Sweden

Ahnhem / Alvtegen Blanche / Bohman / BörjlindBornemark Burman  Ceder Dahl Davys / de la MotteEdqvist Edwardson Ekman Ekström Eriksson Fioretos / Frimansson Gerhardsen / Giolito / Grebe / Grebe & Träff / Guillou /Hellstrom & Roslund / HermansonHjorth & Rosenfeldt / Holmen / Jansson Jungstedt Kallentoft Kallifatides / KarjelKepler Koppel Läckberg Lang Lapidus Åsa Larsson / Bjorn LarssonStieg Larsson /Liffner Mankell Marklund Nesser / NormanOhlsson / Olsson /Östergren /Östlundh Persson Peterzen Rosenfeldt Roslund / Sarenbrant / SehlbergSjöwall & Wahlöö /
Söderberg / Sund /  Svedelid & Silbersky /Tegenfalk Theorin / Träff  Tursten / Vallgren /Wahlberg Wahlöö Wallentin / Zander

Ahnhem, Stefan
Following a two-decade career in film and television screen writing, Ahnhem turned to writing crime fiction with a series featuring detective Fabian Risk.

Books
Victim Without A Face (Offer utan ansikte) Sweden 2014; UK 2016US 2016
translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles


Alvtegen, Karin
Born June 8, 1965, Alvetegen grew up in Huskvarna, Sweden. The great-niece of Astrid Lindgren, she is the author of several psychological thrillers, all with one-word titles that speak to their themes.  

Books
Missing (Saknad) Sweden 2000UK 2003US 2008
Translated by Anna Paterson

Betrayal (Svek) Sweden 2003UK 2005US 2009
Translated by Steven T. Murray

Guilt (Skuld) Sweden 2004UK 2004
Translated by by Anna Paterson
Shame (Skam) Sweden 2005UK 2006
Translated by Steven T. Murray

The Shadow (Skugga) Sweden 2007UK 2009
Translated by McKinley Burnett


Blanche, August 
Born in 1811, Blanche was a journalist, a popular novelist, and noted short story writer who was active in political life. His works works were melodramatic and sometimes satiric tales about social issues, some of which included dramatic crimes, writing somewhat in the documentary style of Balzac, but also influenced by Dumas and Hugo.
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Books
The Bandit (Banditen) Sweden 1848US 1872
translated by Selma Borg and Maria A. Brown

Bohman, Therese
Born in 1978, Bohman has been a literary critic and contributor to several literary magazines as well as a novelists.

Books
The Drowned (Drunknade) Sweden 2010; US 2011
Translated by Marlaine Delargy


Börjlind, Cilla and Rolf Börjlind

Best known for their screenwriting credits, this couple has written scripts for adaptations of the works of Henning Mankell, Arne Dahl, and the Martin Beck series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö as well as original crime dramas. Their fiction, featuring a homeless ex-cop and a police trainee with a troubled past, is being adapted for television. The first book in the series (in English translation) was chosen as a selection for World Book Night.

Books

Spring Tide (Springfloden) Sweden 2012; UK 2014
translated by Rod Bradbury

Third Voice (Den tredje rösten) Sweden ; UK 2015
translated by Hilary Parnfors


Bornemark, Kjell-Olof
Author of espionage novels set in the final days of the Cold War.

Books
The Messenger Must Die (Legat till en trolös) Sweden 1982UK 1986US 1986
translated by Laurie Thompson

The Dividing Line (Skiljelinjen) Sweden 1983US 1988
translated by Laurie Thompson

The Henchman (Handgången man) Sweden 1986US 1990
translated by Laurie Thompson


Burman, Carina
A scholar and novelist who was born 22 October 1960 in Norrkoping. She studied comparative literature at the University of Uppsala and is known for her historically-accurate pastiches, one of which is a mystery that has been translated into English.

Books
The Streets of Babylon (Babylons gator) Sweden 2004UK 2007; US 2007
translated by Sarah Death


Carlsson, Christoffer 
With a PhD in criminology, Carlsson is a lecturer at the University of Stockholm and the author of a series about a troubled cop, Leo Junker. His debut was awarded the best crime novel of 2013 by the Swedish Crime Academy.

Books
The Invisible Man from Salem (Den osynlige mannen från Salem) Sweden 2013; New Zealand 2015
translated by Michael Gallagher

The Falling Detective (Den fallande detektiven) Sweden 2014; Australia 2016
translated by Michael Gallagher


Ceder, Camilla
Born in 1976, Ceder works in counselling and social work in addition to her wri(ting. Her debut mystery has been translated into several languages.

Books
Frozen Moment (Fruset ögonblick) Sweden 2009UK 2010
translated by Marlaine Delargy

Babylon (Babylon) Sweden 2010UK 2012
translated by Marlaine Delargy


Dahl, Arne
Pseudonym of Jan Arnald, who under his real name has written several novels and short stories and works as an editor and critic. In his crime fiction persona, he has written ten novels about an elite force in the Swedish police, Intercrime (made into a popular television series), as well as the Opcop series.

