Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Paperback | February 15, 2012

byBarry Forshaw

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Barry Forshaw, the UK's principal crime fiction expert, presents a celebration and analysis ofthe Scandinavian crime genre; from Sjöwall and Wahlöö's Martin Beck series, through Henning Mankell's Wallander, to Stieg Larsson's demolition of the Swedish Social Democratic ideal in the publishing phenomenon The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Barry Forshaw, the UK's principal crime fiction expert, presents a celebration and analysis ofthe Scandinavian crime genre; from Sjöwall and Wahlöö's Martin Beck series, through Henning Mankell's Wallander, to Stieg Larsson's demolition of the Swedish Social Democratic ideal in the publishing phenomenon The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

BARRY FORSHAW is a writer and journalist specialising in crime fiction and cinema. His books include The Man Who Left Too Soon: The Life and Works of Stieg Larsson (2010), British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia (2008), The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (2007), Italian Cinema: Arthouse to Exploitation (2006) and the forthcoming British ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.67 × 5.63 × 0.54 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230361447

ISBN - 13:9780230361447

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Crime and the Left
The Cracks Appear: Henning Mankell
Sweden: The Dream Darkens
Sweden: Foreign Policy and Unreliable Narratives
Last Orders: The Larsson Phenomenon
The Fight Back: Anti-Larsson Writers
Criminals and Criminologists
Norway: Crime and Context
Norway and Nesbø
Iceland: Crime and Context
Fringe Benefits: Icelandic Woes
Finland: Crime and Context
Death in Denmark
Danish Uncertainties
Film and TV Adaptations
Bibliography
Index