During a conversation with Barry Forshaw, author of Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) at The Rap Sheet, Ali Karim asks him: For readers who want to get a flavor of Scandinavian/Nordic crime fiction, but don’t have a lot of extra time, which five or so works would you recommend their reading?
And he goes for:
- Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, aka Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1992), by Peter Høeg
- The Laughing Policeman (1968), by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
- The Redbreast (2000), by Jo Nesbø
- Firewall (1998), by Henning Mankell
- Woman with Birthmark (1996), by Håkan Nesser
- Jar City (2000), by Arnaldur Indriđason
You can read more at The Rap Sheet.
See also Maxine’s review at Petrona.