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Interview: Cilla and Rolf Börjlind

Swedish crime-writing couple Cilla and Rolf Börjlind have gone from writing TV and film scripts for Wallander, Arne Dahl and the Martin Beck series to their own literary creation. Their debut novel, Spring Tide, has been translated into more than 25 languages – and it…
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Third Voice

Written by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind, translated by Hilary Parnfors — Spring Tide was one of our favourite debuts of 2014, and now the sequel has arrived. For the second book in their series, husband-and-wife writing duo Cilla and Rolf Börjlind were always going to face the…
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The Dangerous Game

Written by Mari Jungstedt, translated by Tiina Nunnally — While on a photoshoot for a top fashion magazine on the beautiful Swedish island of Gotland, the chief photographer Markus Sandberg is found in his cabin within an inch of death. He has been brutally attacked…
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CIS: A guide to the Martin Beck series

Between 1965 and 75, the husband and wife team of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (above) wrote a series of 10 police procedurals set in Stockholm, all carrying the subtitle ‘The Story of a Crime’. Their work was distinct from other crime fiction at the…
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To the Top of the Mountain

Written by Arne Dahl, translated by Alice Menzies — Crime readers have to get used to time lags in English translations, but you suspect some devoted fans of Arne Dahl have decided to learn Swedish rather than wait for the UK publisher to catch up….
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The Swedish Girl

Written by Alex Gray — The bestseller lists are peppered with crime books set in Scotland or Scandinavia, so it was only a matter of time before someone attempted to bring together these two fine traditions within the genre. The Swedish Girl is the 10th book…
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The Gingerbread House

Written by Carin Gerhardson — This book is the first in an intended series of crime thrillers set in the Stockholm district of Hammarby. The publisher and the editing team previously brought us Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Here, Hammarby’s Violent Crimes Unit is headed by…
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