Malin Persson Giolito

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Malin Persson Giolito was born in Stockholm in 1969, and grew up in Djursholm. She has worked as a lawyer for the biggest law firm in the Nordic region and as an official for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium.

Persson Giolito has published three previous novels. Her latest novel, Quicksand (Störst av allt), was published by Wahlström & Widstrand in June 2016 and has been sold to 24 countries and was awarded the Best Crime Novel of the Year Award 2016, Sweden’s official suspense literature award, which is given by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy.

She lives in Brussels together with her husband and their three daughters.

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Åsa Träff

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Åsa Träff is a psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. She runs a private practice and lives in Älvsjö, Sweden.

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Jonas Jonasson

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After a long career as a journalist, media consultant and television producer, Jonas Jonasson decided to start a new life. He wrote a manuscript, he sold all his possessions in Sweden and moved to a small town by Lake Lugano in Switzerland, only a few meters from the Italian border.

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Karen Chisholm

This was a brilliant reading experience, and a history lesson into the bargain. Intricate but fascinating.

From the Blurb:

Charles Levin, Detective Leo Junker’s mentor — and the same man who betrayed Leo — is dead.

Now Leo must find out why. He must follow the thread of the dead man’s own tragedies, which will lead inexorably to the betrayal of Charles Levin’s soul — and the soul of his nation.

Karen Chisholm

This is a series that has been on my radar for a while, and of course, I've been slow in getting to it and I'm starting with Book 2.

From the Blurb:

Sometimes reliving the past revives old demons . . .

In a Stockholm apartment, five-year-old Tilde watches from under the kitchen table as her mother is brutally kicked to death.

Meanwhile, in another part of town, psychotherapist Siri Bergman and her colleague Aina meet their new patients - a group of women, all of whom are victims of domestic violence.

Karen Chisholm

Something from the very different indeed pile. Swedish, noir, set in 1930.

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An ultra-gritty piece of contemporary Swedish noir, set in a decrepit, highly atmospheric 1930s Stockholm that is a far cry from the modern, egalitarian capital city of today. 

Karen Chisholm

The final one started over this past weekend - needing in particular a change of hemisphere although I wish now I'd read the first in the series.

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Leo Junker is back in the snake pit — aka the homicide unit — after a murder case where he was the intended victim. Still abusing prescription drugs and battling his inner demons, he’s doing his best to appear fit for duty.

Martin Holmén

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Swedish writer, based in Stockholm. Born in 1974. Teaches History, Swedish and History of Culture and Ideas at an upper secondary school in Stockholm two days a week. Author of the Harry Kvist trilogy (Sweden) or the Stockholm trilogy (UK/USA) or the Metropol series (France).

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Karen Chisholm

Flagged as a number 1 bestseller in Sweden, this is a very unusual book featuring a most unexpected protagonist.

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A naked and bloody seven-year-old girl walks into a bank, clutching a grubby teddy bear. She plays a threatening recording, demanding money. No one dares intervene. 

The child leaves the bank and disappears, without leaving a trace of evidence.