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message 1: by Ken, Moderator (U.S.A.) (last edited Dec 06, 2019 11:52AM) (new)

Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 2800 comments Mod
Just chose an author and you'll go to his or her Goodreads site.




Heidi Amsinck
Lisbeth Zornig Andersen
Michael Andreasen
Naja Marie Aidt - Born in Greenland raised in Denmark
Jussi Adler-Olsen
S.J. Arnott Jamaican born
Herman Bang died January 29, 1912
Frans G. Bengtsson
Jonas T. Bengtsson
Steve Berry ****
Amelinda Bérubé
Bernard Besson French
Mikkel Birkegaard
Sara Blaedel
William H. Blair ?
Anders Bodelsen
Stephen Boyle
Jordanna Max Brodsky ****
Heðin Brú
Elizabeth Buchan *
Nora Burglon
John Burke ****
Doriana Cantoni Italy
Clarke **
Jackson Crawford ****
Michael Crichton ****
Michael La Croix
Peter Damsberg
Leif Davidsen
Isak Dinesen
Jack Du Brul ****
Tom East
Elsebeth Egholm
Katrine Engberg
Gittemie Eriksen
Richard Fernandez *
Agnete Friis
Neil Gaiman ****
Joakim Garff
Mette Glargaard
Sissel-Jo Gazan
John Griesemer
Jens Christian Grøndahl
Lotte & Søren Hammer
William Heinesen
Christopher Hepworth *
David Hewson *
Peter Høeg
Diane Hansen-Ingram ***
Luna May Innes
Jógvan Isaksen
Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen
Steffen Jacobsen
Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen
Sander Jakobsen - pseudonym of Dagmar Winter and Kenneth Degnbol
Daniel Joss
Steven Heighton Canada
Michelle Houts ****
Coralie Hughes Jensen ****
Ida Jessen
Johannes V. Jensen
Martin Jensen
Daniel Joss
Christian Jungersen
Pia Juul
Lene Kaaberbøl
Susanna Kaysen ****
A.J. Kazinski
Søren Kierkegaard
Mie Kjaergaard
Josefine Klougart
Jesper Bugge Kold
Steen Langstrup
Charlotte Larsen
Craig Larsen ****
Michael Larsen
Kiki Leach
Kim Leine
Christine Anne Libbey ****?
Tina Lindegaard
Claus M. Lohman
T.K. Louis ^
Sonya Lowe
Michael Lycke
Nauja Lynge ^
Amulya Malladi India now the U.S.A.
Christopher McIntosh *
Jakob Melander
Bo Tao Michaelis
Giles Milton *
Jacob Berner Moe
Sara Moss *
Sarah Moss *
Emily Bain Murphy ****
Torben Nielsen
Mads Peder Nordbo
Dorthe Nors
R.I. Olufsen
Jens Østergaard
Chris Ould *
Simon Pasternak
Anders Pedersen
Leif Pedersen **
Christoffer Petersen
Eddie Thomas Petersen
Nick Petrie ****
Valerio Dalla Ragione ?
Octavia Randolph
Knud Rasmussen
Anders Rauff-Nielsen
Ane Riel
Walter Rice ****
Ane Riel
Klaus Rifbjerg
Craig Robertson ***
Else Roesdahl
Willow Rose as T.P. Boje
Mikkel Rosengaard born in Denmark now living in the U.S.A.
Palle Rosenkrantz
Thomas Rydahl
Rannva Saltoft
Alastair Scott ***
Nevil Shute *
Jane Smiley ****
Susanne Staun
Rebecca Stead ****
Jesper Stein
Diana Stout ****
Søren Sveistrup
Geza Tatrallyay Hungry but moved to Canada
Lone Theils
Dan Turèll
Erik Valeur
Crescent Varrone
Claus Vistesen
Mary Jane Walker New Zealand
Birrell Walsh
Brian Walters *
E.K. Wilson
Sloan Wilson ****
Inger Wolf
Richard S Young
Anne Youngson *

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* United Kingdom
** Belgium
*** Scotland
**** United States
? unknown


message 2: by Anna (new)

Anna (aetm) | 231 comments + the Faroe Islands would also go with Denmark, right?
Hm - are there any Faroese crime writers that would be interesting + available in English?


message 3: by Ken, Moderator (U.S.A.) (new)

Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 2800 comments Mod
I checked amazon and b&n no crime on the Faroe Islands yet.


message 4: by Anna (new)

Anna (aetm) | 231 comments I'm also checking with a Faroese friend if she can think of anything to add to the list (worst case of generic non-crime stuff, as I can't think of ever having heard of a single Faroese author. But there have to be some)


message 5: by Anna (new)

Anna (aetm) | 231 comments Got this from my Faroese friend:
"First one that comes to mind is William Heinesen. His work has been translated and is generally considered a very key part of cultural history. His stories aren't really in the crime genre, but very typical of old Faroese way of thinking, incl. folklore and superstitions like believing in trolls that live under rocks up in the mountains, etc
I'll have a quick look around see what else I can remember that may have been translated and let you know."

