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A Man Called Ove: A Novel

by Fredrik Backman

Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window....


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 Room: A Novel

by Jonas Karlsson

Funny, clever, surreal, and thought-provoking, this Kafkaesque masterpiece introduces the unforgettable Bjorn, an exceptionally meticulous office worker striving to live life on his own terms.

 

      Bjorn...


Seven Gothic Tales

by Isak Dinesen

Originally published in 1934, Seven Gothic Tales, the first book by "one of the finest and most singular artists of our time" (The Atlantic), is a modern classic. Here are seven exquisite tales combining the...


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,"...


The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel (7)

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 Thirstavailable now.

One night, after...


The Fish Can Sing

by Halldor Laxness

The Fish Can Sing is one of Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness’s most beloved novels, a poignant coming-of-age tale marked with his peculiar blend of light irony and dark humor.

The orphan Alfgrimur has spent...


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,"...


The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery (10)

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...


Chain of Events: A Novel

by Fredrik T. Olsson

A stunning debut thriller about a code that threatens humanity - and the only man can crack it.

William Sandberg, once a well-respected military cryptologist pursuing cutting-edge research, is a ruined man. His...


Scarred: A Novel

Henning Juul #3

by Thomas Enger

From the internationally bestselling author of Burned and Pierced comes a dark, thrilling novel that pits a crime reporter against demons from his past—and a killer with a keen taste for revenge.

A brutal killing:...


The Swede

by Robert Karjel

A Swedish security agent is summoned to interrogate a terror suspect held by the FBI in this sophisticated, fast-paced thriller—but the prisoner isn't the only one with something to hide.

At a remote military...


The Ravens

by Tomas Bannerhed & Sarah Death

The fields at Raven Fen yield barely enough for Agne and his family to live on, and his young son Klas can only watch as despair consumes his father. While Klas dreams of migrating birds - of escape - Agne imagines...


Life Deluxe: A Novel

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...


The Swimmer

Klara Walldéen #1

by Joakim Zander

A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying debut thriller—an international sensation billed as “Homeland meets Stieg Larsson” that heralds the arrival...


The Marco Effect: A Department Q Novel

Department Q #5

by Jussi Adler-Olsen

A teenaged boy on the run propels Detective Carl Mørck into Department Q’s most sinister case yet in the fifth novel in Jussi Adler-Olsen's New York Times bestselling series.

 

Fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson...