What are the best mystery books by Nordic writers?

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    #1Arctic Chill

    Arctic Chill

    Arctic Chill is the fifth book in the thrilling crime and mystery series for young adults written by Arnaldur Indridason. It was released in September 2009 with translation from Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb.

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    Olivia Sheng
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book sounds interesting, have never heard of it before but sounds like it would be good"
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    #2Faceless Killers

    Faceless Killers

    Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell is a mystery and crime fiction novel published in 1991. This book follows the story of a police detective, Kurt Wallander, as he solves a murder involving old couples together with his team.

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    Hansika Jayaraman
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "What a great book! Twists and turns I never saw coming followed by an ending I didn't even see coming. I read it twice and it was even better the second time around. I have recommend this book to all my friends and they have agreed with me."
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    #3The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Victoria Qian
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "So, you're sitting at home on a Tuesday night enjoying a glass of wine wondering what to do with your life when it hits you: you should read more fiction by Nordic writers! Stieg Larsson is an excellent place to start. Whether you've seen the movie adaptation of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or not, you'll find yourself immersed in the dangerous and sexy world he so painstakingly crafts in this book. I could hardly put it down, and find myself re-reading it every year or so when I'm craving a good story."
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    #4The Absent One

    The Absent One
    The Absent One is the second book in New York Times bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen's thrilling mystery series for young adults, the Department Q series. It was released in 2012. 
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    Brian Morris
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "What a page-turner! Adler-Olsen's humor and his portrayal of Kimmie's sad life make The Absent One stand out among today's flood of Nordic mysteries."
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    #5The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg)

    The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg)

    The Boy in the Suitcase is a thrilling suspense and mystery novel written by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis. It was published in November 2011 and is the first book in the Nina Borg series of the authors.

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    Michelle Chapman
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "As a feminist, I totally loved this book. As a reader, it was just pretty good. I liked the idea that women were constructing a narrative about women and children - and highlighting abuse. I would say, though, this could be sort of 'dark.' It might be trite to say, but this book made me sad! I don't know. I guess it was just a hard read (and hard reading). So, I'm somewhere on the fence about it. "
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    #6The Dogs of Riga

    The Dogs of Riga

    The Dogs of Riga is a thrilling mystery novel in the Kurt Wallander series written by Henning Mankell. It was released in 2004 with the translation by Laurie Thompson.

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    Gloria Wood
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Kurt Wallander creates a very exciting story with this one. It's full of action and unexpected events. I've read it twice and I feel that there's absolutely nothing lost in translation. "
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    #7Phantom

    Phantom

    Phantom is the ninth book in best-selling author Jo Nesbo's thrilling mystery and suspense series for young adults, the Harry Hole series. It was published on October 12, 2012.

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    Margaret Bell
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a book that I have yet to read but now have added to my list of new paper adventures to go. Mystery books are the most captivating of all books, throw in a thriller aspect and you have a guaranteed interesting book."
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    #8Voices

    Voices
    Voices is a thrilling suspense and horror story for young adults written by Clarissa Johal. It was released in May 2015. It is about a young girl trying to fight off the ghosts that haunt her.
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    Mildred Gordon
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Occasionally I like a good horror book, Voices fit this description. The cover caught my attention and I decided to give it a shot. I loved it, I read it in a single weekend. I highly recommend this book. The writing makes me feel like I am there."
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    #9Jar City

    Jar City
    Jar City is the first book in Gold Dagger Award-winner Arnaldur Indridason's thrilling crime and mystery series for young adults, the Inspector Erlendur series. It was released in 2005 with the translation of Bernard Scudder.
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    Ryan Flores
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This sounds like something I would get into"
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    #10One Step Behind

    One Step Behind

    One Step Behind: Kurt Wallander is a thrilling suspense and mystery novel written by Henning Mankell. It was released in 2012 with Ebba Segerberg's translation. it is a part of the author's crime series, the Kurt Wallander series.

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    Dylan Morrison
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I love this author always full of suspense never knowing where hes leading you."
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    #11Sidetracked

    Sidetracked
    Sidetracked is a thrilling crime and mystery novel written by iconic Scandinavian novelist Henning Mankell. It was originally published in 2003 with Steven T. Murray's translation. It is a part of the author's Kurt Wallander series.

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    Ryan Contreras
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Awesome! This kept me guessing the whole way through. Its hard to follow at times, with the two diverging cases, but it all comes together eventually. Mankell really knows how to write a mystery and I hoe he comes out with another soon!"

Summary

Best What are the best mystery books by Nordic writers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Arctic ChillBooks 39 Paid
2Faceless KillersBooks 36 Paid
3The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 33 Paid
4The Absent OneBooks 32 Paid
5The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg)Books 29 Paid
6The Dogs of RigaBooks 27 Paid
7PhantomBooks 25 Paid
8VoicesBooks 24 Paid
9Jar CityBooks 22 Paid
10One Step BehindBooks 19 Paid
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