So I think until there is something more crime appropriate, perhaps William Heinesen is not a bad place to start for those intrigued by the Faroes.


message 6: by Ken, Moderator (U.S.A.) (last edited Jul 23, 2012 08:04AM) (new)

Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 2800 comments Mod
Anna, just got this author from the Faroe Islands Heðin Brú The Old Man and His Sons looks interesting. It doesn't look like its a crime novel but I may check it out. Look on Amazon for it. Also William Heinesen wrote Windswept Dawn. Must be someone who now translates. Can't seem to finish try Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen who wrote Barbara.


message 7: by Quentin (new)

Quentin (graskeggur) | 38 comments The Old Man and His Sons is a fascinating read, a real window into a different world, but it's not a crime story.
There's only one Faroese crime writer I know of, Jógvan Isaksen. He has written a good few books over a 20+ year career, but they have only been translated into Danish and Icelandic.


message 8: by Ken, Moderator (U.S.A.) (last edited Jul 24, 2012 06:51PM) (new)

Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 2800 comments Mod
For those who don't know where the Faroe Islands are, they are half way in between Iceland and the Shetland Islands, which is above Scotland.(History 101)


message 9: by Quentin (new)

Quentin (graskeggur) | 38 comments And for those who don't know, the Faroe Islands are a delightful place to visit if you ever get the chance.
http://graskeggur.com/blog/90/rainswe...


message 10: by Alisa (new)

Alisa just read my first Adler-Olsson: loved it.


message 11: by Andy (new)

Andy Worthington | 2 comments Anyone heard of Lotte and Soren Hammer?They have a book out called "The Hanging"


message 12: by Ian (new)

Ian (PepeCan) | 354 comments Anyone know of any scandi crime mostly set in Greenland?


message 13: by Fizzycola (new)

Fizzycola | 164 comments The only one I've read is

Smilla's Sense of Snow


message 14: by Ian (new)

Ian (PepeCan) | 354 comments Ta Fizzy.....forgot about that one...duh lol


message 15: by Quentin (new)

Quentin (graskeggur) | 38 comments Yrsa Sigurðardóttir's 'The Day is Dark' is set partly in Greenland.


message 16: by Lone (new)

Lone Knudsen | 39 comments You should also try Jens Østergaard, Inger Wolf, Elsebeth Egholm, Michael Lycke, Øbro&Tornbjerg, Bille & Bille - thats all great authors :)


message 17: by Ken, Moderator (U.S.A.) (new)

Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 2800 comments Mod
Couldn't get Øbro & Tornbjerg, or Bille & Bille to come up as authors.


message 18: by Lone (new)

Lone Knudsen | 39 comments Øbro&Tornbjerg last crime novel is called Evas sidste nat in Danish - I know that it is Therese. bille&bille last in Danish is Nattens gerning. I dont know if it is out in english yet?


message 19: by Ken, Moderator (U.S.A.) (new)

Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 2800 comments Mod
Goodreads probably only does English authors, maybe when they get translated will be able to put them there.


message 20: by Lone (new)

Lone Knudsen | 39 comments Kenneth wrote: "Goodreads probably only does English authors, maybe when they get translated will be able to put them there."

You Can find Them under My books :) under My name :)


message 21: by Martin (new)

Martin Summers | 1 comments Try the new danish author Claus M. Lohman. His first crime novel has just been published in english Genesis: Two Worlds One Mission


message 22: by Ellie (new)

Ellie M (elliemcc11) | 66 comments Ahh too many authors to read before next week & our week away on Danish shores :)

Planning to visit sites from various Scandi - crime TV shows :)


message 23: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 7 comments Thank you to everybody who has written about or recommended Jussi Adler-Olson. I recently finished reading the first of his "Department Q" novels ("The Keeper of Lost Causes" or "Mercy" in the UK) and I am completely hooked! I thought it was brilliant and I cannot wait to see how the characters are developed over the course of the series.


message 24: by Lone (new)

Lone Knudsen | 39 comments Lauren wrote: "Thank you to everybody who has written about or recommended Jussi Adler-Olson. I recently finished reading the first of his "Department Q" novels ("The Keeper of Lost Causes" or "Mercy" in the UK)..."

Yes they are great. Just read number 6 in the series - The Borderless - I think it is called i English - It was released the 24. october 2014 i Denmark - in Danish it's called Den grænseløse


message 25: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Thompson | 5 comments Ian wrote: "Anyone know of any scandi crime mostly set in Greenland?"