Books
Misterioso / apa The Blinded Man (Misterioso) Sweden 1999UK 2012US 2011
translated by Tiina Nunnally

Bad Blood (Ont Blod) Sweden 1999; UK 2013; US 2013
translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

To the Top of the Mountain (Upp till toppen av berget) Sweden 2000; UK 2014
translated by Alice Menzies

Europa Blues (Europa Blues) Sweden 2001; UK 2015
translated by Alice Menzies


Davys, Tim
Tim Davys is a pseudonym. His quartet of hardboiled detective stories is set in a fantasy world and is peopled by philosophical stuffed animals.

Books
Amberville (Amberville) Sweden 2007US 2009
translated by Paul Norlen

Lanceheim (Lanceheim) Sweden 2008US 2010
translated by Paul Norlen

Torquai (Torquai) Sweden 2010US 2011
translated by Paul Norlen

Yok (Yok) US 2012
translated by Paul Norlen

de la Motte, Anders
A former police officer and IT security specialist, de la Motte (born in 1971) won an award for best first novel from the Swedish Academy of Crime with Game, the first in a trilogy that combines crime with technological futurism.

Books

Game (Geim) – Sweden 2010; US 2013

Buzz (Buzz) Sweden 2011; US 2014
translated by Neil Smith

Bubble (Bubble) Sweden 2012; US 2014

MemoRandom (MemoRandom) Sweden 2014; Canada 2015

Ultimatum (UlitMatum) Sweden 2015; US 2017
translated by Neil Smith


Edqvist, Dagmar
A novelist whose first book, Kamrathustru (1932), was made into a film. She went on to write more than twenty novels, some of them exploring women’s roles in society and one of them recounting a victim’s response to rape. In the 1960s she wrote several books set in East Africa, at least one of which was a mystery.

Books
Black Sister (Den svarta systern) Sweden 1961UK 1963US 1963
translated by Joan Tate


Edwardson, Åke
Born in 1953, Edwardson has worked as a journalist and has taught at the University of Gothenburg. He is the author of a popular series set in Gothenburg featuring Inspector Erik Winter, the youngest Chief Inspector in Sweden.

Books
Death Angels (Dans med en angel) Sweden 1997US 2009
Translated by by Ken Schubert

The Shadow Woman (Rop från långt avstånd) Sweden 1998US 2010
Translated by Per Carlsson

Sun and Shadow (Sol och skugga) Sweden 1999UK 2005US 2005
translated by Laurie Thompson

Never End (Låt det aldrig ta slut) Sweden 2000US 2006
translated by Laurie Thompson

Frozen Tracks (Himlen är en plats på jorden) Sweden 2001US 2007

Sail of Stone (Segel av sten) Sweden 2002US 2012
translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

Room No. 10 (Rum Nummer 10) Sweden 2006; US 2013
translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

Ekbäck, Cecelia
Born in northern Sweden, Ekback earned a master’s degree in creative writing and now lives in Canada. She writes historical crime fiction set in the far north.

Books

Wolf Winter (I vargavinterns land) Sweden 2015; UK 2015; US 2015

In the Month of the Midnight Sun UK 2016


Ekman, Kerstin
Born 27 August 1933 in Risinge, Ekman worked as a documentary film maker and teacher before becoming an accomplished novelist. Her first seven books were crime fiction, but after 1967 she left the genre to write in a variety of styles, often combining historical fiction with feminist values. (One of her books, The Forest of Hours, is a history of Sweden told from the point of view of a troll.) She returned to crime fiction with Blackwater, which won top prizes in Sweden for both best mystery and best work of Scandinavian fiction. Her two works of crime fiction translated into English have been published out of their original order.

Books
Under the Snow (Tre små mästerna) Sweden 1961; UK 1997US 1998
translated by Joan Tate

Blackwater (Händelser vid vatten) Sweden 1993UK 1995US 1996
translated by Joan Tate
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Ekström, Jan
Born in Falun in 1923, Esktrom wrote mysteries, including ones based on classic “locked room” scenarios, worked in advertising, and wrote film scripts.

Books
Deadly Reunion apa Ancestral Precipice (Ättestupan) Sweden 1975UK 1983US 1983
Translated by Joan Tate


Eriksson, Kjell
Winner of the Swedish Crime Academy award for best novel, Eriksson (born 1953) is the author of a procedural series with Ann Lindell, a single mother, in the primary role. He lives in Uppsala.

