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Snowblind

by Ragnar Jónasson

Where: A quiet fishing village in northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors. It is accessible only via a small mountain tunnel.

Who: Ari Thor is a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend...


Nemesis

Harry Hole #4

by Jo Nesbo

“Nesbø’s storytelling abilities are incomparable. Nemesis is crime novel as art form and great entertainment.”

USA Today

The #1 international bestseller from one of the most celebrated crime writers...


Unseen

Anders Knutas #1

by Mari Jungstedt & Tiina Nunnally

Swedish crime at its best---dark, atmospheric, and chilling

The island of Gotland is in the middle of a busy tourist season and getting ready for Midsummer, the 4th of July of Swedish holidays, when a young woman...


Smilla's Sense of Snow

by Peter Høeg & Tiina Nunnally

Smilla's Sense of Snow presents one of the toughest heroines in modern fiction. Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is part Eskimo but she lives in Copenhagen and keeps to herself. When her six-year old neighbor is killed,...


Silence of the Grave

Inspector Erlendur #4

Gold Dagger Award 2005

by Arnaldur Indridason

"Now Iceland has its own Mankell."

---Holger Kreitling, Die Welt (Germany)

Last year Jar City introduced international crime-writing sensation Arnaldur Indridason to rave reviews and a rousing welcome from American...


Unspoken

Anders Knutas #2

by Mari Jungstedt

It is winter on Gotland, and fourteen-year-old Fanny is missing. She had no friends to speak of other than the horses she took care of at the local racing stable, and seems to have been an unhappy and isolated...


The Water's Edge

Inspector Konrad Sejer #7

by Karin Fossum & Charlotte Barslund

The Water’s Edge is a riveting portrayal of a community in turmoil from Karin Fossum, Norway’s “Queen of Crime.”


He Who Fears the Wolf

Inspector Konrad Sejer #3

by Karin Fossum & Felicity David

Shrewdly, patiently, as is his way, Inspector Sejer confronts a case where the strangeness of the crime is matched only by the strangeness of the criminals, and where small-town prejudices warp every piece of...


Don't Look Back

Inspector Konrad Sejer #2

by Karin Fossum & Felicity David

Meet Inspector Sejer: smart and enigmatic, tough but fair. At the foot of the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small, idyllic village, where neighbors know neighbors and children play happily in the streets....


Black Seconds

Inspector Konrad Sejer #6

by Karin Fossum & Charlotte Barslund

Ida Joner gets on her brand-new bike and sets off toward town. A good-natured, happy girl, she is looking forward to her tenth birthday. Thirty-five minutes after Ida should have come home, her mother starts...


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 Devil's Star: A Novel

Harry Hole #5

by Jo Nesbo

Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is murdered in her flat. One finger has been cut off and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a pentagram—a five-pointed star—is found under her eyelid....


The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel

Harry Hole #7

by Jo Nesbo & Don Bartlett

Inspector Harry Hole tracks a Norwegian serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, coming May 9, 2017.

One night,...


The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Book

Wallander #10

by Henning Mankell & Laurie Thompson

The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell’s brilliant, brooding detective, Kurt Wallander.

On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk...


Life Deluxe

Stockholm Noir #3

by Jens Lapidus & Astri Von Arbin Ahlander

The final chapter in the electrifying Stockholm Noir Trilogy, which has been translated into more than thirty languages worldwide: here is the no-holds-barred, rapid-fire tale of a supreme struggle for the legacy...


Strange Shores

Inspector Erlendur #11

by Arnaldur Indridason

"Arnaldur Indridason is already an international literary phenom—and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting, and lyrical. I can't wait for the next."—Harlan Coben

The preceding...


Black Lies, Red Blood

Ann Lindell #5

by Kjell Eriksson & Paul Norlen

Kjell Eriksson has made a huge splash around the globe with his Ann Lindell police procedural series. Now Eriksson is back with another stunning mystery packed with surprises.

In Black Lies, Red Blood, police...


Where Monsters Dwell

Odd Singsaker #1

by Jorgen Brekke

A murder at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, bears a close resemblance to one in Trondheim, Norway. The corpse of the museum curator in Virginia is found flayed in his office by the cleaning...


Police

Harry Hole #10

by Jo Nesbo

Inspector Harry Hole investigates a serial killer targeting Oslo’s police officers in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst...


The Shadow Woman: A Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novel

Chief Inspector Erik Winter #2

by Åke Edwardson & Per Carlsson

The second installment of the internationally best selling Erik Winter series

It's August and the annual Gothenburg Party is in full swing. But this year the bacchanalian blowout is simmering with ethnic discord...