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message 1: by Ken, Moderator (U.S.A.) (last edited Jan 02, 2021 09:46AM) (new)

Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 3517 comments Mod
Just chose an author and you'll go to his or her Goodreads site.

G.D. Abson ?
Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril
Alexander Ahndoril
Stefan Ahnhem
Simona Ahrnstedt
Carl Jonas Love Almqvist
Daniel Hånberg Alonso
Tove Alsterdal
Karin Alvtegen
John Amiard ****
Helena Anderson
Lena Andersson
Emma Ångström
Víctor del Árbol Spain
Elisabeth Åsbrink
Asa Avdic
Fredrik Backman
Desmond Bagley
Holly Barbo ****
Marie Bengts
Lina Bengtsdotter
Jenna Bennett ****
Ana Benson ****
Mattias Berg
Hjalmar Bergman
Helena Biehl
Katarina Bivald
Erik Boman Lives in the U.K. now.
Jonas Bonnier
Cilla Börjlind
Rolf Börjlind
Therese Bohman
H.L. Braekstad
Stefan Brink
Amanda Brittany ***
Anna Bronislavska ?
Hans Henrik Brummer
Carina Burman
Dan Burstein
Christoffer Carlsson
Camilla Ceder
Johan Cederlund
Serena Clarke ***
Aza Clave Romania
Jackson Crawford ****
Michael Crichton ****
Tom Crown ***
Arne Dahl
Johan M. Dahlgren
Andrew Dambe Australia
Mark David ? writes in English from ?
Philip H.J. Davies ***
Lourdes Daza-Gillman *
Will Dean
Julia Derek now living in the U.S.
Elaine E. Deyo ?
Jason Diakité
Hernan Diaz ****
Pat DiGeorge ****
C.S. Duffy ***
Sébastyen Dugas
Glenn Dyer ****
Dorothy Eden New Zealand
M.T. Edvardsson
Ake Edwardson
A.C. Efverman * now living in Australia
Cecilia Ekbäck
Daniel Ekeroth
Kerstin Ekman
Sara Elfgren
Per Olov Enquist
Caroline Eriksson
Jerker Eriksson
Kjell Eriksson
Jesper Ersgård
Gunilla Fagerholm
Ken Follett ***
Ramona Fransson
Marianne Fredriksson
Maggie Freeman
Inger Frimansson
Johan Fundin
Eva Gabrielsson
Neil Gaiman ****
Carin Gerhardsen
Malin Persson Giolito
Camilla Grebe
Jonathan Gregory British but now lives in Sweden
Nick Griffiths ***
Jan Guillou
Sandra Gustafsson
Christina Gustavson
Johana Gustawsson French now living in the U.K.
Chris Hall ****
Isa Hansen
AD Harvey ***
Diane Zemke Hawksford
Björn Hellberg
John Hellgren *** now living in Sweden
Borge Hellstrom
Marie Hermanson
Ulf Herrströmer
Johanne Hildebrandt
Traci Tyne Hilton ****
Michael Hjorth
Martin Holmen *
John-Henri Holmberg - Editor
Eva Hudson ***
Peter Fröberg Idling
Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Gunnar Ivarsson
Anders Jallai
Anna Jansson
Jessica Jarlvi
Marko Joensuu
Jonas Jonasson
Mari Jungstedt
Mons Kallentoft
Robert Karjel