Books
The Princess of Burundi (Prinsessan av Burundi) Sweden 2002US 2006
translated by Ebba Segerberg

Stone Coffin (Stenkistan) Sweden 2003; US 2016
translated by Ebba Segerberg

The Cruel Stars of the Night (Nattens grymma stjärnor) Sweden 2004US 2007
translated by Ebba Segerberg

The Demon of Dakar (Mannen från bergen) Sweden 2005US 2008
translated by Ebba Segerberg

The Hand that Trembles (Hand som skälver) Sweden 2007US 2011
translated by Ebba Segerberg

Black Lies, Red Blood (Svarta lögner, rött blod) Sweden 2008; US 2014
translated by Paul Norlen

Open Grave (Öppen grav) Sweden 2009; US 2015
translated by Paul Norlen

 


Fioretos, Aris
Raised in Swhttps://wordpress.com/page/scandicrimeproject.wordpress.com/15eden by a Greek father and an Austrian mother, Fioretos has published several works of literary criticism as well as a projected trilogy of historical novels, the second of which has been translated into English.

Books
The Truth about Sascha Knisch (Sanningen om Sascha Knisch) Sweden 2002; UK 2006; US 2008
translated by the author


Frimansson, Inger
Born in Stockholm in 1944, Frimansson worked as a journalist and published poetry and short fiction before her first novel was published. With her second, she moved into the genre of psychological thriller. In addition to crime fiction, she writes books for children. Her books have twice been chosen by the Swedish Academy of Mystery Authors as the best book of the year.

Books
Good Night, My Darling (God natt min älskade) Sweden 1998US 2007
translated by Laura A. Wideburg

The Shadow in the Water (Skuggan i vattnet) Sweden 2005US 2008
translated by Laura A. Wideburg

The Island of the Naked Women (De nakna kvinnornas ö) Sweden 2003US 2009
translated by Laura Wideburg

The Cat Did Not Die (Katten som inte dog) Sweden 2000; US 2013
translated by Laura A. Wideburg


Gerhardsen, Carin
Born in 1962, Gerhardsen trained as a mathematician and worked in the IT industry. She is the author of the Hammarby series of police procedurals set in southern Stockholm.

Books
The Gingerbread House (Pepparkakshuset) Sweden 2008; World 2012
translated by Paul Norlen

The Cinderella Girl (Mamma, pappa, barn) Sweden 2009; UK 2014

The Last Lullaby (Vyssan lull) Sweden 2010; UK 2015

Grebe, Camilla
Camilla Grebe, born in 1968, trained as an economist and co-founded Storyside, an audiobook publishing company. After publishing a series with her psychologist sister, she turned to writing solo.

Books
The Ice Beneath Her (Älskaren från huvudkontoret) Sweden 2015; UK 2016; US 2016
translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel.


Grebe, Camilla & Åsa Träff
Camilla Grebe, born in 1968, trained as an economist and co-founded Storyside, an audiobook publishing company. She is the author of a series featuring a psychologist with co-author and sister, Asa Traff, who (like their protagonist) shares a private practice in cognitive behavioral therapy with two partners.

Books
A Kind of Peace (Någon sorts frid) Sweden 2009UK 2012US 2012
translated by Paul Norlen

More Bitter than Death (Bittrare än döden) Sweden 2010; US 2013

 

Giolito, Malin Persson
Persson was born in Stockholm in 1969 and grew up in Djursholm. After a career in law, practicing for a large law firm and working for the European Commission in Brussels, she became a full time writer.

Books
Quicksand (Störst av allt) Sweden 2016; US 2017


Guillou, Jan
A journalist, television host, and author of a popular espionage series, a historical trilogy, and an autobiographical novel. In 1973 Guillou was convicted of espionage and was sentenced to ten months in prison after writing an expose of a Swedish intelligence agency – the Informationsbyrån, or IB  and its surveillance of suspected communists and dissidents. His first eleven novels were about a military spy dubbed “le Coq Rouge.”

Books
Enemy’s Enemy (Fiendens fiende) Sweden 1989UK 1993US 1992
translated by Thomas Keeland


Hellstrom, Borge & Anders Roslund
Roslund is a journalist; Hellstrom is an ex-criminal who works in rehabilitation. Their gritty thrillers have been popular in many countries. Three Seconds won the CWA International Dagger award.

Books
The Beast (Odjuret) Sweden 2004UK 2006US 2005
translated by Anna Paterson

Box 21  apa The Vault (Box 21) Sweden 2006UK 2008US 2009

Cell 8 (Edward Finnigans upprättelse) Sweden 2007; UK 2011; US 2011

Three Seconds (Tre sekunder) Sweden 2009UK 2010; US 2010
translated by Kari Dickson

Two Soldiers (Två soldater) Sweden 2012; UK 2014
translated by by Kari Dickson


Hermanson, Marie 
Born in Gothenburg in 1956, Hermanson has worked as journalist and has published ten novels, winning several awards.

