Have you succumbed to the wave of Scandinavian thriller authors in the wake of The Girl Who…. books?

If so, you might want to check out this author.
Now that Chief Inspector van Veeteren has retired, forsaking the cop’s life for that of a bookseller, Intendent Münster must step up to the plate in Håkan Nesser’sMünster’s Case. Nevertheless, Münster still consults his longtime mentor on hard cases, and the murder of septuagenarian Waldemar Leverkuhn looks like it will be a doozy. Leverkuhn was one of four friends who invested in a lotto ticket that hit big. By the end of their evening of celebration, one has been brutally murdered; another has gone missing. In short order, Leverkuhn’s nosy neighbor joins the ranks of the absent as well, at least until bagged pieces of her body begin to show up in the city park. Van Veeteren plays second fiddle this time around—the sixth in Nesser’s series—but he plays it like Stephane Grappelli. Münster’s Case is sure to be a hit with fans of Scandinavian suspense, as well as those who enjoy a first-rate police procedural. Note: Münster’s Case was released in Sweden back in 1998, although it speaks well of Nesser’s skills that the book does not seem dated, except perhaps in terms of up-to-the-minute police gear.


3 thoughts on “Have you succumbed to the wave of Scandinavian thriller authors in the wake of The Girl Who…. books?

  1. How about Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo — Anyone have thoughts on them? I’ve read one or 2 of Mankell’s (The Man from Beijing last year) and have been intending to read Nesbo but haven’t done so yet.

  2. I have read several Henning Mankell (have you seen the Masterpiece Mysteries based on his series with Kenneth Branagh? – lots of serious looking into the distance). Mankell has said that he is done with that series.
    I am also a fan of Jo Nesbo – started with Redbreast and have read Snowman, The Devil’s Star and Nemesis. I was in a bookstore in NC and the clerk there told me that Nemesis was – in his opinion – the most perfect thriller ever written.

  3. Had a funny Jo Nesbo encounter. One of my friends at the health club is also a bookaholic and we were talking about bookstores and I mentioned one I had been to in NC. Turns out it’s one of her favorites and I had mentioned to her the comment about Nemesis from the clerk. She said she was back in NC last week and went to the bookstore and was telling the clerk about the coincidence. He said that Jo Nesbo will be there in November and he wanted her to write something about our coincidence so he could prove to Nesbo that he is really pushing his books.

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