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This week I want to talk a little bit about my favorite crime writers. If you read my blog on a regular basis then you already know that I am a huge book worm and that I am especially addicted to crime novels.
He is a Swedish writer and he has written two crime novel series among other books. I recommend all his books but both crime series are fantastic. The first series about the detective Van Veeteren consists of 10 books and the second series whose main character is Inspector Barbarotti consists of 5 books so far.
My first crime novel love! Another Swedish writer. Mankell's books will always have a special place in my heart because I started reading them as a teenager because of my Mum. She loved his books so much so at some point I started reading one of her books and wasn't able to stop.
The main character of his crime novels is called Kurt Wallander. The movies are also good but can't beat the books.
He's an Icelandic writer and I have always been fascinated by this country. The main character of the books is called Erlendur, a detective who lives in Reykjavik. I discovered this book series because of my Dad which is funny because he does not even read crime novels. But he always sends my my favorite crime novels to America. One of his coworkers is also a huge fan of crime fiction and one day my Dad brought me one of Indridason's books that his coworker gave him. Since that day I am in love.
Adler-Olsen is a writer from Denmark and I read his first book in just one day. The books are fantastic. Pretty brutal and breath-taking. And the main character Carl Mørck is definitely one of my all time favorite character from a book. The 5th book of the series will be released September 13th and I couldn't be more excited.
Another Icelandic writer, this time with a female main character. And another series that my Dad discovered for me. Yes, he actually goes into a book store and looks for new crime novels for me. How sweet is that? There will also be a new book by this writer soon, I am stoked.
This writer is from Sweden, as you can see I am in love with Swedish and Icelandic crime fiction. Edwardson's main character is called Erik Winter and loves Jazz. Sometimes he solves murders together with his friend, a detective from Scotland. Sweden and Scotland in one series. Sounds perfect to me.
Another Swedish writer. Why do female writers always have female main characters and male writers always male main characters? At least in crime fiction. I really wonder why that is. So if I ever find the time to write a crime novel then my main character will be a guy.
Tursten is another writer my Dad discovered for me. I got her first book as a Christmas present in 2011 and have read all her other books since then.
My latest discovery! I started reading the first novel a couple of days ago and I honestly can't wait to read them all (3 so far, the 4th one will be released next January). Lars Kepler is a pseudonym of a Swedish (surprise) couple who writes crime fiction. The Hypnotist is the first novel and the main character is called Joona Linna. It starts off pretty bloody so obviously I am stoked.
Arne Dahl is also a Swedish crime writer. I haven't read all of his 13 crime novels yet but I am working on it. I can only repeat myself but my day needs at least 8 more hours to read all the books I love.
This may be very shocking but Ian Rankin is not a Scandinavian writer, he is from Scotland. Another country I love so I can make an exception for his great books and his main character John Rebus who is basically the Kurt Wallander of Great Britain. I am working on reading all the 18 John Rebus books.
Well, there are more crime writer I love but this is called "Ten On Tuesday" so I have to stop here. As you can see, I mostly read Swedish and Icelandic crime novels. Why? I really don't know. I guess they are the best. Do you love crime novels? Do you have a favorite writer? Maybe some new books for me to discover? I am always searching for some new crime series to check out.
Have a lovely Tuesday!