Books
The Devil’s Sanctuary (Himmelsdalen) Sweden 2011; US 2013
translated by Neil Smith


Hjorth, Michael & Hans Rosenfeldt
Authors of a series made into a popular television drama concerning a washed-up criminal psychologist who gets caught up in a small-town investigation when he settles his deceased mother’s affairs. Hjorth was born in 1963 in Visby and has worked in television and film, as a writer and producer, and has developed advertising for ICA, a major retail chain. Rosenfeldt, born in Boras in 1964, has also written for television and is a host for numerous television and radio programs.

Books
Sebastian Bergman (Det fördolda) Sweden 2010UK 2012
translated by Marlaine Delargy

The Man Who Watched Women (Lärjungen) Sweden 2013; UK 2015
translated by Marlaine Delargy

The Man Who Wasn’t There (Fjällgraven ) Sweden 2016; UK 2016
translated by Marlaine Delargy

 

Martin Holmen
Born in 1974, Holmen is a high school history and Swedish teacher who has written a trilogy of historical noir set in 1930s Stockholm featuring a gay protagonist, Harry Kvist.

Books
Clinch (Clinch) Sweden 2015; Australia 2015
translated by Henning Koch


Jansson, Anna
Born in 1958 in Visby, Jansson has written over a dozen crime novels (including  one nominated for a Glass Key award and made into a television drama) and several children’s books. She continues to work in her original profession, as a nurse.

Books
Killer’s Island (Drömmen förde dig vilse) Sweden 2010; World 2012
translated by Enar Henning Koch

Strange Bird (Främmande Fågel) Sweden 2006US 2013
translated by Paul Norlen


Jungstedt, Mari
Born 31 October 1962, Jungstedt is a television journalist and author of a police procedural series set on the island of Gotland, with Detective Superintendent Anders Knutas in the lead role, with journalist Johan Berg among the supporting cast.

Books
Unseen (Den du inte ser) Sweden 2004; UK 2005; US 2006
translated by Tiina Nunnally

Unspoken (I denna stilla natt) Sweden 2004US 2007
translated by Tiina Nunnally

The Inner Circle / apa Unknown and A Lonely Place (Inre kretsen) Sweden 2006; UK 2009; US 2008
translated by Tiina Nunnally

The Killer’s Art (Den döende dandyn) Sweden 2006; UK 2010; US 2013
translated by Tiina Nunnally

The Dead of Summer (I denna ljuva sommartid) Sweden 2007UK 2011; US 2012
translated by Tiina Nunnallly

Dark Angel (Den mörka ängeln) Sweden 2008UK 2012
translated by Tiina Nunnally

The Double Silence (Dubbla tystnaden) Sweden 2010; UK 2013
translated by Tiina Nunnally

The Dangerous Game (Farliga leken) Sweden 2010; UK 2015
translated by Tiina Nunnally

 

Kallentoft, Mons
Born in 1968, Kallentoft is a journalist and author of several novels, including a series about detective Malin Fors.

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Books
Midwinter Sacrifice (Midvinterblod) Sweden 2007; UK 2011; US 2012
translated by Neil Smith

Summer Death / apa Summertime Death (Sommardöden) Sweden 2008UK 2012US 2013
translated by Neil Smith

Autumn Killing (Höstoffer) Sweden 2009UK 2012;
translated by Neil Smith

Savage Spring (Värlik) Sweden 2011; UK 2013;
translated by Neil Smith

The Fifth Season (Femte årstiden) Sweden 2011; UK 2014
translated by Neil Smith

Water Angels (Vattenänglar) Sweden 2012; UK 2015


Kallifatides, Theodor
Kallifatides emigrated to Sweden from Greece forty years ago. Author of many books, he has written two thrillers featuring inspector Kristina Vendel, both published by Harvill but apparently out of print and hard to find.

Books
A Very Simple Crime UK 2002

The Sixth Passenger (Den sjätte pasageraren) Sweden 2002; UK 2006


Karjel, Robert
Born in 1965, Karjel is a lieutenant colonel in the Swedish air force and the author of several novels.

Books
The Swede apa My Name is N (De redan döda) Sweden 2010; US 2015
translated by Nancy Pick and Robert Karjel


Kepler, Lars
Psuedonym of a husband and wife team, Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril, who both are authors of literary fiction and have been involved in film and theatre.

Books
The Hypnotist (Hypnotisören) Sweden 2009UK 2011US 2011
translated by Ann Long

The Nightmare (Paganinikontraktet) Sweden 2010UK 2012US 2012
translated from the Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg

The Fire Witness (Eldvittnet) Sweden 2011US 2013
translated by Laura A. Wideburg

The Sandman (Sandmannen) Sweden 2012; UK 2014
translated by Neil Smith

Koppel, Hans
Pseudonym of children’s book author Petter Lidbeck, born in Helsinborg in 1964. After writing over twenty books for children, he published an adult thriller in 2008, not revealing his identity until two years later. He continues to publish for children while publishing four crime novels between 2008 and 2011.

Books
She’s Never Coming Back (Kommer aldrig mer igen) Sweden 2008UK 2012: US 2012
translated by Kari Dickson

You’re Mine Now  UK 2013


Läckberg, Camilla
Born 30 August, 1974, she worked in marketing before writing a series of mysteries set near her coastal hometown of Fjällbacka.