Jonas Karlsson
Lars Kepler
Jackie Keswick Born behind the Iron Curtain
Nicholas Kinsey Canada
Linda Boström Knausgård
Hans Koppel
Jason Krill
Chris Kuzneski ****
David Lagercrantz
Selma Lagerlöf first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
Maria Lang
Jens Lapidus
Åsa Larsson
Bjorn Larsson
Peter Larsson
Stieg Larsson
Camilla Läckberg
Ann Leonard
Wendy Lesser ****
Johannes Lichtmann
Eva-Marie Liffner
Axel Lindén
Astrid Lindgren
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Mariette Lindstein
Sam Llewellyn
Sara Lövestam
Sonya Lowe
Alex Lukeman ****
Sara Lundberg
Miranda MacLeod ****
Torquil MacLeod **
Margareta Magnusson
Tom Malmquist
Henning Mankell
Liza Marklund
Erik Mauritzson
Ilya Meyer
Luna Miller
Vilhelm Moberg
Anders de la Motte
Magnus Montelius
Hakan Nesser
Nilla Nielsen ?
Elisabeth Norebäck
Bo Norgren
Andreas Norman
Phetra H. Novak
John O'Donnell ****
Kristina Ohlsson
Dag Öhrlund
Pola Oloixarac Brazil
Fredrik T. Olsson
Kristina Olsson ?Australia?
Linda Olsson
Roger Ormerod ***
Richard Osborn
Martin Österdahl
Klas Östergren
Håkan Östlundh
Cynthia Ozick ****
Joakim Palmkvist
Mary Paulson
Leif G.W. Persson
Andrew Pessin ****
Elizabeth Peters ****
Elisabet Peterzen
Jan Turk Petrie ***
Agneta Pleijel
Neil Price ***
Karolina Ramqvist
Octavia Randolph ?
Sigrid Rausing
Alyson Richman ****
Liselotte Roll
Jenny Rogneby
Anders Roslund
Denise Rudberg
Sylvain Runberg
Michelle Sacks Spain
Sofie Sarenbrant
Steven Savile
Veronica von Schenck
Emelie Schepp
Ninni Schulman
Åsa Schwarz
Ronald Simonar * (also under Iceland)
Fredrik Sjöberg
Maj Sjöwall Per Wahlöö
Jan Sjunnesson
Ake Smedberg
Alexander McCall Smith ***
Alexander Söderberg
Hjalmar Söderberg
Rolf Söderlind
Stefan Spjut
Heath Stallcup ****
Camilla Sten
Viveca Sten
Leo Stenberg
Jon Stenhugg *
Jan Stocklassa
Mats Strandberg
Sara Stridsberg
Carl Strom *** now living in Sweden
Erik Axl Sund is the duo of Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist
Håkan Axlander Sundquist
Maria Sveland
Anton Svensson
Bo Svernström
Michael Tapper
Stefan Tegenfalk
Johan Theorin
Christer Tholin German born now living in Sweden
Andrzej Tichý
Karin Tidbeck
Olivier Truc- France
Rachel Tsoumbakos - Australia
Matthew Turner ****
Helene Tursten
Linn Ullmann
Carl-Johan Vallgren
Karl Viklund
Mats Wahl
Karin Wahlberg
Mary Jane Walker New Zealand
Ingrid Wall
Joachim Wall
Jan Wallentin
Michael Ward * (**)
Katarina Wennstam
Florence Wetzel ****
Kevin Wignall ***
Lina Wolff
Michael D Wright ****
Joakim Zander

