Thanks to the release of The Girl in the Spider’s Web last month, people are once again getting all excited about Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. This was the series that introduced me to Nordic or Scandinavian crime fiction and thanks to my friend Katrin getting me hooked on the genre and sending me tons of recommendations on new authors and books, I’ve since found quite a few other series to love. However, I’ve realized that lots of those books might not be as well known here in the U.S. Since this week’s TTT prompt is a list of recommended reading—ten books if you liked Book X, or so-and-so popular author—you get the idea—I thought I’d share some of those series for your perusal. This list is by no means comprehensive, and unfortunately I only have seven so far to recommend, but I hope it gives you a good starting point!
1. Department Q, by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Denmark)
2. Inspector Erlendur, by Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland)
3. Thora Gudmundsdottir, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Iceland)
4. Inspector Kurt Wallnder, by Henning Mankell (Sweden)
5. Harry Hole, by Jo Nesbo (Norway)
6. Nina Borg, by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis (Denmark)
7. Joona Linna, by Lars Kepler (Sweden)