Swedish Authors

Almost finished reading all of Camilla Lackberg's books which I'm thoroughly enjoying. Read that if I likes these then I would love Jo Nesbo's books. Has anyone read these?
21:11 Fri 23rd Mar 2012
 
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I have read and enjoyed Jo Nesbo's books. His hero, Harry Hole, has a dark edge to him and the books have page-turning plots which you will probably enjoy. If you like dipping your toe into the sea of Scandinavian writers, you could also try Karin Fossum, Karin Alvtegen, Liza Marklund or Johan Theorin. And let's not forget the very popular Henning Mankel. Hope this helps.
I've read a few Jo Nesbo and been a bit disappointed, I'm afraid. I have a couple of Henning Mankel that I am looking forward to reading. If you havent read Stig Larsenns Millenium Trilogy then make it your first priority. Lisbeth Salander (the girl with the dragon tattoo) is now my favourite female literary character!
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Thank you both for giving me more authors to have a look at. It was the marvellous Millenium Trilogy that set me off - Lisbeth Salander is a wonderful character. Think I'll have a look at Henning Mankel next as you have both suggested him.
I have read 4 of Mankell's "Wallander" books and liked them. I have not read any of his other stuff nor any other Swedish author, yet.
I really enjoyed the Millennium trilogy, but in my opinion Jo Nesbo is the better author. The first two books in the Harry Hole series haven't been published in English yet, but they set the scene for the later ones as there are references to Harry's solving a case in Australia (The Batman). I've never read Camilla Lackberg, though. Maybe I should!
Bambiagain - I could kiss you!!! I'm just reading the last Harry Hole book and there are references to the Sidney case. I maintained that there had not been a book about this case and suggested that it was because they hadn;t yet been translated. Mr Cake told me I was wrong, I shall now retire to the garden to plot my revenge on him - he should know by now that I am NEVER wrong!
And my spelling of Sydney, wasn't wrong just a very talented typo ;-)
Thank you EcclesCake! I discovered the first two when I read The Leopard in German because I couldn't wait for the English translation. I was surprised to see two books I hadn't read listed inside the cover so I went and bought them. They're not as gory as the later books but they are good.

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