Scandinavian Crime Fiction

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Andrew K. Nestingen, Paula Arvas
University of Wales Press, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 194 pages
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Stieg Larsson's darkly violent but irresistibly absorbing and wildly popular crime novels have brought new attention to the work of Nordic crime writers, and Scandinavian Crime Fiction is the first English-language study of the genre as practiced in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Attending to the work of such popular authors as Henning Mankell, Karin Fossum, and Anne Holt—as well as Larsson—Scandinavian Crime Fiction explores every aspect of crime writing in the region, from history to recurrent themes to the ways these books have been adapted for television. Many readers will be familiar with Mankell's “Wallander” series and movies based on Staalesen novels, which are both popular on PBS.

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About the author (2011)

Paula Arvas is a lecturer in Finnish at the University of Helsinki. Andrew Nestingen is associate professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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