Monday, June 7, 2010
Chilling Tales from the Icy North
If you just can't get enough of Stieg, Joyce suggests Jo Nesbo, who's popular books remind her a lot of Larsson's. Redbreast, voted the Best Crime Novel in Norway, this novel introduces Harry Hole, a recovering alcoholic reassigned to the Norwegian Security Service. Highly recommended.
For a different feel, Joyce also suggests one of many female writers featured on the table, Karin Fossum- Norway's Queen of Crime. This author is especially skilled at writing psychological suspense. She is best known for her Inspector Konrad Sejer series set in Oslo. The intuitive, introspective cop who lives alone with his beloved dog and still grieves for his wife is determined on all levels. Skillful characterization and subtle writing elevate this series above the rest.