Books
The Ice Princess (Isprinsessan) Sweden 2003UK 2008US 2010
translated by Steven T. Murray

The Preacher (Predikanten) Sweden 2004UK 2009US 2011
translated by Steven T. Murray

The Stone Cutter (Stenhuggaren) Sweden 2005UK 2010US 2012
translated by Steven T. Murray

The Gallows Bird / apa The Stranger (Olycksfågeln) Sweden 2007UK 2011
translated by Steven T. Murray

The Hidden Child (Tyskungen) Sweden 2008UK 2011
translated by Tiina Nunnally

The Drowning (Sjöjungfrun) Sweden 2008UK 2012
translated by Tiina Nunnally

The Lost Boy (Fyrvaktaren) Sweden 2009UK 2013
translated by Tiina Nunnally

Reactions to Reading

Buried Angels  (Änglamakerskan) Sweden 2011; UK 2014
translated by Tiina Nunnally


Lang, Maria (Dagmar Maria Lange)
A prolific writer, Lang earned a PhD from the University of Stockholm in 1948 and taught school (also serving as a headmistress) until 1974. She published 40 mysteries featuring Puck Ekstedt and Inspector Christer Wijk as as well as children’s books and short stories. Though her crime fiction is in the vein of traditional, even cozy village puzzles, they often have sexual plot elements that made them unusually racy. After a British television series based on the books was broadcast, Mulholland Books announced they would make the three translated works available in new ebook editions.

Books
A Wreath for the Bride (Kung Liljekonvalje av dungen) Sweden 1957UK 1966US 1966
translated by Joan Tate

No More Murders Sweden 1951; UK 1967
translated by Joan Tate

Death Awaits Thee (Se, döden pa dig väntar) Sweden 1955UK 1967
translated by Joan Tate


Lapidus, Jens
Born in 1974, Lapidus is a criminal defense lawyer whose first novel was published in 2006, the first of a “Stockholm Noir” trilogy. He is also the author of a graphic novel.

Books
Easy Money (Snabba cash) Sweden 2006UK 2012US 2012
translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander

Never Fuck Up / apa Never Screw Up (Aldrig fucka upp) Sweden 2008UK 2013US 2013
translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander

Life Deluxe (Livet deluxe) Sweden 2011; US 2014
translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander


Larsson, Åsa
Born in Uppsala in 1966, Larsson grew up in the far northern city of Kiruna and worked as a tax lawyer (a location and profession she shares with her series heroine, Rebecka Martinsson). Her first book won an award for being the best Swedish crime novel of the year.

Books
Sun Storm / apa The Savage Altar (Solstorm) Sweden 2003UK 2007US 2006
Translated by Marlaine Delargy

The Blood Spilt (Blod som spillts) Sweden 2004US 2007
Translated by Marlaine Delargy

The Black Path (Svart stig) Sweden 2007US 2008

Until Thy Wrath Be Past (Till dess din vrede upphör) Sweden 2009UK 2011US 2011
translated by Laurie Thompson

The Second Deadly Sin (Till offer åt Molok) Sweden 2011; UK 2013
translated by Laurie Thompson


Larsson, Bjorn
A sailor and writer, Larsson (born 1953) has written several seafaring yarns. One that has been translated into English can be described as a thriller, with a Swedish yachtsman investigating a bloody Druidic cult.

Books
The Celtic Ring (Keltiska ringen) Sweden 1992US 1997
translated by George Simpson


Larsson, Stieg
Born in 1954 in Västerbotten in northern Sweden, Larsson worked as a graphic designer, anti-racism activist, and magazine editor and publisher. He wrote the three volumes of the Millennium series beginning in 2001. He died of a heart attack before they saw publication.  The first book in the series has been a bestseller not only in Sweden but abroad. All in all, the three books in the series have sold 20 million copies. In 2012, a collection of his journalistic essays in English translation was published, titled The Expo Files. After film versions (both Swedish and US) and graphic novel adaptations (written by Denise Mina), the series is being continued beginning in 2015 by writer David Lagercrantz with The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a move strongly opposed by Larsson’s partner, Eva Gabrielsson.

Books
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor) Sweden 2005UK 2008US 2008
translated by Reg Keeland

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) Sweden 2006UK 2009US 2009
Translated by Reg Keeland

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (Luftslottet som sprangdes) Sweden 2007UK 2009US 2010
Translated by Reg Keeland


Liffner, Eva-Marie
Born in 1957 in Gothenburg, Liffner is the author of three novels, two of which have been translated into English.

