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Review: “The Laughing Policeman” by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, trans. Alan Blair, Random House, 1970. My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Martin Beck series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö changed the scope of detective fiction in Sweden, adding … Continue reading

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Nordic Noir and life at the extremes

“Who will see us? Who can search out our crimes?”–Psalm 64: 6-7 Why so much crime fiction? Detective fiction and police procedurals have emerged as the most characteristic genre writing in Northern countries, enough to have acquired the name, “Nordic … Continue reading

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