A Darker Shade of Sweden

A Darker Shade of Sweden

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by John-Henri Holmberg
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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

Editorial Reviews

Mystery Scene
“A fine anthology.”
Mystery Scene

From the Publisher
“A fine anthology.”
Mystery Scene

Library Journal
09/15/2013
Since readers can never get enough of Sweden's dark and edgy crime writing, here's an anthology with stories by the likes of Henning Mankell and Åsa Larsson. There's even a never-before-published story by Stieg Larsson. Swedish crime-fiction reviewer Holmberg translated all but one story himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802192448
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
169,152
File size:
2 MB

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Camilla Lackberg
“A wonderful collection of beautiful Nordic noir—with Stieg Larsson as the cherry on top.”
—Camilla Läckberg

Meet the Author

John-Henri Holmberg is the Edgar Award-nominated co-author of the 2011 book 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, magazine and book editor, and 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 online Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. The Swedish quarterly Nova Science Fiction, which he edited and published, won the 2009 Eurocon Award for best professional science fiction 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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