"White Heat" by MJ McGrath is brilliant and set in Greenland. OK so not a native writer but the location is really well evoked and the detail about life in Greenland is fascinating.


message 26: by Bettyb (new)

Bettyb The McGrath books are actually set in far NE Canada on Ellesmere Island rather than Greenland. There are three books in the Edie Kiglatuk series so far and I agree about the location and details of the native culture.


message 27: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Thompson | 5 comments I came back because something was niggling in the back of my mind.-It was exactly as you said - not Greenland, however I think the series would appeal to people interested in Scandi crime fiction.


message 28: by Bettyb (new)

Bettyb I think so, too. Because of the for northern location, the McGrath series is rather dark in tone but shows a very interesting and unusual setting and culture.


message 29: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 3 comments I recently purchased Valhalla by Robert J. Mrazek, it is the first in a series set in Greenland and in the blurbs on the front and back cover it's referred to as a thriller and as suspense. I haven't read it yet, from the description it looks sort of Dan Brown Da Vinci Code-ish, but in Greenland. It looks good.

Valhalla by Robert J. Mrazek


message 30: by Christoffer (new)

Christoffer Petersen | 6 comments I couldn't resist bumping an old thread about scandi crime books set in Greenland. While I would love to mention my own forthcoming book The Ice Star, and I obviously just did, I thought I would add a few others that I have either read or heard about:

Thuleselskabet is a book set in Denmark where the protagonist travels to several countries including Greenland. Mads Peter Nordbo is a Danish author currently living in the Greenland capital of Nuuk. I am not sure he has been published in English.

Nauja Lynge is Greenlandic, also living in Nuuk, and is in the process of publishing her first novel, a mystery set in Greenland. I don't know much about it other than the title: Ivalu's Color.

There are lots of historical novels set in Greenland, but few mysteries or crime/thrillers. I'll see if I can dig up some more.


message 31: by Icewineanne (new)

Icewineanne | 152 comments Read Ould's The Blood Strand this year. It was excellent. Looking forward to the 2nd book in the series which is set to release in Feb 2017. If you haven't read it, i highly recommended it.
Here's my short review;
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 32: by Jon (new)

Jon | 14 comments Just finished book 8 of Anne Holt's Hanne Wilhelmsen series and now have to wait until June for the next one, but she has another 4 book series I may start. Very good stuff with all the quirky characters and darkness I love.


message 33: by Sharon, Moderator (Netherlands) (new)

Sharon | 2232 comments Mod
Jon wrote: "Just finished book 8 of Anne Holt's Hanne Wilhelmsen series and now have to wait until June for the next one, but she has another 4 book series I may start. Very good stuff with all the quirky char..."

Delighted to read this. I also just read the entire first series and have the next book on pre order then I went straight to the Stubo/Vik series and they were a pleasure. What made it even more fun was the surfacing of various characters from the first series in the second. Highly recommend both. Excellent writer. Also imo the books are way better than the tv series, Modus which was good but which took many liberties with the characters. Just read recently there is a development working the first series for tv. Enjoy.


message 34: by Jon (new)

Jon | 14 comments Thanks for your words! Just ordered the Stubo/Vik series which should get me through the darkest, coldest part of winter here in Northern Minnesota.


message 35: by Nauja (new)

Nauja Lynge | 1 comments Christoffer wrote: "I couldn't resist bumping an old thread about scandi crime books set in Greenland. While I would love to mention my own forthcoming book The Ice Star, and I obviously just did, I th..."

Hi and thanks. You are right. My mystery novel "Ivalu´s Color" is released in a few days. Best Nauja

https://www.amazon.com/Ivalus-Color-N...


message 36: by Ken, Moderator (U.S.A.) (new)

Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 2800 comments Mod
Thank You Nauja.


message 37: by Icewineanne (new)

Icewineanne | 152 comments Read the 3rd book in the Faroes series, here’s my review

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

The Fire Pit (Faroes #3) by Chris Ould


message 38: by T.K. (last edited Aug 14, 2019 12:49PM) (new)

T.K. Louis (tklouis) | 3 comments as a Danish writer, I recently published my first novel, Puffin, a Frank & Hildy thriller, which takes place on the Faroe Islands, and was proud when people from the islands contacted me and told me that my story had details they'd never known.
I promise you a good read, getting 5 star reviews.
Enjoy!

Also, my cousin just published her paranormal thriller which takes place in a suburb to Copenhagen. The Frozen Girl, Mie Kjaergaard. Check it out!


message 39: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Thompson | 5 comments T.K. wrote: "as a Danish writer, I recently published my first novel, Puffin, a Frank & Hildy thriller, which takes place on the Faroe Islands, and was proud when people from the islands contacted me and told m..."

Thanks for the info. I bought it yesterday.


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