A Darker Shade: 17 Swedish stories of murder, mystery and suspense including a short story by Stieg Larsson

3.47 avg rating
( 419 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781781858196: A Darker Shade: 17 Swedish stories of murder, mystery and suspense including a short story by Stieg Larsson

Ever since Stieg Larsson shone a light on the brilliance of Swedish crime writing with his critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, readers around the world have devoured fiction by some of the greatest masters of the genre. In this landmark publication, Sweden’s most distinguished crime writers, including Stieg Larsson himself, have contributed stories to an anthology that promises to sate the desire to read about the dark side of Sweden.

With an introduction by Swedish crime authority John-Henri Holmberg that traces the evolution of the genre from the late nineteenth century to the present-day, this volume includes a never-before-translated story from Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, the husband-and-wife team that brought Swedish crime to a worldwide audience for the first time in the 1960s and 70s; a brilliantly orchestrated piece in which Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander meets Håkan Nesser’s Van Veeteren; and stories from writers who will define the next wave of Swedish crime fiction.

Containing seventeen stories never before published in English, A Darker Shade of Sweden delves into the deepest shadows of this captivating place and shows why Swedish crime has kept readers enthralled for decades.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John-Henri Holmberg is the Edgar Award-nominated coauthor of the 2011 book The Tattooed Girl, about the Millenium novels and their author, Stieg Larsson, who was a personal friend. He has written books on science fiction, psychological thrillers, adult fantasy fiction, and film, and lectured on popular fiction, particularly crime and science fiction. For more than fifteen years he reviewed crime for Sweden's largest daily newspaper, which gained him the Jan Broberg Excellence in Criticism award, as well as election to the Swedish Crime Fiction Academy. He is now a full-time writer, translator, and editor, living with his family on the southern coast of Sweden.

Review:

"A wonderful collection of beautiful Nordic noir with Stieg Larsson as the cherry on top." Camilla Lackberg

A fine anthology . . . [and] editor Holmberg gives an excellent overview of Swedish crime fiction in his introduction.”—Mystery Scene

Gripping. . . . These unsettlingly dark tales reaffirm the dominance of Swedish writers with original crime fiction.” Sun (UK)

Entertaining.” Times (UK)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

John Henri Holmberg
Published by Head of Zeus, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 1781858195 ISBN 13: 9781781858196
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Head of Zeus, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Original Swedish crime stories from the masters of Nordic noir including a never before published story by Stieg Larsson. Ever since Stieg Larsson shone a light on the brilliance of Swedish crime writing with his bestselling Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, readers have devoured this dark and compelling genre. Now the nation s best crimewriters have been brought together to form the first ever anthology of Swedish crime. Contributors include: - Stieg Larsson, author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. - Henning Mankell, creator of Wallander. - Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall, creators of Martin Beck. - Eva Gabrielsson, writer and thirty-year partner to Stieg Larsson. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781781858196

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John Henri Holmberg
Published by Head of Zeus (2014)
ISBN 10: 1781858195 ISBN 13: 9781781858196
New Paperback Quantity Available: 12
Seller:
Y-Not-Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Head of Zeus, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000210309

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John Henri Holmberg
Published by Head of Zeus (2014)
ISBN 10: 1781858195 ISBN 13: 9781781858196
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Orbiting Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Head of Zeus, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000403561

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

John Henri Holmberg
Published by Head of Zeus, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 1781858195 ISBN 13: 9781781858196
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Head of Zeus, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Original Swedish crime stories from the masters of Nordic noir including a never before published story by Stieg Larsson. Ever since Stieg Larsson shone a light on the brilliance of Swedish crime writing with his bestselling Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, readers have devoured this dark and compelling genre. Now the nation s best crimewriters have been brought together to form the first ever anthology of Swedish crime. Contributors include: - Stieg Larsson, author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. - Henning Mankell, creator of Wallander. - Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall, creators of Martin Beck. - Eva Gabrielsson, writer and thirty-year partner to Stieg Larsson. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781781858196

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John Henri Holmberg
Published by Head of Zeus (2014)
ISBN 10: 1781858195 ISBN 13: 9781781858196
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Pearlydewdrops
(Streat, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Head of Zeus, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000116998

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

John Henri Holmberg
Published by Head of Zeus (2014)
ISBN 10: 1781858195 ISBN 13: 9781781858196
New Paperback Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
WYEMART LIMITED
(HEREFORD, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Head of Zeus, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. All items inspected and guaranteed. All Orders Dispatched from the UK within one working day. Established business with excellent service record. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000082672

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

John Henri Holmberg
Published by Head of Zeus (2014)
ISBN 10: 1781858195 ISBN 13: 9781781858196
New Paperback Quantity Available: 19
Seller:
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Head of Zeus, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â" all orders are dispatched next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000505638

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

John Henri Holmberg
Published by Head of Zeus (2014)
ISBN 10: 1781858195 ISBN 13: 9781781858196
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Head of Zeus, 2014. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9781781858196

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

John Henri Holmberg
Published by Head of Zeus (2014)
ISBN 10: 1781858195 ISBN 13: 9781781858196
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Head of Zeus, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001213254

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.65
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

John Henri Holmberg
ISBN 10: 1781858195 ISBN 13: 9781781858196
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1781858195. Bookseller Inventory # ST1781858195

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book