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*** U.K.
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Pat (infosleuth) | 75 comments NEW authors?? Oh, dear! and I'm still trying to catch up with the old ones! Should I get started on Liza Marklund's series or continue with Roslund & Hellstrom's? Decisions! Decisions! I'll see what's on the shelf in the library.

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Lili | 64 comments I recently read Asgard Park by Ronald Simonar

message 4: by Sharon, Moderator (Netherlands) (new)

Sharon | 2379 comments Mod
I just finished my first ever Helene Thursten book, Detective Inspector Irene Huss today and will start the second, The Torso tomorrow.
What an excellent writer IMO. Delightful good read.
Excellent characters and story lines. Absolutely a good example of why I prefer to read European and especially Scandinavian writers these many last years. A strong, capable, intelligent, interesting FEMALE lead character with all the good support characters around her. But without the way too often used all too rich and powerful and needing toys and status that writers too frequently use. IMO closest to feeling that I am reading a real story with real events and characters, flaws and all. No wonder they make so many series on the character Irene Huss. Excellent!

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Junying | 267 comments Just finished my first Hakan Nesser's VV book and really enjoyed that. Will be moving on to his next in the series soon.

message 6: by Ken, Moderator (U.S.A.) (last edited Jul 23, 2012 06:06PM) (new)

Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 3517 comments Mod
Sorry Ian, but it wouldn't let me edit your list. Only reply, delete, or flag it.

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Ian (pepecan) | 354 comments Not sure what you mean Kenneth.......but no problem whatever you've done.

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Olivier (icecageolivier) | 6 comments I love Bjorn Larsson's The Celtic Ring, Kerstin Ekman's Blackwater and Roslund & Hellstrom's 'Flickan under gatan'(The girl under the street, not yet translated I believe). The Celtic Ring was a hit in France but deserved more attention in English-speaking countries, especially as it's set in Scotland for much of the journey. It seems we can also expect an adaptation soon...

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Ian (pepecan) | 354 comments Just picked up Three Seconds (Grens & Sundkvist #5) by Anders Roslund by Anders Roslund & Hellstrom for 99p on the UK Amazon kindle daily deal - today only price. Highly recommended elsewhere in the group so delighted.

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Olivier (icecageolivier) | 6 comments Actually have a copy of Cell 8 and Three Seconds if anyone wants them + a couple of Sjowall-Wahloos. All in perfect condition and free. Handover in North London (UK) if anyone's interested

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Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 3517 comments Mod
You can use "Bookcrossings" to give away your books. They will travel around the world.

message 12: by Olivier (new)

Olivier (icecageolivier) | 6 comments Kenneth wrote: "You can use "Bookcrossings" to give away your books. They will travel around the world."
Thanks for the tip, will definitely check it out

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Ancestral Gaidheal (gaidheal) I also use bookmooch, which is a book swapping site.

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Keith | 41 comments Excellent start to the new Killing 111 series, from Danish tv, on the BBC this week. This is the last they are going to make so I believe. The actress who plays Sarah Lund, the lead character, has said she does not wish to make any more.

There is much debate here in England about the sweater she has chosen to wear this time and whether she will change back to the old one before the end. The new one is reckoned to be far too light-hearted for the mood of the series.

The Wallander actor Krister Hendrikson (the best) is to star in a play Doktor Glass, at Wyndhams Theatre, in London this spring. It will be in Swedish with English subtitles (should be interesting).


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Olivier (icecageolivier) | 6 comments Yes, so nice to re-enter the world of The Killing. There's even a touch of Borgen. Not sure about Lund having to beg for a reference. Give her a break, she just solved the crime of the century. Suppose there's a Harry Hole element about people not trusting her, but she's a workaholic, not an alcoholic. By now we've seen that she's got great intuition and does excellent work. Anyway, I'm hooked. Great to be back in Copenhagen. Can't wait to see the next episode

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Sharon | 2379 comments Mod
There is a good bit about these under British TV discussions. Isn't the new series, double episodes, wonderful? I have hopes that Borgen II will follow it. We are so blessed BBC Four carries this fabulous international series Saturday nights, I just keep the digital time recorder set for that time slot and it has been a delight for years! Excellent BLOG in the Guardian for sure...all their series blogs are good, as in foe Hunted that ended last week. Glad I was not the only one left confused.

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Sharon | 2379 comments Mod
Keith wrote: "Excellent start to the new Killing 111 series, from Danish tv, on the BBC this week. This is the last they are going to make so I believe. The actress who plays Sarah Lund, the lead character, has ..."

She already changed to a more serious snowflake heavier one second episode this week (#4) IMO. Read where she took the sweater with her when the series ended.... :-).

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Vera VB (veravb) I started reading Hakan Nesser a few weeks ago, finished the 4th book with Inspector Van Veeteren today, was the best in the series till now. But I have several more to go, so perhaps I'll get surprised more.