Books
Camera (Camera) Sweden 2001UK 2003
translated by Anna Paterson

Imago (Imago) Sweden ; UK 2005
translated by Silvester Mazzarella


Mankell, Henning
Born in Stockholm in 1948, Mankell is the author of the Kurt Wallander series which has been published in 33 countries. The first Wallander novel, Faceless Killers, won the Glass Key from the Academy of Swedish Crime Writers. In addition to writing mysteries, non-crime novels, and children’s books, he is a theatre director, writer, and manager and a social activist, particularly on behalf of his second home, Mozambique. The extraordinary popularity of the Wallander series is often credited with opening the US market to Swedish crime fiction. As with many other series, the translations have been published out of order.

Books
The Wallander series
Faceless Killers (Mördare utan ansikte) Sweden 1991 UK US 1997
translated by Steven T. Murray

The Dogs of Riga (Hundarna i Riga) Sweden 1992; UK 2001; US 2003
translated by Lauri Thompson

The White Lioness (Vita lejoninnan) Sweden 1993US 1998
translated by Lauri Thompson

The Man Who Smiled (Mannen son log) Sweden 1994; UK 2005US 2006
translated by Lauri Thompson

Sidetracked (Villospår) Sweden 1995UK 2000US 1999
translated by Steven T. Murray

The Fifth Woman (Femte kvinnan) Sweden 1996UK 2001US 2000
translated by Steven T. Murray

Firewall (Brandvägg) Sweden 1998; UK 2003; US 2002
translated by Ebba Segerberg

The Pyramid (Pyramiden) Sweden 1999UK 2008; US 2008
translated by Ebba Segerberg with Laurie Thompson

The Troubled Man (Orolige mannen) Sweden 2009; UK 2011; US 2011
translated by Laure Thompson

An Event in Autumn (Handen) Sweden 2013; UK 2014; US 2013
translated by Laurie Thomson

Linda Wallander series
Before the Frost (Innan frosten) Sweden 2002; UK 2004; US 2005
translated by Ebba Segerberg

Other crime fiction
Return of the Dancing Master (Danslärarens återkomst) Sweden 2000;  US 2004
translated by Laurie Thompson

Kennedy’s Brain (Kennedys hjärna) Sweden 2005; UK 2007; US 2007
translated by Laurie Thompson

The Man from Beijing (Kinesen) Sweden 2008UK 2010US 2010
translated by Laurie Thompson


Marklund, Liza
Born 9 September 1962 in Pålmark, Marklund is a journalist, like her series heroine, Annika Begtzon. For an explanation of the series order and dffferent English translations, see this Crime Scraps post.

Books

The Annika Bengtzon series
The Bomber (Sprängaren) Sweden 1996US 2001
translated by Kajsa von Hofsten; retranslated by Neil Smith (2011)

Studio Sex / apa Sudio 69, apa Exposed (Studio sex) Sweden 1999UK 2003US 2002
translated by Kajsa von Hofsten (2002); retranslated by Neil Smith (2011)

Paradis (Paradiset) Sweden 2000UK 2004
translated by Ingrid Eng-Rundlow

Prime Time (Prime Time) Sweden 2002UK 2006
translated by Ingrid Eng-Rundlow

Red Wolf (Den röda vargen) Sweden 2003UK 2010US 2011
translated by Neil Smith

Last Will (Nobels testamente) Sweden 2007; UK 2012; US 2012
translated by Neil Smith

Lifetime (Livstid) Sweden 2007UK 2013US 2013
translated by Neil Smith

The Long Shadow (En Plats i solen) Sweden 2008; US 2014
translated by Neil Smith

Borderline (Du gamla, du fria) Sweden 2011; UK 2014; US 2014
translated by Neil Smith

Other crime fiction
The Postcard Killers (with James Patterson) Sweden 2010;  US 2010


Nesser, Håkan
Born 21 February 1950 in Kumla, he spend many years as a teacher in Uppsala before turning to writing full time in 1998. He now lives in London, after spending a period of time in New York. His series featuring detective Van Veeteren is set in an indeterminate northern European location that bears some resemblance to Sweden but includes admixtures of Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands.

Books
The Mind’s Eye (Grovmaskiga nätet) Sweden 1993UK 2008US 2008
translated by Laurie Thompson

Borkmann’s Point (Borkmanns punkt) Sweden 1994UK 2006US 2006
translated by Laurie Thompson

The Return (Återkomsten) Sweden 1995; UK 2007; US 2007
translated by Laurie Thompsoon

Woman With Birthmark (Kvinna med födelsemärke) Sweden 1996UK 2009US 2009
translated by Laurie Thompson

The Inspector and Silence (Kommissarien och tystnaden) Sweden 1997UK 2010 US 2011
Translated by Laurie Thompson

Munster’s Case apa The Unlucky Lottery (Münsters fall) Sweden 1998UK 2011US 2012
translated by Lauri Thomspon

The Hour of the Wolf (Carambole) Sweden 1999UK 2012
translated by Lauri Thomspon

The Weeping Girl (Ewa Morenos fall) Sweden 2000; UK 2013
translated by Lauri Thomspon

The Strangler’s Honeymoon (Svalan, katten, rosen, döden) Sweden 2001; UK 2013
translated by Lauri Thomspon

The G File (Fallet G) Sweden 2003; UK 2014


Norman, Andreas
Born in 1972, Norman has served in the Swedish diplomatic corps, working on relief efforts in Thailand after the tsunami disaster, an experience that he portrayed in book that has been developed into a play. Later he was involved in counter-terrorism efforts. After publishing poetry, he published the first in a projected trilogy, a thriller that is being made into a film.

