The Dragon Tattoo and Its Long Tail: The New Wave of European Crime Fiction in America

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McFarland, Jan 25, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 198 pages
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The enormous popularity of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy has raised awareness of other contemporary European authors of crime fiction. As a result, several of these novelists now reach a receptive American audience, eager for fresh perspectives in the genre. This critical text offers an introduction to current European crime writing by exploring ten of the best new crime nd mystery authors from Sweden (Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell), Norway (Karin Fossum and Jo Nesbo), Iceland (Arnaldur Indridason), Italy (Andrea Camilleri), France (Fred Vargas), Scotland (Denise Mina and Philip Kerr), and Ireland (Ken Bruen), who are reshaping the landscape of the modern crime novel.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
3
1 Stieg Larsson
9
2 Henning Mankell
24
3 Karin Fossum
42
4 Jo Nesb°
60
5 Arnaldur Indridason
75
6 Andrea Camilleri
90
7 Fred Vargas
107
8 Denise Mina
123
9 Philip Kerr
141
10 Ken Bruen
159
Works Consulted
177
Index
185
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David Geherin is professor emeritus of English at Eastern Michigan University. The author of five previous books on crime fiction, two of which were finalists for the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award, he lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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