Roll Out the Red Carpet...The “Swedish Crime Queens” are Coming to America!

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There's never been a better time for Scandinavian crime fiction. Now, Swedish digital-first publisher, Stockholm Text, brings four of their grittiest bestselling female crime novelists to U.S. readers to discover and crave for more!

Swedish digital-first publisher, Stockholm Text, is proud to bring you the finest in Scandinavian crime fiction by four of the most popular and prolific female writers in Sweden today. This is true Swedish crime that European readers have already come to know and love. Available in paperback and e-book format, these four chilling novels are perfect reading for the long hot days of summer.

The Dead of Summer by Mari Jungstedt (On-sale date May 15th). Considered “one of Scandinavia’s best crime writers” by The Times with over 2 million books sold in Sweden alone, this is one of Jungstedt’s strongest novels in the Detective Anders Knutas series. Praised for her intelligent plots, fast pace, and excruciating suspense, Jungstedt successfully crafts macabre acts of violent crime against an innocent environment. Set during the summer holiday on the most isolated island in the Baltic Sea, north of Gotland, Jungstedt plots the perfect crime story bearing the hair-raising question…are we ever truly alone? Or, is there always someone watching and waiting?

Death of a Carpet Dealer by Karin Wahlberg (On-sale date May 22nd). One of Sweden’s most renowned accoucheurs turned writer, this highly literary read is Wahlberg’s most intense in her Police Commissioner, Claes Claesson and doctor wife, Veronika Lundborg series. The brutal murder of a Swedish carpet salesman on a business trip to Turkey begins the compelling story of an unknown daughter, an exclusive carpet and—as always when Karin Wahlberg writes—the everyday life and dreams of the people we meet in her novels. Wahlberg’s books have sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. She is beloved and respected by faithful readers who continue to anxiously await her next hospital thriller in the series.

Killer’s Island by Anna Jansson (On-sale date May 29th). Born and raised on the Swedish island Gotland, Jansson’s crime novels commonly take place in the mythic town of Visby. In 2000, Jansson debuted with her first Criminal Inspector Maria Wern novel and has since written over fourteen books in the series. The Gotlandic myth about the White Sea-Lady has existed ever since Tjelvar lit the fire and the island rose out of the sea. The story is told about a young woman who drowned in the sea on her wedding night and, since that time, tries to lure men down into the underwater current. The myth comes alive one early summer morning in Visby when a nurse is found murdered and placed for public display on a pavilion in the local botanical gardens. She is mysteriously dressed as a bride holding flowers. A complex case with numerous players, Maria Wern is put on the case to investigate.

The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen (On-sale date June 5th). From the same publishing team that brought you Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy comes Carin Gerhardsen, author of the Hammarby series, a series of crime novels that take place in the southern parts of Stockholm. This haunting novel, Gerhardsen’s first in the series, explores schoolyard bullying among young children and the effect it has on them when people look the other way. Many of the scenes in this book are self-experienced and based on Gerhardsen’s own childhood. Known for thrillers with taut, suspenseful plots and unexpected twists and turns, her novels linger in the reader’s mind long after the finish.

About Stockholm Text
Founded in 2011, Stockholm Text is a digital-first publisher, presenting world-class fiction and nonfiction literature of Scandinavian origin to the world. They take great pride in their Scandinavian heritage. From bestselling crime fiction and general fiction to provocative nonfiction and niche publishing, their aim is to entertain, engage, and ignite the minds of readers.

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