Into a Raging Blaze (Rasande eld) Sweden 2013; UK and US 2014
translated by Ian Giles


Ohlsson, Kristina
Born in 1979, Ohlsson has worked in intelligence and foreign affairs and as an analyst on Middle Eastern affairs for the Swedish National Defense College. Her series featuring Fredrika Bergman begins with Askungar (Unwanted).

Books
Unwanted (Askungar) Sweden 2009UK 2012US 2012
translated by Sarah Death

Silenced (Tusenskönor) Sweden 2010UK 2012US 2013
translated by Sarah Death

The Disappeared (Ä̈nglavakter) Sweden 2011; US 2014
translated by Marlaine Delargy

Hostage (Paradisoffer) Sweden 2012; UK 2014
translated by Marlaine Delargy


Olsson, Fredrik T. 
Born in 1969, Olsson is a scriptwriter, standup comedian, and television director as well as the author of a thriller.

Books
Chain of Events (Slutet på kedjan) Sweden 2014; UK 2014; US 2014
translated by Dominic Hinde


Östergren, Klas
Born February 20, 1955, Ostergren is a novelist and screenwriter. His best-known novel has been translated into English.

Books
Gentlemen (Gentlemen) Sweden 1981; UK 2009; US 2007
translated by Tiina Nunnelly


Östlundh, Håkan
Born in 1962 in Uppsala, Östlundh worked as a journalist for Dagens Nyheter and other news outlets and then in television as a scriptwriter before beginning to write crime novels.

Books
The Viper (Blot) Sweden 2010US 2012
translated by Per Carlsson

The Intruder (Inkraktaren) Sweden 2011; US 2015
translated by Paul Norlen


Persson, Leif G. W.
Born in 1945, Persson is a criminologist as well as a novelist. He teaches criminology and is a frequent commentator on television. His series focused on Evert Backstrom has been adapted for an American television series.

Books
Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld) Sweden 2002UK 2011US 2010
translated by Paul Norlen

Another Time, Another Life (Annan tid, ett annat liv) Sweden 2003UK 2012US 2012
translated by Paul Norlen

Linda, as in the Linda Murder (Linda – Som i Lindamordet) Sweden 2005UK 2012
translated by Neil Smith

Free Falling, As if in a Dream (Faller fritt som i en dröm) Sweden 2007; US 2013
translated by Paul Norlen

He Who Kills the Dragon (Den som dödar draken) Sweden 2008; US 2015
translated by Neil Smith


Peterzen, Elisabet
Born in 1938 in Stockholm, Peterzen published her first novel in 1964. A prolific writer,  she published at least two mysteries, one under the pseudonym Katrin & Erik Skafte.

Books
Till Life Do Us Part (Äktenskaps brott) Sweden ; UK 1970US 1970
translated by Marianne Kold Madsen

The Last Draw (Sista sticket) Sweden; US 1988
translated by Laura Desertrain

Rosenfeldt, Hans see Hjorth

Roslund, Anders see Hellstrom

Sarenbrant, Sophie

Books
Killer Deal 


Sehlberg, Dan T.
Born in 1969, Sehlberg is an entrepreneur who has been involved in real estate and virtual projects as well as writing fiction.

Books
Mona (Mona) Sweden 2013; Australia 2014; Canada
translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles


Sjöwall, Maj & Per Wahlöö
This famed husband and wife team wrote a series of ten police procedurals featuring Martin Beck and a recurring supporting cast. The two authors also translated American crime fiction into Swedish, including Robert B. Parker and Ed McBain. The Martin Beck series portrays Swedish society with a critical lens, reflecting its authors’ socialist perspective; toward the end of the series its hero becomes disenchanted with police work. Per Wahlöo died in 1975.

