by Barry Forshaw


Ake Edwardson: Dans med en angel (Death Angels: A Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novel), the first in his series of six novels about Inspector Winters.


Jo Nesbo: Hodejegerne (The Headhunters) following Harry Hole, a tough detective who struggles with alcoholism and works on solving crimes on the streets of Oslo.

Karin Fossum: Evas oye (In the Darkness), the first in the Inspector Konrad Sejer series of novels, by the 'Norwegian queen of crime'.


Jan Costin Wagner: Im Winter der Lawen (The Winter of the Lions), one of three of his novels set in Finland and featuring detective Kimmo Joentaa.


Andrea Camilleri: La forma dell'acqua (The Shape of Water), one of his 20 novels starring Inspector Montalbano, a fractious detective in the police force of Vigata, an imaginary Sicilian town.

The Netherlands

Janwillem van de Wetering: Outsider in Amsterdam and other novels featuring Adjutant-Detective Henk Grijpstra and Detective-Sergeant Rinus de Gier, along with their nevernamed elderly superior, the commissaris.


Arnaldur Indrioason: Synir duftsins (Sons of Dust), the first in his series of 11 novels about Detective Erlendur.


Barry Forshaw's latest books are 'Nordic Noir' and 'British Crime Film: Subverting the Social Order'

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Book Review: Euro Crime Writers