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Norma: A novel

by Sofi Oksanen

From the internationally best-selling author of Purge and When the Doves Disappeared, a spellbinding new novel set in present-day Helsinki, about a young woman with a fantastical secret who is trying to solve...


Across the China Sea

by Gaute Heivoll

An atmospheric and affecting novel set in rural Norway, by the award-winning author of Before I Burn

In the waning days of the German occupation of Norway, Karin and her husband move from Oslo to a tiny village...


Companions

by Christina Hesselholdt & Paul Russell Garrett

Camilla, Charles, Alma, Edward, Alwilda and Kristian are a circle of friends hurtling through mid-life. Structured as a series of monologues jumping from one friend to the next, Companions follows their loves,...


The History of Bees: A Novel

by Maja Lunde

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey.” —Elle

“[The History of Bees has] been likened to Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 sci-fi novel Station Eleven, with good reason.” —...


Ordeal

by Jorn Lier Horst

Tense and suspenseful, the only reason to stop racing through the pages of Jorn Lier Horst's Ordeal will be to pause for a quick glance over your shoulder...

"The best Scandinavian crime fiction available." -...


The Dying Game: A Novel

by Asa Avdic

A masterly locked-room mystery set in a near-future Orwellian state—for fans of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Dave Eggers’ The Circle, and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

 

Do you live to...


Knots

by Gunnhild Øyehaug & Kari Dickson

A mesmerizing collection of playfully surreal stories from one of Norway’s most celebrated writers

First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild Øyehaug’s radical collection of short stories that...


A Fortune Foretold: A Novel

by Agneta Pleijel

Agneta Pleijel writes a painful yet humorous autobiographical novel about childhood in the aftermath of World War II.

 

A prophecy is received by a beloved aunt, a prophecy that her young niece eagerly waits...


The Tunnel

by Carl-Johan Vallgren

Once a promising military intelligence officer and high-functioning heroin addict, Danny Katz now uses his gifts as a linguist and computer programmer in his work as a private investigator. His drug habit ultimately...


The Owl Always Hunts at Night: A Novel

by Samuel Bjork

The thrilling follow-up to Samuel Bjørk’s internationally bestselling I'm Traveling Alone, which The Wall Street Journal calls “tense and smartly constructed” 

When a troubled teenager disappears from...


Ultimatum: A Thriller

by Anders de la Motte

A follow up to his “breakneck” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) MemoRandom, this gripping new thriller from the internationally bestselling author Anders de la Motte takes you deep inside the world of...


The Dying Detective: A Mystery

by Leif Gw Persson & Neil Smith

LARS MARTIN JOHANSSON is a living legend. Cunning and perceptive, always one step ahead, he was known in the National Criminal Police as “the man who could see around corners.” But now Johansson is retired,...


The Thirst: A Harry Hole Novel

Harry Hole #11

by Jo Nesbo & Neil Smith

#1 International Best Seller 

In this electrifying new thriller from the author of Police and The Snowman, Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer who targets his victims . . . on Tinder.

 

The...


What My Body Remembers

by Agnete Friis & Lindy Falk van Rooyen

Twisty and brimming with the emotional power of beautifully drawn characters, the solo debut by the coauthor of The Boy in the Suitcase is a brooding and atmospheric thriller that sets a young mother on a collision...


Quicksand

by Malin Persson Giolito

Named the Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers Academy

QUICKSAND is an incisive courtroom thriller and a drama that raises questions about the nature of love, the disastrous side...


Wonderful Feels Like This

by Sara Lövestam

The Elegance of the Hedgehog meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower in Wonderful Feels Like This, a novel that celebrates being a little bit odd, finding your people, and the power of music to connect us.

For...


The Fifth Element

Odd Singsaker #3

by Jorgen Brekke

Police Inspector Odd Singsaker has been captured, imprisoned on an island off the Northern coast of Norway. He wakes to find himself holding a shotgun. Next to him is a corpse. But what events led him to this...


Encircling

by Carl Frode Tiller

The brilliant first novel in the Encircling Trilogy, a searing psychological portrait of a man by his friends

David has lost his memory. When a newspaper ad asks his friends and family to share their memories...


The Undesired

by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Aldis hates her job working in a juvenile detention center in rural Iceland. The boys are difficult, the owners are unpleasant, and there are mysterious noises at night. And then two of the boys go astray ....


The Lost Woman

Louise Rick #6

by Sara Blaedel

Following the incredible success of Sara Blaedel's #1 international bestsellers The Forgotten Girls and The Killing Forest, Louise Rick--head of the police department's elite Special Search Agency charged with...