A Darker Shade of Sweden: Original Stories By Sweden's Greatest Crime Writers

Holmberg, John-Henri (Ed.)

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Edited and Translated and Introduction by John-Henri Holmberg. Yellow binding with red spine titling; blue endpapers. 361 pages. Book is new and unread, in fine condition, in a fine dust jacket. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ Holmberg was a personal friend of Stieg Larsson, and is the Edgar Award-nominated co-author of "The Tatooed Girl," about Larsson and his Millennium novels. Here he offers up 17 stories by Sweden's masters of the mystery genre, never before published in English, including one by Larsson, and several by up-and-coming writers. Another story has Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander meeting Håkan Nesser's Van Veeteren. Other authors: Tove Alsterdal, Rolf and Cilla Börjlind, ÅKe Edwardson, Inger Frimansson, Eva Gabrielsson, Anna Jansson, Åsa Larsson, Magnus Montelius, Dag Öhrlund, Malin Persson Giolito, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Sara Stridsberg, Johan Theorin, Veronica von Schenck, Katarina Wennstam. In all, a great collection of Swedish noir, accompanied by Holmber'gs Introduction in which he traces the evolution of the genre. A lovely first printing copy. 8vo - 9.25" Tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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

Containing seventeen stories, never before published in English, A Darker Shade of Sweden illuminates this beguiling country and its inhabitants as never before. Included are stories from such Swedish literary luminaries as:

Stieg Larsson
Henning Mankell
Åsa Larsson
Eva Gabrielsson

About the Author: John-Henri Holmberg is the Edgar-nominated co-author of the 2011 book Secrets of the Tattooed Girl, about the Millennium novels and their author, Stieg Larsson, who was a personal friend. After taking a degree in literature and philosophy at the universities in Uppsala and Stockholm, he has worked as a writer, translator, anthologist, and magazine and book editor and as a publisher. He has written books on science fiction, psychological thrillers, adult fantasy fiction and movies, and lectured on popular fiction, particularly crime and science fiction. For more than fifteen years he reviewed crime fiction for southern 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 also an expert contributor on literature to both the Swedish National Encyclopedia and to the international on-line Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. The Swedish quarterly Nova Science Fiction, which he edited and published, won the 2009 Eurocon Award as best professional sf magazine in Europe. He is now a full-time writer, translator and editor, living with his family on the southern coast of Sweden.

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Publisher: Mysterious Press/Grove/Atlantic
Publication Date: 2014
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