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Nicola and the Child Correction Centre

by Claes Johansen

Nicola?s father froze. He slowly put down his knife and fork. She looked at him, shocked to see how he had suddenly turned chalky white. She began to shiver. What did her father know about the Child Correction...


Self-Control

by Stig Saeterbakken & Seán Kinsella

The second volume in Stig Saeterbakken's loosely connected "S Trilogy" Self-Control moves from the dark portrait of codependent marriage featured in the acclaimed Siamese to a world of solitary loneliness and...


Oraefi

by Ófeigur Sigurðsson & Lytton Smith

Austrian toponymist Bernhardt Fingerberg makes his way back to civilization following a solo expedition out on Vatnajokull Glacier, barely alive. While recuperating, Dr. Lassi digs into the scholar's strange...


Slowly We Die

by Emelie Schepp

2017 SWEDISH CRIME WRITER OF THE YEAR

A slip of a scapel…

A patient’s accidental maiming leads a young surgeon to abandon his profession… Now, ten years later, a series of gruesomely senseless murders...


Holy Ceremony

by Harri Nykanen & Kristian London

Praise for the Ariel Kafka series:

"Ariel Kafka wins the award for most intriguing name for a fictional detective, and it suits this impressively labyrinthine mystery series." —Time Out

"The clever combination...


Of Darkness

by Josefine Klougart & Martin Aitken

"Klougart has an unusual ability to create phrases, images and a language that you long to stay in and remember forever."—Dagens Nyheter

"One can speak of unbearable beauty, but one can also speak of a linguistic...


The Endless Summer

by Madame Nielsen & Gaye Kynoch

"The Endless Summer by Madame Nielsen is my literary discovery of the year." —Sjón

A passionate love story about a Danish woman and a much younger Portuguese artist, The Endless Summer confronts ideas of time,...


Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller

by Guðberger Bergsson & Lytton Smith

“Guðbergur Bergsson achieved success with his novel Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller, which shocked Icelandic readers in innumerable ways, lashing out as it does at the Icelandic society of the post-war years for...


White Hunger

by Aki Ollikainen

What does it take to survive? This is the question posed by the extraordinary Finnish novella that has taken the Nordic literary scene by storm.

1867: a year of devastating famine in Finland. Marja, a farmer’s...


Mr Darwin's Gardener

by Kristina Carlson & Emily and Fleur Jeremiah

<p>A postmodern Victorian novel about faith, knowledge and our inner needs.</p><p><br></p><p>The late 1870s, the Kentish village of Downe. The villagers gather in church one...


The Looking-Glass Sisters

by Gøhril Gabrielsen & John Irons

A tragic love story about two sisters who cannot live with or without each other.<br><br>Far out on the plains of northern Norway stands a house. It belongs to two middle-aged sisters. They seldom...


The Brothers

by Asko Sahlberg & Emily and Fleur Jeremiah

A Shakespearean drama from icy Finland.

Finland, 1809. Henrik and Erik are brothers who fought on opposite sides in the war between Sweden and Russia. With peace declared, they both return to their snowed-in...


The Blue Room

by Hanne Ørstavik & Deborah Dawkin

A novel about a mother-daughter relationship that will send a chill down your spine.

Johanne is a young woman in her twenties who lives with her mother. When she falls in love with Ivar, she finally feels ready...


The Nightmare

Joona Linna #2

by Lars Kepler

From the bestselling author of The Hypnotist and Stalker comes the second high-octane thriller featuring Detective Inspector Joona Linna

He is an artist in terror

The lifeless body of a young woman is discovered...