Friday, 21 February 2014

CRIME SHORT STORY COMPENDIUM: A Darker Shade - Ed. John-Henri Holmberg

Release Date: 09/12/13
Publisher:  Head of Zeus


Original Swedish crime stories from the masters of Nordic noir. Includes a never-before published short story by Stieg Larsson. Ever since Stieg Larsson shone a light on the brilliance of Swedish crime writing with his bestselling Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, readers have devoured this dark and compelling genre. Now the nation's best crimewriters have been brought together to form the first ever anthology of Swedish crime. Contributors include: - Stieg Larsson, author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. - Henning Mankell, creator of Wallander. - Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall, creators of Martin Beck. - Eva Gabrielsson, writer and thirty-year partner to Stieg Larsson.


OK, in the crime market, most readers know that the Swede’s have not only come but invaded and conquered the genre in recent years, so whilst a lot of readers tend to know individual writers such as Stieg Larrson, there’s a whole myriad of other talent from Scandinavian Crime Writing within each bringing their own take of blood, crime and lust to the reader.

It’s a great book to sit down with to break up journey time or even a lunch break and will leave you chilled to the marrow as each story gives you that deliciously dark hit that you’ve delved into the pages for. All round a great outing and one that will not only turn heads but give readers a fair taste of authors to look out for.

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