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message 20: by Ken, Moderator (U.S.A.) (last edited Jan 24, 2013 09:21AM) (new)

Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 3517 comments Mod
Sharon wrote: "The Troubled Man

Thanks for the above, it reminds me a little bit of Jo Nesbo's Headhunters, the way they showed it. I'm reading so many books on crime that they run together. Wallander was looking into the disappearance of his daughter's father-in-law, who was a Captain of a submarine and her mother-in-law, well I'd give the plot away.

Well I better read some Bruno or Inspector Montalbano, for a change.

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Junying | 267 comments If anyone is interested, I published a short review of Henning Mankell's The Eye of the Leopard here: http://www.junyingkirk.com/?p=4575. If you have read it, let me know if you agree :) Happy reading!

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Junebug | 12 comments Junying wrote: "If anyone is interested, I published a short review of Henning Mankell's The Eye of the Leopard here: http://www.junyingkirk.com/?p=4575. If you have read it, let me know if you agree :) Happy read..."

I loved your review. Henning is one of my favorite authors. I have read all the Kurt Wallander books, but also enjoyed the Italian Shoes very much. You put into words what I think of him as an author. There are few frills in his writing, but I always get the sense of greatness in his writing.

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Junying | 267 comments Junebug, really appreciate you reading my review and share your thoughts here. We certainly share our love for Mankell's books. Just started reading The Fifth Woman.

Happy reading!

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Bobbi D | 122 comments The Fifth Woman was the first of Mankell's books I read.....and I was hooked! Read all of the Kurt Wallender series and all of his stand alones! This was in 2010. Since then I can't get enough of Nordic Noire.

message 25: by Sharon, Moderator (Netherlands) (last edited Sep 12, 2013 11:17PM) (new)

Sharon | 2379 comments Mod
Anyone in Scotland mid September this could be fun....for Arne Dahl fans

Reminder anyone in Scotland September 13-15

New Nordic Noir....Bloody Scotland

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Babette (shorelinemom) | 3 comments I have a paperback copy of Hakan Nesser's Der Tote vom Strand (auf Deutsch) that I am willing to send to anyone who wants it. You can contact me at Shorelinemomct (at) yahoo.com.

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Carol | 3 comments Junying wrote: "If anyone is interested, I published a short review of Henning Mankell's The Eye of the Leopard here: http://www.junyingkirk.com/?p=4575. If you have read it, let me know if you agree :) Happy read..."

Great review! I too love Henning Mankell and I've read many of his novels. I just finished The Return of the Dancing Master and I'll look for this one to read next.

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Sharon | 2379 comments Mod
Posted today by Henning Mankell himself to Facebook about his cancer.....
Very very sad day.

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Junying | 267 comments Oh no! Damn cancer! I was talking to my husband only the other day that Henning Mankell could not write fast enough for us to read his books, and I said we may get another twenty years out of him! This news saddens me deeply!

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Livia | 3 comments Terrible news. I hope his cancer is treatable and that he'll be with us for at least another few years. He'll be in my thoughts.

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Katriina ❆ (ktxcn) | 3 comments Erik Axl Sund is a writing duo I find highly intriguing. Their trilogy's first part will be available in English on September 4th, 2014 and in German on July 1st, which happens to very soon.

They have an amazing homepage (warning: It occasionally moves and it does play creepy noises) revealing the plots of the first, the second and the last book in English.

And for the braver ones of you, they have a gorgeous yet slightly creepy intro for their homepage which doesn't play in the three links above, as they link to the book descriptions directly.

The critics they received are absolutely amazing! Personally, I can't judge because I haven't got hold of my copies yet. Got to wait until I'm in Sweden in August :(

There's apparently also a bit of a lesbian storyline which I personally have zero experience with, but I guess it'll be OK if we keep on being open minded.

