Iceland to investigate how the murder of a German student may be connected to the victim's interest in witchcraft.
Mind's Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
by Håkan Nesser Details
Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Set in Sweden. Chief Inspector Van Veeteren becomes suspicious about the seemingly open-and-shut case against Janek Mitter, convicted of killing his wife while drunk, especially when Mitter also becomes a homicide victim.
by Karin Alvtegen Details
Translated from the Swedish by Anna Paterson. Set in Sweden. Sibylla's life of anonymity as a homeless woman in Stockholm is shattered when a businessman dies after she spends the night with him, forcing her to turn to her privileged past for help.
Sun and Shadow
by Åke Edwardson Details
Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Set in Sweden. Enjoying a satisfying family life and career as Sweden's youngest chief inspector, Erik Winter faces a daunting case involving a double murder and a suspect with possible links to the gothic world and the local police force.
Sun Storm
by Åsa Larsson Details
Translated by Marlaine Delargy. Set in Sweden. When a body is discovered in her hometown, a young Swedish lawyer is called back home, only to become trapped in a perilous web of betrayal, suspicion, religious fanaticism, and death, in a suspense novel set against the backdrop of northern Sweden.
The Exception
by Christian Jungersen Details
Translated from the Danish by Anna Paterson. Set in Denmark. When two women who work at the Danish Centre for Genocide Studies begin receiving death threats, they suspect Mirko Zigic, a Bosnian torturer and war criminal, but then they discover that it could be someone in their very midst.
The Fourth Man
by K.O. Dahl Details
Set in Norway. During a routine police raid, Detective Inspector Frank Frolich saves Elizabeth from getting inadvertently caught in crossfire. By the time he learns that she is the sister of Jonny Faremo, wanted member of a larceny gang, it is already too late. Blindly in love, Frolich must find out if he is being used before his life unravels beyond repair.
The Ice Princess
by Camilla Läckberg Details
Translated by Steven T. Murray. Set in Sweden. After she returns to her hometown to learn that her friend, Alex, was found in an ice-cold bath with her wrists slashed, biographer Erica Falck researches her friend's past in hopes of writing a book and joins forces with Detective Patrik Hedstrom, who has his own suspicions about the case.
The Inner Circle
by Mari Jungstedt Details
Translated by Tiina Nunnally. Set in Sweden. Working on an archaeological dig to uncover an ancient Viking fortification on the Swedish island of Gotland, a group of students becomes caught up in a web of horror when a young woman turns up dead, naked, and hanging from a tree, the victim of a ritual killing.
The Man from Beijing
by Henning Mankell Details
Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Set in Sweden. In the aftermath of the 2006 massacre of 19 people in a Swedish village, Judge Birgitta Roslin, a granddaughter of two of the victims, discovers the 19th century diary of a gang leader that reveals the case's eerie connections to the abuse of Chinese slave workers.
What is Mine
by Anne Holt Details
Translated by Kari Dickson. Set in Norway. Norway police commissioner Stubo teams up with troubled FBI profiler Johanne Vik for an investigation into the disappearances and murders of several young children.
Updated 09/16/2015

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