• Crime fiction,  Nordic Noir

    Linda, as in the Linda Murder by Leif G.W. Persson

    I first read about Linda, as in the Linda Murder by Leif G.W Persson at Crime Pieces, where Sarah Ward wrote a very interesting review of this newly translated Scandinavian novel from 2005. So, I contacted the publishers and they kindly sent me a review copy. Huge thank you to Transworld, yet again! From Goodreads: In the middle of an unusually hot Swedish summer, a young woman studying at the Vaxjo Police Academy is brutally murdered. Police Inspector Evert Backstrom is unwillingly drafted in from Stockholm to head up the investigation. Egotistical, vain and utterly prejudiced against everything, Backstropm is a man who has no sense of duty or responsibility,…

  • 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…