• Crime fiction,  Nordic Noir

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

    I had read about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, seen people reading it, literally, everywhere and even contemplated watching the movie (let’s be sincere, the American one). But I never did any of the mentioned above. Then, two weekends ago I felt I needed something “bloody” to get me through my last final, so I went to the crime fiction of my bookshop and found it. I decided to give it a try although I was not very sure I would like it (had heard of some very violent scenes). Again, the book proved me wrong. The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo is a great crime…

  • Crime fiction,  Nordic Noir

    Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson

    Last weekend I decided to give myself a break and read what a I wanted from Friday to Monday, which translated on reading detective fiction novell Unwanted by Swedish author Kristina Ohlsson. And the only word I can think of is “amazing”. From Book Depository: “One mistake changes everything…”In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train. Despite hundreds of potential witnesses, no one noticed when the girl was taken. Her distraught mother was left behind at the previous station in what seemed to be a coincidence. The train crew was alerted and kept a watchful eye on the sleeping child. But…

  • Crime fiction,  Nordic Noir

    The Dinosaur Feather by S.J. Gazan

    I came across The Dinosaur Feather by Sissel- Jo Gazan last July and I felt immediately attracted to the plot. I wanted to like this book, but I was wrong… I loved it! 4,5/5 Summary from Book Depository: Biology graduate Anna Bella Nor is just two weeks away from defending her thesis on the origin of birds when her supervisor Lars Helland is found dead in his office, his severed tongue lying on his bloodied shirtfront, a copy of her thesis lying in his lap. Police Superintendent Soren Marhauge is assigned to unravel what appears to be a multitude of intrigues in the Biology Department of Copenhagen University. I’m going…