Books
Roseanna (Roseanna) Sweden 1965; US 1967
translated by Lois Roth

The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Mannen som gick upp i rök) Sweden 1966;US 1969
translated by Joan Tate

The Man on the Balcony (Mannen på balkongen) Sweden 1967; UK 1969US 1968
translated by Alan Blair

The Laughing Policeman / apa Investigation of Murder (Den skrattande polisen) Sweden 1968; US 1970
translated by Alan Blair

The Fire Engine that Disappeared ( Brandbilen som försvann) Sweden 1969; US 1970
translated by Joan Tate

Murder at the Savoy (Polis, polis, potatismos!) Sweden 1970; US 1971
translated by Joan Tate

The Abominable Man (Den vedervärdige mannen från Säffle) Sweden 1971; US 1972
translated by Thomas Teal

The Locked Room (Slutna rummet) Sweden 1972; US 1973
translated by Paul Britten Austin

Cop Killer (Polismördaren) Sweden 1974; US 1975
translated by Thomas Teal

The Terrorists (Terroristerna) Sweden 1975; US 1976
translated by Joan Tate


Söderberg, Alexander
A television scriptwriter, the rights to Soderberg’s first novel (the start of a projected trilogy) were sold to 30 countries, making a splash at the Frankfurt book fair in 2011.

Books
The Andalucian Friend (Den Andalusiske vännen) Sweden 2012; UK 2013; US 2013
translated by Neil Smith

The Other Son  US 2015

Sund, Erik Axel 

Books
Crow Girl 


Svedelid, Olov & Leif Silbersky
A prolific team who have written over two dozen crime novels between 1974 and 2002. Leif Silbersky is a prominent lawyer in Sweden, known for defending a number of high-profile clients.

Books
The Last Witness (Sista vittnet) Sweden 1977; UK 1979


Tegenfalk, Stefan
Founder of a technology company, Tegenfalk is the author of two thrillers, the first of which has been translated into English.

Books
Anger Mode (Vredens Tid) Norway 2009UK 2011 
translated by David Evans

Project Nirvana (Nirvana projetet) Sweden 2010; UK 2012 
translated by David Evans


Theorin, Johan
A journalist and scriptwriter with family roots in the Baltic islands where his first mystery is set. He won the Glass Key for his second novel.

Books
Echoes from the Dead (Skumtimmen) Sweden 2007UK 2008US 2008
translated by Marliane Delargy

The Darkest Room (Nattfåk) Sweden 2008UK 2009US 2009
translated by Marliane Delargy

The Quarry (Blodläge) Sweden 2010UK 2011
translated by Marlaine Delargy

The Asylum (Sankta Psyko) Sweden 2011UK 2013
translated by Marlaine Delargy

The Voices Beyond (Rörgast) Sweden 2013; UK 2015
translated by Marlaine Delargy

Crimepieces

Träff, Åsa see Grebe


Tursten, Helene
Born in Gothenburg in 1954, Tursten worked as a nurse and then as a dentist, but had to retire after an illness. Her series features a down-to-earth female protagonist with an unusually functional private life.

Books
Detective Inspector Huss (Krossade tanghästen) Sweden 1998US 2003
translated by Steven T. Murray

Night Rounds (Nattrond) Sweden 1999US 2012
translated by Laura A. Wideburg

The Torso(Tatuerad torso) Sweden 2000US 2006
translated by Katarina Emilie Tucker

The Glass Devil (Glasdjävulen) Sweden 2002US 2007
translated by Katarina E. Tucker

The Golden Calf (Guldkalven) Sweden 2004US 2013
translated by Laura A. Wideburg

The Fire Dance (Eldsdansen) Sweden 2005; US 2014
translated by Laura A. Wideburg

The Beige Man (Man med litet ansikte) Sweden 2008; US 2015
translated by Marlaine Delargy

The Treacherous Net (Lomska natet) Sweden 2008; US 2015
translated by Marlaine Delargy


Vallgren, Carl-Johan
Born in 1964, Vallgren is a musician, actor, and writer of picaresque, fantastic fiction for which he has won numerous awards, as well as a thriller published in Sweden under the pseudonym Lucifer.

Books
The Boy in the Shadows (Skuggpojken) Sweden 2014; UK 2015
translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles


Wahlberg, Karin

Born in 1950, Wahlberg is an obstetrician at the University Hospital in Lund. She is the author of a police procedural series featuring Claes Claesson and his physician wife.

Books
Death of a Carpet Dealer (Matthandlare Olssons Dod) Sweden 2009World 2012
translated by Neil Betteridge



Wahlöö, Per

Most well-known for his collaboration with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, on the Martin Beck series, he also wrote speculative political fiction and two futuristic thrillers featuring Chief Inspector Jensen.
biographical sketch

Books
The Thirty-First Floor (Mord på 31: a Våningen) Sweden 1964UK 1966US 1967
translated by Joan Tate

The Steel Spring UK 1970US 1970


Wallentin, Jan
A Swedish journalist, Wallentin’s first novel was an adventure/thriller involving a 19th-century arctic expedition, Nazi expermientation, and a modern-day discovery of a body in a Swedish miine.

Books
Strindberg’s Star (Strindbergs stjärna) Sweden 2010UK 2012US 2012
translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles


Zander, Joakim 
Born in 1975, Zander is a lawyer whose doctoral dissertation was published by Cambridge University Press. He has worked for the European Parliament and European Commission and currently lives in Finland.

Books
The Swimmer (Simmaren) Sweden 2013; US 2015
translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel