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Child Wonder

by Roy Jacobsen, Don Bartlett & Don Shaw

*Winner of the prestigious Norwegian Booksellers' Prize*

*A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection (Holiday 2011)*

A glorious evocation of a Norwegian childhood in the early sixties by an author short-listed...


Operation Napoleon

by Arnaldur Indridason

Prepare for blockbuster action in the vein of Clive Cussler and Alistair Maclean A mesmerizing international thriller that sweeps from modern Iceland to Nazi Germany. In 1945, a German bomber crash-lands in...


The Sibyl

by Par Lagerkvist

"A parable, rather than a novel in the ordinary sense of the term, The Sibyl is . . . a work of manifold meanings and unmistakable profundity, one that can neither be easily understood nor easily forgotten."...


Barabbas

by Par Lagerkvist

Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god. "Christos Iesus" is carved on the disk...


Headhunters

by Jo Nesbo

With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. FIRST TIME PUBLISHED IN THE U.S. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM MAGNOLIA PICTURES....


The Emperor of Lies

by Steve Sem-Sandberg & Sarah Death

Winner of the August Prize, Sweden’s most important literary awardA Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title

To be published in more than twenty-five languages

A major international literary event

“This...


The Keeper of Lost Causes

Department Q #1

Barry Best Novel 2012

by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The first book in New York Times bestsellerJussi Adler-Olsen's electrifying Department Q series.

The #1 international bestseller from Jussi Adler-Olsen, author of The Absent One-perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson's...


Bad Intentions

Inspector Konrad Sejer #8

by Karin Fossum & Charlotte Barslund

Inspector Sejer returns in this expertly crafted mystery about troubled teenagers—and two tragic deaths.


The Hand That Trembles

by Kjell Eriksson & Ebba Segerberg

“Kjell Eriksson’s crime novels are among the very best.” Henning Mankell A Swedish county commissioner walks out of a high-level meeting and disappears. Many years later, one of the town's natives...


The Glitter Scene

by Monika Fagerholm

Teenage Johanna lives with her aunt Solveig in a small house bordering the forest on the outskirts of a remote coastal town in Finland. She leads a lonely existence that is punctuated by visits to her privileged...


Misterioso: A Crime Novel

Intercrime #1

by Arne Dahl & Tiina Nunnally

After successfully—but bloodily—dismantling a complicated hostage situation at a bank in the suburbs of Stockholm, Detective Paul Hjelm is faced with the requisite investigation by Internal Affairs. It is...


The Hypnotist

Joona Linna #1

by Lars Kepler & Ann Long

A Time Magazine Top 10 Fiction book for 2011One of the Wall Street Journal's Top 10 Mysteries of the Year 2011 

Prepare for The Hypnotist to cast its spell

In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple...


The Inspector and Silence

Inspector Van Veeteren #5

by Hakan Nesser & Laurie Thompson

It’s a sweltering summer in Sweden and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is long overdue for a holiday when a secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation. One of its members, a girl on the cusp...


The Winter of the Lions

Kimmo Joentaa #3

by Jan Costin Wagner & Anthea Bell

Every year since the death of his wife, Detective Kimmo Joentaa prepares a glass of milk and a bottle of vodka to arm himself against the isolation of Christmas and the harsh Finnish winter.

But this Christmas...


The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel

Harry Hole #7

by Jo Nesbo & Don Bartlett

Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity.

Oslo in November. The first snow...


Faceless Killers: A Mystery

by Henning Mankell & Steven T. Murray

First in the Kurt Wallander series.

It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around...


The White Lioness: A Mystery

Wallander #3

by Henning Mankell & Laurie Thompson

Inspector Kurt Wallander returns in the second of Henning Mankell's award-winning, internationally best-selling detective series, this time to investigate a horrific crime in his Scandinavian homeland somehow...


Last Tales

by Isak Dinesen

Last Tales is a collection of twelve of the last tales that Isak Dinesen wrote before her death in 1962. They include seven tales from Albondocani, a projected novel that was never completed; "The Caryatids,"...


Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard

by Isak Dinesen

In the classic "Babette's Feast," a mysterious Frenchwoman prepares a sumptuous feast for a gathering of religious ascetics and, in doing so, introduces them to the true essence of grace. In "The Immortal Story,"...


Winter's Tales

by Isak Dinesen

In Isak Dinesen's universe, the magical enchantment of the fairy tale and the moral resonance of myth coexist with an unflinching grasp of the most obscure human strengths and weaknesses. A despairing author...