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Lone Knudsen | 40 comments You simply also have to read Ninni Schulmann, Sofie Sarenbrant, Carin Gerhardsen. I hope they are translated to english :)

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Ken Fredette (klfredette) | 3517 comments Mod
Will do, they are all there.

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Sharon | 2379 comments Mod
Fans of Henning Mankell will enjoy this article

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Junying | 267 comments Great article. Will have to go and explore Sweden, especially Wallander region :). Thanks for sharing!

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Gisela Hafezparast | 99 comments Great article. Thank you.

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Alisa Any one interested in reading along with me on this - "Swedish Cops: From Sjowall and Wahloo to Stieg Larsson"?

message 38: by Sharon, Moderator (Netherlands) (last edited Jul 16, 2015 08:46AM) (new)

Sharon | 2379 comments Mod
Rebecka Martinsson is on the case - in four new Swedish films

Big news for fans of Asa Larsson...,,coming to the screen!

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Helen | 141 comments Hi A.C I am from Australia also. Yes we discuss many books. Swedish writers are often influenced by their environment. I love reading about ice, snow and fog. I guess it is very different from where I live. So welcome to our group.

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Angela Dunlop | 71 comments A.C. wrote: "Thanks Helen! My novels are different in that they are set in Sydney so you may recognise places in my books, but being Swedish, my writing style is Swedish noir indeed - I don't shy away from desc..."Hi AC - Another Sydney Australian here with a family who lives in Sweden so lots of trips to the cold and dark. You need to check the libraries for your book as my local (Concord) doesn't have it. When I'm next in I will "request" they buy it. Nice people that they are. I'm assuming it's in hard copy as well as on Kindle?

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Angela Dunlop | 71 comments Alisa wrote: "Any one interested in reading along with me on this - "Swedish Cops: From Sjowall and Wahloo to Stieg Larsson"?" I would be if I could get a copy. Kindle?

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Angela Dunlop | 71 comments A.C. wrote: "Hi Angela, I'm close to Concord, I'll pop in there maybe and put some of my books there, what's the name of the book shop (not sure libraries would have it yet)? Otherwise it will be available in t..."
Hi AC - it was actually the local Concord Library I was talking about. They will get books in on request. I've been to Sweden on a regular basis as my son " ran away to see the world" and has ended up with a Swedish wife and 4 girls. And yes I've had a few winters there - but cant do more than 2 weeks! Good for my soul I'm sure.

message 43: by Sharon, Moderator (Netherlands) (new)

Sharon | 2379 comments Mod

RIP Henning Mankell. I read them all for decades and watched the truly excellent tv series, all versions and all the films with true enjoyment. Thank you for hours of pure reading and watching pleasure and a world view without excuses. RIP

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Gisela Hafezparast | 99 comments Oh no! I can't believe it. That is really devastating. I am also a real Henning Mankell fan, firstly of coure because of Wallander, but also for his other non-crime books. A man of great humanity.

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Mary (maryschumacher) | 26 comments Very sad and shocking news. As A.C. said, he was a national treasure of Sweden, and certainly treasured beyond those borders around the world.

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Kay | 7 comments Re: Henning Mankell. What a great loss! He was an author who transcended genre fiction - especially with White Lioness and Dogs of Riga. I held out hope that he would change his mind and write one more Wallander....

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Alisa Will miss his books greatly. With Wallender's decline, I felt the loss of an old friend.

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Lori (goodreadscomlorik) | 24 comments I too found out here - tonight. I feel a great loss. I have read most of his books and watched all the Wallander TV/films. The Man from Beijing was the first book and then I discovered Wallander. I have spent the past hour or so reading about him - including his articles in the Guardian about cancer and "waiting". He has been my favourite author for the past few years. I feel very sad - like everyone else here. Condolences to his family.

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Sharon | 2379 comments Mod
Henning Mankell book to be published early 2016!

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Lori (goodreadscomlorik) | 24 comments That is great news. Thank you Sharon.

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